Delta Hotels Partners with Air Canada to Provide Big Savings for Business Travelers



    First of its kind partnership gives Delta customers 15% off their
    Air Canada flight

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Delta Hotels is proud to announce an
exclusive partnership with Canada's largest full service airline, providing
guests who book and stay at any Delta hotel or resort with 15% off their
airfare with Air Canada to any destination where a Delta hotel is located.
This 15% discount offer is available on Air Canada's Tango Plus, Latitude and
Executive Class fares for guests who have booked to stay at Delta from
February 4, 2009 until June 30, 2009.
    "Delta is delighted to be the first Canadian hotel brand to offer this
type of savings to our guests," said Hank Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta
Hotels. "We listened to our business customers, who are looking for ways to
save during this difficult economic time. Travel is an important part of doing
business, and we're excited to offer an innovative cost-saving solution to
Canadian companies of all sizes."
    Given the current challenging economic climate, it's even more important
that Canadian companies stay in close contact with their customers from coast
to coast to remain competitive. At the same time, companies are looking for
ways to cut operational costs.
    "This is a made-in-Canada solution. We've brought together the only
national, Canadian-owned hotel chain, and Canada's largest airline, serving
the most destinations, with the widest range of products and services to suit
all budgets," said Stackhouse. "Together we're committed to supporting
Canadian businesses with a meaningful travel cost reduction to help them stay
competitive in today's environment."
    This first-of-its kind partnership between Delta Hotels and Air Canada is
one way that Canadian companies can reduce the cost of business travel, by
providing incredible savings on flights on top of Delta's affordable room
rates.
    "Air Canada is pleased to offer Delta Hotel guests even more value for
their money when traveling on Air Canada," said Charles McKee, Air Canada's
Vice President of Marketing. "Air Canada's partnership with Delta Hotels
offers customers the very best from two leaders in the Canadian travel and
hospitality industry: unbeatable choice and convenience for travel and lodging
in cities across Canada. It's a great time to travel."
    This savings is applicable on new bookings, group bookings and corporate
travel made with Delta Hotels. The 15% discount is available on eligible fares
at the time of booking. This special discount may not be used in conjunction
with any other promotional code discount. All bookings must be made at
aircanada.com by the guest or their travel agent.
    For more information or to book travel, please visit
www.deltahotels.com/flyaircanada

    About Delta Hotels

    A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels operates and
franchises a diversified portfolio with 44 full-service, city centre and
airport hotels and resorts under the Delta brand. Widely regarded as Canada's
"brand of choice" by guests and owners, Delta Hotels also distinguishes itself
as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized
for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious National
Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award
program's highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The company also
consistently ranks as one of the country's best employers in The Globe and
Mail's Report on Business annual "50 Best Employers" list (2001-2003,
2005-2009). As well, its Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta
Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities we serve through
our national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in
the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and our work
with various other charitable groups. For more information, visit
www.deltahotels.com.

    About Air Canada

    Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for
passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and
serves 33 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star
Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
Air Canada was ranked in 2007 as the "Best Airline in North America" for the
second time in three years in an independent passenger survey of 14 million
air travellers conducted by Skytrax. In 2008, the readers of Business Traveler
magazine voted Air Canada "Best In-Flight Services in North America," "Best
Airline for Business Class Service in North America" and "Best North American
Airline for International Travel." For more information visit
www.aircanada.com




For further information:

For further information: Rachel Thexton, Media Profile, Office: (604)
609-6153, Cell: (604) 729-1448, rachel@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta
Hotels, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com;
Air Canada Contacts: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788; Peter
Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741


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