Orbitz Rewards(R) Launches Next Phase of Loyalty Program With Orbitz Rewards
Orbitz Rewards Named Best Loyalty Program by American Customer Satisfaction
CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Food and travel go together like
Orbitz and Rewards. Orbitz.com and Rewards Network today introduced Orbitz
Rewards Dining – a new dining program that allows Orbitz Rewards members to
earn 5 percent in Orbucks® – the currency of the Orbitz Rewards loyalty
program – when dining at more than 11,000 restaurants across North America, or
7 percent in Orbucks when using the Orbitz Rewards Visa card. Orbucks can be
redeemed on the Orbitz app for iOS and Android or the Orbitz.com website when
booking tens of thousands of hotels around the world.
Orbitz Rewards Dining is a free program and easy to join. Starting today,
members can sign up at www.orbitzrewardsdining.com to begin dining their way
to an incredible getaway and can register up to five major credit or debit
cards to earn and track all dining purchases. Members can also use the Orbitz
Rewards Dining website to search by location and find restaurants eligible for
earning Orbucks. Orbitz Rewards Visa cardholders are automatically enrolled
into Orbitz Rewards Dining and will always earn more when using their card
while dining at participating restaurants.
"Dining is such a big part of the travel experience that it was a logical next
step for us to offer Orbitz Rewards Dining to our members and give them the
opportunity to earn travel rewards throughout their entire vacation," said
Sarah Butterfass, senior director of loyalty for Orbitz Worldwide. "The best
part is that our customers stay engaged with Orbitz Rewards and continue to
earn Orbucks towards their next vacation not only when traveling but even when
they are eating at their favorite restaurants near home."
Orbitz.com launched Orbitz Rewards Dining in partnership with Rewards Network
– the leading dining rewards program in North America.
"We are thrilled to partner with Orbitz.com on our newest dining loyalty
program, Orbitz Rewards Dining," said Kara Walsh, chief marketing officer for
Rewards Network. "Their preeminent brand and our long track record of building
dining programs with blue-chip partners creates a powerful combination. Orbitz
Rewards Dining members will discover how easy it is to earn their Orbucks just
by dining out at any of more than 11,000 great program restaurants throughout
Orbitz Rewards launched in October 2013 and now has over 2 million members.
The simple, fast, flexible and free loyalty program rewards travelers in
Orbucks currency on air, hotel and vacation package purchases that can be
instantly redeemed on tens of thousands of hotels. There are no complicated
points to calculate – one Orbuck equals one U.S. dollar – and there are no
blackout dates, no redemption hurdles and no restrictions on combining rewards
with other offers.
In less than one year since the program's launch, Orbitz Rewards has been
recognized by the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as the #1
Travel Rewards program among online travel companies.^1 Orbitz Rewards
outperformed all other online travel companies' rewards programs in areas that
are most important to consumers: speed to earn, redeeming rewards instantly,
ability to earn rewards on a variety of travel products and saving on travel.
For more information about Orbitz Rewards visit www.orbitz.com/rewards.
^1The American Customer Satisfaction Index conducted a proprietary study
commissioned by Orbitz May 5 – 20, 2014 that included 750 online travel agency
customers who use online travel agency rewards programs. Expedia Rewards,
Hotels.com and Orbitz Rewards were included within the study.
Orbitz.com 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, 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. Use the Orbitz
Rewards Visa® Card to earn even more rewards. Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book
travel on mobile devices, be it using our apps (get them at
www.orbitz.com/mobile) or our smartphone-optimized website (m.orbitz.com),
both of which are tailored for smartphones and tablets. The Orbitz app won the
2014 Appy Award for best travel app. Orbitz also ranks #1 in Online Travel
Website Customer Satisfaction in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction
Index. Follow Orbitz on Facebook, Twitter and through the Orbitz Travel
Blog.Orbitz.com 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
(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
About Rewards Network
Rewards Network (rewardsnetwork.com)is a results-driven, measurable
card-linked marketing platform that helps restaurants fill more tables and
build a loyal customer base. Rewards Network provides access to millions of
passionate diners, driving new and repeat visits by offering rewards such as
airline miles, hotel points, charitable contributions, and more. The company
promotes restaurants to diners via web, email, social media, and mobile
marketing, and also provides valuable customer feedback and performance
tracking to help restaurants improve service and increase profits.
CONTACT: Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas,
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