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TravelCenters of America Offers Customers Chance to Win $5,000.

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WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2004

While some companies pay lip service lip service
Verbal expression of agreement or allegiance, unsupported by real conviction or action; hypocritical respect:
 to customer satisfaction, TravelCenters of America TravelCenters of America (TA) is the largest truck stop chain[1] in the United States and Ontario, Canada.
The majority of customers are RV's and professional truck drivers.

The company's headquarter is located in Westlake, Ohio.
 (TA) is putting its money where its mouth is. Customers who provide feedback about their experience with TA are eligible to win $5,000 in the TravelCenters of America Sweepstakes sweepstakes, contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run. Prizes are awarded to the holders of winning tickets. In the case of a horse race, the draw is made from the names of all the horses entered in the race and vast numbers of blanks. .

"Our mission is to take care of all highway travelers in the finest full-service facilities on the road, and we need customer feedback to do that," said Tom Liutkus, TA director of advertising and public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most . "The TA Sweepstakes is one way of encouraging our customers to tell us how we're doing."

TA invites customers' comments about its full-service and fast-food restaurants, travel stores, shops, RoadKing Club loyalty program for professional drivers or any other aspect of their experience. Customers can enter the sweepstakes by obtaining a six-digit survey code from a TA location and completing a survey at or by calling 1-888-982-5528.

One name will be drawn from among all entries received through December 29, 2004. Sweepstakes details and other information are available at all TA locations.

The winners of last year's TA Sweepstakes were Bradford Fine, Jr., of Dolan Springs, Arizona Dolan Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The population was 1,867 at the 2000 census. Geography
Dolan Springs is located at  (35.615835, -114.
, and Joseph Hunt, Sr., of Buchanan, Georgia Buchanan is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 941 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Haralson CountyGR6. , who were among the more than 20,000 customers who provided feedback in 2003 through or IVR (Interactive Voice Response) An automated telephone information system that speaks to the caller with a combination of fixed voice menus and data extracted from databases in real time.  (Interactive Voice Response) feedback program.

The TravelCenters of America Sweepstakes is a result of a partnership between TA and Tell Us About Us Inc., of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to efficiently gauge customer satisfaction. The Canadian affiliate offers TA an integrated customer feedback system that combines live operator toll-free customer call-in services, the Web and IVR technology to manage customer feedback. In turn, TA employees can easily access Tell Us About Us Inc.'s databases and find out everything from the quality of restaurant service at a particular TA location to overall customer satisfaction. The effective, customer-oriented Tell Us About Us system was implemented by TA in January 2003.

About TravelCenters of America

TravelCenters of America, headquartered in Westlake, Ohio Westlake is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 31,719 at the 2000 census. Geography
Westlake is located at  (41.454439, -81.928657)GR1.
, is the largest network of full-service travel centers in the country, with 10,500 people at 150 locations in 41 states and Canada. With 30 years of experience, TravelCenters of America has established itself as a leader in serving professional drivers and motorists alike. For more information, go to: (
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