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Orbitz to businesses: Buckle up

Margaret Kane Former Staff writer, CNET News
Margaret is a former news editor for CNET News, based in the Boston bureau.
Margaret Kane
Online travel site Orbitz Monday launched services designed to help businesses plan and book travel. The services include TripTracker, which allows a company to log employee travel, and TravelBuilder, a basic travel booking service.

Orbitz also plans to supply companies with other services, including alerts to information such as last-minute flight cancellations or airport delays, which can be sent via e-mail, cell phone, handheld or pager. The company also plans to offer a travel watch news feature, as well as institude travel "advocates," who will help handle problems with airlines and other suppliers.