Travelwire Inc.

November 11, 2008 09:37 ET

Over 500,000 Canadians find cheaper travel through Travelalerts.ca

In light of the economic outlook, Canadians are flocking online to learn where good travel deals can be found.

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 11, 2008) - Travelalerts.ca, Canada's leading premier publisher of Travel Deals and specials, today announced that its Top Travel Deals weekly newsletter now reaches 530,000 Canadian opt-in subscribers, effectively doubling its reach in just over 10 months and making it one of the largest permission-based email lists in Canada.

"We are delighted with the response we've had from our readers since we launched Travelalerts.ca back in 2004" said Eduardo Mandri, Managing Partner at the company. "Our goal from day one has been to keep our readers informed on where to find the best travel deals and they have rewarded us by signing-up in ever increasing numbers".

With the current financial instability there is no doubt that Canadian consumers are looking more than ever to find cheaper ways to travel. And with more airlines, hotels and travel companies using the Internet to promote their specials, it is also becoming harder and harder to scan through all the information out there and figure out where the best deal can be found. "We have a team of online editors who check hundreds of websites per day" added Eduardo, "and they always make sure that whatever deal is advertised on our site is in fact available as advertised by the supplier and at the best price in the market".

It's precisely the quality of the newsletter and website that has people talking. Subscribers appreciate receiving deals departing from their region and enjoy finding out where they could travel to while saving money. One member from Edmonton, AB wrote: "Your e-mails consistently save me money and remind me that travel can be affordable", while Robin from Toronto, ON commented "I honestly don't know what I would do without TravelAlerts! You guys are truly on top of things and I recommend you to every one I talk to. I have travelled more because of TravelAlerts and so have many of my friends!"

Not only travel enthusiasts are pleased with Travelalerts.ca; hotels, airlines and online travel agencies are also using Travelalerts.ca to promote their best specials. Every month Travelalerts.ca refers tens of thousands of qualified customers to them.

"We are very pleased with the way Travelalerts.ca has been driving bookings to our website". said Gail Vance, WestJet's Manager of Affiliate Programs, "Resulting from the latest seat sale promotion we ran with Travelalerts.ca, we fully booked the equivalent of twelve of our 737-600s in under 72 hours" she added.

"As Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, we value our partnership with Travelalerts.ca and are pleased with the growth in results they continue to drive for Expedia.ca," said Anita Chau, Senior Marketing Manager, Expedia.ca

In the coming months Travelalerts.ca expects to launch new exciting features to its website and offer new tools for travelers to find the best travel deals. "The only way to ensure continued success is to remain relevant to our readers and to our advertising partners" concluded Eduardo Mandri, "we will continue to pay very close attention to our reader's feedback and make sure we always address their needs in a better way than our competitors".

About Travelalerts.ca

Travelalerts.ca is an online publication that informs Canadians of outstanding travel specials. Every week, a team of editors scour hundreds of airlines, hotels and travel agency websites to find the best travel deals available. 530,000 Canadians have subscribed to receive the Travelalerts.ca weekly newsletter and over 50 companies including agencies, airlines, hotels and car rental companies regularly use Travelalerts to promote their best specials.
/For further information: For more information please contact Jerome Guidollet at 514-313-7805 extension 21 or administrator at travelalerts.ca/ IN: TECHNOLOGY, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Jerome Guidollet, Managing Partner, Travelalerts.ca
    Primary Phone: 514-313-7805 ext. 21
    Secondary Phone: 514-313-7805 ext. 23
    E-mail: administrator@travelalerts.ca