Orbitz Worldwide Inc. – PR: Orbitz Insider Index Navigates 2013 Holiday Travel Landscape from Thanksgiving to New Year's

Orbitz Worldwide Inc. – PR: Orbitz Insider Index Navigates 2013 Holiday Travel
                  Landscape from Thanksgiving to New Year's

   New survey finds nearly three quarters of Americans plan to travel this
        holiday season, ranking visiting family a priority over gifts

CHICAGO, October 28, 2013 - With airline capacity growth constrained and
airfare and lodging prices higher than 2012, 86 percent of travelers planning
a trip between Thanksgiving and New Year's have already booked at least part
of their travel, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index. The
Index identifies the most popular destinations as well as average flight and
hotel prices for the 2013 holiday travel season, including Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and New Year's Eve based on Orbitz bookings. The Index shows
average airfare up 7 percent overall to the Top 10 destinations, while hotel
rates are up 10 percent compared to the same period last year.

In its survey of over 750 self-identified travel consumers, 72 percent of
holiday travelers are planning to stay at a hotel over crashing in the bunk
beds in their old room.^1 Some travelers apparently cannot escape the guilt
trip from grandma because 86 percent actually would prefer to stay at a
hotel. Additionally, the survey found travelers are making fiscally-conscious
considerations this year, with 62 percent of respondents stating they were
willing to forego purchasing gifts to cover the costs of traveling to be with
family. Other key highlights from the survey include:

  oThanksgiving and Christmas are the most traveled-for holidays, with 60
    percent planning to head home for a turkey dinner and 75 percent of
    respondents traveling to swap gifts with friends and family
  o71 percent are budgeting $3,000 or less for holiday travel
  oThe most popular cost saving methods this holiday season include: booking
    early (51 percent), traveling on off-peak days (39 percent), staying with
    family/friends for at least part of their trip (35 percent), and packing
    light to avoid baggage fees (32 percent)
  o69 percent of travelers plan to check an extra piece of luggage to either
    take or bring back holiday gifts
  oThe average family of four plans to travel with at least one computing
    device per person - with nearly half expecting to pack a combination of at
    least seven smartphones, tablets and laptops.

"The wait-and-see game does not apply to holiday travel - with costs steadily
increasing earlier in the year, consumers need to lock in their plans as
quickly as possible," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor for
Orbitz.com. "We are already seeing Orbitz customers taking advantage of the
new Orbitz Rewards loyalty program which allows members to book flights, earn
Orbucks and then immediately use their rewards on the booking of a hotel room
for that same trip. Travelers are telling us they love the easy rules and no
blackout dates to allow them to use their loyalty rewards during even the
busiest travel time of the year."

Tornatore said that other holiday promotions of the Orbitz Rewards program
also fit nicely with holiday travel budgets such as saving on checked bag
fees. The Orbitz mobile apps have a "Zap that Bag Fee" feature that allows
customers who booked their flight on Orbitz to easily take a picture of their
checked baggage fee receipt, send it to Orbitz and earn $25 in bonus Orbucks
through November 30.

Orbitz 2013 Holiday Travel Insider Index

Orbitz has identified the Top 10 destinations travelers plan to visit for the
2013 holiday travel season. The Index not only provides the Top 10 holiday
destinations for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's based on bookings, but
also evaluates the average airfare and daily hotel rates in each of the most
popular markets.

Top Thanksgiving Destinations & Highlights^2
Airfares over the Thanksgiving holiday increased by 15 percent, with ticket
prices up in nine of the 10 most popular locations. No doubt thanks in part to
the popular Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York ranks as the top
destination for Thanksgiving travel. San Francisco was the sole destination
with a year-over-year decrease in airfare. While flight prices may be up
overall, holiday jet-setters can still find great bargains on hotels. In fact,
more than of half of the top 10 destinations have hotel rates averaging under
$150 per night.

Rank Destination       Average Airfare % Change YOY Average Hotel % Change YOY
1    New York, NY      $400            13%          $353          16%
2    Orlando, FL       $365            11%          $108          -11%
3    Chicago, IL       $393            11%          $208          -3%
4    Los Angeles, CA   $407            1%           $141          21%
5    San Francisco, CA $396            -2%          $175          9%
6    Boston, MA        $373            10%          $176          10%
7    Phoenix, AZ       $404            13%          $117          -5%
8    Washington, D.C.  $356            11%          $136          9%
9    Las Vegas, NV     $393            15%          $99           flat
10   Denver, CO        $353            11%          $102          4%

Top Christmas Destinations & Highlights^3
While temperatures may fall over the Christmas holidays, airfares do not.
Still, travelers can find some refuge with hotel rates less than $150 a night
on average at half of the top 10 destinations. Travelers are flocking to
warmer weather this Christmas, with Florida, Mexico and California leading the
charge as the most favored destinations.

Rank Destination            Average     % Change YOY Average Hotel  % Change
                            Airfare                                    YOY
1    Orlando, FL         $457           11%          $142          27%
2    Cancun, Mexico      $738           7%           $351          25%
3    Los Angeles, CA     $446           3%           $149          2%
4    Fort Lauderdale, FL $477           12%          $173          17%
5    New York, NY        $378           10%          $335          12%
6    Denver, CO          $391           13%          $111          -22%
7    Phoenix, AZ         $429           10%          $88           -15%
8    San Francisco, CA   $449           9%           $168          11%
9    Honolulu, HI        $1,177         6%           $278          38%
10   Las Vegas, NV       $380           1%           $111          -8%

Top New Year's Destinations & Highlights^4
Ringing in the New Year always motivates travelers to descend upon some of the
country's hot party spots. This year's top 10 destinations see a mix of price
increases and decreases for flights. Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas took top
honors as the most popular destinations, but travelers can still find
affordable fares and hotels at a number of the country's top locations.
Watching the ball drop live from Times Square is within reach this year with
hotel prices in New York showing the smallest increase, with prices rising
just 4 percent over 2012.

Rank Destination             Average      % Change   Average Hotel  % Change
                             Airfare         YOY                       YOY
1    Orlando, FL          $341           5%          $131          30%
2    Cancun, Mexico       $651           6%          $356          25%
3    Las Vegas, NV        $378           3%          $167          -5%
4    New York, NY         $350           8%          $347          4%
5    Fort Lauderdale, FL  $387           18%         $231          33%
6    Los Angeles, CA      $379           -10%        $140          -26%
7    Honolulu, HI         $764           -5%         $262          28%
8    Maui, HI             $711           -2%         $623          44%
9    San Juan, Puerto     $461           -6%         $223          8%
10   Fort Myers, FL       $381           7%          $77           34%

^1The Orbitz holiday survey was fielded by Orbitz from October 2 - 6, 2013 via
insightexpress. 753 U.S. adults aged 18 and older who had traveled within the
past twelve months were surveyed.
^2The Thanksgiving 2013 average airfare and average daily hotel rate data is
based on all air (standalone air and air as part of a package) and all hotel
(standalone hotel and hotel as part of a package) bookings made on Orbitz.com
for travel between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2.
^3The Christmas 2013 average airfare and average daily hotel rate data is
based on all air (standalone air and air as part of a package) and all hotel
(standalone hotel and hotel as part of a package) bookings made on Orbitz.com
for travel between Dec. 20 and Dec. 28.
^4The New Year's 2013/2014 average airfare and average daily hotel rate data
is based on all air (standalone air and air as part of a package) and all
hotel (standalone hotel and hotel as part of a package) bookings made on
Orbitz.com for travel between Dec. 28, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014.

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and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation
packages and destination activities. Since launching in June 2001, Orbitz.com
has become one of the world`s largest online travel sites. Orbitz.com now
offers the groundbreaking Orbitz Rewards loyalty program-the only program
where customers can earn rewards immediately on flights, hotels and packages,
and redeem instantly on tens of thousands of hotels worldwide. Customers can
earn up to 5% towards future hotel stays when booking hotels and 1% towards
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About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (OWW) is a leading global online travel company using
technology to transform the way consumers around the world plan and purchase
travel. Orbitz Worldwide operates the consumer travel planning sites Orbitz
(www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com)
and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide
family, Orbitz Partner Network (www.orbitz.com/OPN) delivers private label
travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the
world`s largest airlines and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business
(www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of
all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at

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