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Travel Management

 April 25, 2007
GlobalStar Expands International Presence in Southeast Asia

 GlobalStar Travel Management welcomes two new joint-venture partners to its growing global network in Southeast Asia, PT Dwidaya Tour of Indonesia and International Tours Centre Co. LTD (ITC) of Thailand.

"Increasing our presence in key markets around the world such as Indonesia and Thailand better enables us to serve our customers wherever their travels may take them," says Martin P. Metzler, GlobalStar's Worldwide President. "Continued growth on a global scale is essential to GlobalStar's ability to provide streamlined, world class services for our partners and their clients."

Founded in 1940, PT Dwidaya Tour, based out of Jakarta, Indonesia has emerged as the area's leader in travel management, servicing high profile corporate accounts such as Shell, Microsoft, World Bank and Novartis. PT has 25 locations in five cities, providing 24-hour service for clients to ensure the best in corporate and leisure travel.

ITC was formed 39 years ago in Bangkok, and is now one of the leading travel management companies servicing multi-national companies operating in Thailand. Now with two other Thailand offices in Chaing Mai and Phuket, ITC has earned a reputation as the regional experts in special interest travel requirements and programs.

"PT Dwidaya Tour and ITC are both highly regarded and two wonderful additions to our worldwide partnership," says Metzler. "This move into Southeast Asia allows us to leverage GlobalStar's strength in all areas of strategic geographic importance throughout the World."