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Orbitz App Now Customized for Apple Watch

CHICAGO, April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com today announced that the Orbitz app has been customized for Apple Watch. The award-winning Orbitz iOS app takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Watch to make accessing travel details and features – like flight itineraries, real-time travel alerts and the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program – faster and more convenient while on the go.

The free Orbitz app for Apple Watch will be available on iTunes this Friday, April 24. View images of the customized Orbitz app for Apple Watch.

"While we continue to see tremendous growth in mobile shopping and booking at Orbitz, we are also focused on assisting consumers after they book," said Ryan Kowalczyk, senior director of mobile products for Orbitz.com. "We are excited to extend our award-winning app experience to Apple Watch and get it on the wrists of the many travelers who will be purchasing the device. The Orbitz app for Apple Watch adds a new level of convenience, making it easier for consumers to access key itinerary information anytime, anywhere – especially while traveling."

Features of the Orbitz app customized for Apple Watch:

  • Glances: The app utilizes "Glances" to make it as simple as a quick swipe to see important itinerary information beginning 24 hours prior to the start of a trip including flight status and gate number, hotel check-in and check-out information and car rental pick-up and drop-off times. Orbitz Rewards members can also use the feature to easily view their Orbitz Rewards Orbucks balance anytime.
  • Notifications: Push notifications will display on Apple Watch, from day-of travel updates on flight delays, gate changes and cancellations to baggage claim carousel location upon flight arrival. Notifications will also push real-time travel deals and promotions to consumers.
  • My Trips: Tap on the app's "My Trips" icon to see details of current flight, hotel and rental car reservations anytime – even while in-trip – including directions to rental car locations and hotels via Apple Maps.
  • Rewards: Orbitz Rewards members can keep up-to-date on their Orbucks balance. Plus, consumers who have not joined the program can enroll with one tap to start earning up to 5 percent in Orbucks when booking hotels.

In addition to the Orbitz iOS app for Apple Watch, the free Orbitz Android app is also available for Android Wear devices on Google Play.

Orbitz.com is the number one way to book travel on a mobile device and has an over 4-star rating among consumers across mobile platforms. For more information on the Orbitz suite of mobile products visit 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 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 (orbitz.com), ebookers (ebookers.com), HotelClub (hotelclub.com) and CheapTickets (cheaptickets.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Partner Network (orbitzpartnernetwork.com) delivers private label travel technology solutions to a broad range of partners including some of the world's largest airlines, bank loyalty programs and travel agencies, and Orbitz for Business (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