SOURCE: Joystar, Inc.

October 16, 2006 07:00 ET

Joystar CEO to Speak on Travel Expert Panel

The Ultimate Quest: Finding & Getting the Most out of a Host Agency

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- Joystar, Inc. (OTCBB: JYSR) one of the nation's fastest growing travel agency networks and leading seller of cruise and vacations today announced that William Alverson, Chairman and CEO of Joystar, will join a panel of travel industry experts speaking to travel agents at The Home Based Agent Show on Friday October 20th, at the San Jose Convention Center in California. Over 1,000 travel professionals and 200 travel suppliers representing every major cruise line, tour operator, hotel/resort, destination, and technology provider are expected to attend the conference.

The event, The Ultimate Quest: Finding & Getting the Most out of a Host Agency moderated by James Shillinglaw, CTC, Editor-In-Chief, Modern Agent Magazine and Agent@ Home, will discuss the criteria for selecting a host agency that will most exactly suit a travel agent's needs. The second part of the show will address how a travel agent can derive the most benefit from the host agency they've chosen and how to and expand on that relationship.

Mr. Alverson will answer questions about Joystar's host agency solutions including:


Joystar's flagship program for small and mid-size travel agencies and host agencies, as well as travel entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level. This private label solution allows agency owners to work with an unlimited amount of independent contractors.

This turn-key, private label solution includes travel websites, access to the industry's best tools, and business advisory team. Included in the solution is the opportunity to have Joystar assign agents to assist the Enterprise member in growing its business.


This program pays agents 100% of their commissions for only $99.95 per month. Pro-100 members benefit from the best technology, tools, and expert support the industry has to offer and preferred supplier commission levels as high as 20%.

AgentAdvantage xp

Free for agents with a minimum of two years full-time experience. AgentAdvantage xp members can significantly increase their income and reduce their fixed costs. Our business, travel and marketing experts offer "best practices" from our top producers. Plus, agents have the opportunity to join daily conference calls with Joystar's resident experts and representatives of the biggest names in the travel industry.

All Joystar programs include the following benefits:

--  Over 20,000 cabins offering amenities in cruise block space
--  Preferred Supplier Commissions up to 20%
--  Leads and clients assigned to qualified agents
--  Travel Insurance Commissions up to 40%
--  Private Label Travel Website (Powered by Revelex)
--  Amadeus Cruise Booking Engine
--  Direct Mail & Email Marketing System
--  Seminars-at-Sea and Annual Conference
--  Unlimited Access to myJoystar
--  Unlimited Toll Free Phone, Chat & Email Support
--  Daily Conference Calls with Industry Experts
--  WebEx Listen-On-Demand Training Modules
--  Weekly Newsletter
--  IATAN and CLIA Cards When Qualified
--  Ongoing Training Programs
--  StarBase CRM
--  Optional Sabre & Amadeus GDS (monthly fee)
--  $2 million Errors & Omissions insurance policy

The Home Based Agent Show, sponsored by The Outside Sales Support Network, the largest and most established association of home-based travel agents with over 6,000 members, will run concurrently with the 4th annual Honeymoon and Romantic Getaways Show and Conference.

About Joystar, Inc.

Joystar, Inc. (,, is the one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing leisure travel agency networks and a leading seller of cruises and vacations. The Company sells complex travel products including cruises, vacation packages and group travel through its growing national sales force of virtual travel agents and online affiliates. Joystar offers comprehensive business opportunities that combine innovative technology, marketing opportunities and expert support services to the Company's independent and home-based travel agents. With Joystar, experienced and new travel agents can concentrate on promoting travel and creating client loyalty without the administrative and financial burden of owning/operating a traditional storefront travel agency.

"Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. These statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. Joystar, Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Please refer to the documents filed by Joystar, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to risks associated with our ability to (i) increase revenues, (ii) obtain profitability, and (iii) obtain additional financing, changes in general economic and business conditions (including in the online business and financial information industry), actions of our competitors, the extent to which we are able to develop new services and markets for our services, risks in connection with acquisitions, the time and expense involved in such development activities, the level of demand and market acceptance of our services and changes in our business strategies.

Additionally, forward-looking statements concerning the performance of the travel and leisure industry are based on current market conditions and risks, which may change as the result of certain regulatory, political or economic events, a shift in consumer travel preferences, as well as those risks and uncertainties described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events described in the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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