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Orbitz Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Relaunch of Facebook Fan Page by Flying 100 Travelers to Las Vegas

CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) today announced the redesign of its Facebook Fan Page making it easier for travelers to stay "In the Know" about cool new places to go, special deals, and exclusive giveaways in a social atmosphere with other travelers.  In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Orbitz and the relaunch of new the fan page (www.facebook.com/orbitz) for the next 10 days, 10 travelers will receive free round-trip airfare to Las Vegas with the booking of an MGM hotel during the Orbitz Fans Fly Free promotion(1). 

"The new additions to the Orbitz Facebook Fan page allow us to better engage with consumers and build a community of travelers in a way that mirrors the actual experience of travel – interactive, social and fun," said Sam Fulton, Senior Vice President, Retail, Orbitz Worldwide.  "Our innovative use of social media to promote Orbitz as a premier place to book travel follows the launch of the Facebook Send social plug-in which allows travelers to easily share and solicit feedback on hotels from relevant friends or groups."

The redesigned Orbitz Fan Page is launching with new "Are You In The Know?" and "Fans Fly Free" pages.  The "Are You In The Know" page includes unique ideas on where to go and where to stay from Orbitz destination experts, interactive weekly polls, fun Q&A, and travel themed photo galleries.  The Fans Fly Free page will change frequently with the launch of each new promotion/sweepstakes. It also includes exclusive giveaways available only to Orbitz Facebook fans. 

Fans Fly Free Promotion

Get ready for slots, shots, secrets and sins.  Are you one of our fastest fans?  Now through May 13, Orbitz is giving away 100 free round-trip flights to Las Vegas to the first 10 fans each day that book a hotel room for two or more nights with a participating MGM property.  Here's how it works: 

  1. "Like" Orbitz on Facebook.
  2. Grab the exclusive Fans Fly Free to Las Vegas promo code on the Fans Fly Free page from May 3 through May 13, 2011.
  3. Search for your favorite MGM Resort in Las Vegas for travel by October 1, 2011.
  4. If you are one of the first 10 customers to apply the promo code to your participating hotel booking, you will see "Your promotion code has been successfully applied."
  5. If your promotion code is accepted, winners will receive an e-mail with all the details on how to redeem their prize.
  6. Too late? Check back every day throughout the promotion period for a new code.

(1) For complete terms and conditions visit the Orbitz Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/orbitz and click on the "Fans Fly Free" link.

What's Happening on the Orbitz Facebook Fan Page Now:  Which celebrity do you want to travel with?  Find out the Orbitz Fan Favorite and cast your vote.  Also, view the hottest celebrity hotels and affordable alternatives.  And, don't miss details on upcoming 10th anniversary travel giveaways.  Only available to our special Orbitz Facebook fans.

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About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com (www.orbitz.com) 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, Orbitz.com 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 Orbitz.com consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies.  Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.  Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orbitz), Twitter (www.twitter.com/orbitz) and the Orbitz Travel Blog (www.orbitz.com/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 (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com).  Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (http://corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations.  For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.  Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://corp.orbitz.com/investors.  You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.

SOURCE Orbitz.com

For further information: Marita Hudson Thomas, Director, Public Relations, +1-312-260-8304, marita.hudson@cheaptickets.com

"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.