ESPN.com, Orbitz offer sports travel info

Sports fans who hit the road to follow their favorite team will find travelling a little bit easier now that ESPN and Orbitz are launching a new collaborative sub-section to ESPN’s site that will let sports fans on the go easily find the travel information they need.

“Sports and travel are both key aspects to the lives of the millions of
monthly ESPN.com users,” said John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN New Media. “Whether traveling on business and looking for a great spot to catch the game, or planning a quixotic tour of North America’s ballparks, ESPN and Orbitz are giving fans the resources they might need.”

Randy Wagner, chief marketing officer at Orbitz said, “Orbitz’ agreement with ESPN.com is a slam dunk for sports fans who want to literally follow their favorite teams. Fans booking on ESPN SportsTravel benefit from the VIP treatment of OrbitzTLC, designed to anticipate the needs of a sports fan on-the-go, from searching to booking to ensuring travelers make it to the big game.”

ESPN Sports Travel online will offer sports travel planning information and tools for more than 50 major North American cities (16 at launch with others following in the coming weeks). The site will provide users with the ability to book hotels, vacation packages, flights and destination services on Orbitz.com.