Expedia Affiliate Network and VIA Rail Canada Renew Their Partnership

London, UK 17 August 2012 – Expedia® Affiliate Network (EAN) today announces its renewed partnership with VIA Rail Canada, Canada's national rail passenger service. The deal will give viarail.ca customers access to EAN's extensive inventory of hotels, totalling nearly 155,000 worldwide.

VIA Rail's Chief Marketing and Sales Officer Steve Del Bosco comments, "We value our partnership with Expedia Affiliate Network which has enabled us to provide one-stop shopping for trains and hotels to more than a million visitors per month on our website at www.viarail.ca."

VIA Rail Canada will use EAN's Chameleon® platform, a cutting-edge, customizable retail tool, which provides customers with the most relevant hotels through an intuitive user interface and fast search process.  By using the Chameleon platform, VIA Rail Canada's website gains a highly-customizable optimized booking path.

VIA Rail Canada's customers will have access to deals on hotel rooms and industry leading availability and rates. User-generated reviews will be displayed when searching for a hotel on the website, helping VIA Rail Canada customers select the perfect hotel for their trip.

EAN VP of Sales, Thaddeus Hanscom, comments, "We're excited to be continuing our partnership with an integral part of Canada's transportation, VIA Rail Canada.  We look forward to sharing our updated platform, Chameleon, with their customers and believe this will further build on our partnership."

About Expedia Affiliate Network

Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) is part of Expedia Inc., the world's leading online travel company. EAN creates the tools and technology that help millions of travellers find the perfect hotels for their next trips. EAN works with over 10,000 partners in 33 countries to turn their web traffic into hotel bookings and happy customers. For more information on EAN visit www.ean.com.

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About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada (www.viarail.ca) has a mandate to provide Canadian travellers with safe, efficient, and cost-effective passenger transportation services in the country's two official languages. VIA Rail Canada operates intercity, regional and transcontinental train services linking 450 communities through its 12,500-kilometre network. Winner of the 2011 RAC Safety Award, VIA Rail Canada safely transports more than four million passengers annually. In 2007, the Government of Canada invested almost a billion dollars in VIA Rail Canada. Follow our transformation at viarail.ca/TransformingVIA.