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New iPad app expands the Orbitz suite of industry-leading mobile offerings that provide the #1 way to book travel on a mobile device
CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 -- Orbitz today launched the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars app for iPad, an extension of its top-rated mobile apps. The Orbitz app for iPad is the only fully native, in-app experience that allows consumers to search and book all three major components of a trip. Designed specifically for the iPad, the new app brings the same speed, ease of use and exclusive mobile-only discounts to consumers as the award-winning Orbitz iPhone app – a 2012 inductee into the App Store Hall of Fame and the only travel booking app given the App Store's Editors' Choice designation.
"Nearly 30% of U.S. adults own a tablet which is up from 2% less than three years ago.1 During this unprecedented era of tablet growth, Orbitz is bringing the winning characteristics to iPad that consumers most value in travel apps – a fast, easy way to search and book travel and get great deals," said Chris Orton, president of Orbitz.com. "Unlike competitive travel apps that send users on a wild ride across multiple booking sites, the new Orbitz iPad app is the only app that allows consumers to book flights, cars and hotels in a seamless, in-app experience."
Highlights of the new Orbitz iPad app:
- Unrivaled speed and ease of use: Search and book flights, hotels, and rental cars in a flash with a dual list/map view of hotels, the ability to compare details of multiple flights, rental cars, or hotels from a single screen, and powerful sorting & filtering capabilities.
- Exclusive mobile-only deals: Save up to 50% off hotels in hundreds of popular destinations worldwide with Orbitz Mobile Steals.
- Convenient travel tools: View travel itineraries 24x7 even without an internet connection, add a trip itinerary to the iPad calendar, and get 1-tap access to information on flight delays and gate changes.
To mark the launch of the new app, Orbitz will be giving away a trip for two to Chicago that includes first-class round-trip airfare and a two-night stay in a suite at the five-star Peninsula Chicago. To enter the giveaway and for complete terms visitwww.facebook.com/orbitz by March 2, 2013.
Orbitz is the #1 way to book travel on your mobile device. Information on the award-winning suite of Orbitz mobile travel products – including apps for iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire – can be found at www.orbitz.com/mobile.
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 (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network (www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution (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 (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.
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