Travel Technology is an application or web portal provided to travel agents, tour operators, or travel management companies (TMCs) by travel portal solution provider for online booking of tours, flights, hotels, and other services provided by the travel agents or travel management company.
Today everything is online and in the current situation of COVID-19, everybody is maintaining social distancing and trying to do everything online. According to the travel survey approx 74% of people prefer planning a trip online and rest still uses old techniques for travel planning.
Travel Technology helps international customers to do booking from your travel agency or travel management company website. This will help in business expansion and increase in profit. With the help of technology, you can promote or do marketing of travel agencies on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, youtube, and so on. You can offer various discounts or vouchers for your customer to increase bookings. A travel agent can show his immense knowledge about travel and tourism on the blogs that will help in gaining the client's confidence.
Online Travel Agency (OTA) is very common nowadays if you are new on this platform, you need to do very powerful marketing for your travel agency.
Various travel technology solution rendered to travel agents are:
- White label travel portal (B2B, B2C, and Combo (B2B + B2C)) - white label travel portal helps travel agents in the booking of flights, hotels, cabs, transport, and other services quickly. The white label travel portal is user friendly and has rich features that help in attracting more customers. This travel software is easily integrated and provides benefits to travel agencies by increasing booking from customers.
- GDS (Global Distribution System) - it is a computer-based network which helps travel agents and customers in analyzing information, checking the cost, and helps in purchasing from multiple vendors speedily and efficiently. Some of the successful GDS (Global Distribution Systems) are Sabre, Amadeus, Travelport, and so on.
- Corporate Booking Tool - this tool is used by the travel agent for corporate travel needs, this tool helps in smoothing of the relationship between travel agency and corporate clients. Corporate Booking Tool allows controlling direct and indirect travel expenses. This tool was designed to simplify the traveling process for corporate clients.
- Travel API Integration - it helps travel agents in obtaining any type of data related to hotels, flights, transports, etc at one platform. This helps clients in the booking of hotels, flights, etc, and payment of all from a single platform.
- Hotel Extranet - this helps travel agents in providing information about their partner hotels. Travel agents give access to partnered hotels through which they can give information related to room, price, restrictions, etc on the website.
Benefits of travel technology for travel agents are:
- Travel agent's websites will be easily accessible to local and international customers.
- Travel technology helps travel agents in maintaining of the cost.
- Travel technology helps in providing 24x7 customer assistance to your clients.
- It helps in the immediate booking of flights, hotels, and trains.
- Helps travel agents in business expansion and profitability