HOUSTON TX - Feb. 2, 1998- Canadians are now able to use the Internet to book their own travel reservations as the result of an agreement between Houston-based Travelogix Inc. and Toronto-based TravelPlus.
The site, called Flifo/Canada, is located at http://www.flifo.com and available free of charge around the clock.
Flifo is the name of the Internet travel site developed
by Travelogix. With this launch, Canada becomes the third country served
by Flifo, which has been offered in both the United States and the United Kingdom since 1996.
Travelers based in Canada can use Flifo/Canada to make
travel plans and book reservations for flight, rental car, and hotel. Flifo's
powerful search engine carries up-to-the-minute information on the arrival and departure times of most major airlines worldwide, along
with flight schedules and availability. With Flifo, users can also search for lowest fares. Travelers can book complete itineraries and
do research in the site's extensive destination library.
According to Bob Forsyth, Travelogix chief executive officer
and president, "Launching Flifo/Canada is consistent with our strategy
offering a high-performance, speedy travel site to users around the globe. We have designed Flifo/Canada to be a no-nonsense planning
environment for the leisure traveler. With this launch, we are right on schedule with our expansion plans and expect to add other countries
in the near future."
Ticket fulfillment and customer support in Canada are
being provided by TravelPlus; there is no ticket delivery charge. Mike
Hannah, president of TravelPlus, explained, "When a customer makes a reservation, the information is routed electronically to the
TravelPlus head office in Mississauga and linked into our quality control software, which also monitors fares for lower cost options. At
the same time, the reservation is routed to our participating member for ticketing."
TravelPlus currently includes more than 200 travel locations across Canada.
Travelogix, at http://www.travelogix.com, capitalizes
on its experience in the travel industry, systems development, network
connectivity, and the Internet to create cost-effective, easy-to-use travel solutions. Travelogix is committed to bringing the best travel
planning, booking, and customer support to users around the world.