SYDNEY, May 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HotelClub, the online hotel booking community owned by leading online travel company Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:OWW), today announced the appointment of Dandan Cheng as VP & Managing Director, HotelClub China. In this newly created role she will lead HotelClub's Chinese brand "HotelClub ("Hàokèbāng")" in China's rapidly growing travel sector. Based in Shanghai, China, Cheng will report to Nicolas Chu, President of HotelClub. "Dandan's leadership will propel HotelClub towards becoming a top choice for Chinese customers booking hotels for their outbound travel needs," said Chu. Cheng joins HotelClub from eBay Inc. where she most recently held the position of Country Manager of the eBay marketplace in China, setting up their cross-border exporting business, growing it significantly and achieving notable growth. "HotelClub's easy-to-use mobile booking apps and its HotelClub Rewards program that offers numerous club benefits, including up to 7 percent back on bookings and members extras (such as free upgrade when you stay), will be powerful tools to drive Chinese consumers to the Hàokèbāng brand," said Cheng. Cheng served in previous positions as a management consultant working for firms including A.T Kearney and Accenture. She holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a degree in Computer Science from Fudan University. About HotelClub HotelClub is operated by Australian registered HotelClub Pty Ltd, part of Orbitz Worldwide Inc (NSYE:OWW). HotelClub is a global online accommodation community for travellers in the know. Our members receive Club Benefits every time they make a hotel booking, including free extras when they stay, up to 7% Member Rewards back on bookings, Priority Club Service and exclusive deals on hotels. Member Rewards can be redeemed any time, anywhere in the world – no restrictions. With accommodation choices in 7,400 cities across 141 countries worldwide, there's a hotel to suit every traveller's needs. Membership is free and services are available in 35 currencies and 17 languages.