Expedia.ca powers online travel bookings and services for canada.com

TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Expedia Canada Corp., operator of Expedia.ca™, one of Canada's leading online travel stores, is making canada.com's newly launched network even more wide-ranging with the announcement today of a marketing alliance.

canada.com users now have access to all of the tools necessary to research, plan and book travel right within their site. By visiting the travel channel of the canada.com portal, users can easily search for and book air, hotel, car and vacation packages, all powered by Expedia.ca. Users also can access Expedia.ca's extensive travel content and 24/7-customer support.

"We are extremely excited by this opportunity with canada.com to provide their users convenient access to all of our Expedia.ca services," stated Sean Shannon, Director of Marketing, Expedia Canada Corp. "canada.com represents an important new distribution channel for our travel services through their newly re-launched and comprehensive network."

"The vision for canada.com is to better the daily life of Canadians," said Jon de la Mothe, Director of Marketing & Relationships, "so we are very pleased to provide our travel customers across Canada with the ease and benefits of an integrated, one-stop travel centre partnered with Expedia.ca."

About Expedia Canada Corp.

Expedia Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE), operates one of Canada's leading online travel stores, Expedia.ca. To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia.ca provides the best combination of air, car and hotel booking, vacation packages offers, destination information, and point-to-point mapping.

Expedia.ca customers are supported by an audited privacy policy, and customer support agents available 24 hours a day/seven days a week via an 800 number and email response.

About canada.com

Operated by CanWest Interactive, canada.com is Canada's number one Canadian online destination for local news and information. canada.com is the online home of CanWest Global Communication (NYSE: CWG; TSE: CGS.S and CGS.A; www.canwestglobal.com) properties including Global Television, National Post, over thirty Southam daily newspapers, Faceoff.com, carclick.com, careerclick.com and homesclick.com. The canada.com network receives over 100 million page impressions and over 4.5 million unique visits per month.

 


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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