CHOICE HOTELS CANADA EXTENDS TRAVEL AGENT 15 PER CENT COMMISSION

TORONTO, ON, December 18, 2001 – Choice Hotels Canada (Choice Canada)
announces an extension of its 15 per cent travel agent commission program,
which has been in effect since October 1, 2001. Travel agents will continue
to receive a 15 per cent commission (an increase from 10 per cent) when they
book with Choice Canada until March 31, 2002.

The response to this promotion has been so tremendous that we decided to
extend it through the first quarter, said Katrina Sagan, executive director
of sales, Choice Hotels Canada.

All eight hotel brands under the Choice Canada umbrella can be viewed in GDS
using the universal chain code EC (Exclusively Choice).

Choice Hotels Canada is the leading hotel chain in the country with more
than 250 hotels representing eight brands from coast to coast, including
Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge,
Rodeway and Mainstay Suites. Choice Canada is part of Choice Hotels
International, which has 5,000 properties worldwide. Further information
about Choice Canada and its locations can be found at www.choicehotels.ca.