Expedia.ca Invites Canadians to Choose their Adventures with G.A.P Adventures



    
    -- Booking with G.A.P Adventures now available via Tours tab on
    Expedia.ca --
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Expedia.ca(TM), Canada's most visited online
travel service, now offers customers authentic adventure travel options right
at their fingertips through their partnership with G.A.P Adventures, the
world's leader in adventure travel. Under the new Tours tab, Expedia.ca
customers can research and book land tours with G.A.P Adventures, offering a
portal to experience culture, nature and active travel on every continent.
    "Our partnership with G.A.P Adventures marks our first foray into this
area of adventure travel. We are so pleased to offer travellers with a true
sense of adventure the unique opportunity to browse and book tours across the
globe guided by the expertise and authentic experiences that G.A.P Adventures
provides," said Sean Shannon, Managing Director of Expedia.ca.
    The new Tours tab on Expedia.ca allows users to conveniently search
thousands of adventures offering a variety of unique activities and authentic
travel experiences. Whether you are interested in bicycling through Vietnam,
hiking the Inca Trail, or going on an Antarctic expedition, travellers can
discover trips featuring the best in adventure travel under the most popular
tours, as well as discounts on last-minute adventures. The tab also features
helpful links to travellers' tools and FAQs for first-time bookers to create
their ideal adventure vacation.
    "G.A.P Adventures is built upon the desire to provide travellers with
opportunities to experience the real world in an authentic and sustainable
manner through our tours, and we are thrilled to align with a company like
Expedia.ca who endeavours to offer their customers a full-service experience,"
said Bruce Poon Tip, Founder and CEO of G.A.P Adventures.
    For more information, please visit www.expedia.ca.

    About Expedia.ca

    Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel
service, Expedia.ca(TM). 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 activities, cruises,
trip insurance and traveller-authored content. Expedia.ca customers are
supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week via a toll-free number and email response.
    Expedia.ca, Expedia and the Airplane logo are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in Canada and/or other countries.
Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property
of their respective owners.
    (C) 2006 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

    About G.A.P Adventures

    G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry
offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more
than 85,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus
on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of
adventure - people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse
themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a
sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic
commitment to responsible tourism, G.A.P Adventures established the Planeterra
Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the
communities visited. For more information, please visit
www.gapadventures.com/new and www.planeterra.org.





For further information:

For further information: Noor Marzook or Meghan Strathearn, Edelman,
(416) 979-1120 x 239, 276, noor.marzook@edelman.com,
meghan.strathearn@edelman.com

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