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To Celebrate Orbitz.com’s 15th Birthday, Travelers Can Win a Trip for 15 Friends

Not-to-Miss 15th Birthday Blowout Sale with up to 50 Percent off Hotels Worldwide

New data shows more Americans wish they could take birthday trips -- it would make them happier!

CHICAGO, June 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orbitz.com® is turning 15! And since taking flight in June 2001, the site has enabled millions of vacations all around the world. To celebrate its loyal customers, and milestone 15th birthday, the online travel company wants travelers to put their best vacation photos to work for a chance to win the ultimate birthday party – a trip for 15 friends to a destination of their choice in the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean or Canada.1


To keep the party going, Orbitz.com also launched a birthday sale with up to 50 percent off thousands of eligible hotels worldwide,2 plus an extra 15 percent off select hotels using promotion code BIRTHDAY15.3 Orbitz.com birthday sale and promotion code valid through July 3. Join the birthday party, and savings, at www.orbitz15.com.

“Now that Orbitz has hit 15, we celebrate a legacy of innovation and look ahead to what’s next. We want to be the most rewarding site for travelers and continue to enhance programs they love – such as the award-winning Orbitz Rewards loyalty program. We are also focused on providing more choices for our customers as demonstrated with the recent addition of 130,000 new hotels on Orbitz.com and in our mobile app,” said Hari Nair, vice president and general manager of Orbitz.com. “But today, we celebrate our customers. The Orbitz birthday sale and trip giveaway is our way of saying, ‘Thanks for 15 years of amazing memories, now let’s make more!’”

“PIC YOUR TRIP” TO WIN A VACATION FOR 15 FRIENDS

Orbitz.com is sending one lucky traveler and up to 14 friends on the most memorable vacation ever to a destination of their choice in the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean or Canada. The winner will also receive $5,000 in Orbucks, which can be used on an eligible hotel stay on Orbitz.com, plus $2,000 in cash.

Here’s how to “Pic Your Trip”:

  1. Share your best vacation photo from the last 15 years on Twitter or Instagram by June 20
  2. Tag the photo using #Orbitz15Sweepstakes
  3. Tag 14 friends you’d like to bring along
  4. Follow @Orbitz on Twitter or Instagram for updates

That’s not all! In addition to the grand prize, through June 20, daily winners receive $500 in Orbucks that can be used on their next eligible hotel stay.

For more information on the “Pic Your Trip” sweepstakes or the Orbitz birthday sale, visit www.orbitz15.com. Check out the Orbitz Twitter page for more 15th birthday surprises and fun.

THE BIRTHDAY SURVEY4

In honor of its own milestone birthday, Orbitz.com surveyed Americans to find out what makes birthdays so special. Survey highlights include:

  • While nearly sixty percent of people would like to travel for their birthday – and even say it would make them happier – less than half have ever actually taken a birthday trip.
  • The top five destinations Americans want to visit to celebrate their birthdays are the Caribbean, Rome, Paris, Las Vegas and New York.
  • More than half of Americans are more likely to travel for a milestone birthday.

1No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. Ends 6/20/16. Enter for a chance to win. For official rules, click here.
2Offers valid at participating hotels only and are subject to availability. Offers vary by property. Minimum night stay may be required, and varies by property. Rules, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply. See property pages for further details and usual booking terms and conditions apply (see https://www.orbitz.com/p/info-other/legal.htm).
3BIRTHDAY15: Subject to the restrictions set out in these terms and conditions, the 15% promotion code may be applied to a qualifying stand-alone hotel (not a hotel booking in combination with any other product such as flight + hotel, or flight +hotel + car) booked online with orbitz.com between May 30, 2016 12:01AM CT and July 3, 2016 11:59PM CT, for 1 or more nights for travel between May 30, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per itinerary. Exclusions may apply. Usual booking terms and conditions apply (see https://www.orbitz.com/p/info-other/legal.htm) and all bookings are subject to availability.
4The Orbitz Birthday Survey was fielded 5/6/16 via Google Consumer Surveys to 502 adults aged 18 or older.

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a leading travel website where millions of consumers search for and book a broad range of hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities. 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.

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