In operation since 1999, TPC/Pro-Travel remains one of the preeminent companies in the direct buying industry. With a core group of leading vendor organizations with more than 25 years of combined experience, TPC/Pro-Travel effectively fulfills the travel and purchasing needs of families around the country. TPC/Pro-Travel offers its members discounts for flights and accommodations that are ordinarily a reserved privilege for travel agents. TPC/Pro-Travel is part of a national consortium recognized by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Unlike many other direct buying groups, TPC/Pro-Travel utilizes point-to-point shipping, which involves sending items directly to the consumer, which in turn minimizes overhead and allows TPC/Pro-Travel to avoid charging its members for handling fees. In addition, TPC/Pro-Travel has stationed customer service centers, called Pro-Centers, throughout the United States, and the company extends its reach with virtual office platforms that allow it to support and respond to customer needs around the country. Members who enjoy traveling can choose between the TPC/Pro-Travel Gold Plan and the TPC/Pro-Travel Platinum Plan. The TPC/Pro-Travel Gold Plan offers $250 in Air Checks and unlimited use of timeshare weeks, shopping, and travel services, while the TPC/Pro-Travel Platinum Plan provides $500 in Air Checks and an additional certificate for up to $1,000 off any cruise vacation. To learn more about TPC/Pro-Travel, visit www.tpc-protravel.com.