Latest "Orbitz Originals" Online Video Series Highlights Vermont Destinations

Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:00am EDT

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CHICAGO,  March 12, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel companyOrbitz
Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) and the Vermont Department of Tourism today launched a
five-part online video series, "Orbitz Originals: Winter in  Vermont," hosted by
award-winning travel expert  Richard Bangs  and available exclusively at Building on the success of previous "Orbitz Originals"
installments that highlighted destinations as diverse as  Ireland,  New York 
and the  Cayman Islands, this new series harnesses the power of online video to
showcase  Vermont's winter attractions and will be followed by "Orbitz
Originals: Summer in  Vermont" later this year.


Research indicates that online video is an important source of inspiration in
the travel planning process, with 64 percent of travelers watching online video
when choosing a destination and 62 percent watching online video when looking
for activities offered at a particular destination*. To that end, each episode
of "Orbitz Originals: Winter in  Vermont" explores an attraction or activity
unique to the Green Mountain State, from the historic Trapp Family Lodge to the
world-class ski slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort to the charm of  Vermont's
myriad bed & breakfast inns.   Richard Bangs  then takes viewers on his journey
across the landscape, providing a trip template that viewers can replicate
themselves through travel bookings made at

"Vermont  has so much to offer travelers as a year round destination and Orbitz
has proven to be an innovator in using online video to inspire travel bookings,"
said  Steve Cook, deputy commissioner at the Vermont Department of Tourism and
Marketing.  "'Orbitz Originals: Winter in  Vermont' beautifully illustrates the
reasons why  Vermont  is a perfect vacation destination for every traveler."

Other highlights of "Orbitz Originals: Winter in Vermont" include a time-lapse
journey down scenic  Vermont  Route 100, a 217-mile north-south highway that
travels nearly the entire length of the state, plus a glimpse into the process
used to create  Vermont's world famous maple syrup.

"The 'Orbitz Originals' series has created tremendous value for our partners,
using online video to stimulate audiences and offer unprecedented integration
between inspiration and the act of booking travel," said  Josh Winkler, vice
president of partner marketing at Orbitz Worldwide.  "'Orbitz Originals: Winter
in  Vermont' continues that tradition by revealing to audiences the broad array
of activities that  Vermont  has to offer winter travelers of all ages and

*Source:  The Traveler's Road to Decision,  Google and Ipsos MediaCT (July 2012)

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