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Orbitz.com Launches Smart Lock for Passwords With Google

CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com today announced that it is the first travel company to integrate Smart Lock for Passwords, a secure password manager from Google, into Orbitz.com and the Orbitz app for Android.

Customers that sign in to Orbitz.com using Chrome or the Orbitz app for Android will now have the option to save their password with Smart Lock. Smart Lock will remember the password and automatically sign the customer in when they return to Orbitz.com or the app – even when using a different device – minimizing data entry and making it faster to receive the full benefits available to signed-in users, which include:

  • Booking faster: Save recent trip searches across multiple devices – search a trip on one device and book it later using a different device. Plus, check out faster by storing payment information and never worry about remembering passwords.
  • Saving money: Get up to 50 percent off thousands of exclusive insider hotel deals in destinations around the world.
  • Getting even more value: Become a member of the Orbitz Rewards loyalty program and earn up to 5 percent when booking hotels.
  • Becoming an insider: Receive real-time travel details and alerts such as flight delays, gate changes, cancellation and baggage carousel location plus get information about special deals and promotions.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with a lightning fast and frictionless experience when interacting with our website and apps. Smart Lock is one way that we are giving Orbitz customers that seamless experience," said Chris Brown, chief product officer of Orbitz.com. "More than one-third of consumers are now interacting with at least two devices when booking a trip.1 Smart Lock makes it especially easy for those customers to pick up where they left off when planning a vacation no matter what device they are using."

View images of Google Smart Lock on Orbitz.com and the Orbitz app for Android.

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.

1Proprietary Travel Journey Study, May 2015, conducted by Toluna/Wakoopa for Orbitz

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a 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. 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 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