Portal Pays Commission Up Front

OneLink Corporation, a provider of integrated global distribution and financial settlement services to the travel and tourism industry, says its CCRA business unit has completed the final phase of the initial roll out of its portal. Member agents of its seven travel agent consortia and travel trade association clients have been actively booking lodging arrangements for their clients at destinations worldwide and receiving their commissions upfront for the first time. is built on OneLink's exclusive transaction processing platform, and also contains advanced functionality and content aggregation features not found in other systems. "With this rollout, thousands of North American travel agents can now book accommodations for their clients with the assurance that they have access to the most competitive rates and will receive commissions for their service without a delay or collection effort," said Bill Guerin, Chairman and CEO of OneLink Corporation. With the completion of the initial rollout, 24,000 North American travel agencies, representing more than $30 billion in retail travel sales, can now log on to the portal and book from an inventory of 80,000 hotels provided by lodging suppliers that include, amongst others, Amadeus and OneLink Corporation acquired CCRA, the hotel marketing service, with its acquisition of Reservation Center, Inc. in 2005.