About UsAt ebookers we’re passionate about travel. We believe in more surprising, more extraordinary, more rewarding travel experiences. From the awe-inspiring Northern Lights of Scandinavia, to the sparkling cultural heritage of South America, we help our clients find perfect holidays, all over the world.
With online travel agencies in 12 European countries, and a team of agents just waiting to answer your questions via telephone, we’re really proud of our customer service. And as travel lovers ourselves, we understand that your journey begins with the thrill of planning your trip.
That’s why we work with 250 airlines and more than 110,000 hotels and holiday, car hire and insurance providers, so we can fully explore your options before you choose the ideal itinerary. Not only that; as part of leading global travel company Orbitz Worldwide, we can also give you access to an unrivalled range of international travel services.
ebookers.com was established in 1998 – but our origins go back further than that. Over 20 years in fact, to when we were known as Flightbookers Ltd. Based in London’s Earls Court, Flightbookers went on to become the UK’s first online travel agent. And did it so successfully that part of the business went on to trade independently as ebookers.com, which eventually floated on the stock exchange on both sides of the Atlantic. The $61m raised by the flotation was invested in a pan-European roll-out; and in November 2000, ebookers.com bought Flightbookers itself for $15m – reuniting the two companies once again.
ebookers.com was acquired by Cendant Corporation in February 2005. In October that year, Cedant split into four separate companies – real estate, travel distribution, hospitality and vehicle rental companies. The travel division was known as Travelport, from which ebookers.com later became the European brand for one of its three main arms, Orbitz Worldwide. In July 2007, Orbitz Worldwide was itself spun off from Travelport, going public on the New York Stock Exchange and listing as OWW.
Now a leading global online brand, Orbitz Worldwide uses innovative technology so leisure and business travellers can research, plan and book a broad range of products. Orbitz Worldwide operates a portfolio of consumer brands including Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers.com, HotelClub, RatesToGo, the Away Network and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business. For more information, please visit www.orbitz-ir.com.
Why shop with ebookers?
Our customers come to us for three reasons: our travel expertise, our range and truly great value. Our call centre and online teams all share a passion for travel, and that comes across in our enthusiasm when we’re helping you make more of your valuable leisure time.
We’re also able to offer products at up to 75% off the standard price, thanks to our close relationships with leading travel suppliers. Whatever the destination you’re dreaming of, we can help – because ebookers.com covers just about everywhere you can think of. We’re the specialists in weekend breaks and quick trips to the beach; but long and mid haul destinations, like Australasia, the Far East and the Americas, are our speciality too. So when somewhere a little more exotic beckons, it makes sense to drop in on ebookers.com first.
Our customer promise
Your route to the best deals worldwide -
We offer some of the best-value flights, holidays, hotels, car hire and specialist travel products to be found anywhere. Our experienced negotiators are in constant contact with the world’s most trusted airlines, to make sure we offer you the best value around. And whether it’s a short or long haul flight, a hotel or a package to any one of hundreds of destinations, every one is sourced by our team of travel experts.
And whatever you choose, it’s all covered by the ebookers.com Price Promise.
Honest advice, reliable prices -
We’re well aware that it’s not just our consultants who are experts. Our ebookers’ customers are travel-savvy too, which means they value impartial advice and insider travel tips. Our travel blog and customer hotel reviews are just two ways we make sure you benefit from the experience of your fellow globetrotters. And as you might expect, our real-time pricing means the price you see on your screen is the price you pay.
Accommodation at over 110,000 hotels -
Whether you’re looking for a laidback city break or a tropical sunshine getaway, booking your accommodation through ebookers.com means big savings in time and money. Our team are in contact with over 110,000 hotels worldwide, covering the full spectrum from good, basic hotels to independent boutiques and 5-star luxury resorts. From ice hotels in the Arctic Circle to Riyads in the Moroccan desert, we love a booking challenge – and pride ourselves on meeting it.
On the road with online car hire -
Great value car hire is a vital part of many holidays. So you can choose your ride from the biggest hire companies in the world, like Avis and Alamo, all via ebookers.com.
All your extras online too -
They’re a bit dull, but you know you shouldn’t go abroad without them. So we make sure you can arrange all those little essentials – like travel insurance, foreign currency and airport parking facilities – all from ebookers.com. And if you’re off to Oz, we can help out with processing that Australian visa too.
Email newsletter updates -
In a fast-paced world, the best travel deals are changing all the time. That’s why we offer a choice of newsletters to keep you updated with the hottest deals around.