Airlines offer cheap travel to the web wise

Retired and able to take off at a moment’s notice? You can now use the Net to find unusual travel savings and package deals. Air Canada has expanded its successful `Websaver” program of last minute travel bargains to include promotions on car rentals and hotel accommodations. In its weekly e-mail to subscribers, Air Canada is now offering special hotel and car rental rates at selected weekend bargain destinations in cooperation with its hotel partners, Delta, Hilton and Radisson, and car rental partners, Hertz, Budget and Avis.

The program provides consumers on the Internet with an easy way to find out about last minute travel bargains on selected Air Canada routes. Interested customers register for the free service by simply surfing over to the Air Canada home page and filling out an electronic registration form, which adds them to Air Canada’s e-mail list.

Registered customers receive an e-mail message every Wednesday containing information about sell-offs including: routes offered, prices and complete fare rules and conditions. Departures are for Friday evening or Saturday returning on Monday or Tuesday of the following week. In addition, one or more destinations wi feature promotions on hotel accommodations and car rentals.

Canadian Airlines also offers a similar program called Webspecials.