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


  1. SATYA

    Complete Insurance Service’s Georgia licensed Insurance agents specialize in all types of insurance coverage for individuals, homeowners, families, commercial businesses and travelers. Our brokers aim to provide affordable Insurance throughout Georgia. We offer a full line of insurance plans and services. You have plenty of things to think about without adding insurance to the list.

    May 4, 2012 at 6:05 am
  2. 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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