Multi-year distribution deal encompasses Orbitz, CheapTickets and Corporate
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 (http://www.travelportcorporatesolutions.com), in the United
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
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
(http://www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers
(http://www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo
(http://www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (http://www.away.com) and
corporate travel brands Orbitz for Business and Travelport for Business
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
http://www.epa.gov/autoemissions for more information.
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
Media, Brian Hoyt of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., +1-312-894-6890,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Paula Rivera of The Hertz Corporation, +1-201-307-2824,