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    Dot.Com Digest by Brian Berusch, ASTA Agency Management

    home page image Addicted To Travel

    Tripaddiction.com is a site designed specifically for travel agents who want to expedite the planning and booking of independent trips for their clientele. Constructed with research time constraints in mind, each page on the Tripaddiction site is built with the utmost of simplicity in mind. Brief descriptions that are arranged by destination or interests simplify the narrowing process for indecisive clients. After a destination is chosen, the site lists optional links to museums, festivals and local events, so at no point is a traveler (or agent) overwhelmed with options or opinions. Hotels, restaurants and sightseeing packaging are researchable in a variety of ways, leaving the manner in which agents chose to do so completely up to them. You can reference a local publication's reviews of a property, for example, hear from other agents who have booked there or speak with the property directly. From golfing in Spain to kayaking in New Zealand or antiquing in Tuscany, this is a wonderfully informative site. www.tripaddiction.com