CHICAGO, April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global online travel company Orbitz Worldwide announced that the company has pledged up to $100,000 to match contributions made by its customers and employees to Save the Children to aid in Nepal earthquake relief. Save the Children is an internationally-recognized humanitarian organization with a long history in Nepal dating back to 1976. The organization has an established presence in the impacted region and is currently delivering lifesaving relief and resources for families in the hardest-hit areas of Nepal.
Donate now to Save the Children to aid in Nepal earthquake relief. Click on the following link for a donation match, up to a total match of $100,000, by Orbitz Worldwide through May 6, 2015: www.SavetheChildren.org/Orbitz-Emergency.
"Nepal is a special place for Orbitz Worldwide. We send thousands of travelers to the region every year, and in the past we have also sent shipments of our refurbished laptop computers to schools in remote villages in the country, helping Nepalese kids use technology to accelerate their education," said Barney Harford, CEO of Orbitz Worldwide. "The people of Nepal desperately need our financial support for emergency care, supplies and long-term help to rebuild what has been destroyed. We are asking our employees and customers to join us now in coming to the assistance of Nepal during this time of urgent need."
After disasters, the best way to help is to donate money to effective and efficient charities that already have an established presence on the ground in the impacted region. Save the Children is an internationally-recognized humanitarian organization. Charity Navigator, a leading resource for evaluating the work of nonprofits, gives Save the Children four stars, its highest rating. Save the Children is responding to urgent needs of families in the hardest-hit areas of Nepal. Donations to Save the Children are tax deductible under applicable local law.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW) is a 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.
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