SOURCE: Travelstar, Inc.

May 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Travelstar Launches Group Leader Program

Over 500 New Group Leaders and 2,000 Users Join in First Weeks of Beta

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Travelstar, Inc. (OTCBB: TVLS) announced a new Group Leader Program empowering passionate travelers to create their own social networks.

For an annual fee of $100, group leaders receive their own version of the Travelstar.com social networking site, complete with a viral marketing system to build their unique network.

William M. Alverson, Travelstar Chairman and CEO, stated, "The viral expansion strategy of the program fosters geometric growth. Each Travelstar.com member begets more members. Every time someone becomes a group leader, creates a new social network, or plans a group trip, they naturally invite their friends, family, and colleagues to the site. This process is self-replicating offering perpetual, rapid growth. It's a marketer's dream."

This is the first travel-related social network offering users financial and travel rewards. By using the member invite and event planning tools, Travelstar.com group leaders have the opportunity to earn free vacations and lifetime commissions from the people who join their network. The Company also plans to offer an advertising revenue model to its network creators in 2009.

"For the first time, we have a truly international opportunity. Everyone loves to travel. With the popularity of social networking and the fact that we have built the viral capabilities into the very essence of the program, we believe we can create millions of Travelstar group leaders and travelers all over the world," commented Alverson.

For the Company, the beauty of the group leader program is in its scalability, it grows without an advertising budget, and there are no costs associated with creating content on the site. Social networking sites are by nature, aggregators of user-generated content. The more members, the more content (photos, reviews, videos, etc) the more valuable the site becomes as a resource for all travelers.

For group leaders, the beauty lies in its simplicity. The only responsibility of our group leaders is to build their social network within Travelstar.com and to share their passion for travel with the people they know.

For travel suppliers and the Joystar network of travel experts, the value comes in the form of incremental business and new loyal customers. "This should have a dramatic impact on the incomes of the agents who participate in the program," Alverson added.

About Travelstar, Inc.

Travelstar, and its family of brands (www.joystar.com, www.vacationcompare.com, www.travelstar.com, www.starlightvacations.com), is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing leisure travel agency networks and a leading seller of cruises and vacation packages.

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