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Orbitz for Business to Host Education Sessions at GBTA

CHICAGO, July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:OWW), will host a pair of education sessions at the upcoming Global Business Travel Association conference in Orlando. The first will be a discussion on millennial travel patterns and how companies are adjusting their travel programs to address an increasingly younger workforce, hosted by Mark Walton, VP of strategy and account management at Orbitz for Business. Anne Marie Razza, VP of product strategy & development at Orbitz for Business, will lead a panel on the topic of mobile apps and their growing importance in a sophisticated business travel program.

The Millennial Effect Controversy!
Date: Tuesday, July 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 311CD

When it comes to those in the workforce born after 1980 – collectively referred to as "Millennials" – is there a direct correlation between age and compliance to travel programs? Millennials currently make up approximately one-third of today's workforce – and within a few years that number is expected to exceed 50 percent. The panel will explore how a variety of companies are changing their approach to this audience – from offering new incentives to updating communication strategies to investing in consumerized and mobile technologies. Walton will lead the discussion with Carly Jones, senior manager of global travel and events at David’s Bridal, Jennifer Nguyen, recruiting operations at Box, and Greg Rackett, procurement manager at Navigant.

It’s a Mobile, Mobile World After All
Date: Tuesday, July 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 314AB

Razza will moderate a discussion on mobile apps and their growing use in the business travel experience. She will be joined by fellow members of the GBTA Technology Committee – Cindy Allen, founder & CEO of Team Catalyst Holdings, Cassandra Rollins, general manager, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and Jason Sportsman, travel program manager at the University of Notre Dame. Participants will be inspired by what's available and equipped to make recommendations to their travelers, from planning and booking through the travel experience and closing the loop when upon return.

Orbitz for Business Expo Booth

GBTA conference attendees are also invited to stop by the Orbitz for Business booth (#1841), located on the main aisle on the east end of the convention center, to take a free “Perfect Match” quiz to evaluate their current travel program against current best practices. Participants can complete the quiz to be entered to win a European vacation for two.

About Orbitz for Business

Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of global business travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24/7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.

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.

Media contacts: Orbitz Worldwide Trevor Kight +1 312-260-8198 trevor.kight@orbtiz.com

Source:Orbitz Worldwide Inc.