Orbitz named Official Online Travel Partner of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North American Series

September 10th, 2019

Orbitz named Official Online Travel Partner of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North American Series

Orbitz joins forces with IRONMAN to offer athlete travel discounts

TAMPA, Fla. / CHICAGO, Ill. (September 10, 2019) — IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, announced today a multi-year relationship with leading travel site Orbitz. As part of the relationship, Orbitz becomes the Official Online Travel Partner of the IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® North American Series and the company will provide travel booking tools on www.ironman.com event pages for upcoming IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, assisting athletes and support crews in finding easy and affordable travel options to IRONMAN events around the world.

Orbitz rewards travelers for booking hotels, flights, car rentals, vacation packages and destination activities on its site and mobile application via its free cash-back style loyalty program. Travelers instantly earn travel dollars known as Orbucks on hotels, flights and vacation packages that can be redeemed toward 350,000+ hotels around the world. Additionally, travelers earn perks like waived TSA precheck, free checked bags and upgrades the more they book.

“Orbitz is a globally recognized brand in the travel space and will become the go-to resource for our athletes in planning the logistics around their race travel,” said Matthieu Van Veen, Chief Revenue Officer for IRONMAN. “We are delighted to collaborate with Orbitz, to offer this feature directly on our website, and to launch with an exclusive offer to our athletes.”

To celebrate the launch of this relationship, Orbitz is offering 10% off hotels and lodging with promo code IRONMAN10 for athletes, spectators and fans traveling to IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events at www.orbitz.com/ironman. This limited time offer runs through October 12 [1], the same date as the pinnacle of the sport – the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

“IRONMAN events take place in some of the top destinations around the world, so it’s a natural partnership to bring our travel expertise to this dedicated community of athletes, spectators and fans,” said Carey Malloy, Director Brand & Marketing at Orbitz. “We look forward to providing travel resources and perks that add to the already incredibleexperience that is competing in an IRONMAN triathlon.”

The IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series is the world’s premier series of full-distance and half-distance triathlon events, consisting of over 150 qualifying races in 50-plus countries, regions and territories around the world. A full-distance IRONMAN triathlon offers athletes the opportunity to push beyond their perceived limits by swimming 2.4 miles (3.8km), biking 112 miles (180km) and running 26.2 miles (42.2km) en route to completing one of the world’s most challenging single-day endurance races and earning thecoveted title of IRONMAN. Each IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, which consists of a 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim, a 56-mile (90km) bike and a 13.1-mile (21.1km) run, offers athletes of all backgrounds and abilities a consistent and around the world. Each series culminates in its respective world championship event, with the IRONMAN World Championship held annually in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship rotating globally on an annual basis, with this year’s event just completed in Nice, France.

For more information on Orbitz, visit www.Orbitz.com. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media-related inquiries should be directed to press@ironman.com.

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About Orbitz

Orbitz is a leading travel provider where millions of customers are rewarded when they search for and book hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and destination activities on Orbitz.com and Orbitz mobile apps. Through the award-winning Orbitz Rewards loyalty program, travelers instantly earn Orbucks on bookings which can be redeemed on 350,000+ hotels worldwide – just like that. Members also receive hotel perks and travel benefits the more they book, and earn up to 10 percent back with the Orbitz Reward Visa® Card.

About The IRONMAN Group

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Group

Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and The IRONMAN Group, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world. 

[1]All discounted hotel stays booked using this code must be completed prior to Dec. 31, 2020. See www.Orbitz.com/IRONMAN for details.

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Orbitz named Official Online Travel Partner of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North American Series

Contact Info

Dan Berglund
813-868-5940
press@ironman.com
www.ironman.com

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