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Fastixx And The Oregon Zoo Announce The Signing Of A Long Term Agreement

July 11, 2001 at 12:00 AM EDT
Fastixx And The Oregon Zoo Announce The Signing Of A Long Term Agreement

Portland, OR --- Fastixx and the Oregon Zoo recently announced the signing of a long- term contract for Fastixx to provide computerized ticketing for the Oregon Zoo's Summer Concert Series in the Zoo's amphitheatre. This will be the 23rd year of summer concerts at the Oregon Zoo. Fastixx will provide ticketing for the concert series at all Fastixx regional outlets located in selected Safeway stores,, and via the toll free charge by phone service at 1-800-992-8499.

"With the addition of the Oregon Zoo Summer Weekend Concert Series, long regarded as one of Portland's premiere and favorite outdoor family concert venues, Fastixx adds yet another high profile community event to our regional ticketing list of clients," stated Joe Scruggs, Customer Service Manager, Fastixx.

Krista Swan, Director of Events for the Oregon Zoo, stated, "Fastixx provides us with a great regionalized outlet distribution system, along with a local regional call center, that will provide our customers with superior customer service from a company that is locally operated". Ms. Swan went on to say that, "We know our customers want a fast, easy, and affordable ticketing solution, and we believe Fastixx provides our customers with this and much more."

Tickets for the Oregon Zoo Concert Series are currently on sale and include artists such as Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Indigo Girls, Delbert McClinton, Cowboy Junkies, Ricky Skaggs, Vonda Shepard, Bruce Hornsby and John Prine.

Jack Lucas, Vice President of TicketsWest, a division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and owner of Fastixx, stated, "I am excited to provide our high level of customer service and state of the art ticketing system to the Oregon Zoo, and look forward to expanding and building upon the tradition that has been in place for 23 years."

WestCoast Hospitality Corporation (NYSE: WEH) owns, manages and franchises full-service hotels in 9 western states. WestCoast Hotels are three and four diamond properties and focus on serving business, convention and leisure travelers. WestCoast Hotels is now offering WestAwards, an exciting new rewards program that allows customers to earn points toward complimentary hotel nights, air travel, entertainment tickets, merchandise and more. WestCoast provides entertainment services through TicketsWest, including event ticketing for venues in the Western United States, and Canada, and aggregates content for travel and entertainment that is sold in real-time at its website. Fastixx is owned and operated by TicketsWest. TicketsWest also includes WestCoast Entertainment, a Broadway and special event presenting company. G&B Real Estate Services is the real estate division of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and owns and manages commercial and residential properties. Registered trademarks of WestCoast Hospitality Corporation protect the use of "WestCoast" and "TicketsWest" and "WestAwards".