Independent Car Rental Company's Selection of Hybrid Vehicles Further Supports Orbitz Eco-Travel Initiatives
CHICAGO, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
(NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company, today announced a
comprehensive agreement with Fox Rent A Car -- a discount car rental company
offering a range of vehicles, including hybrids, at major airports globally.
Orbitz Worldwide will offer Fox rentals across its two consumer brands in the
Americas, Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com) and CheapTickets
(http://www.cheaptickets.com), as well as to its corporate customers on Orbitz
for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com).
"Many consumers today are becoming very cost conscious when it comes to
travel, and we're pleased to expand our inventory with suppliers like Fox Rent
A Car, which offers discounted rates," said Steve Praven, vice president of
business development, Orbitz Worldwide. "Additionally, we're proud to partner
with Fox as it shares in our vision to support eco-friendly travel by offering
a fleet of hybrid rentals."
Orbitz Worldwide, through its own corporate initiatives and eco-travel
microsite (http://eco.orbitz.com) is trending toward offsetting more than 12
million pounds of CO2 in partnership with CarbonFund.org in 2008. Through its
Orbitz (http://hybrids.orbitz.com) and CheapTickets
(http://hybrids.cheaptickets.com) brands, Orbitz Worldwide was among the first
online travel companies to offer consumers a hybrid rental search tool to
access more than 5,000 fuel efficient vehicles via its supplier partnerships.
Fox Rent A Car features an expansive fleet of hybrid rentals, which
continue to grow in demand among online travelers.
Year-over-year, hybrid rentals through Orbitz.com increased 80 percent in
July 2008. Additionally, a recent Orbitz study found that 35 percent of those
surveyed say they are now renting smaller/more economical vehicles as a result
of rising gas prices. Fox Rent A Car, with locations in many of Orbitz
Worldwide's top growing leisure travel destinations, offers a selection of
hybrid rentals including Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius and Toyota
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 on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide,
About Fox Rent A Car
Fox Rent A Car, your discount car rental company, has been providing
excellent customer service along with low rates since its founding in 1989.
Today, our success in these areas has enabled us to develop into the largest
independent car rental company headquartered in California. You will find Fox
rental car offices conveniently located at major airports throughout the
world. Fox Rent A Car continues to offer a great value proposition for its
customers by providing excellent customer service and greatly discounted