Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : Nearly 70 Percent of Americans Plan to Make a Long Weekend out of the July 4th Holiday, According to

  Orbitz Worldwide Inc. : Nearly 70 Percent of Americans Plan to Make a Long
       Weekend out of the July 4th Holiday, According to Orbitz Survey

 Orbitz Fourth of July Promotion Gives Travelers an Additional 15% Off Hotels
                           over the Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO, June 24, 2013 - Americans are taking advantage of the Fourth of July
falling on a Thursday this year with 66 percent of travelers planning to take
the following Friday off to make a long weekend out of the holiday.^1 Airports
will also be busier with an 11 percent increase in air travelers over the
previous year, according to new data released in the Orbitz July 4^th Insider
Index.^2 

"The average trip length being booked on Orbitz over the Fourth of July is
four nights so consumers are really capitalizing on the holiday falling on a
Thursday and making it a long weekend," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor
at Orbitz.com. "Orbitz is also seeing an increase in the number of air
travelers. July 3rd is going to be the busiest travel day over the holiday so
travelers should pack their patience and brace for a busy travel weekend."^3

For travelers still looking to book their patriotic getaway, Orbitz - the
official travel site of the long weekend - is creating a more perfect union
between travelers and their favorite destinations by offering an additional 15
percent off qualifying hotels across every market over the Fourth of July
holiday weekend. Visit www.orbitz.com/longweekend to take advantage of the
offer before it expires on July 7, 2013 by using promo code SPF#15.^4

Orbitz Fourth of July Index

The top Fourth of July destinations span from sea to shining sea. Orlando's
theme parks attract some of the largest summer crowds, and as such claims the
top spot for July 4^th travelers for the second year in a row. The allure of
the Big Apple and its new Freedom Tower, as well as Las Vegas' close proximity
to some of the country's great wonders, such as the Grand Canyon and Hoover
Dam round out the top three locations.

Highlights from the Orbitz July 4^th Insider Index include:

· Boston (-11 percent) and Denver (-16 percent) are experiencing a
drop in year-over-year hotel rates, pointing to great July 4th hotel deals

· Orlando is showing affordable hotels rates ($93 per night) and
airfare ($319), ensuring that families purchasing multiple tickets and rooms
will be able to enjoy a group getaway without breaking the bank

· Airfare remains steady year-over-year with the biggest decreases
noted for Washington, D.C. (-8 percent) and New York City (-3 percent)

· Overall hotel rates are down to the top ten cities, with seven of
the ten offering rates less than $200 per night for the holiday weekend

                    Top 10 July Fourth U.S. Destinations^5
                                                                 Hotel
                                                                 Avg.
                    Avg.    Avg.                                 Daily
                    Airfare Airfare YOY     Hotel Avg. Daily     Rate  YOY
Rank Destination    2013    2012    Change  Rate 2013            2012  change
1    Orlando        $319    $304    5%      $93                  $87   7%
2    New York       $312    $321    -3%     $255                 $255  flat
3    Las Vegas      $349    $345    1%      $119                 $115  4%
4    Los Angeles    $370    $371    flat    $115                 $112  3%
5    Chicago        $344    $331    4%      $205                 $189  8%
6    Seattle        $413    $416    -1%     $192                 $196  -2%
7    Denver         $317    $315    flat    $135                 $161  -16%
8    San Francisco  $387    $391    -1%     $195                 $195  flat
9    Boston         $352    $347    1%      $214                 $241  -11%
     Washington,
10   D.C.           $324    $353    -8%     $158                 $156  1%

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^1Long weekend statistic based on results of Orbitz summer survey 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.

^2Increase in air travelers calculated based on Orbitz air booking data from
July 3 - 7, 2012 vs. July 3 - 7, 2013.

^3Busiest travel day is based on the number of individual plane tickets sold
for US-based departures on a given day from June 29, 2013 - July 7, 2013.
Length of stay is based on actual difference between departure date and return
date.

^4Book a qualifying hotel between June 17, 2013 12:00AM CDT and July 7, 2013
11:59PM CDT, for 1 or more nights for travel between June 17, 2013 and
September 30, 2013, via Orbitz and instantly receive 15% off through the use
of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion
code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation
package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes
are non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other
offers. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to
change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion.

^5The Orbitz July 4th Travel Insider Index: Top 10 U.S. Destinations were
ranked based on all air bookings (standalone air and air as part of a package)
made on Orbitz.com for travel between July 3-7, 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 July 3 - 7, 2013.

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 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
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 (NYSE: OWW). 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 (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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to the website.

Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas, +1-312-260-8304, marita.thomas@orbitz.com

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