Staff App Pick: Window shop for your next vacation or business trip with the Orbitz app

Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This Staff App Pick comes from Jacquelyn Crowhurst, a senior director in Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.


My family and I like to travel, but finding the right deals on flights, hotels and rental cars can be tough. There’s just so much information out there that it’s hard to sift through it all. But with the new Orbitz app for Windows, I don’t have to go from one site to another comparing prices and availability for every aspect of a trip, whether vacation or business.

For example, I was recently searching for flights to Orlando for our annual pilgrimage to Disney World. I was able to see all the different airlines, the prices based on non-stop versus the number of connections, as well as flight times. For another trip – this one to Maui – I was looking for a good hotel deal. It was really helpful to be able to search for hotels and filter by criteria like pricing, amenities, star ratings and availability for each hotel on my list.

Now, if only I could get the prices to drop! Smile Oh wait! I didcome across an Orbitz discount that I couldn’t find on any other site. Once I entered that discount code, I actually saved about $60 per night (plus fees) on our hotel. 

The Orbitz app is super helpful whether I’m day dreaming about my next trip or on one of my many price comparison missions. Check it out in the Windows Store today.

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