Advantage Travel & Cruise Centres Inc.

Advantage Travel & Cruise Centres Inc.

April 30, 2009 09:00 ET

Open Letter from Les Cassettari, President & CEO of Advantage Travel, Regarding Swine Flu

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - I have just returned on 28 April 2009 from the Advantage Owners Conference in Puerto Vallarta. At the Riu Palace Pacifico Hotel where the Conference was held it was very much "business as usual", with all the Advantage Conference delegates and many other guests fully enjoying the excellent resort amenities.

This is in no way to diminish the tragedy impacting victims or the families of people suffering from the influenza outbreak. I know those affected and their families have the condolences, thoughts and good wishes of Canadians everywhere.

Canadians who may be traveling to Mexico should consider their individual health and consult and follow the advice of their physicians.

Each tour company and airline has and is ongoingly developing policies and strategies to deal with this evolving situation. Consumers who have booked through a travel agency should check with their travel consultant for the latest available information. If a booking was made directly with an airline or tour operator, the appropriate websites should be accessed.

WestJet and WestJet Vacations have taken an exemplary stance with clear, precise and compassionate information plus additional flights from Mexico to Canada to assist Canadians returning from Mexico. This is nothing less than what Canadians, coast to coast, have come to expect from WestJet.

Travel agents in Canada and globally act as a professional, valued resource for their clients at all times, particularly in critical and unexpected situations.

Advantage Travel & Cruise Centers ("Advantage") is a travel management and marketing company acting as a resource centre for its 200+ Affiliates that are located in every province in Canada. Advantage Travel is a proudly Canadian company that understands the Canadian marketplace.

Advantage is one of the founding members of WIN (Worldwide Independent Travel Network), a unique global commercial corporation of 6,000 agencies, enabling Advantage Affiliates to network globally.

If you have any questions regarding Advantage Travel/Avantage Voyage, please contact Les Cassettari, President & CEO, at the numbers below.

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