SOURCE: Travelstar, Inc

May 15, 2008 13:55 ET Announces New Group Trip Planning and Invite Tool

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Travelstar, Inc. (OTCBB: TVLS) today announced its latest collaboration and social networking tool allowing group leaders to plan, promote and manage their entire group trip on

Accessible from the home page of, group leaders can now create their own personalized group home page. Simple forms make it easy to post important trip details, manage invitations, exchange ideas, and share photos before and after the trip.

"To plan a perfect group trip, you need to makes it easy for people to connect, communicate, and inspire one another," commented Bill Alverson, Travelstar founder and CEO. "The added benefit of social networking and collaboration tools for our group leaders and travel agents is the excitement that builds throughout the planning and invite process. Each invited member of the trip is empowered to invite more members to join the group. Friends and family actually begin to participate in the promotion and selling of the trip."

Group members can share ideas and discuss proposed activities in the trip forum. It also provides a fun and easy way to meet people in advance of the trip, share post-travel memories of the trip and begin planning the next one.

Event schedules provide a view of all related activities such as dining, entertainment, and day tours. Members are kept engaged throughout the process through automated email notification.

Leisure group travel, with groups ranging in size from eight travelers, to more than 50, is a growing and popular trend. The more popular themes include friends' getaway, family vacations, birthday celebrations, anniversaries, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, retreats, school trips and church groups.

"It's one of the most profitable segments in travel, is considered the final frontier in online travel, and represents a significant opportunity for Travelstar group leaders and travel agents," stated Alverson.

About Travelstar, Inc.

Travelstar, and its family of brands (,,,, 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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