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Virgin Australia offers more hotels through new deal with Hotelclub

12/07/2011

Virgin Australia customers can now easily search and book more than 71,000 hotel properties across the globe with the selection of Orbitz Worldwide’s HotelClub as the provider of standalone hotel content for the airline group’s websites.

“The Orbitz Worldwide and HotelClub partnership gives our corporate and leisure customers the ability to search and book thousands of hotels on our website as they book their flights, including more than 4,200 hotel properties in Australia and New Zealand alone,” Virgin Australia’s Group Executive Commercial Liz Savage said.

“We chose HotelClub for its flexibility, ease of use and for the competitive prices it offers. Virgin Australia is committed to providing our customers with quality services and great value and we believe that HotelClub will help us achieve that.

“The HotelClub offering went live last month and initial customer response to the new range of properties available has been extremely positive”, Ms Savage said.

HotelClub will offer hotel accommodation through the Virgin Australia, V Australia and Pacific Blue websites. Ms Savage said the deal does not impact Blue Holidays, which remains the group’s holiday package provider.

Orbitz Worldwide Distribution president, Ronnie Gurion, said: “Virgin Australia has quickly become one of the most recognisable airlines in Australia and across Asia Pacific, and we are thrilled they selected the Orbitz Worldwide solution to power their standalone hotel bookings.”

“We believe our solution is unique in its ability to combine a flexible technology platform with extensive supplier inventory delivered by a great consumer brand like HotelClub.”

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 (http://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 http://corp.orbitz.com. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com.