East Coast Travel Market Remains Strong Post-Sandy as New York is a Top Spot on Orbitz List of Most Popular Holiday

 East Coast Travel Market Remains Strong Post-Sandy as New York is a Top Spot
             on Orbitz List of Most Popular Holiday Destinations

Orbitz survey reveals Americans are prepared to spend more on holiday travel
in 2012

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday travelers will provide an
economic boost to the New York region, with New York City ranking as a top
destination for Christmas and New Year's according to new data released today
by Orbitz (www.orbitz.com). The Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index analyzed
hotel and flight booking data to rank the most popular holidays destinations
for 2012 and the Big Apple came in second for both Christmas and New Year's,
trailing only perennial family hotspot, Orlando.

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Overall airfare for Christmas is up 8% year-over-year, while travelers heading
to New York for Christmas can expect to pay 5% more for airfare than last
year—yet another indicator of the strong NYC travel market, according to the
Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. Slightly higher holiday travel prices may
come as no surprise, according to a survey conducted jointly by Orbitz and
American Express Publishing.  71% of survey respondents said they think the
cost of travel has risen since 2011 but only 12% are planning to cut back on
their holiday travel spending.

"The demand for holiday travel is clearly outpacing any effect of higher
prices in some markets," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor for
Orbitz.com. "For many Americans, travel is now part of the holiday tradition,
whether visiting family or treating themselves to a great getaway. The
convenience of shopping online makes it easier to find ways to save money like
booking a less expensive destination or booking package deals that offer both
great options and significant savings for travelers."

Orbitz 2012 Holiday Travel Insider Index
Orbitz has identified the top 10 destinations for the 2012 holiday travel
season. The Orbitz Holiday Insider Index provides the top 10 holiday
destinations for Christmas and New Year's, evaluating the average airfare and
daily hotel rates in each of the most popular markets. Key takeaways include:

  oThanks in part to price drops, Orlando again takes the top spot. The
    family-friendly destination is seeing a 4% decrease in average airfare and
    7% decrease in hotel stays over Christmas. Airfare prices are higher
    across the board during Christmas, with Orlando's average airfare $412 for
    Christmas as opposed to $291 for New Year's.
  oFour of the Top 10 destinations are offering hotel rates less than $150 a
    night on average over Christmas. San Juan is experiencing a 12% decrease
    in hotel daily rate, great for those seeking a warm weather getaway over
    the holidays.
  oTravelers looking to avoid the crowds over Christmas should plan to hit
    the road on Christmas or Christmas Eve. The busiest travel days this
    Christmas are Dec. 22, 23 and 26.
  oThose eager to retreat to warm weather destinations like Orlando, Fort
    Lauderdale, Miami, or even Las Vegas to ring in the New Year are
    benefiting from varying year-over-year decreases in average hotel daily
  oHotel stays in Orlando and Las Vegas are both down 8% compared to 2011,
    while daily hotel rates in other popular New Year's Eve getaways like
    Cancun and Los Angles have gone up by 17% and 14% respectively.

Top Christmas Destinations^1

                                       Hotel            Avg.    Avg.
Rank Destination Hotel Avg. Daily Rate Avg.      YOY    Airfare Airfare YOY
                 2012                  Daily     Change 2012    2011    change
                                       Rate 2011
1    Orlando     $144                  $155      -7%    $412    $430    -4%
2    New York    $354                  $322      10%    $406    $386    5%
3    Fort        $198                  $204      -3%    $457    $403    13%
4    Denver      $127                  $122      4%     $421    $342    23%
5    Los Angeles $164                  $149      10%    $518    $452    15%
6    Tampa       $108                  $111      -2%    $401    $395    2%
7    Fort Myers  $159                  $149      7%     $470    $461    2%
8    Cancun      $409                  $362      13%    $716    $707    1%
9    San Juan    $236                  $269      -12%   $660    $558    18%
10   Phoenix     $121                  $105      15%    $407    $384    6%

^1Top 10 Christmas travel destinations are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings
for travel from December 23 – 27, 2012

Top New Year's Destinations^2

                                       Hotel            Avg.    Avg.
Rank Destination     Hotel Avg. Daily  Avg.      YOY    Airfare Airfare YOY
                     Rate 2012         Daily     Change 2012    2011    Change
                                       Rate 2011
1    Orlando         $130              $140      -8%    $291    $317    -8%
2    New York        $435              $428      2%     $371    $381    2%
3    Las Vegas       $216              $233      -8%    $337    $323    -8%
4    Cancun          $349              $299      17%    $513    $546    17%
5    Fort Lauderdale $209              $212      -1%    $318    $288    -1%
6    Los Angeles     $182              $160      14%    $488    $461    14%
7    Denver          $134              $152      -12%   $347    $291    -12%
8    San Juan        $222              $239      -7%    $494    $414    -7%
9    Maui (Island of $373              $355      5%     $717    $603    5%
10   Fort Myers      $144              $134      8%     $290    $313    8%

^2Top 10 New Year's destinations are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for
travel from between Dec. 30, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013

Orbitz and American Express Publishing 2012 Holiday Travel Survey
According to the Orbitz and American Express Publishing survey, booking early
(47%), traveling on off-peak days (43%) and staying with family instead of in
a hotel (39%) are the top three ways respondents are saving on travel this
holiday season. Other highlights from the survey, which polled more than 2,400
Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine readers between August 29, 2012 and September
4, 2012 about their holiday travel, include:

  o68% plan to travel this holiday season
  o89% are planning to spend as much (49%) if not more (40%) on holiday
    travel this year than they did in 2011
  oOn average, respondents plan to spend $2,446 on their holiday travels,
    with nearly 70% reporting that they are aiming to keep travel spending
    under $3,000
  oThe struggle with unplugging while on vacation is evident—nearly half are
    planning to stay connected to the office while traveling for the holidays

About Orbitz.com
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
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