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Orbitz Courting Mobile Travel Biz

Orbitz Worldwide of Chicago will introduce a new iPhone app on Thursday that it says will allow much easier booking of flights, hotels and rental cars. During May, nearly 6 million consumers used mobile devices to shop for travel on Orbitz, more than doubling the number during the same time last year, Orbitz said. And during the first quarter of the year, more than 9% of Orbitz hotel bookings were made via mobile devices.

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