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Travel boost for Orbitz

ONLINE travel company Orbitz Worldwide -- parent company to eBookers -- has reported a significant rise in travel numbers with 80pc growth in hotel room stays.

"Orbitz Worldwide delivered strong growth of 12pc in the first quarter. Transaction growth accelerated for the fourth consecutive quarter to 20pc driven by consumer fee reductions and ongoing operational improvements," said Barney Harford, president and chief executive.

The overall value of bookings made with the company soared by 24pc with air bookings recording a 30pc bounce.