Orbitz Worldwide Inc. – PR : Orbitz.com Rolls Out Major Update to Orbitz
Flights, Hotels, Cars App for Android
Revamped Orbitz App Makes it Faster and Easier for Android Users to
Book Travel On-The-Go
CHICAGO, August 21, 2013 - Affirming its commitment to industry-leading mobile
travel planning tools for consumers, Orbitz.com today announced the re-launch
of the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars app for Android, adding major speed
improvements and single-screen booking for flights, hotel rooms and car
rentals for the massive number of travelers now carrying Android-powered
Download the new Orbitz App for Android for free on Google Play.
With nearly 80 percent of smartphones shipped globally in the second quarter
of 2013 being Android devices,^1 the rebuilt App was designed specifically for
Android and gives travelers a fully native, in-app search and book experience
while offering Orbitz Mobile Steals - exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up
to 50 percent on thousands of hotels worldwide. The app also offers special
features for Gmail users through Google Now so that check-in reminders and
updates appear on the day of travel.
"Consumer adoption of Android devices is exploding. Orbitz.com is seeing
seven times the number of hotel bookings made on Android devices versus last
year and it is the fastest growing mobile platform for us worldwide," said
Chris Brown, group vice president, mobile. "With nearly 30 percent of
Orbitz.com hotel bookings coming from mobile devices, we are thrilled to bring
this third generation Android app to consumers. The new app makes it
significantly faster and easier for Android device owners to search and book
travel and find the very best deals from Orbitz.com."
Highlights of the new and improved Orbitz App for Android:
· Lightning fast: Search and book flights, hotels, and rental cars
with one-tap access to recent searches, an intuitive calendar for selecting
travel dates, auto-suggest options when entering city/airport names, powerful
sorting and filtering capabilities and a single-screen booking process.
· Easy access to exclusive mobile-only hotel discounts and deals: The
new map interface makes it even easier to find Orbitz Mobile Steals, exclusive
mobile-only discounts of up to 50 percent off tonight-only and future hotel
stays in over 400 popular destinations worldwide.
· Convenient travel tools: Sign in with an existing Orbitz.com account
to access previously stored information and travel preferences including name,
credit card number, billing address, seating preferences and loyalty programs.
Get one-tap access to flight status and gate change information, plus, access
itineraries even when there's no internet connection.
· Latest Google services: Gmail users who have opted-in to Google Now
will also get day-of-travel flight status and hotel check-in reminders.
Consumers can also see a map-based view of hotel searches using the latest
version of Google Maps for Android.
Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book travel on mobile devices. Information on the
full suite of Orbitz mobile travel planning products - including the Tablet
Web and apps for Android, Kindle Fire and the recently updated, award-winning
Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch - 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 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, 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 travel solutions for corporations.
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