A Travel Agent’s Guide to IATA Certification and becoming an IATA Agency

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

How to choose a Payment Gateway for your Travel Business

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

Are Chatbots the Future of Customer Experience in Travel?

Technology is evolving at an incredible pace. It was only a couple of years back that mobile apps for making travel bookings were an in-thing and all the major OTAs invested heavily mobile apps. Come 2016 and most users accept mobile apps as a given and many in fact prefer to use apps to book … More Are Chatbots the Future of Customer Experience in Travel?

How TravelCarma addresses the Problems faced by Travel Agencies

Some of the major challenges faced by a large number of Travel Agencies out there are: They do business offline, but their customers are demanding the facility to book flights, hotels and packages in the convenience of their homes or on their cell phones on the go They are fed up of using multiple tools to make … More How TravelCarma addresses the Problems faced by Travel Agencies

Major Trends in the Hospitality Industry

Introduction In one of our earlier articles, we had talked about the top travel trends to look forward to in 2016. In this article we will discuss trends specific to the hospitality sector and how they might change the industry landscape. Hotels today are doing everything to create unique, memorable experiences for their guests. From … More Major Trends in the Hospitality Industry

8 Affiliate Programs that offer great Commissions to Travel Agents

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

How Internet of Things(IoT) is going to transform 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

TravelCarma to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, Dubai

TravelCarma, one of the world’s leading travel technology companies, is proud to announce its visit to Arabian Travel Market (ATM), Dubai, from 25th and 28th April, 2016. ATM is the most important tourism event of the Middle East held annually and attended by 26000 professional visitors from all over the world. It displays 2800 product … More TravelCarma to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, Dubai

Should Small/Mid-sized Travel Businesses invest in Mobile Apps?

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?