Travel software is a comprehensive web based booking engine designed especially for the OTA. Now, travel software is the crux of marketing strategy and growth plan for every travel agencies and hospitality business. Choosing a right travel agency software to automate the online business with a customized user and business module will be a most important task for any travel agencies or travel management companies.
PROVAB TECHNOSOFT helps online travel agency OTA go for the right travel agent software to automate the business including CRM (customer relationship management), online booking system (a centralised reservation system to manage all the bookings), accounting and marketing. We provide travel software which is more than the reservations.
Most importantly any OTA should must focus on the below mentioned key points before selecting the right travel software for their business along with web booking engine development.
A global distribution system connectivity to their travel software. Travel portal pulls inventory from these global distribution system, Further it should be customized through program in terms of display and deals to end customer.
API / XML Integration
Travel software must be connected through the API xml or web services to pull the real time inventory for hotels, car, cruise, bus. Also selecting a right payment gateway API for the travel business is a key factor for the travel agencies.
While selecting the travel software travel agency should must be clear about the target market. It will help them is selecting the right travel software for their business. B2B (agency module), B2C (user module), B2B2B (sub agency module) and B2B2C (Corporate module) are defined standard user module where the logic can be customized based on the OTA requirement.
There are many business module in the travel software which a travel agency can opt like hotel, flight, car, cruise, bus, rail and etc.. All modules should be connected with the API / GDS / XML in order to fetch the real time inventory.
Customer relationship management is a very unique, advance and important module, which allows an OTA to manage customer efficiently and increase the sales.
CMS – Content Management System
Content Management system should be easy to manage and give OTA an option to change the website content instantly through admin panel whenever required.
Every travel agency is unique in its operations, style, and target customer community. So the system should be saleable and flexible. Only a customization travel software platform is viable to a travel agency. Moreover, the travel software should have a well-structured database design which makes the system more robust and adding any new module in the current system or any future customization should be easy.
How travel portal solutions have helped agencies to expand globally?
The process of online bookings has many advantages. For both the travelers and the travel agencies, it saves time and effort. Therefore, the traditional practices like visiting the travel agent's place to make flight reservations or any other related services are no more used. Leading agencies are going for travel web portal development with GDS Amadeus and APIs to set up b2c and b2b portals with online booking engines.