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Thursday, September 21, 2000
Blackstone, one of the nation's leading providers of prepaid products and services, received the Destino award for Preferred Calling Card Company at a gala banquet last night. The Destino Awards were created to recognize the excellence of companies within the travel industry. Blackstone was selected as the Preferred Calling Card Company for developing calling card programs with reliable connections and competitive rates to most Latin American destinations. Awards were also presented in categories like hotel/resort, tour operator, cruise line, frequent flyer program and theme restaurant. According to Mike Acton, Blackstone general manager, "Programs like Pepe, Pepe Colombia and Pancho were designed to respond to the specific needs of our retailers and consumers across the country. We are proud to have been recognized for our efforts." Blackstone has rapidly become one of the country's largest providers of prepaid telecommunications products and services with over 300,000 retail locations nationwide. Today, Blackstone has developed the most innovative point-of-sale system on the market. By integrating the processing of all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover Card) and ATM/Debit cards with the sale of prepaid products into one, easy-to-use POS terminal, Blackstone POS, has revolutionized the electronic transaction industry. For more information on Blackstone products and services, call Andy Viera at 1-888-639-9590 ext. 205.