November 05, 2009 08:00 ET

itravel2000, a Travelzest Company, Backs WestJet and ACTA in Call for Transparency

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire – Nov. 5, 2009) - itravel2000, a Travelzest company has once again come out, this time supporting Westjet and the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies' (ACTA) in their call for greater transparency in taxes and fees that are being charged for vacation packages. Tour operators inflated taxes as a scheme to advertise low base prices. 

This is not the first time that itravel2000 has gone public with their dismay of travel advertising practices. In August 2008, a petition initiated by itravel2000 received over 22,000 signatures in response to their desire to have airlines advertise the final price that customers pay rather than advertising the "taxes" which can sometimes be more than the base fare that is advertised.

"It's not fair to the consumer to have a misinformed representation of what the price breakdown is. When you purchase anything else from a retail outlet, you expect the base price and the tax that is in line with the individual provinces" said Stuart Morris, VP of Marketing at itravel2000. "It's about time that we as consumers stand up and demand full disclosure of all taxes and fees associated with the advertised trip" added Morris.

About itravel2000

itravel2000, which was acquired by UK based Travelzest in October 2006 is a leading travel retailer with 16 years experience. itravel2000 was a pioneer of on-line travel and has 100 travel agents to assist travelers by phone. To see how we're fighting to save you money, visit

About Travelzest

Travelzest plc is a dynamic travel group, with a collection of four on-line travel retailers and nine specialized tour operators. These companies operate in fast growing sectors of the market, are low in fixed assets, and have unique propositions and attributes that make them resistant to the 'unbundling' and price competition being experienced in the mainstream parts of the market. Travelzest's vision is to continue to leverage their brands that have been built up over their long and successful histories while driving synergistic benefits. Travelzest is traded on London's AIM Exchange under the symbol TVZ.

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