Orbitz announced the launch of the Orbitz Hotels App, a native iPad application that gives customers an intuitive search-and-book experience designed specifically for iPad. The Orbitz Hotels App offers travelers the entire selection of Orbitz hotel properties, powerful comparison tools and secure booking in just three taps. The Orbitz Hotels App for iPad takes full advantage of iPad's unique capabilities, providing a streamlined, fast and friendly interface for travelers to find, compare and book hotels, whether on the couch or on the go. Highlights include: - Book hotels at any of thousands of destinations around the world available on Orbitz - Find hotels nearby using iPad's GPS capabilities – particularly convenient for same day bookings – or search by city, address, zip code or landmark - Filter and sort hotels by price, star rating, review score, distance, neighborhood and more - Compare hotels and prices on an interactive map. Tiles alongside the map provide summarized hotel information and can be expanded to show photographs, guest reviews by verified customers, special offers, amenities and detailed hotel/room descriptions - Toggle from map view to an innovative matrix view to effortlessly compare many hotel options at once "The Orbitz Hotels App for iPad sets a new standard, allowing customers to search for, compare and book hotels effortlessly," said Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide. "Designed from the ground up to take advantage of iPad's format and interface, the Orbitz Hotels App for iPad is fun to use, fast and streamlined, allowing customers to book a hotel in just three taps."