Orbitz integrates Google Street View into site

Orbitz has integrated Google Street View into its mapping functionality, allowing travelers to check out a hotel’s neighborhood before making a reservation.

“With the launch of Google Street View on Orbitz.com, we are continuing to progress towards our goal of making Orbitz the best place for travelers to book a hotel,” Sam Fulton, GVP of retail merchandising for Orbitz Worldwide, said in a news release. “This launch comes on the heels of the introduction of Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results, differentiating Orbitz from the competition.”

“We’re excited to see Orbitz implementing the Google Maps API Premier and adding Street View imagery to the hotel booking experience on Orbitz, giving consumers the ability to observe a hotel’s surroundings as if they were there,” Daniel Chu, product manager for Google Enterprise, said in a news release. “We’re glad to see partners like Orbitz bring this type of innovative technology to their millions of customers.”

To access Google Street View on Orbitz, select the Maps & area info tab on the hotel property page and click the Street View link. Any hotel address available for Street View on Google Maps will be available to view on Orbitz.com.

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