SolarNet Signs STA Travel to Booking Contract

16th Apr 2002

(Solars Computing Systems Inc.;
listed CDNX “SCS” and OTC US “SCSIF”), a leading provider of
business-to-business information management and electronic distribution
solutions for the travel industry is pleased to announce the signing of STA
Travel for the use of SolarNet`s LiveLinx Plus Real-Time Booking Engine.

STA Travel
(the Student Travel Network) based in Los Angeles is now the
largest student travel wholesaler in the United States, with the recent
acquisition of their major competitor Council Travel of New York.  STA
Travel specializes in discount airfares, ground transportation, and
accommodation for students and young people.  STA now has 130 offices in the
U.S. and more than 400 branch offices in 20 countries worldwide.  STA Travel
has been a SolarNet client since June 1998 for multi-GDS inventory
distribution and now their travel agency members can book online through
SolarNet and their GDS.

The addition of STA Travel plus two other air consolidators, Dan Travel and
Up and Away Travel, brings the number of consolidators contracted to use
SolarNet`s new booking capability to twelve: Trans Am Travel, Skybird
Travel, Brendan Tours, Air Tickets, The Skylink Group, Flytime Tour &
Travel, D-FW Tours, Air K Travel, Dan Travel, Up and Away Travel and STA
Travel.  The twelve consolidators represent a combined inventory of over 50
million fare choices for international and domestic travel.

Travel agents can access SolarNet`s air consolidator fares; check the net
rate; view fare rules; check seat availability; complete a live booking; and
receive a confirmed Passenger Name Record (PNR).  The air consolidator
electronically receives the booking instantly. Solarnet receives a
transaction fee for every PNR completed through the SolarNet booking engine
in addition to monthly inventory hosting fees.

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(14/02/2002) Matel to Resell SolarNet`s Multi-GDS Distribution Solution in Europe.

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