Go Travel Direct: Fall-Winter Program 2007-2008 featuring the favourite destinations of Quebec vacationers: Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba



    MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - GO Travel Direct, Canada's leading
direct-sell tour operator, is announcing their latest holiday packages to
Quebec's favourite vacation destinations: Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
In tune with the needs of Quebec consumers, GO Travel Direct is meeting the
ever-increasing demand for southern sun destinations. With all inclusive
holiday packages up to $120 less than last season, GO Travel Direct is every
traveller's first choice, especially with the strong Canadian dollar, which
allows considerable savings and even more affordable fares.

    November 2007 and January 2008 vacations:

    Below is a list of our one-week holiday packages with departures for
Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba, which include return trips to Montreal
via Zoom Airlines, seven nights in 3, 4 or 5-star hotels with all-inclusive
meal plan (food and drinks), hotel and airport transfers, the daily on-site
presence of a GO Travel Direct representative, and taxes (excluding airport
taxes payable in the country of departure):

    
    - Mexico (starting at $949)
      Cancun                      From November 3

    - Dominican Republic (starting at $899)
      Puerto Plata / Punta Cana   From November 3
      Santo Domingo               From January 21

    - Cuba (starting at $799)
      Varadero                    From January 17
    

    Zoom Airlines, the official carrier of GO Travel Direct, will have one of
its five planes reserved exclusively for Go Travel Direct's Montreal
departures.

    Choice of new Caribbean hotels

    In addition to its all-inclusive vacations, among the most competitive in
the industry, GO Travel Direct is adding 15 new hotels to its choice of
Caribbean packages, including The Bel Air in Cancun and the Blue Bay Grand
Esmeralda in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico; the Villa Cuba Hotel in Varadero,
Cuba; and the Sofitel Nicolasa de Ovando in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    Wild Card Program

    When choosing the Wild Card holiday package, travellers simply choose
their destination, departure date and quality of hotel. Upon arrival at their
destination, Go Travel Direct will inform them of their hotel. GO Travel
Direct, with the Wild Card, is able to offer lower rates to its customers, who
would have paid more by selecting their hotel packages in advance. The Wild
Card program will be available starting in November.

    Go Travel Direct: a trailblazer in on-line booking

    Go Travel Direct was Canada's first tour operator to sell vacation
packages directly online to the consumer., an initiative which all other
Canadian tour operators have since imitated. In 2005, Hugh Boyle, the founder
and chairman of GO Travel Direct, declared that "over 60% of our customers
booked their vacation packages over the Internet." Two years later, in 2007,
this proportion has climbed to 70%, a clear reflection of the company's goal
of offering consumers greater flexibility in their choice of holiday
destinations, at the best possible price.

    Go Travel Direct's Lowest Price Guarantee

    The Go Travel Direct Lowest Price Guarantee, at a cost of $20 (excluding
taxes), ensures consumers that the price of a holiday package will not drop
below what they originally paid for their vacation. If, for example, an
identical vacation package is offered on Go Travel Direct's web site at a
lower price, Go Travel Direct will refund the difference in the form of
Go Travel Direct gift certificates. This price guarantee is available only to
travellers purchasing a Go Travel Direct vacation package 28 days or more
before their date of departure.

    News from Zoom Airlines

    Zoom Airlines is pleased to announce additional Montreal departures to
two of its most popular European destinations: Paris and London. Beginning in
May 2008, there will be six departures per week (instead of four) to Paris,
and two departures per week (instead of one) to London. Since 2004,
Zoom Airlines has flown over 250,000 passengers between Montreal and Paris,
and over 110,000 between Montreal and London.

    To reserve vacation packages with GO Travel Direct, call (514) 849-3344
or toll-free at 1 866 749-3344. On-line reservations may also be made at
www.gotraveldirect.com or by visiting the Montreal offices of GO Travel Direct
located at 303 Emery Street. For all reservations with Zoom Airlines to Paris
and London, visit www.flyzoom.com or call 1-866-FLY-ZOOM (1-866-359-9666).




For further information:

For further information: Media: Sylvie Brunetta, Brunetta Etc!
Communications, (450) 628-4014, sbrunetta@brunettaetc.com; GO Travel Direct -
Ottawa: Dan Brennan, (613) 760-4725, danb@gotraveldirect.com

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