Expedia.ca Invites Canadians to Choose their Adventures with G.A.P Adventures

-- Booking with G.A.P Adventures now available via Tours tab on Expedia.ca --

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Expedia.ca(TM), Canada's most visited online travel service, now offers customers authentic adventure traveloptions right at their fingertips through their partnership with G.A.P Adventures, the world's leader in adventure travel. Under the new Tours tab, Expedia.ca customers can research and book land tours with G.A.P Adventures, offering a portal to experience culture, nature and active travel on every continent.

"Our partnership with G.A.P Adventures marks our first foray into this area of adventure travel. We are so pleased to offer travellers with a true sense of adventure the unique opportunity to browse and book tours across the globe guided by the expertise and authentic experiences that G.A.P Adventures provides,"said Sean Shannon, Managing Director of Expedia.ca.

The new Tours tab on Expedia.ca allows users to conveniently search thousands of adventures offering a variety of unique activities and authentic travel experiences. Whether you are interested in bicycling through Vietnam, hiking the Inca Trail, or going on an Antarctic expedition, travellers can discover trips featuring the best in adventure travel under the most popular tours, as well as discounts on last-minute adventures. The tab also features helpful links to travellers' toolsand FAQs for first-time bookers to create their ideal adventure vacation.

"G.A.P Adventures is built upon the desire to provide travellers with opportunities to experience the real world in an authentic and sustainable manner through our tours, and we are thrilled to align with a company like Expedia.ca who endeavours to offer their customers a full-service experience,"said Bruce Poon Tip, Founder and CEO of G.A.P Adventures.

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(TM). To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia.ca provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, carand hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insuranceand 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.

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About G.A.P Adventures

G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 85,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure - people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G.A.P Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gapadventures.com/newand www.planeterra.org.


For further information:

Noor Marzook or Meghan Strathearn, Edelman, (416) 979-1120 x 239, 276, noor.marzook@edelman.com, meghan.strathearn@edelman.com

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