Orbitz.com to be Primary Booking Partner for AOL Travel in Major New Partnership

AOL Travel to Become a Leading Editorial Content Provider for Orbitz Worldwide

17 Nov, 2011, 07:00 ET from Orbitz

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement for Orbitz.com to be the primary travel booking partner for AOL Travel.  Following the launch of the partnership in January 2012, visitors to AOL Travel will be able to book hotels, vacation packages, flights, rental cars, cruises and more on Orbitz.com.  Additionally, Orbitz Worldwide brands Orbitz.com, CheapTickets.com and Away.com will feature exclusive AOL Travel travel guides and will have access to AOL Travel, HuffPost Travel and Gadling travel-themed content including destination reviews, overviews and blogs. This editorial content will be featured on destination pages and in emails which will enable customers of these Orbitz Worldwide brands to make even more informed travel decisions.

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"Orbitz Worldwide is excited to partner with AOL Travel and provide AOL Travel visitors with access to the broad range of travel products and services available on Orbitz.com, including the protection of our groundbreaking Price Assurance program.  We expect this partnership to grow the Orbitz.com customer base as we provide AOL users access to great travel deals and a wide variety of destinations and supplier choices ," said Chris Orton, President of Orbitz.com.  "The addition of AOL's compelling content will also add significant scope and more engaging destination content for customers across the Orbitz Worldwide family of brands." 

The ability to book travel products and services on Orbitz.com is complemented by hotel content including photos, descriptions, star-ratings, user reviews and amenities. 

"As a one-stop-shop for travel news, inspiration, research and purchasing, it is important for us to partner with a top notch travel booking site and Orbitz.com will provide our users with an industry-leading experience," said Jared Smith, General Manager, Travel, Huffington Post Media Group. "Given its reliability, breadth and quality, Orbitz.com is the ideal booking partner for AOL Travel. We're also excited to provide our high quality content to the Orbitz Worldwide family of brands to enhance their customer offering."

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book an array of travel products and services, including flightshotelscar rentalscruises, and vacation packages.  Since launching its Web site 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.  The Price Assurance program gives travelers confidence that they have the lowest Orbitz price on their flight or hotel.  With Price Assurance, if another Orbitz customer books the same flight or prepaid hotel for less, we'll send you a check for the difference – automatically.  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.  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 FacebookTwitter 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, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo and the Away Network.  Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations.  Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.

About AOL

Having helped millions of Americans to get online, AOL Inc. is on a mission to inform, entertain and connect the world. The home of a growing collection of premium online and mobile brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with this audience through effective and engaging digital online advertising solutions.

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