Orbitz joins forces with IRONMAN to offer athlete travel discounts

– IRONMAN athletes offered special travel discounts when booking through Orbitz

 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® & 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 incredible experience 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 the coveted 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.

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