Eurostar Launches Orbitz Worldwide Private Label Solution to Power Hotel and Package Bookings in Europe

By Orbitz Worldwide, PRNE
Monday, May 9, 2011

Partnership Delivers One-Stop Shopping for Rail Passengers, New Customer Opportunities for Orbitz Worldwide Hotel Partners

CHICAGO, May 10, 2011 - Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) today announced that Eurostar International,
the leading provider of international high-speed passenger rail transit
across inter-continental Europe, has launched the Orbitz Worldwide
Distribution private label solution to power hotel, dynamic packaging, car
hire and activities bookings on its website, The
Orbitz Worldwide private label solution is built on highly-flexible,
fully-customizable XML-based technology that allows Eurostar to offer
complementary travel products booked standalone or part of a package


"The Orbitz Worldwide solution is unique in its ability to combine
comprehensive content from tens of thousands of hotel partners with a
technology platform that gives Eurostar unmatched functionality and
customization," said Matthias Mahr, head of e-Commerce and Customer
Management, Eurostar. "As demand for end-to-end, high-speed rail accelerates
across Europe, this partnership allows us to offer customers one-stop
shopping on for the best deals on complementary travel products
and services."

Headquartered in London, Eurostar is one of Europe's most visible train
operators. Since the launch of its first inter-country line in 1994, the rail
company has carried nearly 120 million travelers between Britain and
continental Europe. According to the European Commission, demand for overall
rail transit has steadily increased since 2003 with a growing percentage of
those trips happening on high-speed routes. Additionally, deregulation by the
European Commission in 2010 has given Eurostar and other train operators
greater flexibility to service more countries and destinations across the
European Union.

"We are excited that Eurostar selected the Orbitz Worldwide private label
solution to power its ancillary product platform for hotel, dynamic
packaging, car hire and activities," said Ronnie Gurion, president, Orbitz
Worldwide Distribution. "In addition to being a great win for Orbitz
Worldwide during a highly competitive bid process, our hotel partners will
immediately benefit from having their properties promoted to millions of
additional travelers that book on each year."

Orbitz Worldwide Distribution offers a range of private label solutions
for partners of all sizes, including hosted HTML services that can be
launched in a matter of days with no upfront costs, XML solutions that allow
full control of the user interface, and end-to-end custom developed XML and
HTML solutions that are fully tailored to meet the unique requirements of
more complex partners. For more information about Orbitz Worldwide
Distribution, visit or send
an email to

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
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About Eurostar International

    1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras
       International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris,
       Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the
       French Alps.
    2. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three
       railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental
       Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified
       corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
    3. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between
       Europe's leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler
       ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed
       rail network.
    4. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar
       operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates
       vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is
       Eurotunnel's biggest customer.
    5. To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit or call +44(0)1233-617-575.

Jay Pierce of Orbitz Worldwide, +1-312-894-6947, jay.pierce at; or Eurostar Press Office, Eurostar International, +44(0)20-7843-5500, at

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