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Orbitz Worldwide Renews Comprehensive Car Rental Partnership With Hertz

Multi-year distribution deal encompasses Orbitz, CheapTickets and Corporate Travel Brands

CHICAGO and PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company, today announced a renewed distribution partnership with The Hertz Corporation, the world's largest general use car rental brand. Orbitz Worldwide will continue to offer Hertz rental cars across its group of brands, including Orbitz, CheapTickets, and corporate travel brands, Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business (, in the United States.

The agreement also includes and allows for merchandising and marketing opportunities to take place between the two companies.

Through this comprehensive multi-year partnership, Orbitz Worldwide will be able to continue offering its customers some of the best available online rates for Hertz vehicles. This includes stand alone car rentals as well as rentals purchased as part of travel packages (e.g., air+hotel+car bookings). Working to provide customers with even more Hertz rental options, Orbitz Worldwide is expanding its rental car inventory to feature Hertz's Fun Collection and Green Collection vehicles.

The Hertz Green Collection features cars with the EPA's SmartWay (1) certification, indicating lower emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. With more than 35,000 cars in the Green Collection, Hertz guarantees availability at 50 major airport locations across the United States. The Green Collection cars have an average EPA highway rating of 31 MPG, and a vast majority of Green Collection cars are also SmartWay certified.

"We are delighted to continue and expand our relationship with Hertz in order to provide our customers with a large selection of high-quality vehicles," said Sam Fulton, Vice President and General Manager, Transportation, Orbitz Worldwide. "Distribution partnerships with great brands like Hertz help Orbitz Worldwide assure our customers they'll get the best rates and trip they expect from all our brands."

"Hertz values its relationship with Orbitz Worldwide as Orbitz is one of the leading online travel agencies that have multiple platforms for selling the Hertz product," said Frank Camacho, Staff Vice President, Marketing for Hertz. "As a leading provider of rental cars, we pride ourselves on offering customers a wide selection of cars for rent. With our Orbitz partnership, we're now able to offer Hertz's wide selection of inventory to a variety of online audiences."

About Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) 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 and operates a strong portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo (, the Away Network ( and corporate travel brands Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business (

About Hertz

Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,800 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the United States and at 69 major airports in Europe as well as the only car rental company with corporate and licensee locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and North America. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through Hertz's Prestige, Fun and Green collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the largest equipment rental companies in the United States and Canada combined, with corporate locations in France and Spain.

    (1)  SmartWay is given to those vehicles that score 6 or better, on a
         scale of 0-10, on both the Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores,
         and have a total score when adding the two together of 13. Visit for more information.

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

Media, Brian Hoyt of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., +1-312-894-6890,; or Paula Rivera of The Hertz Corporation, +1-201-307-2824,

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