Travelocity.ca Introduces Online Booking for Vacation Packages; Direct Online Booking for Canada 3000 Holidays Vacation Packages Available Through Travelocity.ca

TORONTO — Travelocity.ca, the online travel expert, today announced a whole new way to plan, shop and buy vacations with the introduction of direct online booking of vacation packages from Canada 3000 Holidays, a division of Canada 3000 Airlines and a leading wholesale tour operator.


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18 May 2000

Travelocity.ca Introduces Online Booking for Vacation Packages; Direct Online Booking for Canada 3000 Holidays Vacation Packages Available Through Travelocity.ca


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TORONTO — Travelocity.ca, the online travel expert, today announced a whole new way to plan, shop and buy vacations with the introduction of direct online booking of vacation packages from Canada 3000 Holidays, a division of Canada 3000 Airlines and a leading wholesale tour operator.

“By introducing direct online vacation booking for Canada 3000 Holidays, Travelocity.ca members have even more choices and enhanced options to shop for and purchase, from start to finish, entire vacation packages,” said Terrell B. Jones, president and chief executive officer for Travelocity.com.

Travelocity.ca members now have the ability to search vacation packages by destination, lifestyle interest and price, and buy a Canada 3000 Holidays vacation directly online. Additionally, Travelocity.ca Vacations provides a unique time-saving option to select and hold multiple vacation packages during the planning process so members can browse all vacation offerings and bundle a set of packages for future consideration before booking a holiday.

To kick-off the new Travelocity.ca Vacations, a cash rebate of $50 per couple on Canada 3000 Holidays packages priced at $1,000 or more per person is being offered. Plus, one lucky winner will receive an all-inclusive vacation for two with airfare on Canada 3000 Airlines to Bahia Principe Tulum in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. This offer is good through June 2, 2000.

“We are excited to partner with the online travel industry leader,” said Susan Webb, vice president of sales and marketing for Canada 3000 Holidays. “Together, we bring the best destination and vacation package options to Travelocity.ca members, passing on substantial convenience and simplicity.”

To bring online vacation booking capabilities to the site, Travelocity.ca partnered with Logibro Inc. to give vacationers unparalleled access to product and inventory. Logibro technology provides consumers the ability to search multiple products and package their vacations. With the addition of this technology, Travelocity.ca members can fully search, view and book a Canada 3000 Holidays vacation through the Internet via Travelocity.ca.

Rider-BTI Travel Group will provide customer service and fulfillment. Travelocity.ca will be incorporating additional vacation offerings and suppliers throughout the year 2000.

Travelocity.ca Vacations is available via its home page at www.travelocity.ca under the Book a Vacation/Vacances section.

About Travelocity.ca

Travelocity.ca, the online travel expert, provides reservations capabilities for 95 percent of all airline seats sold, more than 47,000 hotels, more than 50 car rental companies, direct booking for Via Rail and hundreds of vacation packages. This reservations capability is paired with access to a vast database of destination and interest information. To date, Travelocity.com TVLY has sold more than 6 million airline tickets and has more than 19 million members.

About Canada 3000 Holidays

Established in May 1998, Canada 3000 Holidays has fast become one of Canada’s leading tour operators offering package holidays across Canada, to Florida, California, Las Vegas, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Britain, Ireland, Europe and the South Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Cook Islands. Canada 3000 Holidays is part of Canada 3000 Airlines, a 100% Canadian owned private company and Canada’s leading leisure airline offering scheduled and charter air travel to over 85 destinations worldwide and carrying over 2.7 million travelers annually. Canada 3000 Holidays also offers car rentals, day tours, rail passes and much more in conjunction with airfare and hotel accommodations in most destinations. Canada 3000 Holidays has offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax. For more information check out .

About Logibro Inc.

Logibro’s mission is to make the buying and selling of vacation packages intuitive, fun and easy. Logibro provides consumers access to vacation products through innovative technology that optimizes the production, distribution and selling of leisure travel online. Through their distribution solutions, retailers and vacationers enjoy broader search and access to product and inventory and can dynamically package vacations to meet their needs. Logibro’s enterprise solutions provide vacation packagers with powerful tools to produce rich content, and to manage and control their business processes efficiently and cost effectively. Founded in 1985, Logibro has offices in Canada, the United States and France. More than 150 vacation packagers in 11 countries use Logibro’s solutions to send twenty million people on trips each year.

About Rider-BTI Travel Group

The Rider-BTI Travel Group, a recognized leader in corporate travel management, is the agency partner in Canada for Business Travel International (BTI), the world’s largest organization of travel management companies. Rider-BTI’s divisions include a leisure travel service called Travel Escapes, Bravo Meeting Management solutions and GTS (Government Travel Service). Rider-BTI combines its 15 offices in Canada with BTI’s network of 3,000 offices in 71 countries to offer solutions that maximize opportunities for global leverage while responding to unique local needs. Founded by Mark Rider in 1982, Rider-BTI is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Hogg Robinson plc, a managing partner and a major shareholder in BTI.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are risks associated with the timing of the new product releases and risks that the new products will not be successful in the market as well as risk factors detailed from time to time in the company’s periodic reports and registration statements which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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