Expedia.ca now making tracks with VIA Rail Canada

    Canada's most visited online travel service to offer VIA Rail bookings

    TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - All aboard! Expedia.ca(TM) today announces its
partnership with VIA Rail Canada, making it the first online travel service in
the country to offer Canadians the option to book reservations on the national
passenger rail service. With the new offering, customers have access to all
trains serving the Windsor to Quebec City Corridor, all at the click of a
    "We are so pleased to announce our partnership with VIA Rail Canada, and
are thrilled to be the first online travel service in Canada to offer this
option to our customers," said Sean Shannon, Managing Director of Expedia.ca.
"Canadians using Expedia.ca can now discover destinations in Ontario and
Quebec with a trusted national rail service - a truly unique and authentic
travel experience. "
    "This partnership between VIA and Expedia.ca will allow even more
travellers to discover the benefits of train travel, and make it even easier
for them to make their travel plans," said Steve Del Bosco, VIA's Chief
Customer Officer. "We look forward to welcoming aboard Expedia.ca's
    The new VIA Rail selection on Expedia.ca allows users to conveniently
browse and search destinations and departure times to find their perfect rail
adventure. Featured fares highlight the best and most up- to-date deals
departing from cities like Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City. The tab also
features a helpful destination guide and links to traveller tools to ensure
customers seeking VIA Rail travel are well-prepared for a comfortable and
stress-free experience.
    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) 2009 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

    About VIA Rail Canada

    As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada provides
efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost effective transportation
services to more than 450 communities, with a network of inter-city,
transcontinental and regional remote trains operating across the country.

For further information:

For further information: Noor Marzook or Melissa Legaspi, Edelman, (416)
979-1120 x 239, 272, noor.marzook@edelman.com, melissa.legaspi@edelman.com

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