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Orbitz Worldwide Announces Comprehensive Car Rental Agreement With Fox Rent A Car

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 ( and CheapTickets (, as well as to its corporate customers on Orbitz for Business (


"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 ( is trending toward offsetting more than 12 million pounds of CO2 in partnership with in 2008. Through its Orbitz ( and CheapTickets ( 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 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 Highlander SUV.

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 (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo (, the Away Network (, and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business ( For more information on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide, visit

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 rates.

Orbitz Worldwide

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Orbitz Worldwide Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.