Archive for March, 2012

Come May 11-12, the City of Brotherly Love just might gain another nickname: the City of Strong Backs. Once again, Philadelphia will host the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate rowing regatta in the United States with more than 100 universities participating from the United States and Canada. Dating back to 1934, the event continues to be one of the city’s most exciting traditions — and the perfect excuse to book a Philadelphia vacation. The free event runs on both days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch or buy snacks in the food court to enjoy along the Schuylkill River. For more information on parking and shuttles, visit the event site.

The Sheraton New Orleans and Ritz-Carlton New Orleans are among the New Orleans hotels that offer unique group activities, special events and tours.

In advance of its first official cruise on March 31, yesterday the brand new Disney Fantasy embarked on an exclusive preview cruise to showcase all of the new features and amenities that families will experience throughout their vacation. From the AquaLab to the Disney Wishes stage show to the Bibbidi Boppidi Boutique, among many other additions, the Disney Fantasy is an entirely new vacation experience that builds upon the success of its sister ship, the Disney Dream.

Whether it’s the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld or Wyndham Hotels, Orlando hotels are offering more than ever for business travelers and those planning a Florida vacation.

Marriott International is stepping up growth plans for its Residence Inn brand, in destinations throughout Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa.

The JW Marriott Orlando and Ritz-Carlton Orlando are among the hotels that serve cuisine made with produce grown and harvested on-site. Here are some tasty choices.

Protecting the environment doesn’t mean you have to suffer while traveling. These eco-friendly hotels combine green practices with great style and luxury.

As spring break crowds head to traditional destinations in Florida and Mexico this year, travelers with a fondness for wildlife should head west to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, the newest and arguably most magnificent resort designed by the magic-makers at Disney. There, along the sun-kissed southwestern shoreline of Oahu, some of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures have returned to celebrate spring.

Like many holidays throughout the year, enjoying Spirits is often part of the celebration. This year, Orbitz is taking extra steps to encourage revelers to play it safe over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. For every download of the Orbitz Hotels app for iPhone or iPad over this holiday weekend, Orbitz will donate $1 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Families itching for a different kind of getaway are in luck. Check out these five spring break getaway ideas that will suit any lifestyle — from sports enthusiasts to the spontaneous traveler, with an affordability factor that appeals to everyone.

Travelers are finding lots of reasons to visit Washington D.C. year round, thanks to new hotels, meetings and event venues and urban renovation projects in the works.

By Orbitz Staff This time of year, South Padre Island turns into a party capital, as college students look to blow off steam in the Lone Star State’s most pristine beach towns. But if you fall into that other camp – with young kids in tow – there’s still no reason to bypass a Texas [read more…]

Business travelers have a new option for arranging private car transportation in more destinations, thanks to a new partnership between and Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide.