Expedia Canada Corp. Charters the way for Travel Convenience

Expedia.ca makes charter flights available to sun-starved Canadians

TORONTO, Ontario — January 15, 2002 — Expedia Canada Corp., operator of Expedia.caTM, one of Canada's leading online travel agencies, today launched the sale of charter flights on its full-service travel site. Together with Tour Operator Partners SIGNATURE Vacations and Conquest Vacations, Expedia.ca is ready to help Canadians find their place in the sun this winter.

"Great value and more direct flights - just two reasons why charters have been popular with Canadian travellers for many years," said Stuart MacDonald, Managing Director, Expedia Canada Corp. "The addition of charter flights to our re-named 'Flights and Charters' search gives our customers even more choice. And Expedia.ca is the first site to integrate charters directly into a customer's flight search results. Now, more than ever, Expedia.ca is the easy, one-stop place for all Canadian travellers' needs."

Designed specifically for economical direct travel, charter flights make vacations more accessible to Canadians by providing flights to more than 40 popular destinations, from cities coast-to-coast. Canadians planning an escape from the snow and ice this winter will find Expedia.ca has the perfect southbound charter flight to transport them to their destination of choice. Some of the charter services available on Expedia.ca include direct flights to Las Vegas, Orlando, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Petersburg in the USA; plus Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco in Mexico; Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic; as well as Caribbean sunspots like Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, St. Martin and Barbados. Expedia.ca offers more than 40 charter destinations in all.

'Now, Canadians can build the holiday that fits them best, by easily teaming affordable charter flights with our great Expedia® Special Rates hotels and competitively priced car rentals," MacDonald said. "Currently, charter flights for January departure include Toronto to Cancun starting from just C$367, from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta from just C$588, from Montreal to Orlando from just C$299, and many more*."

About Expedia Canada Corp.

Expedia Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), operates one of Canada's leading online travel agencies, 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 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.

*Air fares shown were available on Expedia.ca at press time and are per person, for round-trip travel as provided by SIGNATURE Vacations or Conquest Vacations. Transportation taxes, fees & GST (where applicable) and fuel surcharges are additional.

 


Expedia, Expedia.ca, and the Airplane logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in Canada, the U.S., and/or other countries. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Amy Gillespie, Edelman Public Relations, (416) 979-1120 ext. 312, amy.gillespie@edelman.com

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