Expedia joins Nectar Program



    MONTREAL, Aug. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Groupe Aeroplan Inc. (TSX:AER) today
announced the execution of a multi-year agreement with Expedia, Inc. Effective
immediately, Nectar members can earn 1,000 points when booking a travel
package including a flight through Expedia, Inc.'s UK website and 200 points
when booking an individual flight, hotel or car rental.
    "With the addition of Expedia to the base of partners, Nectar enhances
its offering in the travel sector giving its members the opportunity to earn
points as they holiday," said Brian Sinclair, President of Nectar.
    With over 450 airlines available, nearly 80,000 properties to choose from
and the facilities for members to build their own trip, Expedia.co.uk has a
wealth of expertise that Nectar cardholders can take advantage of.

    About Groupe Aeroplan Inc.

    Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management
corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns the Aeroplan program, Canada's premier
loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty
program. In the Gulf Region, Groupe Aeroplan owns 60 per cent of Rewards
Management Middle East, the operator of Air Miles programs in the United Arab
Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. Groupe Aeroplan also operates Insight &
Communication, a customer-driven insight and data analytics company offering
worldwide services to retailers and their suppliers. For more information,
please visit www.aeroplan.com.

    About Expedia, Inc.

    Expedia, Inc. is the world's leading online travel company, empowering
business and leisure travellers with the tools and information they need to
easily research, plan, book, and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also
provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Expedia, Inc.'s
portfolio of brands include: Expedia.com(R), hotels.com(R), Hotwire(R),
Egencia, TripAdvisor(TM) and Classic Vacations(R). Expedia, Inc.'s companies
also operate internationally with sites in Canada, the United Kingdom,
Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and China, through its
investment in eLong(TM). For more information, visit
http://www.expediainc.com/. (NASDAQ:   EXPE).




For further information:

For further information: Media: Michèle Meier, (514) 205-7028,
michele.meier@aeroplan.com; Analysts: Trish Moran, (416) 352-3728,
trish.moran@aeroplan.com


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