Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : Orbitz for Business Releases First Quarter Business Travel Index

 Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : Orbitz for Business Releases First Quarter Business
                                 Travel Index

CHICAGO, May 1, 2013 - More than half of all business travelers saved their
company money by booking air travel at least 14 days in advance and 98 percent
of all hotel rooms booked cost less than $165 per night, according to an
Orbitz for Business analysis of business travel trends from the first quarter
of 2013.

As employers work to enforce compliance with corporate travel policies that
manage airfare expenses, 53 percent of all Orbitz for Business travelers
booked airfare with at least 14 days advance notice in the first quarter of
2013, taking advantage of lower prices and more options for available fares
and schedules.

Advance Purchase* Average Fare % Segments Booked
> 21 days           $182.88           32%
14-21 days          $192.02           21%
7-13 days           $222.65           26%
4-6 days            $281.46           16%
0-3 days            $299.04           5%

*Travel booked without a Saturday stay

Looking at overall domestic air travel across companies at every spend level
in the first quarter of 2013, Orbitz for Business travelers saw a 2.9 percent
drop in the average ticket cost as compared to the first quarter of 2012.
International air travel savings were even more significant, as the average
ticket cost dropped 15.9 percent in a year-over-year comparison of the first
quarter. Additional data provided by Travel GPA, which delivers real-time
travel policy and benchmarking analysis based on statistics from over 40,000
companies, shows that industry-wide cost savings were smaller than those
experienced by Orbitz for Business travelers, with a 1.7 percent drop
year-over-year in the average cost of a domestic ticket and just a 3.6 percent
drop for international on a year-over-year basis.

"We work with our customers to implement travel management strategies that
drive cost savings," said Mark Walton, Orbitz for Business vice president of
strategy and account management. "Establishing corporate policies that
encourage advance purchase behavior is one example, and our strong supplier
relationships give companies the advantage of pricing that beats the industry
average. It's encouraging that this data supports our initiatives to save
companies money on their overall travel spend."

Mobile usage was another area of note in the first quarter of 2013, as travel
bookings made using the Orbitz for Business mobile tool grew 67 percent
overall in a year-over-year comparison with the first quarter of 2012. More
specifically, rental car bookings on a mobile device increased 112 percent
year-over-year, air bookings on a mobile device increased 89 percent and hotel
bookings on a mobile device increased 46 percent for the same period. These
numbers demonstrate that travelers rely on mobile devices for more than just
check-in capabilities and itinerary management - they increasingly depend upon
a mobile solution at all stages of business travel, including the booking

Other notable findings include:

Hotel Tiers

The vast majority of Orbitz for Business travelers - 86 percent - booked rooms
in the upper upscale, upscale and upper midscale categories of properties
while spending less than $165 per night on average in the first quarter of

  Hotel Tier   Average Cost per Night % Room Nights Booked
Luxury                $207.83                  2%
Upper Upscale         $161.85                 33%
Upscale               $138.21                 29%
Upper Midscale        $114.02                 24%
Midscale               $99.38                  9%
Economy                $81.19                 2%

Top Cities

Among Orbitz for Business customers traveling domestically, 59 percent of the
top five air segments ended at O'Hare International Airport - making Chicago
the most common business travel destination in the group:

1.New York (LaGuardia) to Chicago (O'Hare)

2.Atlanta to Newark

3.Dallas/Fort Worth to Chicago (O'Hare)

4.Dallas/Fort Worth to Newark

5.Newark to Chicago (O'Hare)

Likewise, Chicago ranked first in number of room nights stayed by Orbitz for
Business travelers, followed by New York, Houston, Denver and San Francisco:

    City      Average Cost per Stay Average Cost per Night
Chicago              $343.53               $165.58
New York             $532.92               $278.70
Houston              $316.33               $160.83
Denver               $278.17               $133.32
San Francisco        $468.12               $211.95

About Orbitz for Business

Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:
OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of
global business travel products and services that help corporate customers
plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide
technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its leading
technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel
management solutions including 24/7 customer support; expense reporting and
policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.

About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) is a leading global online travel company that
uses 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, andvacation 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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