Orbitz Releases the First Native App for iPad® that Allows Consumers to Book
Flights, Hotels, and Rental Cars
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
CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Download the new Orbitz App for iPad on the App Store.
"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:
oUnrivaled 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.
oExclusive mobile-only deals: Save up to 50% off hotels in hundreds of
popular destinations worldwide with Orbitz Mobile Steals.
oConvenient 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.
Click here to take a virtual test drive of the new Orbitz Flights, Hotels,
Cars iPad app.
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 visit www.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
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