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Orbitz Launches New Facebook® Send Button for Hotels

New Social Feature Makes it Easy to Share Hotel Options with Individual Friends or Specific Groups on Facebook

CHICAGO, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz ( today announced the integration of the new Facebook Send button within its hotel property pages, now making it quick and easy to share hotel options with specific people or groups on Facebook or via email.  Orbitz is among one of the first online travel companies to offer the new Facebook Send button to consumers.

"Orbitz is continuing its tradition of innovation by integrating with Facebook to make the search and book experience for travel more like the actual experience of travel - social, interactive and fun," said Sam Fulton, Senior Vice President, Retail, Orbitz Worldwide.  "With the new Facebook Send button, travelers can easily share and solicit feedback on hotels from relevant friends or groups, which ultimately leads to making a more confident and informed choice."

The Like button lets you share worthwhile things with all of your friends.  The new Facebook Send button is designed for things that you may want to share only with specific individuals or groups, but not broadly with all your friends.  It allows you to send messages directly to a friend's Facebook inbox, email or to multiple friends within a Facebook Group.

Here is an example of how the Facebook Send button works on Orbitz:  Travelers planning a summer getaway to Las Vegas with a group of friends can look at individual properties, hit the Facebook Send button to message or post those options to an individual or group via Facebook or send to their friend's email.  Friends can then view a full description of the hotel property on Orbitz – including room rates, photos, maps and reviews -- and discuss as a group on Facebook before selecting a hotel.

For more information on the new Facebook Send button visit,, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, continues to innovate and give customers the information, tools and resources to make smart decisions when booking travel.  Visit us at to be the first to know about new Facebook features, cool places to travel and exclusive 10th anniversary promotions.

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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Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas, Director of Public Relations for Orbitz Worldwide, 1-312-260-8304


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