Pioneers Innovative Concept in Collegiate Travel with Implementation of Consolidated Program
CHICAGO, IL – December 18, 2007 – Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com), serving over one million business travelers and more than 2,000 corporate clients, announced today that the University of California - consisting of ten collegiate campuses, five medical research centers and more than 80,000 business travelers - has selected Orbitz for Business to serve as a corporate travel management partner. Orbitz for Business is a brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).
The University of California is believed to be among the first major university systems to transition from a complex program using multiple providers across numerous campuses and facilities, to a consolidated travel solution.
“Just as we have placed an emphasis on catering to the collegiate travel market, the University of California had stressed the need to find a better solution for a complex system of travelers,” said Dean Sivley, COO and general manager, Orbitz for Business. “We're pleased that Orbitz for Business continues to be selected as a full-service corporate travel provider that readily offers a differentiated solution.”
University administrators cited the umbrella of proactive care services offered under OrbitzTLC, including traveler alerts (http://mobile.orbitz.com) and OrbitzTLC Traveler Update (http://updates.orbitz.com), as one of the reasons for selecting Orbitz for Business. Additionally, Orbitz for Business corporate adoption rates, policy controls, cost savings and its familiar, easy-to-use interface led to its selection.
The University of California joins the growing number of companies who rely upon Orbitz for Business for their corporate travel needs. Orbitz for Business also serves large-scale collegiate travel programs including Yale University, Stanford University and many others, and continues to expand its presence in the college and university vertical by servicing the University of California.
About Orbitz for Business
Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. Orbitz for Business serves over 2,000 corporate customers and more than a million business travelers. Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business was one of the first full-service managed business travel programs offered by an online agency. Orbitz for Business includes a portfolio of business travel products for small to large companies. Its products include self managed services for small business, managed travel services with fulfillment and service support and international capabilities.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) 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 and operates 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, visit the Orbitz Worldwide Investor Relations website at http://www.orbitz-ir.com.
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