Happy New Year! Post-holiday Fatigue Leaves Canadians Tired and Ready to Travel, Reveals Survey

-- Expedia.ca's Winter Sale Helps Canucks Escape the Cold --

TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Though late December is often referred to as the'holiday season,'many Canadians feel anything but relaxed once the festivities are finished. According to a recent Expedia.ca/Ipsos-Reid poll, one-third of Canadians report being exhausted after visiting home for the holidays and say they need a vacation from their vacation. In fact, 76 per cent of Canadians are planning to holiday in the first three months of the new year.

"Ideally, we'd all like to start the new year off fresh, but a hectic December leaves many of us in need of a real holiday,"says Sean Shannon, Managing Director, Expedia Canada."We're in for a good three months of snow, so this is a great time to head down south for some much-needed rest and relaxation."

Escape winter with Expedia.ca

During the month of January, Expedia.ca is turning into a veritable oasis for travellers, with the Escape Winter Sale, targeting Canada's favourite sun spots and including special deals and packages to Florida, Mexico, Las Vegas and the Caribbean.

"We've listened to our customers - they want to get away, they want to customize their trip and they'd love a great deal, so we are running our first ever big sale,"said Shannon."Whether you prefer to sip margaritas on the beach or rub elbows with high rollers in Vegas, Expedia.ca lets you create the trip that's just right for you."

The Expedia.ca Escape Winter Sale runs through to January 31st, 2005. For more information, log onto www.expedia.ca.

About Expedia.ca

Expedia Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc., operates one of Canada's leading full-service online travel services, 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, trip insurance and mapping information.

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 is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Amy Gillespie/Melissa Graham at Edelman

(416) 979-1120


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