Expedia.ca Private Label Travel Booking Service Powers Delta Hotels Vacations

Product offering enhanced with vacation package, flight, and car rental services on www.deltahotels.com

TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Expedia Canada Corp. today announced, effective immediately, a strategic deal with Delta Hotels to provide dynamic vacation packages to any of Delta Hotels'37 properties across Canada. In addition, more than 450 airlines and all major car rental companies are available on www.deltahotels.comfor booking. As well, Delta Hotel properties are available for sale across all Expedia(R) sites including Expedia.ca, Expedia.com, and others.

"With our new partnership with Expedia Delta Hotels is the first hotel company in Canada to offer one-stop travel shopping through our web site,"said Tanya Pratt, Director, Electronic Distribution and Marketing, Delta Hotels."Now our customers can easily and conveniently book dynamic vacation packages that bundle together flight, car rental and rooms at Delta hotels and resorts across Canada."

Expedia Canada Corp., operator of Expedia.ca(TM), one of Canada's leading online travel services, also delivers private label travel booking services to select partners. The travel service provides integrated offerings of published and negotiated inventory in air, hotel, and car rental products. Expedia Canada Corp. is also providing telephone and email-based customer support for the online flight and car rental bookings of Delta Hotel's online guests."Providing our services to a top hotelier like Delta Hotels allows us to continue the momentum we've established in the Canadian marketplace by supplying Delta Hotels with a service that's proven very popular among Canadian travellers,"said Stuart MacDonald, Managing Director of Expedia Canada Corp."The Expedia online vacation packages, flight and car rental offering is a great complement to Delta Hotels'already successful website."

About Expedia Canada Corp.

Expedia Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), 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 and mapping information. Expedia.ca supports all major airline, hotel and car rental loyalty programs, enabling customers to automatically receive points from virtually any chosen travel partner when reserving through Expedia.ca. Expedia.ca customers are supported by bilingual customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.

 

Expedia.ca customers are supported by an audited privacy policy, and customer support agents available 24 hours a day/seven days a week via a toll free number and email response.

About Delta Hotels

With 37 managed and franchised hotels and resort properties, Delta Hotels is the largest first-class hotel management company in Canada. Widely regarded as Canada's brand of choice by owners and guests, Delta Hotels has also distinguished itself as an exemplary employer. In 2003, for the third consecutive year, Delta Hotels was voted one of'The 50 Best Companies to Work for in Canada'by The Globe and Mail's respected Report on Business Magazine. It is also the only hotel company to have received the'Canada Award for Excellence'from the prestigious National Quality Institute (2000). Delta Hotels is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairmont Hotels&Resorts Inc.

 


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Amy Gillespie,

Edelman, (416) 979-1120, amy.gillespie@edelman.com

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