June 16, 2005 10:57 ET

This Summer Canadians discover Canada!

Statistics are showing that Canadians are discovering their home and native land in record numbers. Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 16, 2005) - When asked which countries they most wanted to visit, foreign tourists usually ranked Canada among the top five. Now the same thing is happening with Canadians - we're waking up to the incredible vacation opportunities that tourists from around the world have always known.

itravel2000, Canada's largest independent online travel retailer, is experiencing record bookings at its newest website this summer. The site is quickly becoming Canada's first source for seasonal travel packages, flights, hotels and car rentals and is proving to be a strong resource for the Canadian traveler by providing consumers with destination information, listings of special events and festivals and searchable databases featuring hundreds of experience and accommodation listings.

Jonathan Carroll, president of itravel2000, believes that is just what the Canadian traveler has been looking for. "We've seen a definite rise in interest from Canadians to travel around their own country. They're realizing that Canada is a fantastic destination - easy to get around in, reasonably priced and jam-packed with exciting travel experiences."

But don't expect the usual mountains, Mounties and moose at There are also "exotic" Canadian adventures, ranging from scuba diving in the Arctic to living like a cowboy at an Alberta ranch. Other adventures include paddling in Algonquin Park and hiking the Chilkoot Trail in the Yukon.

For more details, go to or call 1-87-PLAN-TRIP.


Contact Information

  • Janice Ketchen, Director Business Development,, itravel2000
    Primary Phone: 905-238-3399 ext. 2079