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November 21, 2011 13:00 ET

FlightNetwork.com Customers Book Gleeful Getaways

Price Drop Protection Plan Removes Top 'Turbulence' From Vacation Package Bookings

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - The winter season is the most popular time of year for Canadians to vacation; it can also be the most expensive time to travel. Some will bite the bullet and book far in advance – regardless of costs – to ensure they get their preferred destination and accommodations. Others will roll the dice, waiting until the last possible moment in hopes of securing the lowest price possible.

FlightNetwork.com has empowered customers to get the vacation they want at the price they want. The company, which introduced its innovative 24/7/365 Price Drop Protection Plan on flights this summer, has now extended the popular program to encompass vacation packages. If you book a vacation package with FlightNetwork.com, Price Drop Protection allows you to track price drops after you buy and, when a price drop occurs, lock in the savings and receive a credit for the difference.

"Canadian Consumers shouldn't have to wait until the last minute to get a reasonably-priced vacation," said Naman Budhdeo, CEO of FlightNetwork.com. "Our Price Drop Protection Plan on flights, and now available on vacations, is a permanent consumer savings program, not a promotion or limited time offer. Customers can book with confidence knowing they will pay the lowest price possible or be credited the difference."

A recent FlightNetwork.com poll found that price drops are a major concern for Canadian consumers when booking a vacation package. A whopping majority of respondents – 79.5% – admitted to going back to check on the price of their trip after booking, and 53.9% report seeing a price drop after booking.

Of the respondents, a majority of 34.4% believe that you get the best prices by booking at the last minute, followed by 'booking 3-6 months in advance' at 21.8%. Only 12.3% responded that booking more than six months in advance would yield the best price.

The poll also revealed that Canadian consumers would rather be rewarded with price drop protection than any other incentive for booking a vacation. Price Drop Protection came out on top with 67.2% followed by gas cards at 16.1 %, free car rental at 8.2% and travel points with a surprisingly low 8.5%.

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 on cheap flights 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 120 insightful travel specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre who ensure that customers successfully book the best travel deals.

FlightNetwork.com's Price Drop Protection plan is a unique, free program, exclusive to FlightNetwork.com customers on all economy flights. Price Drop Protection allows consumers to track price drops after they buy and, when a price drop occurs, lock in the savings. They then receive the difference between the base price of the flight and price drop. The Price Drop Deal is unlimited on domestic flights and up to $100 on USA and international flights.

FlightNetwork.com CEO Naman Budhdeo was recently named to the 2010 top 40 under 40 awards, presented by The Globe and Mail and The Caldwell Partners. The awards recognize the leadership, vision and achievement of Canada's young leaders.

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