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Orbitz.com and TravelNevada Launch "Orbitz Originals: Nevada" Offering Travelers Great Ideas and Great Deals

CHICAGO, June 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com® has partnered with the Nevada Division of Tourism to launch its latest “Orbitz Originals” video series entitled “Nevada: Stories from the Road." The five-part online video series, hosted by award-winning travel expert Richard Bangs, highlights Nevada’s rugged and picturesque backcountry experiences. To ensure customers get both great ideas and great deals, series viewers can receive discounts of up to 15 percent off select hotel rooms in Nevada using promotion code BYEBYE.1 The Nevada installment of the Orbitz Originals series is available to watch on Nevada’s page on Orbitz.com.

"The Orbitz Originals series aims to inspire travelers to explore destinations off the beaten path,” said Christopher Day, Senior Director of Marketing for Orbitz.com. "While Las Vegas is the most popular vacation spot within Nevada, there are so many other wonderful sites. This series shows viewers a different side of Nevada and gives travelers so many ideas and options when visiting the Silver State.”

“Orbitz Originals” takes viewers on a road trip from Las Vegas to Reno, winding through spacious scenery and making pit stops at adventure-inducing destinations along the way.

Highlights from the five-part series include:

  • "Day 1: Las Vegas to Caliente” kicks-off the adventure with a drive through the Mojave Desert, stopping at Area 51 and the town of Caliente. Caliente is an up-and-coming mountain biking destination and the gateway to several state parks.
  • "Day 2: Pioche to Baker" follows the backbone of eastern Nevada through remote landscapes, breathtaking vistas and the town of Pioche. Although tiny in population, Pioche has a big personality and epitomizes the maverick spirit of the wild, wild West.
  • "Day 3: Great Basin National Park to Ely" guides viewers through Great Basin National Park, the only national park entirely in Nevada. At Great Basin hikers, campers and roamers can explore extraordinary landscapes and wondrous natural caves.
  • "Day 4: Ely to Kingston" transports viewers to Eureka, the historical centerpiece of The Loneliest Road in America. This episode transports viewers to the old west and features lots of fun saloon shenanigans.
  • "Day 5: Kingston to Reno" ends the road trip with stops at Stokes Castle in Austin and Middlegate, population 17, where visitors can devour a Middlegate Monster burger. A serious challenge even for the heartiest appetites.

“From the famously mysterious Area 51 to the dark and serene slot canyons in Cathedral Gorge, visitors to Nevada can unlock their ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ spirit,” said Claudia Vecchio, Director of Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. "We’re thrilled to be part of the Orbitz Originals series to show all this state has to offer. We like to say that where the road ends, Nevada begins and these videos beacon all adventurers to explore Nevada’s extraordinary back-road and off-road locations.”

To date, millions of travelers have viewed “Orbitz Originals” videos highlighting must-see destinations including Cancun, the Cayman Islands, Qatar, Vermont, Western Ireland, New York, Northern Ireland, Bradenton, Florida, Puerto Rico, Jackson Hole, Bermuda and Australia’s Northern Territory. Those destinations have experienced double-digit growth over the life of each campaign. All editions of “Orbitz Originals” can be found on the Orbitz YouTube channel. Plus, owners of the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick can now access these videos by downloading the Orbitz Travel Guides app for Fire TV.

1BYEBYE: Subject to the restrictions set out in these terms and conditions, the 15% promotion code may be applied to a qualifying stand-alone hotel (not a hotel booking in combination with any other product such as flight+hotel or flight+hotel+car) booked online with orbitz.com between June 30, 2016 12:01AM CT and July 31, 2016 11:59PM CT, for 1 or more nights for travel between June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Qualifying bookings instantly receive 15% off at check-out through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per itinerary. Exclusions may apply and most major hotel chains are excluded. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Usual booking terms and conditions apply (see https://www.orbitz.com/p/info-other/legal.htm) and all bookings are subject to availability.

About Orbitz.com
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About The Nevada Division of Tourism
The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) is part of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs which promotes and markets Nevada as a tourism destination for domestic and international leisure and business travelers through its marketing and advertising programs and by coordinating partnerships between public and private entities. For more Nevada travel experiences, visit TravelNevada.com.

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