Planet Tan attends International Tanning World Expo 2008

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Planet Tan attends International Tanning World Expo 2008

Planet Tan CEO, Tony Hartl, and several key Planet Tan Executives are in attendance at the International Tanning Association's World Expo 2008 in Nashville, TN. This is the largest indoor tanning show in the world with over 5,000 participants from 20 countries covering 5 continents in attendance.

The Planet Tan team will have the opportunity to view the newest products on the market, meet with industry leaders and participate in educational conferences. Attendance and participation in this industry event allows Planet Tan the tools to remain on top of the tanning industry and to maximize guests and members superior service and tanning experience at all 15 Planet Tan DFW locations.

As a newly elected member to the ITA Board of Directors CEO Tony Hartl will be introduced to the industry during the expo ceremonies.

About The ITA
The Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) was founded to protect the freedom of individuals to acquire a suntan, via natural or artificial light. Through the leadership efforts of our members, who are professionals from every sector of the indoor tanning industry, the ITA seeks to work with federal, and state governments to ensure that this freedom is not restricted. The ITA also strives to strengthen and advance our position through research and education efforts and by partnering with other organizations whose efforts further the ITA's mission.

About Planet Tan
Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Planet Tan Ice Girls. A leader in tanning super centers, Planet Tan operates 13 tanning center locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with all locations now offering the top of the line age-defying sunless tanning system, Versa Spa. Planet Tan has been recognized on the SMU "Dallas 100" list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in Dallas, and was selected as the "Best Place to Work in DFW" by the Dallas Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Looking Fit® magazine ranked Planet Tan in their "Top 250" - the top 1% of tanning centers in North America. The company has also recognized by Inc. magazine 2007 & 2008 as one of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Planet Tan was just recently on the cover of Fortune Small Business in recognition on gauging customer service. The company was founded in 1995 by Tony Hartl, and is based in Garland, Texas. To learn more about Planet Tan memberships and locations, visit


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