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Totally Interactive, Fully Transactional Travel Agency

[Montreal, CANADA] Canada's first totally interactive and fully transactional travel agency officially opened its doors today at exit.ca.

Relatively simple and easy to navigate, the site allows vacationers to select a destination and a convenient departure schedule from a real time inventory. Users can also launch a search according to criteria such as destination, price range, preferred leisure activities, or departure period.

The site offers a variety of vacation packages through its privileged partnerships with Canada's principal tour operators, including Air Transat Holidays, World of Vacations, Regent Holidays, Signature and Conquest Vacations.

Users can quickly compare different products and select those that best meet their requirements. There is also the option of buying tickets for flights on charter airlines.

A member of the AIR MILES program, exit.ca also claims to be the only travel site that allows online users to redeem their Air Miles.

The site also offers a "last minute" section, and another on the newest vacation offerings.

More specific, customized information adapted to a consumer's travel profile will also be sent by e-mail upon request.

"No other site for booking and purchasing travel online has the technological depth and as full a range of vacation packages as exit.ca," said Mr. Boilard, general manager of exit.ca.

A French version of the site will be launched in a few weeks.

An initiative of Transat A.T., exit.ca employs 75 people, including 50 specialists in site development and integration. Transat already operates the anyway.com site in France, aflights-only specialist.