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					                                                                      TRAVEL AGENCY

                                                         COMMISSION AGREEMENT



       This TRAVEL AGENCY COMMISSION AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) is
made as of this _________ of ____________, 2008 by between VIATAS Chauffeured
Transportation, an Illinois Corporation, with its main office located at 21W 319 Lake St.,
Addison, Illinois 60101 (“PRINCIPAL”), and __________________________________
_____________________, with this office located at ____________________________
____________________, ____________________, ___ _________ (“AGENCY”).
For the purposes of identifying this agreement and to pay earned commissions, AGENCY
will use the following IATA number: ______________

                                       RECITALS

      WHEREAS, PRINCIPAL is a provider of ground transportation services and
desires to appoint AGENCY as independent commissioned sales agent for the sale of
PRINCIPAL’s services.

       WHEREAS, AGENCY desires to accept such appointment and to perform all the
provisions of this agreement in return for payment of EARNED commissions,

       NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the matters described above, and of the
mutual benefits and obligations set forth in this agreement, the parties agree as follows:

1. TERM.

       The term of this agreement between shall for a period of three (3) years beginning
the _______ day of ________________, 2006 unless terminated either party in
accordance with this agreement prior to the expiration of TERM.



2. AGENCY’S BEST EFFORTS.

       AGENCY agrees to devote AGENCY’s best efforts to market the business and
services of PRINCIPAL under the direction of PRINCIPAL’s representatives, and to
conform to the best of AGENCY’s ability with the rules, regulations, and instructions of

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PRINCIPAL now in force or that may be adopted and mailed to AGENCY’s address.
AGENCY may employ salespersons to assist AGENCY as needed by AGENCY, on such
terms and conditions as PRINCIPAL may require, as set forth in this agreement.



3. ELIGIBLITY OF SALES FOR COMMISSION

       This agreement shall apply to ONLY to business directly procured by AGENCY
and directly booked with PRINCIPAL by AGENCY or by AGENCY’s sales agents.

      Only bookings (reservations) with non-discounted rates are eligible for
commission.

        Accounts, whether corporate or individual, established with PRINCIPAL prior to
this agreement or established independently of AGENCY’s efforts, are not eligible for
commissions

         For the purposes of this agreement AGENCY sales territory is not limited by any
territorial boundary. Nor is any territory implied to be, or granted to, AGENCY as
exclusive.



4. EARNED COMMISSION

   1) When booking reservations with PRINCIPAL, AGENCY must always identify
      themselves as an travel agency at the beginning of the reservation process and
      give their IATA number for identification.

   2) Commissions under this agreement shall not be considered EARNED and be
      credited to AGENCY’s account on PRINCIPAL’s books until the purchaser has
      made settlement in full with PRINCIPAL, either by cash or acceptable notes.

   3) Should a booking by AGENCY to PRINCIPAL become “uncollectible,”
      AGENCY’s paid commission account may be “charged-back” to PRINCIPLE in
      the amount of the specific commission previously paid to AGENCY or credited to
      AGENCY’s account for the unpaid part of the fare.

   4) When the purchaser cancels an AGENCY’s booking (reservation), AGENCY
      shall receive commission only on the amount of money paid by purchaser, if any,
      prior to cancellation.

   5) AGENCY waives any claim to commissions on any sales made directly to
      PRINCIPAL by any other travel agency or booking agent.

   6) If PRINCIPAL is compelled to make any concessions to customers or incur any
      expense by reason of a violation of these requirements or an error by AGENCY,

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       the amount of the expense or reimbursement may be charged to AGENCY’s
       account.

   7) AGENCY agrees to provide PRINCIPAL with appropriate Federal Tax ID (SS or
      FEIN) # for purposes of generating AGENCY commission checks.



5. COMMISSION CALCULATION.

        AGENCY, during the term of the agreement, shall receive a commission from the
sale of PRINCIPAL’s services.

      AGENCY shall be paid commission amounts on sales made pursuant to this
agreement, as follows:
   1) AGENCY base commission rate on bookings (reservations) procured by
      AGENCY and directly booked with PRINCIPAL by AGENCY or by AGENCY’s
      sales agents is ten percent (10%) of the commissionable fare.

   2) The commissionable fare, for all services, is defined as the portion of charges
      incurred by purchaser that does not include: STC surcharge, Airport or Municipal
      Fees, Fuel Surcharge, Expenses and Gratuities. To insure fairness, this is the same
      fare amount PRINCIPAL uses to calculate its own commissions.

   3) AGENCY commission checks are based on EARNED commissions only.

   4) Commission checks are issued between the 20th and the 27h of the month for the
      previous months AGENCY activity. A list of all booking activity will be included
      with all commission checks mailed.



6. DISPUTES ON COMMISSIONS

         PRINCIPAL shall have the right to determine the payee’s commission on any
sale, in any dispute arising between AGENCY and any other sales agency of
PRINCIPAL. AGENCY agrees to abide by and be bound by PRINCIPAL’s decision.

        AGENCY agrees that all objections to statements of account rendered by
PRINCIPAL are waived, unless written notice is given by AGENCY and unless such
notice reaches PRINCIPAL within 30 days after rendition of the statement by
PRINCIPAL.



7. AGENCY’S EXPENSES

       All expenses for traveling, entertainment, office, clerical, office, and equipment
maintenance, and general selling expenses that may be incurred by AGENCY in



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connection with this agreement will be borne wholly by AGENCY. In no case shall
PRINCIPAL be responsible or liable for such expenses.

8. NONDISCLOSURE

         AGENCY and PRINCIPAL agree to keep confidential such business and client
information regarding either’s business affairs and customers. AGENCY and
PRINCIPAL will not, in whole or in part, now or at any time, disclose such information
to a third party.



9. TERMINATION

         Either PRINCIPAL or AGENCY created by this agreement may terminated by
providing a written notice mailed or delivered to the last known address of the other party
at least 30 days before the requested termination date.

      Termination of this agreement will not vacate PRINCIPAL’s obligation to pay
AGENCY all earned commissions booked prior to the requested termination date.
Payment will be made to AGENCY in accordance with the terms of this agreement.



10. MISCELLANEOUS

       1.      This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties with
       respect to the subject matter hereof and no agreement or representation not set
       forth herein shall have any force or effect.
       2.      This Agreement shall be governed by and enforced in accordance with the
       laws of the State of Illinois applicable to agreements wholly made and performed
       in such State.
       3.      AGENCY agrees to indemnify and hold free and harmless PRINCIPAL
       from and against all manner of loss, damage and liability (including court costs
       and attorney's fees) arising from any claim made against PRINCIPAL or loss
       incurred by PRINCIPAL as a result of or in any way arising from, relating to, or
       connected with PRINCIPAL's obligations identified within this Agreement. This
       hold harmless and indemnification obligation shall survive any termination of this
       Agreement.




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       4.      This Agreement may not be amended, nor may any provision herein be
       waived, except as provided by this agreement or pursuant to a written instrument
       executed by both parties hereto.
       5.      This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their
       respective successors and assigns.
       6.      A delay or failure by either party to exercise any right under this
       Agreement, or a partial or single exercise of that right, shall not constitute a
       waiver of that or any other right.
       7.      The section headings contained herein are for reference purposes only and
       shall not in any way affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
       8.      This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of
       which shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one
       and the same instrument.



   IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the

date first above written.


AGENCY                                         PRINCIPAL


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Signature                                      Signature

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Printed Name                                   Printed Name

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Title                                          Title




VIATAS                                      5 of 5                         21W319 Lake St
Chauffeured Transportation                                                Addison, IL 60101