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Phone: (503) 525-8297

Patricia Riedel Travel Merges Operation with Azumano Travel

PORTLAND, OREGON (October 14, 2002) - Azumano Travel, an independently owned American Express Travel Services Representative, has announced that Patricia Riedel Travel, a respected Portland travel agency in business for twenty years, has merged its operation with that of Azumano. Agency owner and industry veteran Patty Riedel will continue on with Azumano as a consultant. Azumano has also hired Riedel's vice president and general manager, Norbert Strub, and the agency's quality control manager, Alan Hansen.

"We are extremely pleased to have acquired such outstanding travel specialists. Their many years of experience will be a tremendous asset to our company and will complement the staff we already have in place," said Azumano president and CEO Sho Dozono. "We are also delighted to welcome the Riedel client base into the Azumano 'family' of clients and look forward to providing them with continuity of services in the same excellent tradition as Patricia Riedel Travel," Dozono added.

Note to editors: Azumano Travel is headquartered in Portland and is an independently owned member of the global network of American Express Travel Services Representatives. It is the sole provider of American Express leisure travel services in the region encompassing Southwest Washington, Portland and the Willamette Valley south to Eugene, Oregon, and also sells American Express Travelers Cheques and Gift Cheques. It is the largest travel management company in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The agency's nine offices are located in Portland (2), Beaverton, Tigard, Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, and Vancouver (USA).

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