Orbitz for Business said Wednesday it has
signed a deal with the American Bar Association to provide
corporate travel management services to the 400,000-member group.
At the same time the
company said it has signed international law firm McDermott Will
& Emery as a corporate client.
"Our on-site and
dedicated agent capabilities provide an element of VIP care that
was instrumental in both of these high-profile clients' selection
of Orbitz for Business," said Dean Sivley, senior vice president
and COO for Orbitz for Business, in a statement. "Our combined
offline and online solutions, and leading customer care, have more
and more organizations who truly value high-touch service &
turning to Orbitz for Business."
Orbitz for Business,
part of Travelport's Orbitz Worldwide division, serves some 1
million corporate travelers and 2,000 corporate clients, the
company noted in a press release.
travel division will provide travel management services for the
ABA's travel, meetings and events, Orbitz said, using a dedicated
reservations system for members; leadership and officers; staff;
law students; speakers; and guests.
Through a dedicated
Orbitz for Business site, ABA members without a preferred agency
relationship also can access the same negotiated rates and other
program benefits when traveling on non-ABA business, Orbitz
It was important for
us to identify a solution that takes our program to the next level,
while giving travelers an easy-to-use and reliable interface,"
Marty Balogh, ABA director of meetings and travel said in a
statement. "We are confident that through this decision we will
enhance our operation and enable the ABA to serve its members more
more than 1,000 lawyers in its international offices in Brussels;
Düsseldorf, Germany; London, Munich and Rome, and its domestic
offices including in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York,
San Diego, and Washington, Orbitz noted. Orbitz said the contract
makes the company the exclusive travel provider for the
international law firm, which operates in 70 countries.
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