The travel industry has been riding the e-commerce wave as more and more consumers turn online to research and confirm their travel plans. Keeping pace with consumer purchasing habits and making sure you are ready to serve customers how and when they choose with the relevant content they are looking for is key to success. The travel technology solution you choose for your business needs to be fast, flexible, responsive & relevant for your travel business to succeed.
Fast, easy to use applications should help your business reduce the amount of time it takes an agent or consumer to research and complete a travel booking. Applications should provide quick, live access to supplier content to ensure the most up to date availability and pricing is used.
Today’s travel technology solutions need to be Flexible. With so many competitors offering so many special deals, your online booking solution needs to provide an easy and efficient way for you to manage the various special pricing or value add offers for your business to remain competitive. The application you choose should include the ability to easily define pre-set business rules to help you manage a specific products’ content source as well as adjust a selling price or include any value add offers. And to reach today’s mobile consumer, you’ll want to consider an online application that is “mobile ready” so you can serve these clients regardless of the type of device they choose to use or when they choose to shop. Your travel technology solution also needs the flexibility to be easily customized to support your own brand identity and unique selling style. And if you are looking to expand your reach with affiliated agents, you’ll want a solution that can quickly add affiliate Users and websites, perhaps with the ability to easily customize the look and feel for each.
The application you choose should have a quick response time and supported by a technology partner that is Responsive to your needs. Consider using a travel booking solution that uses a secure, scalable online booking platform designed to meet the demands of suppliers, travel agencies as well as the end user. This will allow your technology to easily expand with your business as it grows. Choosing a technology partner with experienced development and support staff available around the clock can be key when any issues do arise.
And of course, make sure the travel technology and content you make available is Relevant to your customer’s needs and is competitively priced. So availability and pricing should be “LIVE” wherever possible so that you offer the latest information and best price available. The content source you use must include the suppliers and products your customers are looking for. Content relevant to your customer’s needs which is competitively priced will be key to the success of your online business.
Finding a technology solution for your online travel business that is Fast, Flexible, Responsive and Relevant is an important decision for any travel business. Finding the right technology company to partner with can be even more important.