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Latest "Orbitz Originals" Online Video Series Highlights Vermont Destinations



Latest "Orbitz Originals" Online Video Series Highlights Vermont Destinations

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 12, 2013

CHICAGO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel company  Orbitz
Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and the Vermont Department of Tourism today launched a
five-part online video series, "Orbitz Originals: Winter in Vermont," hosted
by award-winning travel expert Richard Bangs and available exclusively at
Orbitz.com/Vermont. Building on the success of previous "Orbitz Originals"
installments that highlighted destinations as diverse as Ireland, New York and
the Cayman Islands, this new series harnesses the power of online video to
showcase Vermont's winter attractions and will be followed by "Orbitz
Originals: Summer in Vermont" later this year.

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Research indicates that online video is an important source of inspiration in
the travel planning process, with 64 percent of travelers watching online
video when choosing a destination and 62 percent watching online video when
looking for activities offered at a particular destination*. To that end, each
episode of "Orbitz Originals: Winter in Vermont" explores an attraction or
activity unique to the Green Mountain State, from the historic Trapp Family
Lodge to the world-class ski slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort to the charm of
Vermont's myriad bed & breakfast inns.  Richard Bangs then takes viewers on
his journey across the landscape, providing a trip template that viewers can
replicate themselves through travel bookings made at Orbitz.com/Vermont.

"Vermont has so much to offer travelers as a year round destination and Orbitz
has proven to be an innovator in using online video to inspire travel
bookings," said Steve Cook, deputy commissioner at the Vermont Department of
Tourism and Marketing.  "'Orbitz Originals: Winter in Vermont' beautifully
illustrates the reasons why Vermont is a perfect vacation destination for
every traveler."

Other highlights of "Orbitz Originals: Winter in Vermont" include a time-lapse
journey down scenic Vermont Route 100, a 217-mile north-south highway that
travels nearly the entire length of the state, plus a glimpse into the process
used to create Vermont's world famous maple syrup.

"The 'Orbitz Originals' series has created tremendous value for our partners,
using online video to stimulate audiences and offer unprecedented integration
between inspiration and the act of booking travel," said Josh Winkler, vice
president of partner marketing at Orbitz Worldwide.  "'Orbitz Originals:
Winter in Vermont' continues that tradition by revealing to audiences the
broad array of activities that Vermont has to offer winter travelers of all
ages and interests."

*Source: The Traveler's Road to Decision, Google and Ipsos MediaCT (July 2012)

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 Partner
Network (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.

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.

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.

SOURCE Orbitz Worldwide

Contact: Orbitz Worldwide, Tim Enstice, +1 312-894-4721,
tim.enstice@orbitz.com
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