Growth of corporate travel brand goal for Orbitz Worldwide
CHICAGO, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz for Business
(http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com), a leading online corporate travel agency
serving more than one million business travelers, today announced it has added
low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines to its corporate booking tool.
Orbitz for Business is a brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).
"Southwest Airlines content is a timely enhancement to our corporate
travel brand and another choice for increasingly value-conscious business
travelers," said Dean Sivley, COO and senior vice president, Orbitz for
Business. "The first quarter of 2008 was Orbitz for Business' best quarter
ever for new business wins, and access to inventory like Southwest Airlines
will only help Orbitz Worldwide continue to grow its corporate business."
Dallas, Texas-based Southwest Airlines serves 64 cities in 32 states,
including Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas, Phoenix, Baltimore (BWI), Oakland,
Houston (Hobby), Dallas (Love Field), Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando,
Philadelphia, San Diego and many others. It is the nation's largest carrier
in terms of number of domestic passengers carried per year.
"As an extension of our original agreement with Travelport, we continue to
provide professional travel managers and travel management companies with even
more options for choosing Southwest's legendary Customer Service, low fares,
and frequent flights," said Brad Newcomb, Southwest's Senior Director of Sales
Southwest Airlines joins a list of more than 400 airlines whose content is
available through Orbitz for Business and other Orbitz Worldwide sites.
Orbitz for Business also offers inventory at more than 80,000 hotel properties
and 13 rental car companies.
About Orbitz for Business
Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com) is the corporate
travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide. 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
(http://www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers
(http://www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo
(http://www.ratestogo.com), the Away Network (http://www.away.com), and
corporate travel brand Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com).
For more information on how your company can partner with Orbitz Worldwide,
About Southwest Airlines
After 37 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to offer the best
value in airline travel, allowing Customers the opportunity to travel nonstop
throughout the country at a very low fare. Southwest offers a very comfortable
ride with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest does not
charge Customers an extra fee for changing their reservation and continues to
offer free amenities. Customers enjoy complimentary pillows, blankets, snacks,
juice, soda, and water on all flights. Since 1987, the airline has maintained
the lowest ratio of Customer complaints to enplanements as published in the
Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. Southwest Airlines
(NYSE: LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers
enplaned, currently serves 64 cities in 32 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest
currently operates more than 3,400 flights a day and has more than 34,000
Orbitz for Business
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for Orbitz for Business