VIA Rail Canada Expands Online Booking Options

VIA Rail Canada and Expedia, Inc.‘s WWTE(TM) have partnered to enable hotel and car rental bookings directly on viarail.ca. VIA Rail Canada Expands Travel Booking Options with Expedia WWTE Private Label PartnershipAs Canada’s national passenger rail
service serving more than 450 communities, VIA Rail will now be able to
offer customers one central location for hotel and car rental shopping
alongside rail booking, route information, and vacation guides.

“This agreement with WWTE enables us to expand our business and offer more
complete travel services at a fraction of the cost of developing an
in-house solution,” said Steve Del Bosco, Vice-President, Marketing of
VIA. “While we stay focused on providing great service to our 4 million
annual travelers, WWTE provides an extremely compelling solution with
seamless technology integration and outstanding customer service and
support.”

WWTE’s online booking technology provides direct online access to
Expedia’s wide selection of Canadian hotel properties and rental cars from
the best-known global brands.

“Expedia is very pleased to be partnering with Canada’s leading passenger
rail service to grow both of our businesses,” said Barney Harford, senior
vice president of air, car and private label at Expedia, Inc. “This
agreement demonstrates our commitment to providing our diverse group of
travel partners with the tools and services needed to better serve their
customers.”
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