Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars App Wins APPY Award for Best Travel App

CHICAGO, May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com announces that the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars app for iOS and Android got top nod as Best Travel App at the 2014 APPY Awards. The distinguished APPY Awards, held last night at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square and now in the fourth year, honor applications on all platforms and are dedicated to acknowledging creativity and excellence in app design.

Winners of the APPYs are selected by a group of technology experts across industries who take months to comb through thousands of entries before naming winners in 40 categories. The Orbitz app for Flights, Hotels and Cars won the APPY in the travel category based on its ability to easily search flights, hotels and car rentals and for the seamless integration of Facebook, Google Wallet and the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program within the app. The Orbitz Rewards program allows members to always earn more on the mobile app – 5 percent on hotels and 2 percent on flights. Orbucks, the currency of Orbitz Rewards, can be earned and redeemed via the Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars mobile app.

"Orbitz is honored to take home the APPY Award for Best Mobile App in the travel category," said Chris Brown, group vice president, mobile. "Orbitz Flights, Hotels, Cars was built from the ground up by a team of talented in-house developers and designers who took a lot of time to make sure the app was lightning fast, easy and had the best travel tools available for our customers whether at home or on-the-go. The honor of receiving the APPY lets us know that we've built a great product for consumers."

Orbitz.com is the #1 way to book travel on a mobile device. Learn more at www.orbitz.com/mobile.

About Orbitz.com

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 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 also ranks #1 in Online Travel Website Customer Satisfaction in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index. 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. 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 investors.orbitz.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Marita Hudson Thomas +1-312-260-8304, marita.thomas@orbitz.comSource:Orbitz Worldwide