October 5, 2010
Walmart Canada introduces Marlin Express Online
Enters online travel shopping market
Marlin Travel is teaming up with Walmart Canada to offer customers an enhanced online travel shopping experience via Walmart.ca. The “Marlin Express” button will provide the millions of Canadians who already visit the site immediate and easy access to a wide array of travel and tourism products for their dream vacations.
“Marlin Travel and Walmart Canada have enjoyed a strong business relationship for the past decade and this exclusive all-vacation shopping site is an exciting new step,” said Yves Lalumiere, Vice-President and General Manager of Transat Distribution Canada. “Teaming up with Walmart Canada offers the opportunity to work with a solid partner to expand Marlin Travel’s e-commerce experience and bring it to an all new level.”
“Walmart Canada already offers Canadians the convenience of a one-stop shop, and now Walmart.ca extends that convenience with Marlin Express,” said Sean Coutts, General Manager of eCommerce for Walmart Canada. “We are proud to partner with Marlin Travel and to give our customers easy access to affordable vacations.”
Marlin Express will offer Canadians access to a nationally recognized and trusted travel agency network, including extensive inventory, confirmation of availability, and competitive prices so they can book their dream vacation online. Walmart.ca visitors can also contact one of the 30 “Marlin at Walmart” agencies by using the agency locator application.
Travel Superstore Inc., a Transat Distribution Canada sister-company, will manage and operate Marlin Express for Walmart.ca on behalf of Marlin Travel and Walmart Canada, including the travel website and associated call centres.