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Weekend sale offers 10% instant savings on thousands of hotels on any Orbitz app
CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2012 -- Adding to its award-winning suite of mobile travel products including recently being named the highest ranked full-service travel company in mobile commerce in Internet Retailer's Mobile 400, Orbitz today announced the launch of Hotels by Orbitz for Android – a powerful and fast native application that gives customers an intuitive search-and-book experience designed specifically for Android. The free app, available on Google Play, offers travelers helpful comparison tools, secure booking in just three taps and Orbitz Mobile Steals – exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up to 50% off hotel stays in over 240 popular destinations worldwide.
To celebrate the launch of the new Hotels by Orbitz Android app, Orbitz today launched a 72-hour flash sale across all mobile apps. Travelers who book select hotels through Sunday, October 21 will automatically receive an extra 10% savings on thousands of hotels worldwide.1 The instant 10% savings can be combined with other hotel offers available on the app including Orbitz Mobile Steals, Fall Sale, free nights, room upgrades, dining credits and more. There are no travel black-out dates. The 72-hour mobile flash sale is available on the full suite of Orbitz mobile apps including:
- "Hotels by Orbitz" for Android, iPhone, and iPad
- "Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars" for iPhone and Android
With Android projected to have 68% of the market share of mobile operating systems by the end of 2012, the Hotels by Orbitz app is offering an effortless way to book a hotel room on-the-go for Android users.2 The new app offers travelers the entire selection of Orbitz hotel properties and highlights include:
- Find hotels near you and available tonight or search for future stays by city, address, zip code or landmark
- Tap into useful information about each hotel including photos, guest reviews by verified customers, special offers, amenities and detailed hotel/room descriptions
- Benefit from Orbitz Price Assurance, which automatically rewards consumers if another Orbitz.com customer books the same hotel stay at a lower rate, the Orbitz Low Price Guarantee and no Orbitz fees on hotel cancellations or changes
"We are thrilled to bring the seamless experience of our new hotels app to consumers taking advantage of the expansive selection of Android devices available now and launching this holiday season," said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com. "Orbitz customers are already booking more than 20 percent of hotels through mobile devices and embracing shopping on-the-go with mobile-only deals and a lightning-fast check-out."
The Hotels by Orbitz app for Android is available for free on Google Play. Information on the full suite of Orbitz mobile travel planning products – including recently updated apps for iPhone and iPad – can be found at http://www.orbitz.com/mobile.
Terms & Conditions
1Book a qualifying hotel between October 19, 2012 12:01AM (CST) and October 21, 2012 11:59PM (CST), for 1 or more nights via an Orbitz mobile app and instantly receive 10% off your booking. Limit one discount per hotel room Discount is automatically applied to eligible hotels. Discounts may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion.
Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book an array of travel products and services, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Since launching its website 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 the Orbitz Matrix Display and Orbitz Price Assurance. The Matrix Display revolutionized the way the travel industry displayed fares and makes it quick and easy for consumers to compare flights, rental cars and vacation packages. Orbitz.com also offers "Insider Steals," a weekly, members-only flash sale that provides exclusive deals of 50% or more off of handpicked hotels in top destinations around the world as well as "Mobile Steals," exclusive hotel deals of up to 50% off in the most popular destinations around the world, available to mobile consumers via m.orbitz.com and the full suite of Orbitz mobile apps. On Orbitz.com consumers can search a broad range of suppliers worldwide. 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, Twitter and the Orbitz Travel 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, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo and the Away Network. Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
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