Everyone loves to travel. However, travel planning and booking have seen a remarkable transformation in the last decade or so. Whether it’s traveling for business or leisure, the modern customer prefers a more sybaritic and personalized travel experience. Thus, it has become extremely important for travel agencies to remain relevant to the new age travelers … More How a Travel Agency can Engage and Retain Customers Online
What is IATA? Founded in Havana, Cuba in April 1945, IATA(International Air Transport Association) is the leading body of the aviation industry. IATA now represents 265 member airlines and over 80,000 travel agents in over 120 countries. The international scheduled air transport industry has grown manifold since inception. Keeping up with the dynamic growth standards … More A Travel Agent’s Guide to IATA Certification and becoming an IATA Agency
A Payment Gateway can be understood as the Credit Card processing machine at any superstore or a shop. If you are running an online travel agency where you accept payment through cards, you would want a Payment Gateway. It used to be easier to set up a payment gateway but now there are so many Payment … More How to choose a Payment Gateway for your Travel Business
Whether you are a budding travel agent or have an established agency, the most basic requisite for your business is a competitive inventory of flights, hotels, rental cars, cruise and vacation packages that you can sell to your customers. Joining affiliate programs of reputed travel companies not only helps you provide your customers with a wide range … More 8 Affiliate Programs that offer great Commissions to Travel Agents
Wouldn’t life be just amazing if travel became so easy that it would take just a few clicks to book your dream holiday? If you could just get on a site and without even entering your preferences you are shown the best beaches across the globe fitting your budget, airlines that you usually prefer to … More Impact of Big Data on the Travel Industry
Are you among those who believe that internet has changed the world? Well, then just sit back and get ready for yet another internet revolution – the Internet-of-Things. It is being predicted by the analyst firm Gartner, that by 2020 almost 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet and some sources even predict the … More How Internet of Things(IoT) is going to transform the Travel Industry
The new age traveller has arrived! They are aware and conscious. They belong to the ‘haves’ category and are capable of getting all that their heart desires. They know that they have options today and are willing to choose the very best. Their motivations of choice can vary from economical to social to convenience to … More Rise of the Sharing Economy: Should Traditional Travel Companies be worried?
Almost all small and mid-sized travel businesses understand the importance of having an online presence and even invest in a website for a better business growth by providing customers with an online booking experience from the comfort of their living rooms. But now the bigger question is, should a travel business, particularly a small/mid-sized agent, … More Should Small/Mid-sized Travel Businesses invest in Mobile Apps?
Introduction No online travel business today can afford to overlook the threats posed by cyber crimes. In fact cyber criminals are always on the prowl and are looking for an opportunity to steal money either directly or by selling useful information. So once you take your business online providing customers with a booking platform, it … More Online Travel: Cybersecurity Threats and How to Prevent them
As a travel agent you must have experienced the challenges in creating complex itineraries for your customers. Just imagine that your customer wants you to create a multi destination trip plan wherein for each destination you have to book hotels, transfers and flights suitable to your customer’s needs. How do you do that? You browse various … More How Travel Agencies can Build Complex Itineraries in minutes!