Orbitz Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign's Newly Released
Corporate Equality Index
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012
CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz Worldwide received a perfect
Corporate Equality Index score for the sixth consecutive year and is
recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality," according to
the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is
the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion and provides an
in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and
practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
The 2013 CEI rated 889 businesses with 252 achieving the top rating of 100
percent and earning the coveted distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality." The 2013 CEI applied five criteria to receiving a perfect score:
equal employment opportunity policy, employment benefits, organizational LGBT
competency, public commitment and responsible citizenship. Orbitz is the only
online travel company to receive a perfect score in the 2013 CEI.
View the full report at www.hrc.org/cei.
"Orbitz is proud to receive a perfect Corporate Equality Index score for the
sixth consecutive year. At Orbitz, equality is not just an idea, but a core
value that is reflected in the way we do business around the globe," said
Barney Harford, CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "Our company has a strong tradition
of inclusivity, from our groundbreaking LGBT advertising and our long-term
support of numerous LGBT causes nationwide, tothe vast diversity of our
workplace. Our focus remains on treating our millions of customers and every
one of our employees with respect and value because it is simply the right
thing to do."
Orbitz Worldwide employs almost 1500 employees, including nearly 800 at its
Chicago corporate headquarters. Orbitz was the first online travel company to
launch a microsite dedicated to gay and lesbian travel. The core values of
tolerance, non-discrimination and equality are an integral part of Orbitz
employment practices and marketing efforts. These core values have earned the
company HRC's Corporate Equality Award as well as two GLAAD Awards for
LGBT-inclusive advertising. Visit www.gayorbitz.com to see why Orbitz is one
of the top travel sites for LGBT travelers.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.
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
Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information
available to its investors and the public at investors.orbitz.com. The public
can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information
to the website.
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