CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), today announced a new partnership with Limos.com, the world's largest online marketplace for private car services, adding over 2,000 local town car and limousine suppliers to complement its existing portfolio of leading car rental providers. Orbitz for Business customers can now search, compare and book private car services directly through the familiar Orbitz for Business interface, with integrated reporting and access to negotiated discounts of up to 40 percent off standard rates.
Launched in 2008, Limos.com empowers leisure and business travelers by offering them easy access to affordable and dependable private car transportation in over 370 destinations throughout 62 countries worldwide. According to IBIS Research, chauffeured ground transportation was a $36 billion segment in 2010 with a significant portion driven by business travel. Compared to other online travel segments, such as air travel and hotel accommodations, the market for private car services has traditionally been far more fragmented and inefficient with less than 5 percent of bookings made online. Limos.com is modernizing the private car industry by offering travelers access to a competitive online marketplace that helps drive down costs and continuously improves the user experience.
"Integrating Limos.com with the Orbitz for Business booking environment is not only a perfect fit, it's a partnership that will help customers realize significant savings on ground transportation," said T.J. Clark, president and CEO of Limos.com. "Business travelers often need a heightened level of convenience, service and flexibility when it comes to private car transportation, but they also need to stay within a defined travel budget. Limos.com offers those travelers seamless access to private cars at specially-negotiated rates and provides policy controls, all of which make private car transportation a much more convenient and cost-effective proposition."
Effective immediately, Orbitz for Business customers can search, compare and book a comprehensive array of Limos.com transportation services and benefit from access to:
- 2,000 pre-screened and insured local suppliers in over 370 destinations throughout 62 countries worldwide
- Specially-negotiated discounts of up to 40 percent off standard rates
- Full integration with the existing Orbitz for Business booking environment
- Web and mobile bookings
- 24/7 service and support
- Back-end cost controls with all-inclusive pricing at time of booking – no surprises or additional charges
"By partnering with Limos.com, Orbitz for Business customers gain comprehensive access to an important and sometimes overlooked segment of business travel," said Frank Petito, president of Orbitz for Business. "Our consolidated car hire program delivers a better and more reliable experience along with cost savings and fully integrated reporting. We think this is a great opportunity for private car transportation to supplement the existing portfolio of any corporate travel program."
About Limos.com Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Limos.com is the world's largest marketplace for people to search, compare and book private car service online and on the go. Limos.com empowers leisure and business passengers by offering easy access to thousands of affordable and dependable drivers at discounts of up to 40 percent off standard rates. With exclusive search technology and in-depth customer reviews, Limos.com consistently delivers more ways to find the perfect car or limousine service for any occasion. Join the Ride Revolution at Limos.com.
About Orbitz for Business Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of global business travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its leading technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24x7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.
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 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.
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