Orbitz Worldwide Seeks Strategic Alternatives for Away Network

Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:09pm EST

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CHICAGO,  Feb. 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel company Orbitz
Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW) announced today it is exploring strategic
alternatives for some or all of the assets within the Away Network.  The Away
Network includes specialized travel content, valuable domain names with strong
organic traffic and an active customer base seeking travel news and deals.

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Among the Away Network's sites are  Away.com,  Trip.com,  GORP.com, 
AdventureFinder.com.

"As we assess the prioritization of investments in different areas of our
business, in particular in the context of the encouraging trends that we're
seeing in hotel, we've made the determination that the elements of the Away
Network, either collectively or individually, are likely to be more valuable to
other parties," said  Sam Fulton, senior vice president of product strategy at
Orbitz Worldwide.   

The company said that the revenue and adjusted EBITDA associated with the Away
Network is immaterial to overall Orbitz Worldwide financial results, and that a
sale of some or all of the assets associated with the Away Network would not
change the company's earnings outlook for 2013.

Interested parties should contact Orbitz Worldwide Corporate Development via
email at  corpdev@orbitz.com.  

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 (www.orbitz.com), CheapTickets
(www.cheaptickets.com), ebookers (www.ebookers.com), HotelClub
(www.hotelclub.com), RatesToGo (www.ratestogo.com) and the Away Network
(www.away.com). Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide
Distribution (corp.orbitz.com/partnerships/distribution) delivers private label
travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's
largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business (www.orbitzforbusiness.com) delivers
managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. For more information on
partnership opportunities with Orbitz Worldwide, visit corp.orbitz.com.

Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information
available to its investors and the public at investors.orbitz.com. The public
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to the website.

SOURCE  Orbitz Worldwide


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