Applications Complement Next Generation Mobile Website That Allows Consumers to Access Orbitz on Any Web-Enabled Mobile Device
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com/) today announced the launch of the first native application for the iPhone(R) and Android(TM) mobile devices that allows customers to shop and book a broad selection of air, car rental and hotel options. Additionally, the company announced the launch of a next generation mobile website (http://m.orbitz.com/) that enables consumers to access Orbitz from any Web-enabled mobile phone.
- Orbitz optimized for your iPhone(R) and Android(TM) phone is available to download for free. Visit www.orbitz.com/mobile for more details.
"Since we began testing the new Orbitz mobile website a few months ago, it has become clear to us that consumers were becoming more comfortable booking travel on their mobile devices," said Barney Harford, president and CEO, Orbitz Worldwide. "Based on these promising early results for our business, Orbitz is increasing its investment in mobile technologies to allow customers to shop and book travel on whatever device they choose."
The Orbitz app for iPhone(R) and Android(TM), as well as the next generation of the Orbitz mobile website, now allows travelers to:
- Make reservations: Book flights, hotels and rental cars quickly - even for last minute, same-day reservations. Just like our Orbitz.com website, access a broad selection of thousands of hotels, airlines, and car rental options.
- View your trips: Access itineraries anytime, anywhere.
- Stay in the know, on the go: Check flight status, gate and baggage claim details or search via your app for available hotels near your current location automatically.
Orbitz customers booking through a mobile device also benefit from Price Assurance protection for flights and prepaid hotel bookings, just like when booking on their desktop. With Orbitz Price Assurance (www.orbitz.com/priceassurance), if another Orbitz customer books the same prepaid hotel room or flight for less, we'll automatically send you a cash refund for the difference!
Orbitz Worldwide is also announcing that it is hiring software engineers with expertise in the mobile space. Applicants interested in working for Orbitz can visit: http://careers.orbitz.com/.
Orbitz Mobile History
Orbitz was the first full service online travel company to launch a mobile website in 2006. The site enabled consumers to access Orbitz from any web-enabled cell phone. Initial launch features included the ability to check flight status and search for available hotels in 20 top U.S. markets.
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Orbitz.com (http://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 Web site 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. Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orbitz), Twitter (www.twitter.com/orbitz) and the Orbitz Travel Blog (www.orbitz.com/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 (http://www.orbitz.com/), CheapTickets (http://www.cheaptickets.com/), ebookers (http://www.ebookers.com/), HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com/), RatesToGo (http://www.ratestogo.com/) and the Away Network (http://www.away.com/). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (http://corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com/) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://www.orbitz-ir.com/. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
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