Orbitz Worldwide Promotes Chris Orton to Role of Chief Operating Officer
CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW), one of
the world's leading online travel companies, announced today the promotion of
Chris Orton to the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Chris joined Orbitz Worldwide in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer, and in 2011
was named President of Orbitz.com and CheapTickets, the Company's online
travel agency brands in the United States.
As Chief Operating Officer Chris will have responsibility for all of the
Orbitz Worldwide online travel agency brands worldwide including Orbitz.com,
CheapTickets and ebookers, which operates in 12 countries across Europe.
"As we take advantage of our global platform to maximize the benefit of
investments we're making in loyalty, mobile and advanced analytics, we're
taking the opportunity to align leadership of our global online travel agency
brands under Chris Orton as Chief Operating Officer," said Barney Harford,
CEO, Orbitz Worldwide."Since joining Orbitz Worldwide in July 2010 Chris has
played a major role in guiding the company's strategic path, and I am
delighted to be announcing his expanded role today."
Prior to joining Orbitz Chris was senior director of Internet marketing at
eBay, Inc., responsible for the company's paid search, shopping comparison,
search engine optimization, affiliates and display marketing channels.Chris
joined eBay in 2003 after 8 years of CRM and ERP consulting at Kana Software,
PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting (Accenture).Chris has an
M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California,
Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the
University of California, Davis.
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 Worldwideoperates the consumer travel planning sitesOrbitz
(www.orbitz.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub (www.hotelclub.com)
and CheapTickets (www.cheaptickets.com). Also within theOrbitz
Worldwidefamily, 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, andOrbitzfor Business
(www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers managed travel solutions for companies of
all sizes.Orbitz Worldwidemakes investor relations information available
CONTACT: Chris Chiames
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