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ASTA Announces Hands on Technology Courses at WTC

Agents who attend the American Society of Travel Agents’ (ASTA) technology seminars at the World Travel Congress in Montréal, Nov. 6-11, 2005, will have the opportunity to take hands-on courses thanks to Trisept Solutions. Trisept is sponsoring the Technology Pavilion, which will contain 50 computers for attendees to use during the seminars and for delegates to use on a first-come, first-serve basis during the rest of the Congress.

“We are extremely excited that agents will be able to practice what they are learning during the technology seminars this year,” said ASTA President and CEO Kathryn W. Sudeikis, CTC. “The hands-on experience will prove to be an invaluable learning tool for ASTA agents, and we thank Trisept Solutions for its generous sponsorship.”

“Trisept Solutions and ASTA share a commitment to educate and empower travel agents through technology,” said John Ische, president and CEO of Trisept Solutions. “We are pleased to sponsor the Technology Pavilion at ASTA’s World Travel Congress to showcase our leading leisure agent solution, VAX VacationAccess, and give a sneak preview of upcoming enhancements to the popular vacation portal. This year marks VAX VacationAccess’ fifth birthday and we’re eager to celebrate this milestone with our friends and colleagues both in the technology pavilion and on the tradeshow floor.”

Trisept Solutions will sponsor the following product seminars and technology courses at ASTA’s World Travel Congress:

Product Seminars

á      Technology Sneak Preview- Agents will learn what is in store for the technology pavilion during the extent of Congress.

á      XAP: A Web Solution That Really Works- Agents will discover how their clients can shop and book vacations and cruises on their own agency-branded Web sites.

á      VAX VacationAccess Cruise Overview- Agents will find out how to customize a cruise for their clients using VAX VacationAccess’ new cruise-booking engine.


Hands-on Courses

á      Intro to VAX VacationAccess 101- Agents will learn how to use the program to search and confirm reservations. Also, they will find out how to research destination information, promotion codes and agent incentives.

á      Advanced VAX VacationAccess 201- Agents can join this seminar to learn more detailed ways to customize a cruise and modify reservations.

á      VAX VacationAccess Canada- Agents can come see the unveiling of the booking tool especially designed for Canadian travel professionals.