NEW YORK -- The Barbados Tourism Authority will again offer its Best of Barbados program for 2004, offering free hotel nights, discounts of up to 50% on island tours and activities and 15% for purchases above $25 at participating shops.

The program was first launched in 2002; Bill Silvermintz, BTA's vice president of marketing for the Americas, said this year's offerings represent savings of approximately $600 per couple.

Best of Barbados runs from April 15 to June 30 and again Sept. 7 to Nov. 30. For details, visit

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