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Orbitz Insider Index Divulges Secrets on Fall's Top Shoulder Season Hotspots

Sale Launches with Hotels from $35 per Night In Autumn's Popular Destinations

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz.com, www.orbitz.com, today released the latest edition of the Orbitz Insider Index, revealing the top shoulder season destinations offering big fun and even bigger savings this fall. The company also announced its Fall Sale, giving customers even more value to some of the season's most popular destinations.

"Fall's shoulder season, the period between summer and holiday travel, is the perfect time to enjoy great weather with the perks of lower costs and less crowded beaches and attractions in many popular tourist destinations," said Sam Fulton, Group Vice President for Orbitz.com's Retail Group. "This is the time of year where you will find some of the best deals and get the most value out of your vacation."

From the sandy beaches of Los Cabos to the majestic mountains of Aspen, Orbitz' top shoulder season destinations offer a variety of options, and prices, to pique the interest of any traveler.

The Orbitz Insider Index reviewed average hotel costs in 10 popular shoulder season destinations, identifying which give travelers the most value this fall. International hotspots Dublin and Bermuda top the list, offering consumers the highest year-over-year percentage savings, with 44% and 38% respectively. But, savvy spenders should set their sights on a fall excursion to Las Vegas, San Juan, and once again, Dublin, all of which offer average hotel rates under $100 per night.


                           The Orbitz Insider Index
                   Top Fall Shoulder Season Destinations

                        2009 Average         2008 Average       YOY Percentage
    Destination       Daily Hotel Rate(1)  Daily Hotel Rate(2)     Savings

    Dublin, Ireland       $92.40               $165.34               44%

    Bermuda              $202.03               $323.23               38%

    San Juan, Puerto
    Rico                  $98.30               $140.05               30%

    Chicago              $124.83               $166.18               25%

    Las Vegas             $92.12               $119.09               23%

    Riviera Maya,
    Mexico               $183.96               $231.33               21%

    Seattle              $112.44               $142.99               21%

    Los Cabos, Mexico    $152.94               $183.69               17%

    Vancouver, Canada    $127.83               $153.33               17%

    Aspen                $137.62               $162.94               16%



In addition to existing savings, nearly all of the Orbitz Insider shoulder season destinations are included in the Orbitz Fall Sale, offering hotel rates starting at just $35 per night with free nights and upgrades to the top destinations to getaway and save this fall. Sample rates include(3):

    - Las Vegas: 4-star Luxor Hotel, rates starting at $50/night,
      check-in date Oct. 15, 2009
      Orbitz Special Offer: 3rd night free, $25 beverage credit

    - San Juan: 3-star Doubletree by Hilton San Juan, rates starting at
      $99/night, check-in date Oct. 11
      Orbitz Special Offer: Stay 4 nights and get the 3rd and 4th
      nights free, $50 food and beverage credit

    - Vancouver, Canada: 4-star Century Plaza Hotel, rates starting at
      $87 per night, check-in date Oct. 17
      Orbitz Special Offer: 25% off 4 nights or more, 20% off 3 nights


For more information about the Orbitz Fall Sale and complete terms and conditions, visit: www.orbitz.com/sales.

  1. Average Daily Rate was calculated on September 2, 2009 by taking the average price for all hotels and hotel plus air bookings made on Orbitz.com to key shoulder season destinations for travel in the fall of 2009 (Sept. through Nov.)
  2. Average Daily Rate was calculated on September 2, 2009 by taking the average price for all hotels and hotel plus air bookings made on Orbitz.com to key shoulder season destinations for travel in the fall of 2008 (Sept. through Nov.)
  3. Fall sale prices valid for bookings made now through October 15. Sample prices shown valid for midweek travel within the next 30 days. Sample departure dates vary by hotel. Free nights and upgrades are for select properties only, see hotel details pages for terms and conditions. Rates pulled on Sept. 17, 2009 and are subject to change.

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 website 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.

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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), the Away Network (www.away.com), and corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com). For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.

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