CHICAGO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a
leading global online travel company, today announced a strategic long term
partnership with Marriott International, Inc. for distribution of Marriott
International guest rooms through its global portfolio of brands, including
Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com) and
Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com) in the Americas;
ebookers (http://www.ebookers.com) in Europe and eventually in early 2008
through HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com), based in Asia Pacific with
The contract enables Orbitz Worldwide's customers more flexibility when
planning stays at Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts,
Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn &
Suites, TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites..
"Our strategic distribution agreement with Marriott International
represents an important distribution deal for our customers throughout the
world," said Peggy Bianco, vice president of global hotel supplier relations
for Orbitz Worldwide. "This agreement will translate into more choice, more
flexibility and more value for our mutual customers. Additionally, this
relationship will help us to continue to grow our presence worldwide with our
ebookers and HotelClub brands, respectively."
Orbitz Worldwide customers, as part of the agreement, will benefit from
having access to room inventory for individual hotel room sales and vacation
packages at participating Marriott Hotels. Orbitz Worldwide customers have
access to more than 80,000 lodging properties globally.
"We are pleased to renew our relationship with Orbitz Worldwide," said
Larraine Voll Morris, vice president eDistribution for Marriott International,
Inc. "Marriott was a charter member of Orbitz, and as their business has now
grown to include many international points-of-sale, we are able to expand our
partnership to drive value for our global portfolio of hotels."
About Orbitz Worldwide
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 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 brand Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com).
For more information, visit the Orbitz Worldwide Investor Relations website at
SOURCE Orbitz Worldwide
Brian Hoyt of Orbitz Worldwide