Barcelo Hotels & Resorts, an all- inclusive hotel company in Mexico and the Caribbean, has teamed up with Itravel2000, Canada's largest independent travel company, to offer great deals to Mexico and the Caribbean for the 2006/2007 season. Together the two companies will offer all-inclusive vacation packages to Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. Barcelo Hotels & Resorts will be featured on Itravel2000's popular web site with hotel information, web banners, as well as e-blasts to Itravel2000's clientele list, and quarterly Barcelo features in the Itravel2000 newsletter. Special emphasis will be placed on wedding and honeymoon features.

"Barcelo is a favorite brand for Canadian travelers going to the Caribbean," said Rick McCauley Director of Sales for Barcelo Hotels & Resorts in Canada. "With more than 20 all-inclusive properties to choose from in preferred destinations, including our five-star, Barcelo Premium Brand; our luxury Barcelo Brand; and our affordable Barcelo Comfort Brand, we offer the right vacation experience to fulfill the needs and expectations of every traveler. Having the distribution power of Itravel2000 is a tremendous asset for our company as well as travelers," added McCauley.

"Barcelo Hotels & Resorts has always been one of our most popular top selling hotel brands as guests and agents know that they will have a quality experience at a Barcelo property," said Jonathan Carroll, President of Itravel2000. "Our expanded relationship with Barcelo affords us the opportunity to offer preferred pricing and more availability at the company's sought after destinations through our online division and customer support center," added Carroll.