Oil Spill Beach Guarantee From Orbitz

altWe've spoken to people who planned lovely beach vacations months in advance (as we told them to, since that's the best way to get travel deals). But, for many, "months in advance" actually means "before the oil spill happened." Although this might sound like a doomsday cancellation of that vacation you were waiting to take for the past six months, there's is a light at the end of the tunnel. Orbitz’s “Open Beach Guarantee” promises to give you a full refund on your hotel stay along Florida's Gulf Coast between now and July 31, 2010 if a beach within 20 miles of the property closes or becomes dangerous, as declared by a government agency.

Along with inflicting countless other damages, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to destroy the travel industry in the Gulf Coast region. Orbitz is doing its best, while keeping a close eye on the conditions and region updates, to entice visitors to continue on with their vacation plans.

We know you need a little R & R, and with a guaranteed-refund, who can complain? We have some great tips if you want to get involved in volunteering while you're there.

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