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Shopping for Travel

Big Game Hotel and Flight Finder Helps Travelers Get to Sunday's Game Just One
of Many New Features

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- has launched Orbitz
Labs, a new site that tests experimental travel tools and features to improve
the online shopping experience and lets consumers give ideas and feedback
directly to the engineers and technology experts developing new products and
services for the popular online travel site.

Orbitz Labs launches with eight consumer-friendly tools and features that
chart out the hottest destinations, best travel prices, personalized hotel
options and trends to help travelers plan the perfect vacation. As a bonus,
the site has a Big Game Hotel and Flight Finder that gives travelers real-time
data on hotel and flight costs and availability to Sunday's Super Bowl in New

Try Orbitz Labs now at Share Orbitz Labs on Twitter
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"The Orbitz technology team is constantly innovating and thinking about ways
to make booking travel easy and a lot more fun," said Roger Liew, chief
technology officer at Orbitz. "The Orbitz Labs features that strike a chord
with our customers and enhance their shopping experience are ones we will
incorporate into the Orbitz mobile and desktop booking engines and the tools
that consumers do not engage with will be refined through new and interesting
features that our engineers are eager to test with travelers."

Orbitz Labs Tools and Features

Personalized hotel picks: Find a hotel in any city when sorting choices based
on other favorite properties.

Destination hot spots: See which flights, hotels and destinations other
travelers are searching for now.

Best bets by travel type: Get customized hotel picks for families, couples,
singles, LGBT and other interests.

Flight trends: Animated flight map shows where everyone is traveling to now.

Hot rates heatmap: Compare average daily rates to historical trends with this
handy calendar.

Best bets by week: Compare hotel price trends by week to find out if the price
is steep or a steal.

Best bets by day of the week: Flexible with travel dates? This tool shows
which days of the week offer the best hotel rates for a specific market and/or

Seasonal hotel price trends: Plan a trip around your destination's best
seasonal rates, charted over the course of a year.

About is a leading travel website that enables consumers to search for
and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation
packages and destination activities. Since launching in June 2001,
has become one of the world's largest online travel sites. 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
future hotel stays when booking either standalone flights or eligible vacation
packages. is the #1 way to book travel on mobile devices, be it
using our apps (get them at or our smartphone-optimized
website (, both of which are tailored for smartphones and
tablets. The Orbitz app for iPhone is one of only 48 apps out of nearly
900,000 available apps chosen by Apple to be inducted into its App Store Hall
of Fame. Orbitz members get exclusive access to Insider Steals hotel deals,
promotions and other saving opportunities. Follow Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter
and through the Orbitz Travel Blog. is operated by Orbitz
Worldwide (NYSE:OWW).

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: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
(, ebookers (, HotelClub (
and CheapTickets ( Also within the Orbitz Worldwide
family, Orbitz Partner Network ( 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
( delivers managed travel solutions for companies of
all sizes. Orbitz Worldwide makes investor relations information available at

CONTACT: Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas,, +1-312-260-8304
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