Survey: Cost Deters Many Canadians from Seeing More of Canada

Travelzoo Shows Travelling in Canada Can Be Affordable This Summer

TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - While eight in ten Canadians say seeing Canada from coast to coast is important, on average, they've only visited four provinces/territories outside their own. This is one of the findings of a new survey released by Travelzoo Canada, part of global Internet media company Travelzoo. (NASDAQ: TZOO). The survey also found cost to be the primary factor deterring Canada-wide travel, with 67 per cent of those surveyed agreeing that travelling within their own country is sometimes more expensive than going abroad.

"Travelling in Canada can be affordable, if you know where to find the deals," said Lara Barlow, country manager, Travelzoo Canada. "We are coming into the prime Canadian travel season, so our travel deal experts are focusing on publishing deals that can help Canadians see more of their own country," says Barlow. "In the past two weeks alone, we've featured hotel deals from coast to coast - from $79/night rooms on Prince Edward Island, to $159/night for rooms at boutique Montreal hotels that would normally cost $289, to Muskoka resorts at $200 off, to suites in British Columbia's Okanagan for $99/night."

Travelzoo has published a variety of summer travel deals for Canadians that is available now at: Deals are constantly updated to reflect current availability, while additional offers are published as they become available. All of the deals selected by Travelzoo have been evaluated by the company's deal experts, and tested and verified at the Travelzoo Test Booking Center(TM).

The survey, conducted on behalf of Travelzoo by Leger Marketing, also provided insight on Canadian travel habits in relation to province. Notable statistics include:

    -   While eight in ten Canadians say seeing Canada from coast to coast is
        important, on average, they've only visited four
        provinces/territories outside their own.
    -   Time and money aside, the Maritimes would be the number one Canadian
        vacation destination this summer, with 60% of Canadians listing
        Atlantic Canada as their top vacation spot.
    -   More than half (53%) of Canadians living in Quebec say they primarily
        vacation within their own province, placing Quebeckers in the top
        spot for provincial-centric travel.
    -   Canadians living in the Maritimes, the Prairies, and Alberta are the
        most likely to travel outside their own province, but stay within
        Canada (31%, 32% and 31% respectively).
    -   75 per cent of Canadians have visited Ontario, with Quebec and B.C.
        coming in at 67 and 57 per cent respectively. Northern Canada is the
        least traveled, with only 9 per cent of Canadians having taken a trip
        to the territories.

About the Survey

The survey was conducted online between May 3 and May 6, 2010 using a national random sample of 1,506 Canadian respondents from Leger Marketing's Web Panel.

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 20 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 20 offices worldwide, Travelzoo(R) publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts research, evaluate and test offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words "expect", "predict", "project", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "seek" and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release. Travelzoo and Top 20 are registered trademarks of Travelzoo. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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