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Lead Story

Bring the 'ATM-O-Matic' to a retailer near you



APEX awards: The Green Sheet's lucky seven

Welcome aboard GSTravelAdvice

Meet the new, nimble Hypercom


GS Advisory Board:
Value-adds: Recipe for success? Part II

PCI standards weigh on ATMs

Gary Wollenhaupt

Industry Leader

Gerry Wagner –
Discovering new opportunities


Merchant cash advance companies on the offensive

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

A pandemic is sweeping POS terminals: Are you ready?

Biff Matthews
CardWare International


Street SmartsSM:
Lust for the lodging market

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Data security sells

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems

The all-time dirtiest processor tricks

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Are you business-suicidal?

Paul E. Donihue
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

PCI: Eye to eye with federal law

Ross Federgreen

Out-of-sight Outlook tricks

Joel and Rachael Rydbeck
Nubrek Inc.

Company Profile

Gravity Payments

New Products

Ringing in a smart idea

IPS Express- Mobile Payments
Payment Data Systems Inc.

Where oh where are your consumers?

First Atlantic Commerce

Outsource the chargeback confusion

ChargebackAudit LLC
Chargeback Dispute Management System


If the shoe fits, bear it


Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

July 23, 2007  •  Issue 07:07:02

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Welcome aboard GSTravelAdvice

In keeping with our mission of bringing our readers any and all information that is vital to the growth of the payments business, as well as that which promotes the business and personal needs of our readers, we have developed a new magazine and interactive Web site: GSTravelAdvice.

The site is dedicated to people who love to travel for enjoyment and those who must travel for business.

We think this new resource will provide wonderful and relaxing recreation for both "real" travelers and virtual travelers.

For more than two-and-a-half decades, The Green Sheet Inc.'s employees have traveled the globe for the stories we bring you in each of our magazines.

As we have followed up on the ever-changing face of payments in the Americas and in Europe and Australia, we have traveled with various payments professionals and learned that many of our friends have the travel bug.

In addition, we have used a unique travel group, Tara Travel, which provides very personal travel assistance. The many friends we have referred to Tara over the years have been very pleased with the services they received.

We developed GSTravelAdvice to be the only Web site a reader needs while traveling, which means if you know how to get to The Green Sheet (, all your travel tools are only a mouse click away.

The site provides, city information, things to do, tips on great places to eat, how to get to a particular place, what to see and what not to miss. In addition, we offer a direct link to every embassy in the world, monetary conversion, time and temperature and fun travel stories, along with travel recommendations.

With a growing collection of special articles on more than 250 cities, GSTravelAdvice brings the information you need to your fingertips.

GSTravelAdvice has thousands of photos documenting trips all over the world and the means for you to share your stories and pictures, as well. It also has an interactive forum to help define the needs of readers and to make it a fun place to share.

From using the site to plan a vacation to taking virtual trips when your schedule is too busy for travel, the site has it all. We think you will especially appreciate our Tara Travel recommendations and the ability to book trips directly from the site. GSTravelAdvice brings yet one more great resource to the lives of payments industry professionals.

Right time, right place

Trends show a continued shift toward booking vacations online, with a projected estimate of 38% of all travel arrangements taking place over the Internet by 2011.

While the market share shifts from a traditional travel agency transaction to an online model, there is still room for travel agents to find their niche.

Travel agents who incorporate the Internet into their businesses will have a better chance of capturing and servicing clients who prefer the ease of conducting business online. With this in mind, not only is traditional travel training essential, but e-commerce training as well.

Travel agents can get a piece of the estimated $647 billion that will be spent this year alone by setting themselves apart from the crowd. Customer service is the key to capturing market share. And on that score, we know you'll love Tara Travel.

GSTravelAdvice provides terrific bargains just like the big Web sites. But we can also accommodate special requests. In addition, knowledge about security, travel advisories, insurance, passports, inoculations and other travel issues will provide GSTravelAdvice readers with peace of mind and good advice.

Stay up to date on the latest news and events

The GSTravelAdvice free e-magazine is developed by GSTravelAdvice writers and from stories submitted by readers. Get the latest tips, travel stories, pictures and much more.

If a particular subject interests you, our search capability enables you to search the entire site.

To view the current issue, or to sign up for free services, visit Send us your travel stories, reviews of travel destinations or personal travel experiences. If you're a travel person and can write, we want to hear from you.

GSTravelAdvice cannot guarantee that all submissions will appear on the site, but our crackerjack editor will read each and every one. We will do our very best to publish your thoughts.

Before making a submission to GSTravelAdvice, please read our submission policy and then select Accept to indicate your agreement. Send your work via e-mail to We'll get right back to you.

Be sure to attach any supporting photos.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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