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Monday, 10/17/2005 9:27:01 PM

Monday, October 17, 2005 9:27:01 PM

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Significant Strategic Acquisitions, Alliances, and Suppliers:


Reservation Center (RCI)

RCI is a 28-year old company with two synergistic business units. Its reservation center provides outsourced 24/7 services on behalf of travel agency clients, with the goal of seamlessly handling any problem that its travelers may have, and handling after hours and overflow calls for travel arrangements. RCI’s other division CCRA, is the leading provider of structured marketing programs for hotels targeted specifically to the travel agency channel.

RCI enjoys a solid reputation with independent hotels, hotel chains, independent travel agencies and travel agency consortiums. RCI’s revenues for fiscal year-end 2004 were approximately $5.2 million, with the hotel marketing services and transaction fees accounting for about $3 million of total revenue. Management anticipates good growth in its current revenue streams, particularly from growing adoption of its booking portal as the travel industry continues on a positive growth trend in 2005.

The core benefit derived from the acquisition of RCI is One Links’ ability to leverage existing travel agent and hotel contracts and to develop relationships to launch its transaction processing service into the US market. The Company believes this opportunity could result in substantially earlier and greater revenues in 2006 for One Link, not only from the combined direct revenue streams from RCI and One Link, but also from the anticipated adoption of the One Link service by RCI travel agents. The Company expects these events to drive business momentum within the global travel marketplace into 2006 and 2007 because of RCI’s credibility and prominence to the large US-based travel suppliers. The procurement of a profitable revenue generating business is also expected to help One Link achieve positive cash flow in 2005, resulting in a reduction of future investor capital to support operations.

The Call Center LLC (TCC)

The acquisition of The Call Center provides One Link with a substantial sales and marketing capability that can directly reach travel buyers, (consumers and travel agencies), and travel suppliers on a global scale in a cost effective manner. TCC is a marketing services company providing telemarketing, customer service, payment collection and marketing survey services for major US corporate clients. Its new state-of-the-art multi-lingual call center with approximately 200 operators in Reno, Nevada has completed over two million connections per month with customers of corporate clients. TCC is essentially a global direct sales, distribution partner support and customer service organization. This capability is a critical element of the marketing plan for the launch of the One Link integrated settlement service. Control of this resource will reduce One Link’s operating costs, and improve customer sensitivity and feedback. TCC generated revenues of approximately $7.3 million in 2004.

The core benefit expected to be derived from the acquisition of TCC is the ability to control a substantial global telemarketing and customer service organization that possesses modern telephony technology to be used for One Link’s needs and opportunities. One Link also has the opportunity to see additional revenue streams from marketing, customer service and reservation services offering to its travel agent and travel supplier clients. The Company believes this could translate into substantially earlier and greater revenues for 2005 and 2006 for One Link from both the combined direct revenue streams of TCC and One Link and the opportunity to directly control, monitor, measure, and incentivize the call center organization for greater sensitivity and feedback regarding adoption and usage of the One Link service.



Videcom International, a privately held company, was founded in 1972 to provide solutions to the Airline and Airport industries. From host connectivity hardware and emulation to standalone software systems, Videcom provides complete turnkey solutions to the aviation industry and has manufactured and installed worldwide hundreds of thousands of airline terminals and developed in-house the latest state of the art passenger check-in software. Videcom also supplies equipment and solutions to a diverse client base including those in the travel, telecommunications, and utilities industries. Videcom is recognized globally as a leader in aviation information technology and continues to develop its knowledge and technical ability to provide leading edge solutions to today’s aviation industry. It’s main office is based near London, England with sales and development offices in Dallas - Texas, and Beijing – China.

Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Holdings Corporation (NYSE: TSG) is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, connects travel buyers and sellers through the world’s largest global distribution system, providing approximately 53,000 travel agency locations with instant access to content from airlines, hotels, car rental companies, cruise lines and more. In 2004, Sabre Travel Network had revenues of $2.13 billion, operations in 45 countries and approximately 9000 employees. The Sabre GDS is the first system to connect the buyers and sellers of travel and includes more than 400 airlines, approximately 60,000 hotels, 32 car rental companies, nine cruise lines, 35 railroads and 220 tour operators. It offers a broad range of products and services that enhance travel agency operations and their ability to serve the traveler. Almost half of all airline tickets sold in North America through travel agencies are booked through the Sabre system, and an estimated $70 billion worth of travel-related products are sold annually through the GDS on a worldwide basis.


Amadeus is a leading global distribution system (GDS) and technology provider serving the marketing, sales and distribution needs of the world's travel and tourism industries in over 210 markets around the world. Through the Amadeus GDS, travel agencies and airline offices can make bookings on 95% of the world's scheduled airline seats. In addition, its modular technology is used by airlines and other travel service providers to optimize their internal operational requirements, providing passengers with superior and seamless service at optimal cost. The core business is to serve many different companies - whether airlines, travel agents, hotel operators or car rental companies. Amadeus’ headquarters is in Madrid, Spain with operational offices located throughout the world. The Company employs a team of over 5,300 people worldwide comprising around 95 nationalities and generating revenues of € 2 billion in 2004.


Founded in 1998, PayPal, an eBay company (NASDAQ:EBAY), enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and utilizes the world's most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution. PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with 50 million account members worldwide. Available in 45 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay, online retailers, online businesses, as well as traditional offline businesses are transacting with PayPal. PayPal has received close to 20 awards for technical excellence from the Internet industry and the business community at large including the 2003 Webby Award for Best Finance Site and the 2003 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Finance Site.


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