Expedia.ca launches Associates Program for Canadian Web Sites

Associate sites earn commissions for referring travel bookings to Expedia.ca

TORONTO, Ontario – October 11, 2001 Expedia Canada Corp., operator of Expedia.ca™, one of Canada's leading online travel stores, today launches its groundbreaking Expedia.ca Associates Program (EAP). This innovative program allows entrepreneurial Canadians to sell travel and receive lucrative commissions by providing an Expedia.ca travel storefront on their site. Prospective web sites can apply to become an EAP at http://www.expedia.ca/daily/enc4105/associates.

With no software programming involved, the EAP provides Canadian web sites with tools needed to profitably sell travel including Expedia®'s award-winning Express Search feature, which allows customers to enter their departure and destination cities along with their travel dates and receive pricing and details on all available booking options. Whenever an EAP's customer books any travel including airfare, hotel, car and specialty lodging bookings through the EAP, the associate web site receives a commission. It's all designed to be simple to participate, track performance, and receive payments from Expedia.ca.

"We're excited to offer this profitable opportunity to Canadian entrepreneurs," said Sean Shannon, Director of Marketing, Expedia Canada Corp. "The EAP is the best of both worlds as it allows new associate web sites to sell travel easily and efficiently to their users, while Expedia.ca securely handles each transaction from credit card processing to customer service to delivering the tickets. It is truly a powerful online travel program."
 

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 travel right Expedia.ca provides the best combination of air, car and hotel reservations, 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 a toll free number and email response.

 


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

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