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AgentWare and SkyLink Forge New Partnership


Agreement Adds Thousands of Additional Travel Options to TripConsole and WebPoint Low-Fare Search Tools

Toronto, Canada, 02/18/2005 -- SkyLink, one of North America’s largest airline consolidators, has signed an agreement to offer AgentWare unparalleled access to its wide selection of consolidator airfares. Both US and Canadian travel agents will benefit from this partnership by gaining easy access to the inventory of one of the largest consolidators offering more than 30 million net fares with over 80 airline partners.

“SkyLink is excited to distribute our content electronically through our preferred partners such as AgentWare,” says Ravi Kumar - Vice President SkyLink Canada.

“AgentWare is delighted to be working with SkyLink, to make integrated, consolidator content easily accessible to US and Canadian travel agents,” said John Dale, AgentWare’s Director of Business Development - Canada. “We are confident that SkyLink’s knowledge of the consolidator market will complement our team’s expertise in aggregating low-fares from multiple, low-fare suppliers. This partnership is yet another step in our continued effort to create cohesive partnerships with industry leaders and provide travel professionals with the tools they need to compete in the GDS deregulated environment.”

The addition of SkyLink to AgentWare’s supplier list joins an array of other Trip Console and WebPoint features including Galileo®, Sabre® and Amadeus® integration, easy access to non-GDS participating airline data, access to agent-only sites that pay commissions, a streamlined display of multiple-itineraries that highlight the lowest fares available by vendor and advanced sorting and filtering tools.

About SkyLink

SkyLink began operating 25 years ago. From a single location the company has grown to 11 regional call centers in North America, including branching out into several operating companies and joint ventures. The SkyLink group has become a leader in technology for the distribution of net airfares, hotels, cars, cruises and tour packages to travel agents. SkyLink are industry leaders in the implementation and development of the SABRE’s Consolidator product (the only consolidator offering this service in the USA and Canada) as well as developing the first automated consolidated fare quote by phone (Ratelink). SkyLink recently launched its fastest Fare Search System - QFQ available through its website. SkyLink is a full service international consolidator, with its headquarters in Toronto and 15 offices worldwide, SkyLink is the most trusted name in Consolidation.

About AgentWare

With offices in Atlanta and Toronto, AgentWare is a private software company that develops low-cost, distribution alternatives for the travel industry. The company’s flagship products, Trip Console and WebPoint, offer search functionality that empowers agents to aggregate data that has not been available on the GDS, while earning commissions based on real-time airfare data. Additionally, AgentWare Data Services is available to developers of custom travel technology solutions through a Web Service based on OTA XML messaging. This service allows users to rapidly integrate non-GDS fares and auto-booking capabilities into custom travel management applications.


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