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Orbitz Named #1 Travel Company to Work For, According to Glassdoor's Annual Travel Industry Report Card

CHICAGO, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide tops the list as America's favorite travel company to work for, according to Glassdoor's new Annual Travel Industry Report Card. Glassdoor is the leading social jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies with more than 2.5 million pieces of employee-generated content, including company reviews, salary reports, interview questions and reviews, office photos, and more.

Orbitz ranked number one among nearly 35 leading travel employers outpacing companies such as Expedia, Ritz-Carlton, Disney Parks & Resorts and Southwest Airlines, based on reviews by employees. Over the past twelve months, the company rates 4.0 out of 5, with CEO Barney Harford receiving an 88% approval rating, up from 81% in 2011, making Harford the highest rated CEO on this list. To view the full report visit the Glassdoor blog.

The Orbitz overall rating is up slightly this year from 3.9 in 2011, with anonymous employee reviews applauding everything from the solid management team to a stimulating work environment. "There are tons of interesting initiatives going on all the time - makes you feel proud to work for a company that is on the leading edge in its industry," states one employee, while another says, "The senior management team is very accessible, and they actually take part in and contribute to meetings with people of all levels." Orbitz employees also called out the opportunity for advancement, relaxed and fun culture and employee travel discount as pros to working for the company.

Orbitz Worldwide employs almost 1500 employees, including nearly 800 at its Chicago corporate headquarters. It is one of the world's leading online travel sites, operating in over 140 countries and last year generating more than $11 billion in travel bookings.

Glassdoor's Annual Travel Industry Report Card is based on companies within the travel industry that received at least 15 verified company reviews during the past year (5/23/11-5/22/12). Company ratings are based on a 5-point scale: 5= very satisfied, 3=OK, 1= very dissatisfied. CEO approval ratings are calculated similar to Presidential approval ratings and are based on employee responses to how well they feel their CEO is leading the company.

About ( is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages.  Since launching its Web site to the general public in June 2001, has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.  Stay connected to with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook (, Twitter ( and the Orbitz Travel Blog (

About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide 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 a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo ( and the Away Network (  Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution ( delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business ( delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations.  For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit  Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.


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