Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : 77 Percent of Americans Plan to Take a Summer Vacation According to Orbitz Survey

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : 77 Percent of Americans Plan to Take a Summer Vacation
                          According to Orbitz Survey

 Orbitz Paints Summer Travel Outlook and Reports Airfares Down to Majority of
                               Top Destinations

CHICAGO, May 1, 2013 - More than three-quarters of Americans plan to take a
summer vacation this year, with nearly half of all travelers planning a beach
trip filled with salt, sand, sun and seafood as the preferred destination
according to new survey data released by Orbitz (www.orbitz.com).^1 When asked
who they would be taking that vacation with, nearly half (45 percent)
responded with the whole family, followed by 33 percent who will be traveling
with a significant other.

The beach getaway was the runaway winner (42 percent) in regards to the type
of vacation travelers are planning - historical/cultural (15 percent) and
cruise (13 percent) were the second and third most popular vacation types
respectively. Consumers' desire for sandy summer travel was also reflected in
the Orbitz Summer Travel Insider Index, which analyzed air and hotel booking
data made through Orbitz.com. Beach locales Cancun, Los Angeles, Honolulu and
Maui all made the Insider Index list of the top 10 most popular summer
destinations, with Cancun coming in No. 3 behind only Orlando and Las Vegas.

Many plan to take advantage of July Fourth falling on a Thursday; 66 percent
plan to take the following Friday off, and 42 percent plan to take their
summer vacation in July.

"With the economy continuing to rebound, we're seeing consumers move away from
settling on a shorter summer road trip and think more about that big vacation
to someplace like Cancun," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor for
Orbitz.com. "Airfare has taken a dip from last summer, and there are great
deals available through promotions and mobile booking; it makes it easier for
you to take that big trip and still bring the whole family."

To that point, when consumers were asked what cost-saving tactic they are most
likely to use to stay within their vacation budget, shortening the vacation
came in last (11 percent) while eating some meals in the room instead of
dining out was first (34 percent).

Highlights from the Orbitz Summer Travel Insider Index include:

  *Orlando tops the list as the most popular destination for summer 2013 with
    affordable hotel rates ($131 per night) and airfare ($295) likely being a

  *Airfare is down year-over-year to nine of the top summer destinations,
    with Denver (-14 percent), New York (-11 percent) and Honolulu (-10
    percent) experiencing double-digit drops in ticket prices 

  *Of the top 10 summer hotspots, only Las Vegas (-3 percent) and Denver (-7
    percent) are experiencing a drop in year-over-year hotel rates, signaling
    strong demand in the top summer hotel markets

           Orbitz Insider Index: 2013 Top 10 Summer Destinations^2
                    Avg.    Avg.                                 Daily
                   Airfare Airfare   YOY   Hotel Avg. Daily Rate Rate    YOY
Rank  Destination   2013    2012   Change          2013          2012  change
 1      Orlando     $295    $303     -3%           $131          $126    5%
 2     Las Vegas    $327    $347     -6%           $138          $142    -3%
 3      Cancun      $537    $522     3%            $310          $201    54%
 4      Seattle     $412    $414    -0.5%          $229          $171    34%
 5    Los Angeles   $363    $365    -0.5%          $201          $168    20%
 6     Honolulu     $737    $822    -10%           $265          $181    47%
 7     New York     $292    $329    -11%           $312          $301    4%
 8   San Francisco  $379    $403     -6%           $279          $222    26%
 9       Maui       $706    $753     -6%           $266          $265   0.3%
 10     Denver      $294    $340    -14%           $169          $181    -7%

Affordable Summer Destinations

While the outlook for the travel industry mirrors the upward trend in the
stock and housing markets, consumers remain cost-conscious when planning their
summer vacation. Seventy-five percent of travelers surveyed said they plan to
keep their summer vacation budget under $2,500 and nearly a third (31 percent)
say if gas prices rise above $4, they will not cancel but scale back their
summer vacation plans.

To help ensure travelers get the most bang for their travel buck, Orbitz used
airfare and hotel price data to calculate the Top 10 Most Affordable Summer
Destinations for 2013. Orbitz is also launching a special Summer Hotel Sale,
where customers can save up to 50 percent off hotels worldwide through June

       Orbitz Insider Index: Most Affordable Summer Destinations 2013^4
2013 Rank Destination       2013 Average Daily Hotel 2013 Average 5 Night Trip
                            Rate                     Airfare      Per Person
1         Tampa             $123                     $272         $887
2         Orlando           $131                     $295         $953
3         Fort Lauderdale   $147                     $272         $1,005
4         Las Vegas         $138                     $327         $1,018
5         Denver            $169                     $294         $1,138
6         San Juan, Puerto  $188                     $380         $1,320
7         Miami             $201                     $327         $1,334
8         Los Angeles       $201                     $363         $1,368
9         Seattle           $229                     $412         $1,558
10        Washington, D.C.  $254                     $321         $1,589

Top Drive Destinations by Region

A dip in airfare has freed up many Americans to fly farther from home this
summer, for others the summer road trip remains an annual warm weather
tradition. With the rise in mobile travel options - like the Orbitz apps for
iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire - travelers are increasingly able to
research, find and book hotels, all from the road.

To help travelers pick the hottest spot for their summer road trip, Orbitz has
compiled the top three driving destinations for each region of the country -
that is places where the number of room nights booked sees the biggest
increase during the busy summer season.  

                            Orbitz.com Top Summer
                        Drive Destinations by Region^5
Region                 2013 Hotel Avg. Daily  2012 Hotel Avg. Daily YOY Change
                       Rate                   Rate
East Coast
Ocean City, MD         $237                   $223                  6%
Cape Cod               $216                   $203                  6%
Cooperstown, NY        $152                   $114                  33%
Traverse City, MI      $179                   $154                  16%
Wisconsin Dells, WI    $135                   $121                  12%
Sandusky, OH           $109                   $103                  6%
West Coast
Spokane, WA            $119                   $109                  10%
Santa Barbara, CA      $267                   $229                  16%
Napa Valley, CA        $296                   $217                  37%
Carolina Beaches       $129                   $115                  12%
Virginia Beach, VA     $210                   $197                  7%
Panama City, FL        $190                   $179                  6%
Flagstaff, AZ          $117                   $96                   21%
South Padre Island, TX $187                   $164                  14%
Albuquerque, NM        $81                    $91                   -11%
Yellowstone, MT        $242                   $241                  flat
Rapid City, SD         $144                   $136                  6%
Durango, CO            $149                   $146                  2% 

For more information on how travelers will spend their summer vacations view
the Orbitz summer travel infographic.

Terms & Conditions

^1The Orbitz summer survey was fielded by Orbitz from April 1 - 10, 2013 via
insightexpress. 750 U.S. adults aged 18 and older who had traveled within the
past twelve months were surveyed.
^2The Orbitz Insider Index top ten destinations were ranked based on all air
bookings (standalone air and air as part of a package) made on Orbitz.com for
travel between June 1 and August 31, 2013. The year-over-year percentage
change in average daily hotel rate was calculated based on the difference in
average air and hotel pricing in each destination in 2013 vs. 2012 for travel
between June 1 and August 31.
^3Offers valid at participating hotels only and are subject to availability.
Offers vary by property. Minimum night stay may be required, and varies by
property. Rules, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply. See property
pages for further details.
^4Orbitz Insider Index Most Affordable Summer Destinations is based on average
cost of a 5 night 6 day trip for one, calculation is (hotel ADR)* 5 +(Avg. air
^5Top summer drive destinations by region were calculated by comparing which
regional destinations had the biggest increase in hotel room nights in high
season( June through August) compared to off season (December through


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.
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that provides exclusive deals for 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
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innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to search for,
plan and book a broad range of travel products and services including airline
tickets, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and vacation packages. Orbitz Worldwide
owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (www.orbitz.com),
CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com) and HotelClub
(www.hotelclub.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner
Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) 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.

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