Wenham-based advertising agency Mullen flew into the online travel business today, winning an estimated $55 million account with Orbitz.com.

Mullen took home lead creative duties for Orbitz and expects to break its first work for the brand next year, a spokesman for the agency said.

Chicago-based Orbitz spent $51.4 million on measured media last year and $51.5 million through the first nine months of this year, according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

The account was highly coveted by the agency since it had been trying to break into the online travel category for at least six months.

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