Trip Insurance: Orbitz Open-Beach Guarantee

August 10, 2010 | By | Comments (2)

We wrote earlier about an increasing number of hotels and resorts offering clean-beach guarantees. Now Orbitz, the online travel booking site, is extending an "Open-Beach Guarantee" for any hotel stays through September 30, 2010.

If a government agency closes a beach within 20 miles of a participating* hotel you've booked through Orbitz, you'll be eligable for a full refund on any unused nights. Orbitz will notify you if there's a beach closure or health advisory near your hotel, the company states on its website.

*See the list of 240 participating Gulf of Mexico hotels, and read real-time beach updates, on Orbitz.com/oil.

COMMENTS

  1. Phil

    I think it was great when the businesses starting doing this. I know it was a way to generate business, but it was a clever one. I think resorts were doing it directly too, the open beach assurance, without having to book through orbitz

    February 24, 2011 at 6:10 am
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    May 4, 2012 at 6:05 am