Altavista Canada Partners With to Link Canadians to 95 Percent of World’s Airline Sea

26th Jan 2000

Altavista Canada Partners With to Link Canadians to 95 Percent of World’s Airline Seats Through New Online Travel Resource

Edmonton, Alberta and Fort Worth, Texas - January 25 - Canadians will now have access to industry-leading Internet travel tools through a new partnership between AltaVista Canada and, the online travel expert. With 23 million North American households expected to be booking online by 2003, AltaVista Canada’s newest user feature——caters to a rapidly growing market.

The greatest advantage of booking travel online is the option to compare airfares for the best prices available and plan for a trip anytime, anywhere. As AltaVista Canada’s premier travel content partner, will provide access to more than 95 percent of the world’s airline seats, 46,000 hotels, more than 50 car rental companies, VIA Rail Canada and hundreds of vacation packages.

“Powered by Sabre, the travel industry’s most advanced information system, has the greatest breadth of online travel information available,” said Sandro Berardocco, manager of AltaVista Canada. “We see online travel resources as the future of leisure travel as well as yet another way to enhance our portal as the one-stop-information shop for the Canadian Internet user.”

“AltaVista Canada’s dedication to providing users with quick, current and credible information is consistent with our own,” said Terrell B. Jones, president of “This partnership enables to extend our convenient online travel services and tools to meet the specific needs of Canadians through an easy-to-use Internet portal.”


The AltaVista Canada travel site will utilize content to allow users to browse and book online for air, car rental, hotel and VIA Rail as well as plan for trips with a range of comprehensive travel tools that include the following:


Global Destination Guide
Bed & Breakfast Guide
Cruise Critic
Local Canadian Guides
Traveller’s Toolbox

Destination Maps
Frequent Traveller Info
Airline Seat Maps
Hotel Mapping
Best Fare Finder
E-ticketing or Local Agent Ticketing
24-Hour Live, Bilingual Customer Service

Your Ticket Status
Your Reservations
Your Personal Profile
Departures & Arrivals
Fare Listings
Canadian pricing
About AltaVista Canada

AltaVista Canada is the most comprehensive index of Canadian content available on the Internet, making it the Canadian portal web site of choice among professional, government and educational users in pursuit of quick, current and comprehensive research information. The bilingual search engine maintains an index of over 20 million Canadian web pages - between 50 and 90 per cent more Canadian web pages than any other search engine in the world. AltaVista Canada was launched in 1998 as the result of an agreement between TELUS Advertising Services, a division of TELUS Services Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TELUS Corporation and AltaVista a majority-owned company of CMGI Inc. The technology behind AltaVista Canada was developed jointly by TELUS, InterDynamix Corporation of Edmonton and AltaVista. DoubleClick acts as the authorized international advertising sales agent for the site.



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