Expedia.ca now making tracks with VIA Rail Canada

-- Canada's most visited online travel service to offer VIA Rail bookings --

TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 5, 2009 – All aboard! Expedia.ca™ today announces its partnership with VIA Rail Canada, making it the first online travel service in the country to offer Canadians the option to book reservations on the national passenger rail service. With the new offering, customers have access to all trains serving the Windsor to Quebec City Corridor, all at the click of a mouse.

"We are so pleased to announce our partnership with VIA Rail Canada, and are thrilled to be the first online travel service in Canada to offer this option to our customers," said Sean Shannon, Managing Director of Expedia.ca. "Canadians using Expedia.ca can now discover destinations in Ontario and Quebec with a trusted national rail service – a truly unique and authentic travel experience."

"This partnership between VIA and Expedia.ca will allow even more travellers to discover the benefits of train travel, and make it even easier for them to make their travel plans," said Steve Del Bosco, VIA's Chief Customer Officer. "We look forward to welcoming aboard Expedia.ca's customers."

The new VIA Rail selection on Expedia.ca allows users to conveniently browse and search destinations and departure times to find their perfect rail adventure. Featured fares highlight the best and most up- to-date deals departing from cities like Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City. The tab also features a helpful destination guide and links to traveller tools to ensure customers seeking VIA Rail travel are well-prepared for a comfortable and stress-free experience.

For more information, please visit www.expedia.ca.

About Expedia.ca
Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, Expedia.ca™. To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia.ca provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, car and hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insurance and traveller-authored content. Expedia.ca customers are supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.

Expedia.ca, Expedia and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in Canada and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.
© 2009 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada provides efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective transportation services to more than 450 communities, with a network of inter-city, transcontinental and regional remote trains operating across the country.

Expedia and Expedia.com are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

For more information, please contact:
Noor Marzook or Melissa Legaspi
416.979.1120 x 239 / 272
noor.marzook@edelman.com / melissa.legaspi@edelman.com

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