Explore Canada! Delta Hotels Partners with Air Canada to Provide Big Savings for Families

    First of its kind partnership gives Delta customers 15% off their Air
    Canada flight

    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Pack your bags as Delta Hotels is proud to
announce an exclusive partnership with Canada's largest full service airline.
The partnership provides guests who book and stay at any Delta hotel or resort
with 15% off their airfare with Air Canada to any destination where a Delta
hotel is located. This 15% discount offer is available on Air Canada's Tango
Plus, Latitude and Executive Class fares for guests who have booked to stay at
Delta from February 4, 2009 until June 30, 2009.
    "Delta is delighted to be the first Canadian hotel brand to offer this
type of savings to our guests," said Hank Stackhouse, President and CEO, Delta
Hotels. "We are listening to our customers who are looking to save during this
difficult economic time and we are happy to provide this promotion for those
who want to experience the best of what Canadian cities have to offer."
    This type of partnership is the first of its kind in Canada, providing
travelers with incredible savings on their flights. In addition, Delta hotels
across the country are offering fantastic March break promotions, including
family packages and special programs. From the sights of our nation's capital
to the world renowned skiing of Vancouver, there is something for everyone
when planning a Canadian holiday.
    "This is a made-in-Canada solution. We've brought together the only
national, Canadian-owned hotel chain, and Canada's largest airline, serving
the most destinations, with the widest range of products and services to suit
all budgets," said Stackhouse. "We're committed to meeting the needs of the
Canadian traveler and this meaningful travel cost reduction will help make
family travel more affordable this year."
    Delta hopes that this offer will help Canadian families to experience a
new Canadian city and offer them an incentive to support the Canadian travel
    "Air Canada is pleased to offer Delta Hotel guests even more value for
their money when traveling on Air Canada," said Charles McKee, Air Canada's
Vice President of Marketing. "Air Canada's partnership with Delta Hotels
offers customers the very best from two leaders in the Canadian travel and
hospitality industry: unbeatable choice and convenience for travel and lodging
in cities across Canada. It's a great time to travel."
    This savings is applicable on new bookings, group bookings and corporate
travel made with Delta Hotels. The 15% discount is available on eligible fares
at the time of booking. This special discount may not be used in conjunction
with any other promotional code discount. All bookings must be made at
aircanada.com by the guest or their travel agent.
    For more information or to book travel, please visit

    About Delta Hotels

    A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels operates and
franchises a diversified portfolio with 44 full-service, city centre and
airport hotels and resorts under the Delta brand. Widely regarded as Canada's
"brand of choice" by guests and owners, Delta Hotels also distinguishes itself
as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized
for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious National
Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award
program's highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The company also
consistently ranks as one of the country's best employers in The Globe and
Mail's Report on Business annual "50 Best Employers" list (2001-2003,
2005-2009). As well, its Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta
Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities we serve through
our national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in
the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and our work
with various other charitable groups. For more information, visit

    About Air Canada

    Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for
passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents.
Canada's flag carrier is the 14th largest commercial airline in the world and
serves 33 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star
Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
Air Canada was ranked in 2007 as the "Best Airline in North America" for the
second time in three years in an independent passenger survey of 14 million
air travellers conducted by Skytrax. In 2008, the readers of Business Traveler
magazine voted Air Canada "Best In-Flight Services in North America," "Best
Airline for Business Class Service in North America" and "Best North American
Airline for International Travel." For more information visit

For further information:

For further information: Rachel Thexton, Media Profile, Office (604)
609-6153, Cell (604) 729-1448, rachel@mediaprofile.com; Sandy Indig, Delta
Hotels, Office: (416) 874-2018, Cell: (416) 409-0649, sindig@deltahotels.com;
Air Canada Contacts: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788; Peter
Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741

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