Despite the economic recession, people travel more than ever. Regarding booking their
flights and hotels, now they often use their PCs or smart-phones. Or they come to your
office and you help them to book the best choices with the help of your office computer. So
you need a travel agency system.
Travel agency software systems are used across the globe and most important part of OTA
business model. In travel business, the processes are customized based on every business
type/ offerings / transactions. Following are some of the important points –
Managing the large number of bookings
The main objective of a travel business operator to buy a travel agency software is
to manage the reservations efficiently and rapidly. With a good system, you can track
bookings end to end without any flaws. Software for travel agent must provide an
integrated system of real-time reservation software, booking systems, web publication,
accounting and administration. It should be ultimately flexible and can be easily made to
deal production of complex packages, dynamic packaging using clients’ own resources in
combination with GDS, hotel and car rental systems etc.
Multiple Sales Channels
With multiple sales channel feature, one can use travel agency system as a common
platform for you as well as your customers to book travel products and services online. The
internet booking engine will enable you to manage the bookings by your customers as well
as your subagents. Consumer site will allow your customers to book and to pay through
payment gateways. Agency site or B2B will allow your subagents to make bookings while
you can track commissions and agents’ accounts.
Hotel Booking System
With the hotel booking software system, one can take direct bookings through your own
travel agency system. This is automatic and without any human intervention, your firm
can take bookings 24/7. Higher conversion rate, detailed report, instant confirmation and
sending of confirmation to customer’s phone and email are other salient features.
Airline booking software
Our flight booking engine will maximize your online flight ticket sales. It is integrated with
all the major GDSs. It is a fully customizable software too so that it can cater to all your
specific business requirements.
Mobile apps are now going hand in hand with leading travel software. This is again a criteria
of making a right choice.
2016 will take Online Hotel Reservations to Next LEVEL
With a survey done 2015 end, travel software companies in United States, Europe and Asia, hotel booking system with GDS connectivity, is the fastest growing category. Top hotel APIs like Amadeus, GTA, expedia, hotelbeds and DOTW are giving access to top hotel inventory in niche geographies. Hotel aggregators are setting up top hotel booking software to sell unsold inventories of hotels at the last minutes.
Author is a senior business analyst and an expert in travel portal development and
marketing strategy implementation.