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Appointment of John Ryan as Director of Hotels Europe Middle East & Africa

Appointed made to further support ebookers’ commitment to building out its hotel business for consumers and suppliers alike

London, UK, 16.09.09 - Orbitz WorldWide has appointed John Ryan as Director of its hotel supplier relations team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to further support ebookers’ commitment to building out its hotel business for consumers and suppliers alike. In this role, Ryan will oversee Orbitz Worldwide’s hotel market management teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa ensuring the company continues to build out its direct hotel relationships in the region. John brings vast experience to the role, previously working in a similar capacity for Opodo. John also held several senior international sales and marketing roles for Le Meridien, Concorde and Radisson Hotels in Europe.

 

“John’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Orbitz Worldwide when our hotel market management team focuses on expansion of our direct relationships with accommodation providers across the European, Middle East and African regions,” said Peggy Bianco, Group Vice President, Global Hotel Services, Orbitz Worldwide. “We’re increasing our presence in these important regions to ensure that we have closer working relationships with our hotel partners and are in a position to provide customers with improved access to inventory when they book lodging on ebookers.com.”

 

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About ebookers.com: ebookers.com (www.ebookers.com), one of Europe's largest online travel agents, prides itself on making travel booking decisions easier and offers excellent value travel with a best price guarantee. ebookers.com is a brand that is owned and operated by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). It has origins going back 20 years and has close relationships with leading travel suppliers of hotels and airlines. It offers a huge selection of choice from over 200 airlines, 86,000 hotels around the globe and car hire from most of the major international brands.

 

About Orbitz Worldwide: Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travellers 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 http://corp.orbitz.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.