Orbitz iPhone App Inducted Into the App Store Hall of Fame Joins elite list of 13 new apps recognized as best in the field
CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Like the rock and roll legends in Cleveland and the baseball superstars in Cooperstown, the Orbitz iPhone app is now officially in the Hall of Fame. Orbitz announced today that the Orbitz iPhone app has been inducted in the App Store Hall of Fame. Out of the more than 700,000 apps and games available on the App Store, the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars for iPhone was selected this week as one of just 13 new iPhone app inductees into the App Store Hall of Fame.
Apple launched the Hall of Fame two years ago in order to showcase "the best of the best on the App Store." Since its debut in June 2012, the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars for iPhone has maintained a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from consumers. The Orbitz Flights, Hotels and Cars app for iPhone is available for free from the App Store on iPhone® or iPod touch® or at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/orbitz-flights-hotels-cars/id403546234.
"Whether you are a long-time iPhone user or hope to get one as a holiday gift, this Hall of Fame recognition confirms that the Orbitz app for iPhone is the go-to travel tool to have," said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com.
This year's 13 inductees join 35 other apps previously recognized by Apple. The full list of new Hall of Fame inductee apps can be accessed on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?cc=us&fcId=402496709
The Orbitz app for iPhone continues to prove that it is the best online travel booking app in the market. Induction into the App Store Hall of Fame is just the latest in a list of recent accolades including:
- TechNewsWorld's All Things Appy (December 2012): Orbitz iPhone app named number one iOS transportation app
- Internet Retailer's Mobile 400 (October 2012): Orbitz.com's projected 2012 mobile sales place it as the highest ranked full-service travel company in mobile commerce
- App Store Editors' Choice selection (June 2012): The Orbitz iPhone app was the only travel booking app ever selected for this distinction
Information on the full suite of Orbitz mobile travel planning products – including recently updated apps for iPad® and Android – can be found at http://www.orbitz.com/mobile.
Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book an array of travel products and services, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Since launching its website in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including the Orbitz Matrix Display and Orbitz Price Assurance. The Matrix Display revolutionized the way the travel industry displayed fares and makes it quick and easy for consumers to compare flights, rental cars and vacation packages. Orbitz.com also offers "Insider Steals," a weekly, members-only flash sale that provides exclusive deals of 50% or more off of handpicked hotels in top destinations around the world as well as "Mobile Steals," exclusive hotel deals of up to 50% off in the most popular destinations around the world, available to mobile consumers via m.orbitz.com and the full suite of Orbitz mobile apps. On Orbitz.com consumers can search a broad range of suppliers worldwide. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide. Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and the Orbitz Travel Blog.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.
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