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Orbitz Partner Network Announces Partnership With Georgia Tourism

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz Partner Network, the private label division of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW), announced today that it has partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division to power a custom-built travel booking system that will allow visitors of ExploreGeorgia.org to easily search for and purchase travel products. The fully integrated solution allows travelers to seamlessly book their visit to Georgia, conveniently making flight, hotel, car or vacation package reservations right from the homepage of the website which is also available across mobile devices.

“We constantly strive to provide the best vacation experiences to our visitors from the initial planning phase to the moment they arrive,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner of tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “With the new booking tool available on ExploreGeorgia.org, visitors can instantly book their airfare and hotel as well as learn more about our fantastic tourism destinations and experiences available across the state.”

The new reservation offering complements ExploreGeorgia.org’s dynamic design and site features including curated content, maps, itineraries, top-ten lists, social media and a blog. The “Book Now” button is easily accessible on the header of the site as well the “sticky” footer.

“We continue to build out our technology platform to make it easy for organizations like Georgia Tourism to offer the option to book travel right from their desktop or mobile websites,” said Danny Hest, vice president, Orbitz Partner Network. “Our mobile-optimized booking engine harnesses powerful Orbitz technology and includes a wide inventory of travel products. We’re proud to partner with Georgia Tourism to help new visitors explore all their vibrant state has to offer.”

The booking engine can be accessed at http://www.exploregeorgia.org.

About GDEcD

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts events and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. www.georgia.org

About Orbitz Partner Network

Orbitz Partner Network is a global leader in online travel, delivering the most comprehensive and flexible suite of private label solutions to a broad range of partners in the airline, hotel, affinity, travel agency, and loyalty industries, among others. To learn more about Orbitz Partner Network private label solutions, please visit http://www.orbitzpartnernetwork.com.

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 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 contact: Orbitz Worldwide Trevor Kight +1-312-260-8198 trevor.kight@orbitz.com

Source:Orbitz Worldwide Inc.