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Orbitz Launches First Full-Service Spanish-Language Travel Website in the U.S.

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz today announced the launch of Orbitz en Espanol,, the only full-service Spanish-language travel website targeting the U.S. market. Orbitz en Espanol brings the great deals and choices for hotel rooms, airline tickets, vacation packages, car rentals and travel activities available on to Spanish-speaking travelers in the U.S. booking on computers and smartphones.

To celebrate the launch of the new site, Orbitz en Espanol launched with a Fall Sale offering up to 40 percent off hotel prices in top destinations for U.S. Hispanic travelers including New York, Miami, Cancun and Dominican Republic. Fall Sale deals are also available on and via the mobile web.

Features of include:

-- Spanish-language access to thousands of travel products, discounts and promotions on the site, including weekly Insider Steals that give Orbitz members 50 percent or more off top hotels. Orbitz also does not charge a booking fee on single-carrier flights or change and cancel fees on hotel reservations.(1) -- A fast, powerful Spanish-language mobile website that makes it easy for travelers to search for and book flights, car rentals, vacation packages and hotels with exclusive, mobile-only discounts of up to 50 percent off hotels in over 240 cities around the world. The Orbitz mobile site - which powers the Orbitz en Espanol mobile site - is the only mobile website that allows customers to search and book vacation packages and see package savings when booking airline and hotel together. -- Consumer benefits available only on Orbitz such as Orbitz Price Assurance, which automatically rewards consumers if another customer books the same flight itinerary or hotel stay at a lower rate.

"Orbitz has served Spanish speaking customers through our telesales agents for over five years and our growing Hispanic customer base likes the dedicated Spanish-language service which now includes mobile and desktop options," said Chris Orton, president of "Fifty-six percent of U.S. Hispanics are Spanish-preferring(2) and moving to book on mobile devices at a rate three times faster than the general population.(3) By offering both computer and mobile sites for Spanish speakers in the U.S. that combine ease of booking and great prices and selection, Orbitz is clearly the best choice for travel."

Orbitz en Espanol plans to continue adding translated content and products to the site in 2013, such as cruise and event tickets. The new Orbitz Spanish site can be accessed online or via the mobile web. Customers can also call one of the dedicated Orbitz en Espanol telesales agents at 1-888-656-4546.

Top Destinations for U.S. Hispanic Travelers and Sample Hotel Deals

Orbitz Top 10 Destinations for U.S. Hispanic Travelers4 ------------------------------------------------------- Rank Destination Sample Hotel Promotions5 ---- ----------- ------------------------ 1 Las Vegas Luxor Hotel: 30% off hotel stays --- --------- -------------------------------- 2 New York The Helmsley Park Lane: 35% off hotel stays --- -------- -------------------------------- 3 Orlando Wyndham Grand Orlando: 40% off hotel stays --- ------- ------------------------------------ 4 Chicago Raffaello Hotel: 30% off hotel stays --- ------- ------------------------------------ 5 Miami Newport Beachside Resort: 40% off hotel stays --- ----- ---------------------------------- 6 Cancun Gran Melia Cancun Beach & Spa Resort: 44% off hotel stays --- ------ ------------------------------ 7 Puerto Rico Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico: 30% off hotel stays --- ----------- ------------------------------------ 8 Puerto Vallarta Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa: 55% off hotel stays --- --------------- ------------------------------------ 9 Acapulco Ocean Breeze Hotel: 55% off hotel stays --- -------- ---------------------------------- 10 Dominican Republic Larimar Punta Cana: 35% off hotel stays --- ------------------ ----------------------------------

Terms & Conditions

(1)No Orbitz fees when you change or cancel your hotel reservation. Most hotels do have change and cancel fees. Customers can view their hotel's cancellation policy by visiting My Trips. No Orbitz booking fee on single carrier flights that originate from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. (2)According to the 2012 Nielsen Universe Study: downloads/2012/state-of-the-hispanic-consumer-the-hispanic-market-imperative.html (3)According to the 2012 RedMas Study: vacaciones-us-hispanic-vacations-trends-2012-research-featured-in-emarketer/ 4Top 10 Destinations for U.S. Hispanic Travelers is based on bookings made via Spanish telesales agents. 5Save up to 40% on thousands of hotels through the Orbitz Fall Sale when you book by October 31, 2012. For more details visit:

About ( is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Since launching its Web site to the general public in June 2001, has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. is owned by Orbitz Worldwide. Stay connected to with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on Facebook (, Twitter ( and the Orbitz Travel Blog (

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz (, CheapTickets (, ebookers (, HotelClub (, RatesToGo ( and the Away Network ( Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution ( delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business ( delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.


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