CHICAGO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) said today that Air Canada's selection of the Orbitz Worldwide Distribution private label solution to power hotel search and booking capabilities on its website, www.aircanada.com, is proving to be an important tool in the airline's plans to grow non-air travel sales and revenue. The Orbitz Worldwide private label solution is built on highly flexible XML-based technology tailored to Air Canada's specific needs and provides Air Canada's customers with a very quick and easy-to-use hotel booking solution.
"Air Canada has experienced remarkably rapid consumer demand for non-air travel related products and services such as car rental, insurance and especially hotels. AirCanada.com has become a one-stop shop for all travel related experiences," said George Platanitis, Director – Partnerships & Business Development, Air Canada. "This partnership and in particular the Orbitz Worldwide private label solution allows Air Canada to offer consumers multiple choices for hotel bookings around the world in the most convenient way possible."
"Air Canada is currently offering three Aeroplan miles for every dollar spent on hotel bookings on Aircanada.com. The promotion runs through April 20, 2012. We are excited to provide this valuable booking reward to our Air Canada and Aeroplan customers," said Platanitis.
"As the number one airline in the Canadian market, Air Canada is an important partner for Orbitz Worldwide and we are excited to enable Air Canada's customers to have access to Orbitz Worldwide's supply of hotels through our industry-leading private label solution," said Ronnie Gurion, president of Orbitz Worldwide Distribution.
Orbitz powers travel solutions for a variety of partners, including six of the top North American airlines. Orbitz Worldwide Distribution offers a range of private label solutions for partners of all sizes, including hosted HTML services that can be launched in a matter of days with no upfront costs, XML solutions that allow full control of the user interface, and end-to-end custom developed XML and HTML solutions that are fully tailored to meet the unique requirements of more complex partners. For more information about Orbitz Worldwide Distribution send an email to [email protected].
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 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. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://www.orbitz-ir.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world and in 2011 served more than 33 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 57 destinations in the United States and 63 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,290 destinations in 189 countries. In 2011, Air Canada was ranked Best International Airline in North America in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers conducted by independent research firm Skytrax.
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