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Introducing: A Grand A Day Giveaway!
Customers Can Win $1000 Just For Booking With itravel2000

TORONTO - September 18, 2015



Starting today and running until October 25, 2015, any customers who book a winter vacation package or cruise with itravel2000 will be entered into a daily draw for a chance to win $1,000 cash!

Valid on all new bookings made between Sept. 18 and Oct. 25, 2015, for travel anytime between Dec. 1, 2015, and Apr. 30, 2016, this giveaway contest applies to all pre-packaged vacation and cruise bookings.

It is valid out of any Canadian gateway, for any duration, and to any destination, and there’s no minimum price. Customers just book the winter vacation package they want through itravel2000 and they qualify!

The contest is applicable to both online and call-in bookings for vacation packages; for cruise bookings please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL. Each winner will be contacted by email or phone within two (2) business days of the applicable draw date and a cheque for $1,000 will be mailed to them within 10 business days.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




Plunging Loonie + Early Booking Incentives Make Now the Time to Book a Winter Escape

TORONTO - August 31, 2015



For any Canadian contemplating a vacation escape to someplace hot and sunny this winter, now is the time to book.

As the loonie continues to fall, it's only a matter of time before tour operators adjust their prices in order to mitigate any losses. Couple that with the many great early booking incentives on winter vacation packages available in the market right now, and you've got all the reasons you need to book today.

"We are already seeing tour operators react to the falling loonie by adding currency surcharges," said Dean Moore, CEO of itravel2000. "Fuel and hotel contracts are all negotiated in U.S. dollars but their earnings are in Canadian dollars, so while they do hedge to a certain extent in order to protect themselves against any wild swings in the value of the dollar, depending on the extent of those swings they often have to turn to surcharges, as we are seeing now."

Citing the ability to lock in a price on a winter vacation, while also taking advantage of the great rates and many offers designed to incentivize early bookings, including lower deposit requirements, price drop protection plans and added value inclusions such as free seat selection and free room upgrades, Moore "strongly recommends anyone planning on getting away this coming winter to book early."

"Trading has been very strong for us over the past few months, and the traditional peak travel periods - Christmas, New Year's, Reading Week & March Break - are already in high demand, with some dates and resorts already sold out or very close to it. It is key to book early to not only get the best deal but to also get exactly the vacation you want," concluded Moore.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Launches New Dedicated Petro-Points™ Member Site
Offers a More Streamlined and Customized Shopping Experience

TORONTO - July 14, 2015



itravel2000, preferred travel partner of Petro-Canada and the nation's trusted source in travel, has launched a new white label travel site created exclusively for the use of Petro-Points™ members.

Offering a more seamless and streamlined member experience, the new site features a host of exclusive travel deals and benefits that can’t be found anywhere else, along with convenient new features such as instant redemptions on package vacations*.

"Using our unique technology platform, we have created a completely customized site for Petro-Points™ members," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Now along with the many great travel benefits members have come to enjoy from our long-standing partnership with Petro-Canada, they'll also have access to a much more intuitive and user-friendly shopping experience through this new site."

Petro-Points™ members continue to collect 10 points for every dollar spent at Petro-Canada stations, and have the ability to redeem their points with itravel2000 on vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels and car rental bookings. itravel2000 has also introduced a dedicated reservations line for Petro-Points™ members, should they wish to call in to redeem.

"We are thrilled about our expanded partnership with itravel2000, and about the customized site and service now available to our Petro-Points™ members," said Marc Goodman, Director, Loyalty and Partnerships at Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships like these add such great value for our members and are what make the Petro-Points™ loyalty program so unique."

Petro-Points™ members can redeem points by going online to itravel2000.com/petro-points and keying in their Petro-Points™ card number or by calling 1.877.695.9995.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Suncor - Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knight’s Global 100. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

About Petro-Canada Retail and Wholesale - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada's retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca

*Instant redemption service is not available on WestJet Vacations packages.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Announces Partnership With Social Common

TORONTO - April 30, 2015



Canadian 'moms club' will provide exclusive reviews & recommendations

itravel2000, one of Canada's largest independent travel companies, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Social Common, a popular Canadian moms club, who will supply exclusive online content that focuses on what matters most to moms when travelling with kids.

Through a series of blogs and videos, Social Common will share tips, tricks, insights, reviews and recommendations - all from a mom's perspective - with itravel customers, providing families looking to book a vacation with a valuable resource designed to take the guesswork out of the planning process.

"Through this new partnership, we look forward to providing even more moms and families with the tools they need to plan, and fully enjoy, their time together while on vacation," said Catherine Belknap, co-founder, Social Common. "Our mandate is to put the cool back in "mommy groups", and what better way than by sharing information with moms that will help take some of the stress out of travelling with kids."

"We will be travelling to, and actually experiencing, some of the destinations available through itravel2000, and will provide candid "real-time" accounts of our experiences via social hubs such as periscope, Instagram and flipagram, essentially bringing people on the journey with us," said Natalie Telfer, co-founder, Social Common.

The new Social Common content will be available on the itravel2000 site starting in May.

"We are delighted to be partnered with Social Common in developing exclusive content for our site," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Through their expert advice, our customers will have access to a great wealth of knowledge successful family getaway."

To get the latest and greatest deals, talk to an itravel2000 travel expert today by calling 1-866- WOW-DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of travel experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value paired with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Social Common - Started by two friends wanted to put the cool back in "mommy groups", Social Common is a moms club where women come together for great food and wine and without children. Hosting a variety of events throughout the year, with themes that include 'Dine & Discuss', 'Speaker & Social', 'Cocktails & Convo' and more, members are invited to discuss, learn, share and connect with other moms and experts away from the typical motherhood settings. For more information, visit socialcommon.ca

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



FlightNetwork and itravel2000 Announce Strategic Partnership

MISSISSAUGA - March 3, 2015 - CNW



Two of Canada's leading on-li3ne travel FlightNetwork and itravel2000, have today announced a strategic partnership that will see FlightNetwork provide flight related technology, product and fulfilment services to itravel2000.

The partnership will enable itravel2000 to benefit from industry leading product and pricing and will further enhance FlightNetwork's growth and cement its position as one of the leading Canadian flight portals.

Commenting on the partnership Dean Moore, CEO itravel2000, stated 'itravel pioneered the on- line travel agency model in Canada and innovation is in our DNA. Recognizing the opportunity to partner with a leader in its field and supplement our other travel product offerings with a best- in-class flight booking experience is a natural step as we continue to provide Canadians the best travel shopping and booking experience possible.' FlightNetwork offers Canadians an unmatched breadth of flight product and continues to add additional carriers around the world. Moore added 'The team at FlightNetwork have proved exceptional partners over the past 6 months as we have worked on building the technology and operational delivery model. We look forward to working together and exploring other opportunities to leverage the respective strengths of our businesses'.

Naman Budheo, CEO of FlightNetwork, added "itravel2000 has been at the forefront of on-line travel in Canada and we are pleased to be working with such an iconic brand.  Our two teams have worked exceptionally well together to provide itravel's large and loyal customer base with a great flight user experience'.

The new itravel2000 flight offering is scheduled to go live in April 2015.

Itravel2000 was founded in 1994. Headquartered in Mississauga, its sole purpose is to offer clients superior customer service (either on-line or through its extensive team of travel experts), a full range of travel products and all at the best value. Today itravel 2000 has grown into one of Canada's largest OTAs and provides Canadians with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacations cruise and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise.

Formed in 2005, Flight Network has grown to become the largest Canadian owned online travel agency in Canada, with millions of visitors each month, 400+ employees around the world. We have done this through our unique ability to offer the best prices, as well as using technology to improve the entire travel booking experience and convenience for our customers. Today, Flight Network is positioned to lead the way as travel moves increasingly mobile, with consumers demanding better services and convenience from the travel companies they do business with. In addition, our Price Drop Protection offers customers the unique ability to book early and save later should the price of their trip change.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



itravel2000.com Builds on Success in Renewing Partnership With Petro-Canada

TORONTO - May 28, 2014



itravel2000.com, one of Canada's largest online travel agencies, is pleased to announce the renewal of its successful partnership agreement with Petro- Canada's Petro-Points™ customer loyalty program. The five year partnership renewal will allow Petro-Points members to take their dream holiday sooner!

"itravel2000.com and Petro-Canada customers will continue to receive the great benefits they have enjoyed from our long standing partnership" said Nick Polifemi, vice-president, Business Development & Partnership Programs, itravel2000.com. "Superior customer service, access to great deals and the ability to earn and redeem with itravel2000.com for travel rewards has proven to be the success of our partnership."

When booking vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels or car rentals, Petro-Points members have the exclusive opportunity to collect 10 points for every $1 they spend, and receive $10 off if they redeem 10,000 Petro-Points. 500,000 points can earn them $500 off their next vacation.

"itravel2000.com has been a partner of the Petro-Points program for over 6 years. We are thrilled to continue our partnership which adds such great value to itravel2000.com guests and Petro-Points members", says Louis Cote, director, Loyalty and Strategic Partnerships, Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships, like this one, are what make the Petro-Points loyalty program unique".

itravel2000.com customers can earn and redeem Petro-Points by keying in their Petro- Points card number when booking online or by calling 1-866-WOW-DEAL

About itravel2000.com - Itravel2000.com is a leading travel retailer in Canada, was a pioneer of online travel and has more than 200 travel experts. The company provides customers more travel options than any other Canadian travel retailer through a full product suite for vacation packages, cruises, airline tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars.

About Petro-Canada - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro- Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com

Press Releases

Introducing: A Grand A Day Giveaway!
Customers Can Win $1000 Just For Booking With itravel2000

TORONTO - September 18, 2015



Starting today and running until October 25, 2015, any customers who book a winter vacation package or cruise with itravel2000 will be entered into a daily draw for a chance to win $1,000 cash!

Valid on all new bookings made between Sept. 18 and Oct. 25, 2015, for travel anytime between Dec. 1, 2015, and Apr. 30, 2016, this giveaway contest applies to all pre-packaged vacation and cruise bookings.

It is valid out of any Canadian gateway, for any duration, and to any destination, and there’s no minimum price. Customers just book the winter vacation package they want through itravel2000 and they qualify!

The contest is applicable to both online and call-in bookings for vacation packages; for cruise bookings please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL. Each winner will be contacted by email or phone within two (2) business days of the applicable draw date and a cheque for $1,000 will be mailed to them within 10 business days.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




Plunging Loonie + Early Booking Incentives Make Now the Time to Book a Winter Escape

TORONTO - August 31, 2015



For any Canadian contemplating a vacation escape to someplace hot and sunny this winter, now is the time to book.

As the loonie continues to fall, it's only a matter of time before tour operators adjust their prices in order to mitigate any losses. Couple that with the many great early booking incentives on winter vacation packages available in the market right now, and you've got all the reasons you need to book today.

"We are already seeing tour operators react to the falling loonie by adding currency surcharges," said Dean Moore, CEO of itravel2000. "Fuel and hotel contracts are all negotiated in U.S. dollars but their earnings are in Canadian dollars, so while they do hedge to a certain extent in order to protect themselves against any wild swings in the value of the dollar, depending on the extent of those swings they often have to turn to surcharges, as we are seeing now."

Citing the ability to lock in a price on a winter vacation, while also taking advantage of the great rates and many offers designed to incentivize early bookings, including lower deposit requirements, price drop protection plans and added value inclusions such as free seat selection and free room upgrades, Moore "strongly recommends anyone planning on getting away this coming winter to book early."

"Trading has been very strong for us over the past few months, and the traditional peak travel periods - Christmas, New Year's, Reading Week & March Break - are already in high demand, with some dates and resorts already sold out or very close to it. It is key to book early to not only get the best deal but to also get exactly the vacation you want," concluded Moore.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Launches New Dedicated Petro-Points™ Member Site
Offers a More Streamlined and Customized Shopping Experience

TORONTO - July 14, 2015



itravel2000, preferred travel partner of Petro-Canada and the nation's trusted source in travel, has launched a new white label travel site created exclusively for the use of Petro-Points™ members.

Offering a more seamless and streamlined member experience, the new site features a host of exclusive travel deals and benefits that can’t be found anywhere else, along with convenient new features such as instant redemptions on package vacations*.

"Using our unique technology platform, we have created a completely customized site for Petro-Points™ members," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Now along with the many great travel benefits members have come to enjoy from our long-standing partnership with Petro-Canada, they'll also have access to a much more intuitive and user-friendly shopping experience through this new site."

Petro-Points™ members continue to collect 10 points for every dollar spent at Petro-Canada stations, and have the ability to redeem their points with itravel2000 on vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels and car rental bookings. itravel2000 has also introduced a dedicated reservations line for Petro-Points™ members, should they wish to call in to redeem.

"We are thrilled about our expanded partnership with itravel2000, and about the customized site and service now available to our Petro-Points™ members," said Marc Goodman, Director, Loyalty and Partnerships at Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships like these add such great value for our members and are what make the Petro-Points™ loyalty program so unique."

Petro-Points™ members can redeem points by going online to itravel2000.com/petro-points and keying in their Petro-Points™ card number or by calling 1.877.695.9995.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Suncor - Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knight’s Global 100. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

About Petro-Canada Retail and Wholesale - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada's retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca

*Instant redemption service is not available on WestJet Vacations packages.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Announces Partnership With Social Common

TORONTO - April 30, 2015



Canadian 'moms club' will provide exclusive reviews & recommendations

itravel2000, one of Canada's largest independent travel companies, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Social Common, a popular Canadian moms club, who will supply exclusive online content that focuses on what matters most to moms when travelling with kids.

Through a series of blogs and videos, Social Common will share tips, tricks, insights, reviews and recommendations - all from a mom's perspective - with itravel customers, providing families looking to book a vacation with a valuable resource designed to take the guesswork out of the planning process.

"Through this new partnership, we look forward to providing even more moms and families with the tools they need to plan, and fully enjoy, their time together while on vacation," said Catherine Belknap, co-founder, Social Common. "Our mandate is to put the cool back in "mommy groups", and what better way than by sharing information with moms that will help take some of the stress out of travelling with kids."

"We will be travelling to, and actually experiencing, some of the destinations available through itravel2000, and will provide candid "real-time" accounts of our experiences via social hubs such as periscope, Instagram and flipagram, essentially bringing people on the journey with us," said Natalie Telfer, co-founder, Social Common.

The new Social Common content will be available on the itravel2000 site starting in May.

"We are delighted to be partnered with Social Common in developing exclusive content for our site," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Through their expert advice, our customers will have access to a great wealth of knowledge successful family getaway."

To get the latest and greatest deals, talk to an itravel2000 travel expert today by calling 1-866- WOW-DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of travel experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value paired with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Social Common - Started by two friends wanted to put the cool back in "mommy groups", Social Common is a moms club where women come together for great food and wine and without children. Hosting a variety of events throughout the year, with themes that include 'Dine & Discuss', 'Speaker & Social', 'Cocktails & Convo' and more, members are invited to discuss, learn, share and connect with other moms and experts away from the typical motherhood settings. For more information, visit socialcommon.ca

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



FlightNetwork and itravel2000 Announce Strategic Partnership

MISSISSAUGA - March 3, 2015 - CNW



Two of Canada's leading on-li3ne travel FlightNetwork and itravel2000, have today announced a strategic partnership that will see FlightNetwork provide flight related technology, product and fulfilment services to itravel2000.

The partnership will enable itravel2000 to benefit from industry leading product and pricing and will further enhance FlightNetwork's growth and cement its position as one of the leading Canadian flight portals.

Commenting on the partnership Dean Moore, CEO itravel2000, stated 'itravel pioneered the on- line travel agency model in Canada and innovation is in our DNA. Recognizing the opportunity to partner with a leader in its field and supplement our other travel product offerings with a best- in-class flight booking experience is a natural step as we continue to provide Canadians the best travel shopping and booking experience possible.' FlightNetwork offers Canadians an unmatched breadth of flight product and continues to add additional carriers around the world. Moore added 'The team at FlightNetwork have proved exceptional partners over the past 6 months as we have worked on building the technology and operational delivery model. We look forward to working together and exploring other opportunities to leverage the respective strengths of our businesses'.

Naman Budheo, CEO of FlightNetwork, added "itravel2000 has been at the forefront of on-line travel in Canada and we are pleased to be working with such an iconic brand.  Our two teams have worked exceptionally well together to provide itravel's large and loyal customer base with a great flight user experience'.

The new itravel2000 flight offering is scheduled to go live in April 2015.

Itravel2000 was founded in 1994. Headquartered in Mississauga, its sole purpose is to offer clients superior customer service (either on-line or through its extensive team of travel experts), a full range of travel products and all at the best value. Today itravel 2000 has grown into one of Canada's largest OTAs and provides Canadians with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacations cruise and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise.

Formed in 2005, Flight Network has grown to become the largest Canadian owned online travel agency in Canada, with millions of visitors each month, 400+ employees around the world. We have done this through our unique ability to offer the best prices, as well as using technology to improve the entire travel booking experience and convenience for our customers. Today, Flight Network is positioned to lead the way as travel moves increasingly mobile, with consumers demanding better services and convenience from the travel companies they do business with. In addition, our Price Drop Protection offers customers the unique ability to book early and save later should the price of their trip change.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



itravel2000.com Builds on Success in Renewing Partnership With Petro-Canada

TORONTO - May 28, 2014



itravel2000.com, one of Canada's largest online travel agencies, is pleased to announce the renewal of its successful partnership agreement with Petro- Canada's Petro-Points™ customer loyalty program. The five year partnership renewal will allow Petro-Points members to take their dream holiday sooner!

"itravel2000.com and Petro-Canada customers will continue to receive the great benefits they have enjoyed from our long standing partnership" said Nick Polifemi, vice-president, Business Development & Partnership Programs, itravel2000.com. "Superior customer service, access to great deals and the ability to earn and redeem with itravel2000.com for travel rewards has proven to be the success of our partnership."

When booking vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels or car rentals, Petro-Points members have the exclusive opportunity to collect 10 points for every $1 they spend, and receive $10 off if they redeem 10,000 Petro-Points. 500,000 points can earn them $500 off their next vacation.

"itravel2000.com has been a partner of the Petro-Points program for over 6 years. We are thrilled to continue our partnership which adds such great value to itravel2000.com guests and Petro-Points members", says Louis Cote, director, Loyalty and Strategic Partnerships, Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships, like this one, are what make the Petro-Points loyalty program unique".

itravel2000.com customers can earn and redeem Petro-Points by keying in their Petro- Points card number when booking online or by calling 1-866-WOW-DEAL

About itravel2000.com - Itravel2000.com is a leading travel retailer in Canada, was a pioneer of online travel and has more than 200 travel experts. The company provides customers more travel options than any other Canadian travel retailer through a full product suite for vacation packages, cruises, airline tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars.

About Petro-Canada - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro- Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com

Press Releases

Introducing: A Grand A Day Giveaway!
Customers Can Win $1000 Just For Booking With itravel2000

TORONTO - September 18, 2015



Starting today and running until October 25, 2015, any customers who book a winter vacation package or cruise with itravel2000 will be entered into a daily draw for a chance to win $1,000 cash!

Valid on all new bookings made between Sept. 18 and Oct. 25, 2015, for travel anytime between Dec. 1, 2015, and Apr. 30, 2016, this giveaway contest applies to all pre-packaged vacation and cruise bookings.

It is valid out of any Canadian gateway, for any duration, and to any destination, and there’s no minimum price. Customers just book the winter vacation package they want through itravel2000 and they qualify!

The contest is applicable to both online and call-in bookings for vacation packages; for cruise bookings please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL. Each winner will be contacted by email or phone within two (2) business days of the applicable draw date and a cheque for $1,000 will be mailed to them within 10 business days.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




Plunging Loonie + Early Booking Incentives Make Now the Time to Book a Winter Escape

TORONTO - August 31, 2015



For any Canadian contemplating a vacation escape to someplace hot and sunny this winter, now is the time to book.

As the loonie continues to fall, it's only a matter of time before tour operators adjust their prices in order to mitigate any losses. Couple that with the many great early booking incentives on winter vacation packages available in the market right now, and you've got all the reasons you need to book today.

"We are already seeing tour operators react to the falling loonie by adding currency surcharges," said Dean Moore, CEO of itravel2000. "Fuel and hotel contracts are all negotiated in U.S. dollars but their earnings are in Canadian dollars, so while they do hedge to a certain extent in order to protect themselves against any wild swings in the value of the dollar, depending on the extent of those swings they often have to turn to surcharges, as we are seeing now."

Citing the ability to lock in a price on a winter vacation, while also taking advantage of the great rates and many offers designed to incentivize early bookings, including lower deposit requirements, price drop protection plans and added value inclusions such as free seat selection and free room upgrades, Moore "strongly recommends anyone planning on getting away this coming winter to book early."

"Trading has been very strong for us over the past few months, and the traditional peak travel periods - Christmas, New Year's, Reading Week & March Break - are already in high demand, with some dates and resorts already sold out or very close to it. It is key to book early to not only get the best deal but to also get exactly the vacation you want," concluded Moore.

For more information or to book, please call 1.866.WOW.DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada’s largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Launches New Dedicated Petro-Points™ Member Site
Offers a More Streamlined and Customized Shopping Experience

TORONTO - July 14, 2015



itravel2000, preferred travel partner of Petro-Canada and the nation's trusted source in travel, has launched a new white label travel site created exclusively for the use of Petro-Points™ members.

Offering a more seamless and streamlined member experience, the new site features a host of exclusive travel deals and benefits that can’t be found anywhere else, along with convenient new features such as instant redemptions on package vacations*.

"Using our unique technology platform, we have created a completely customized site for Petro-Points™ members," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Now along with the many great travel benefits members have come to enjoy from our long-standing partnership with Petro-Canada, they'll also have access to a much more intuitive and user-friendly shopping experience through this new site."

Petro-Points™ members continue to collect 10 points for every dollar spent at Petro-Canada stations, and have the ability to redeem their points with itravel2000 on vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels and car rental bookings. itravel2000 has also introduced a dedicated reservations line for Petro-Points™ members, should they wish to call in to redeem.

"We are thrilled about our expanded partnership with itravel2000, and about the customized site and service now available to our Petro-Points™ members," said Marc Goodman, Director, Loyalty and Partnerships at Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships like these add such great value for our members and are what make the Petro-Points™ loyalty program so unique."

Petro-Points™ members can redeem points by going online to itravel2000.com/petro-points and keying in their Petro-Points™ card number or by calling 1.877.695.9995.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of Travel Experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value complemented by the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Suncor - Suncor Energy is Canada's leading integrated energy company. Suncor's operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knight’s Global 100. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

About Petro-Canada Retail and Wholesale - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada's retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro-Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca

*Instant redemption service is not available on WestJet Vacations packages.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com




itravel2000 Announces Partnership With Social Common

TORONTO - April 30, 2015



Canadian 'moms club' will provide exclusive reviews & recommendations

itravel2000, one of Canada's largest independent travel companies, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Social Common, a popular Canadian moms club, who will supply exclusive online content that focuses on what matters most to moms when travelling with kids.

Through a series of blogs and videos, Social Common will share tips, tricks, insights, reviews and recommendations - all from a mom's perspective - with itravel customers, providing families looking to book a vacation with a valuable resource designed to take the guesswork out of the planning process.

"Through this new partnership, we look forward to providing even more moms and families with the tools they need to plan, and fully enjoy, their time together while on vacation," said Catherine Belknap, co-founder, Social Common. "Our mandate is to put the cool back in "mommy groups", and what better way than by sharing information with moms that will help take some of the stress out of travelling with kids."

"We will be travelling to, and actually experiencing, some of the destinations available through itravel2000, and will provide candid "real-time" accounts of our experiences via social hubs such as periscope, Instagram and flipagram, essentially bringing people on the journey with us," said Natalie Telfer, co-founder, Social Common.

The new Social Common content will be available on the itravel2000 site starting in May.

"We are delighted to be partnered with Social Common in developing exclusive content for our site," said Dean Moore, CEO, itravel2000. "Through their expert advice, our customers will have access to a great wealth of knowledge successful family getaway."

To get the latest and greatest deals, talk to an itravel2000 travel expert today by calling 1-866- WOW-DEAL or go online to itravel2000.com.

About itravel2000 - Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, ON, itravel2000 is one of Canada's largest independent travel companies and the nation's trusted source in travel. With a mandate to offer clients best-in-class customer service (either online or through its team of travel experts), itravel2000 provides Canadians with exceptional value paired with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises, and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise. For more information, visit itravel2000.com

About Social Common - Started by two friends wanted to put the cool back in "mommy groups", Social Common is a moms club where women come together for great food and wine and without children. Hosting a variety of events throughout the year, with themes that include 'Dine & Discuss', 'Speaker & Social', 'Cocktails & Convo' and more, members are invited to discuss, learn, share and connect with other moms and experts away from the typical motherhood settings. For more information, visit socialcommon.ca

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



FlightNetwork and itravel2000 Announce Strategic Partnership

MISSISSAUGA - March 3, 2015 - CNW



Two of Canada's leading on-li3ne travel FlightNetwork and itravel2000, have today announced a strategic partnership that will see FlightNetwork provide flight related technology, product and fulfilment services to itravel2000.

The partnership will enable itravel2000 to benefit from industry leading product and pricing and will further enhance FlightNetwork's growth and cement its position as one of the leading Canadian flight portals.

Commenting on the partnership Dean Moore, CEO itravel2000, stated 'itravel pioneered the on- line travel agency model in Canada and innovation is in our DNA. Recognizing the opportunity to partner with a leader in its field and supplement our other travel product offerings with a best- in-class flight booking experience is a natural step as we continue to provide Canadians the best travel shopping and booking experience possible.' FlightNetwork offers Canadians an unmatched breadth of flight product and continues to add additional carriers around the world. Moore added 'The team at FlightNetwork have proved exceptional partners over the past 6 months as we have worked on building the technology and operational delivery model. We look forward to working together and exploring other opportunities to leverage the respective strengths of our businesses'.

Naman Budheo, CEO of FlightNetwork, added "itravel2000 has been at the forefront of on-line travel in Canada and we are pleased to be working with such an iconic brand.  Our two teams have worked exceptionally well together to provide itravel's large and loyal customer base with a great flight user experience'.

The new itravel2000 flight offering is scheduled to go live in April 2015.

Itravel2000 was founded in 1994. Headquartered in Mississauga, its sole purpose is to offer clients superior customer service (either on-line or through its extensive team of travel experts), a full range of travel products and all at the best value. Today itravel 2000 has grown into one of Canada's largest OTAs and provides Canadians with the broadest range of travel options, including flights, hotels, vacations cruise and its proprietary travel insurance product GoWise.

Formed in 2005, Flight Network has grown to become the largest Canadian owned online travel agency in Canada, with millions of visitors each month, 400+ employees around the world. We have done this through our unique ability to offer the best prices, as well as using technology to improve the entire travel booking experience and convenience for our customers. Today, Flight Network is positioned to lead the way as travel moves increasingly mobile, with consumers demanding better services and convenience from the travel companies they do business with. In addition, our Price Drop Protection offers customers the unique ability to book early and save later should the price of their trip change.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com



itravel2000.com Builds on Success in Renewing Partnership With Petro-Canada

TORONTO - May 28, 2014



itravel2000.com, one of Canada's largest online travel agencies, is pleased to announce the renewal of its successful partnership agreement with Petro- Canada's Petro-Points™ customer loyalty program. The five year partnership renewal will allow Petro-Points members to take their dream holiday sooner!

"itravel2000.com and Petro-Canada customers will continue to receive the great benefits they have enjoyed from our long standing partnership" said Nick Polifemi, vice-president, Business Development & Partnership Programs, itravel2000.com. "Superior customer service, access to great deals and the ability to earn and redeem with itravel2000.com for travel rewards has proven to be the success of our partnership."

When booking vacation packages, flights, cruises, hotels or car rentals, Petro-Points members have the exclusive opportunity to collect 10 points for every $1 they spend, and receive $10 off if they redeem 10,000 Petro-Points. 500,000 points can earn them $500 off their next vacation.

"itravel2000.com has been a partner of the Petro-Points program for over 6 years. We are thrilled to continue our partnership which adds such great value to itravel2000.com guests and Petro-Points members", says Louis Cote, director, Loyalty and Strategic Partnerships, Suncor Energy. "Key partnerships, like this one, are what make the Petro-Points loyalty program unique".

itravel2000.com customers can earn and redeem Petro-Points by keying in their Petro- Points card number when booking online or by calling 1-866-WOW-DEAL

About itravel2000.com - Itravel2000.com is a leading travel retailer in Canada, was a pioneer of online travel and has more than 200 travel experts. The company provides customers more travel options than any other Canadian travel retailer through a full product suite for vacation packages, cruises, airline tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars.

About Petro-Canada - Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, operates more than 1,450 retail stations and 250 Petro-Pass wholesale locations nationwide. Petro-Canada’s retail loyalty program, Petro-Points provides Canadians with the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards. Petro- Canada is proud to be a National Partner of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees, supporting Canadian athletes, coaches and their families for more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.petro-canada.ca.

Contact:
Kerry Sharpe
Director, Communications
itravel2000
905-267-4547
ksharpe@itravel2000.com