Florida hotels and resorts are trying to stay afloat despite negative news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This past Monday the online travel booking company Orbitz launched what it calls an “Open Beach Guarantee” to help travelers and the hotel industry. Donna Green-Townsend talked with Orbitz spokeswoman Jeanenne Tornatore about the new travel concept and how it’s designed to possibly save Florida’s key tourism season.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Orbitz.mp3]
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