CAA-Quebec itineraries - Plan your trip from A to Z in the comfort of your home

    QUEBEC, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Are you planning a trip? Why not plot your
entire route online with the TripTik Travel Planner, available in French or in
English at
    "The TripTik Travel Planner not only allows Internet users to prepare a
personalized itinerary in the comfort of their home, it also provides
information on roadwork as well as on hotels and restaurants recommended by
the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and American Automobile Association
(AAA)," explains Sophie Gagnon, CAA-Quebec's Senior Director, Public and
Government Relations. "It contains all the travel planning expertise that CAA
and AAA together have acquired. It covers everything... from itineraries to
detailed information on attractions and establishments!"
    TripTik: the North American benchmark - Since the 1960s, CAA/AAA members
have used the TripTik itinerary as a reference tool to plan their trips in
order to avoid any surprises on the road. It indicates routes to take,
roadwork to steer clear of, driving distances, location of rest areas, etc.
"The printout version of the TripTik Travel Planner is different from the
traditional version: it provides a more precise itinerary, including a
detailed explanation of the route to take," Ms. Gagnon adds. "It allows users
to plan a trip from one address to another rather than from one city to
another. Travellers can intersperse their journey with stops and vary the
order of these stages. With the online version, they also view recommended
establishments along the route."
    Personalized and no surprises - Unlike similar tools, the TripTik Travel
Planner does not include any advertising. Recommended restaurants and hotels
are inspected and given a rating of between one and five CAA/AAA diamonds. The
user therefore has all the data needed to make an informed decision.
"Travellers have access to detailed fact sheets on these establishments taken
from our TourBook guides. On the basis of the information contained in these
fact sheets, travellers can make reservations and include the stages of their
journey in their final itinerary. All they need to do is print their itinerary
before setting off!" Ms. Gagnon concludes.

    A pioneer in mapping in Quebec, CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization
created in 1904, provides automotive, travel, residential and financial
services, benefits and privileges to its approximately 950,000 members.

For further information:

For further information: Montréal: Roxanne Héroux, (514) 861-7111, ext.
3210,; Québec: Philippe St-Pierre, (418) 624-2424, ext.

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