April 28, 2011 09:38 ET

FlightNetwork.com CEO Naman Budhdeo Named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) -FlightNetwork.com, one of Canada's leaders in online travel, today announced that CEO, Naman Budhdeo has been named to Canada's Top 40 Under 40.

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 ™ is a prestigious national award program, which annually honours 40 Canadians in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors under the age of 40. The program, now in its 16th year, is managed by founding sponsor, The Caldwell Partners International. In addition to The Caldwell Partners, national sponsors include The Globe and Mail, and WestJet.

Naman and his peers were selected from over 1000 nominees by an independent Advisory Board, comprised of 25 business leaders from across Canada. Honourees were chosen on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth.

"It's an honour to stand shoulder to shoulder with some of Canada's greatest young leaders," said Naman Budhdeo, CEO of FlightNetwork.com. "I am very proud that in five short years we have built Flightnetwork.com from a startup to an online travel powerhouse that competes with billion dollar global brands."

The 2010 Recipients of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 ™ were featured in The Globe and Mail on April 28th. Honourees will attend a series of celebratory events at the beginning of May in Toronto, including an Awards Gala to be held at the Royal York Hotel at 12noon on Tuesday, May 3rd where they are presented with their Top 40 Crystal Cube award.

About the Top 40 Under 40 Awards:

The annual Top 40 Under 40 awards, presented by The Globe and Mail and The Caldwell Partners, recognizes the leadership, vision and achievement of Canada's young leaders.

The 12th annual Top 40 Under 40 honorees were drawn from over 1,000 nominations from across Canada and decided upon by a panel of business and community leaders. Recipients were selected based on five criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; growth/development strategy; and community involvement. A complete list of award recipients is available online at the www.theglobeandmail.com.

About FlightNetwork.com (www.flightnetwork.com)

As one of Canada's leaders in online travel, FlightNetwork.com delivers the lowest airfares from the top airlines by offering consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates negotiated with major airlines. Its proprietary flight booking engine offers last second booking and the exclusive ability to 'mix and match' fares – the only Canadian online travel agency that allows booking on different airlines for departure and return flights to get the lowest fares possible. Backing up Flight Network's award winning online service are over 65 insightful travel specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre.

A trusted travel partner, FlightNetwork.com powers flight and travel search results to MSN.ca's large and diverse online audience.

FlightNetwork.com was recently named to the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

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