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How To Discover The Best Travel Agency In Calgary

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How To Discover The Best Travel Agency In Calgary

Finding the right travel agency is essential as it plays a vital role in customer satisfaction. The best travel agencies in Calgary are in high demand nowadays due to their travel booking options and are available at a low price with attractive discounts. They help provide a hassle-free experience for the customers and ensure that their travelers have a smooth and relaxed journey. Most travel agencies in Calgary come with excellent management team experts who help solve customer queries and provide the best traveling experience for the customers. Factors to check before opting for the best travel agency in Calgary: 1. Specialization It plays a vital role as the best travel agencies focus on a wide range of transportation systems. This includes flights, cars, trains, buses, and much more. Due to the increase in demand, most agencies also provide options for booking hotels at attractive prices. Many combo packs are also available where the hotel and transportation package costs are available. This makes it easy and comfortable for travelers.   2. Quality of services It is imperative when it comes to customer satisfaction. Best movers Calgary offers an excellent quality of services with their on-time delivery deadlines. Good quality of services also helps to earn customer trust over the years and ensures a high demand among its competitors. It can create a brand value that is not achievable in a short period but by the goodwill created from a continuous stream of satisfied customers only. For this reason, the reviews should be checked for recent years to pick the best of the lot.   3. Technology Most traveling agencies make use of the latest technological tools nowadays. Make sure that you opt for a travel agency that is technically sound and uses the latest navigation tools to make you stay updated from time to time. Most travel agencies make use of the newest computer software and detection tools. These tools can help them navigate the easiest and the shortest routes, ensuring the travelers reach their desired destinations on time. When you are continually updated on your journey, there is very little chance of any mishap or missed connection on your trip.  4. Online Marketing The best travel agencies have a robust online presence to connect to a wide range of customers. Having an online presence helps to increase agency branding. As most customers are easy to connect online and chat with, it also helps develop brand awareness.  5. Travel Blog support Many travel agencies come with online travel blog support that helps to give a detailed description of the travel. This is of great help to those customers who are traveling or opting for their services for the first time. These blogs come with attractive pictures of the destinations, and their reviews help make the decision process easier for travelers.6. Customer Reviews Customer reviews play a vital role in understanding whether a travel agency is good or not. Most of them provide honest feedback regarding the journey. Also, the ratings help gain insight into the quality of services offered by the traveling agencies. 7. Offers and Discounts Most of the travel agencies come up with great offers and discounts. These perks help attract a large number of customers. Make sure that you opt for the best price and check the features of choosing the traveling agencies’ services.  8. Security and ReliabilityTravel agencies need to provide maximum security and reliability for the customers. Their websites must come with high encryption protocols that will ensure safe and sound payment. The payment gateways must be strictly embedded to prevent any outside interference and prevent any loss of confidential information of the customers. 9. Customer Support The best travel agencies have excellent customer support that helps to solve customer queries on time regarding traveling and booking. This step is done via email, calls, and text messages. It helps keep in touch with the customers and provides alerts regarding exciting offers and discounts related to traveling.  10. Exploring And Comparing The Best Travel Agencies With Their Perks And Benefits It is essential to draw a contrast between the traveling agencies in Calgary that will help to pick up the best one. It helps to analyze the best options available and the perks and benefits of the services provided by the travel agencies. It also helps to understand the world of possibilities associated with the traveling agencies. At the same time, the services provided by them have a comfortable and soothing traveling experience. Customer reviews play a vital role as most of them provide honest opinions regarding their travel experience.  Conclusion It is important to check certain factors like specialization, customer reviews, pricing, etc. before you opt for a traveling agency in Calgary. Most of them come with excellent features and are in high demand nowadays. It is also essential to check the quality of services at it helps to develop customer attraction and direction. Maintaining high industry standards helps to cope with the other competitors and increase customer demand over time.

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-04 00:48:25

5 Tips to Increase Sales in a Travel Agency

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5 Tips to Increase Sales in a Travel Agency

Increasing sales in any industry can be a challenging task. And in the travel business, it has become even more arduous since the pandemic hit. However, situations now seem to be calmer, and hence it might be the right moment to bring back the 'A' game in your sales department. Constant growth in sales should now be your number one priority.   Creating marketing strategies and gathering new ideas are essential steps for building a reputation for a successful travel business. Hence, below, we bring you the five best tips to help you increase your travel sales in a way that minimizes your sales cost while also maximizing your conversion rates. Target specific audiences uniquely. The customers' demographics should be your first consideration. It will help group your clients as per their searches and requirements, thus optimizing the overall revenue. Also, make sure to look after your existing clients and make it easy for them to travel again or refer you to someone new. When you optimize business with your existing clients, you build a reputation to reach new people. Finally, invite your clients to receive newsletters, updates, and new offers.  Additionally, specializing your services to specific demographics can also help to rise above the competition. For example, for students, you reach out and connect through social media, associations and organize viral contests to make them a unique appeal. Thus, this strategic idea of prioritizing specific appeals through top salesforce partners can significantly impact your different clients.Source: Pixabay Optimize your website Creating and sketching out a noticeable website and optimizing it to appeal to your target audience are effective ways to market your business. Therefore, add a well-written product and service description and programmed photo galleries to make the website well accessible. For example, according to reports, 148.3 million travel bookings are made each year, and around 82% of all travel bookings in 2018 were done online.  Therefore, drafting a professional website is highly important, with an additional focus on investing and optimizing SEO. You can also use software to support different SEO prospects, thus increasing relevant keywords to increase your website SEO value. Moreover, an online booking system also facilitates customers to book tours whenever they want, 24/7, without any intervention. Therefore, optimize your website through professional images with alluring visual components and fresh and regular content that suggest excellent travel possibilities to the clients.  Strengthen your B2B network A sturdy and robust business relationship with partners is vital for any business. This relationship works both ways, and hence keeping an open mind and working together is the only way to move forward collectively in the same industry. Of course, there might be situations where you come across suppliers with better discounts. But you are part of the same network, and hence professionalism should always come first.  Strong B2B relationships help reach new markets and clients, provide new ideas for developing your services and promote a stable working system. Thus, cooperating competently with such partners would only help you gain added sales and profits and create an environment of efficiency for your customers.  Present unique offers and experiences Offer unmissable deals to your clients and guarantee increasing sales for your travel agency. Every customer looks out for unique experiences that you should provide with your exclusive offers and discounts. They can cherish these throughout their lives, and you would be part of that amazing experience.  Explore and experiment to learn what your customers want and utilize travel agency software to track and manage special offers and complementary products effortlessly. Use such information to create exciting and unique packages by combining different products and services. Build your expertise in this field by studying all kinds of offers and customer trends. It can also help you to craft packages that are innovative as well as quickly customized according to each specific client.     Use the power of social media. Social media is now present everywhere and used by everyone, and brand awareness is achievable to the optimal level only through social media marketing. Social media is the cheapest and most effective medium for marketing to get high customer leads, engage them, boost sales, or mark a presence in the industry. With billions of users, platforms like Facebook and Instagram are full of visual content and popular places to share their travel experiences.  So, every social media platform has quickly become an essential part of any marketing strategy. Use them to design attractive official pages and use images, videos, questions, or statuses to ignite conversations and motivate potential clients for more business.  Now that more people are eager to kick off their travel plans, it would be best for travel agencies to grab this renewed opportunity for all their lost businesses. After being confined indoors for so long, people travel again and go more to remote places. The services of travel agencies are what they are all seeking, and you ought to be ready to provide these services. These new prospects have brought some hope to the travel industry, which means that your competition is also about to take a severe hit. Your challengers would be ample and severe. New travel businesses and agencies are coming up every minute as we speak to grab this coveted prospect. Even those who could survive the previous adversities would not leave any chance to boost their sales this new season.   Conclusion Use the tips mentioned above to optimize your sales in a matter of days as the travel season progresses. These are the most accessible and practical tips and strategies that can benefit every small and big travel agency. In addition, regularly engaging with your clients with the best deals and updating with the latest updates of the travel industry will go a long way in promoting your travel organization.

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-03 04:31:03

Whats new in the PHPTRAVELS v8

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Whats new in the PHPTRAVELS v8

Last month in October 2021 we released PHPTRAVELS version 8 Rebirth Why do we call it rebirth? Because the platform has been changed dramatically from database design to backend and from front-end theme to all new features and improvements. Everything has been updated and now every new version of PHPTRAVELS will come-up with a new name as we have now PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth. PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth is one of the most brilliant version so far produced by our team. This version is not only best because of its performance or the features but it has enabled our team to learn about the latest technology stacks and more about how to produce enterprise level products. And we are happy to announce that PHPTRAVELS is working on micro-services which means we have built every component in different departments and space. The new structure of version 8 Rebirth is now divided into 3 folders on main root as you can see the image below : The platform structure now is divided into 3 main folders  API folder we have all the backend, database and API endpointsAPP folder we have complete frontend themes views and user accounts INSTALL folder we have software installation files Then we have some other important files such as :  .gitignore help us to ignore unnecessary files for github repo.htaccess helping our server to redirect and read URLS properlyconfig.php containing database connection + API server URL authorized access by keygit.php will be helping our auto pull code from github in term of developmentIndex.php main file to be read on server when browser hit the web server php.ini allowing additional permissions required by software to be enabled on server robots.txthelping search engines and web crawlers to unders the content on site web.configrequired by windows based web servers to react as htaccess functions The API folder contains the main backend which has all the database administrator panel supplier panel and all the backend related structure and files which contain some of the previous version base structure but rest of all the frontend is entirely developed from scratch keeping in mind the performance of the project.  In the previous website we were getting data directly from the database and there was no middle-ware such as API’s concept, add authorization layer and pull or push data but now we have a completely modern structure which is based on micro web services.  With this new structure you can now host your admin panel entirely on a different server and publish your website's front-end on another web server. It will not add another layer of security to your project but also the performance will react better and faster. All you have to do is to configure your config.php  file located on the root of your server for both projects separately.  Meanwhile if you have got your 7 days free trial with license do not forget to watch the YouTube video to install PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth on your localhost  Video link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD3gX-VQxt4 Now let’s talk about some new awesome features offered by new version of PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth.  Aggregation of multiple ModulesIf you are PHPTRAVELS previous client you might know we had one of the serious issues about the modules aggregation. In previous versions you could enable only one module service for each section. Let’s say you want to enable a manual database hotels module with expedia or hotelbeds and this was not allowed before but thanks to our development team who take this problem seriously and build the entire module's structure from scratch to make this happen. Now you can enable multiple modules for each service / section as you can see below the image showing aggregated data result from database of hotels and below is the rezlive hotels API data for hotels listing page. Aggregation ResultsHotel City Location SearchThe destination / location search is more user friendly and showing country flags based on each location city name. And all the search criteria going to be stored in browser session so user do not need to add same criteria each time they perform the search.  Travelers Details for Search We have now added the number of rooms for each search and this field is helpful for API based suppliers such as expedia hotelbeds rezlive they prefer to get users requirements in the first search so the coming data will contain only what user is looking for. We have also added GEOIP based nationality selection. Which works automatically based on each visitor's location. This option will help visitors to identify their nationality before the search is performed. Users can select or change the country / nationality based on their own preferences but the system is smart. It will get their nationality option auto picked based on the region they are browsing the website from. Flights SearchThat’s not all. The search for all modules like flights, tours and cars including visa inquiries are revamped with better user-experience and also with better features. Below is the screenshot for flights search and it has got all better with fastest response on searches based on cities or airport codes.  Friendly URLsThe URLs are now more SEO friendly and optimized and shortened before then every. And it contains meaningful paragraphs such as you can see the search URL of hotel below Flights Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/flights/lhe/dxb/oneway/economy/04-11-2021/1/0/0 Tours Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/tours/dubai/04-11-2021/1/0 Cars Search https://phptravels.net/en/usd/cars/dubai/dubai/04-11-2021/05-11-2021/oneway/1/0Visa Inquiry : https://phptravels.net/visa/submit/pk/tr/11-11-2021 Hotels Search : https://phptravels.net/en/usd/hotels/dubai/04-11-2021/05-11-2021/1/2/0/PKEach URL will contain all the required response from the API server with its specific values such as we can see in our URL we have. 01. EN as english language 02. USD as a currency 03. HOTELS as a hotels module 04. DUBAI as a location 05. DATE for checking 06. DATE for checkout 07. ROOMS number 08. ADULTS number 09. CHILDS number 10. PK nationality country code   And it goes same for each module based on it’s credentials as we can see the blow URL is for flights search module Search Logs All the searches made onwards on PHPTRAVELS v8 will be recorded to the database for each module whether its hotels, flights, tours, cars or visa. Capturing each search will result in us helping you by creating a graph where the admin can clearly see how many searches were performed each month, day or year for any particular module. The information we are collecting based on every search can be seen above in the hotels search log. You can simply hover on any module from admin backend and click on searches this will lead you to each modules search logs where you can see all the search details such as : Users IP address Date of searchType of browser search from Operating system detailsSearch from website or mobile appTraveler informationCheckinout dates and much more. This can be a super fancy feature to integrate this to any CRM cloud based platform which can also help you for analytics and more to close your leads with your services to generate more sales.  B2B business to Business agents systemPHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth now comes with the B2B agents account facility which means now you can sell your travel services at retail price as well to your agents. Although it has very basic features for agents but still worth it for startup B2B sales as well as agents will get better price markup based on what you set up on those modules. Agents Profile Page from Admin Panel Agent account can be in any currency and only the admin can change or set up them any specific currency. Agents can add your business name registration number or business logo which can be printed on the invoice or travel voucher. Agents can also have a balance wallet which they can consume on each booking based on their monthly or yearly statements and sales. Agent account can be in any currency and only the admin can change or set up them any specific currency. Agents can add your business name registration number or business logo which can be printed on the invoice or travel voucher. Agents can also have a balance wallet which they can consume on each booking based on their monthly or yearly statements and sales.  Wallet BalanceNow agents and customers both can add and maintain their wallet balance. It is so simple now they can just click on add funds under their account and select the payment method with the value of payment and click to add funds. The page will take you to the payment gateway where they can easily make the payment and the system will take them back to their dashboard so they can view the balance which can be used later for bookings.  PHPTRAVELS v8 PriceYes, it's not only the product who has been changed. We have also changed our pricing and features list on the order page. Now you pay only for what you consume and use for your project. We have multiple different features and prices. Each feature has its own price and services.  To view complete order page please checkout on this Link : https://phptravels.com/order#orderThat's not all. We have added endless new features and amazing services and we will continue working and improving this product.  Please do not forget to respond to this update with what you think about this version and how excited you are to startup your online travel portal with us.We understand due to pandemic covid19 we all got down and the travel industry is still struggling to get back to it's position but we believe everything happens for a reason and this can be a best reason for all of us to learn and rebuild our business. During the pandemic almost 1.5 years ago we planned with our team and we stopped working on sales and for all these painful months we have been actively kept working to improve our product. after all this period now we are back with something new and more powerful.  We understand it might be very hard for many of you to startup again or invest in this industry. and that's why we are about to launch our upcoming early access discount to limited people. To do not hesitate to contact us and get your early access to discounted sales.   To get your discount please contact us : Email : [email protected] : +923311442244  Thank youTeam PHPTRAVELS 

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-01 23:28:25

What is B2B in travel industry and how it works

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What is B2B in travel industry and how it works

B2B in the travel industry plays a vital role from local B2B to online travel portals. The explanatory meaning of B2B is Business to Business. And B2B in the travel and tourism sector works the same as any other industry. Such as we have in the ecommerce industry from wholesaler to retainer the connection and relation name is B2B which explains the power of relation very beautifully in terms of business.  Travel and tourism industry has too many different models to work and make revenue from. B2B is one little part of such a huge multi trillion dollar industry world-wide. Starting a travel services business it is not compulsory to invest a big amount of money for certifications as per law required. One can start selling travel services by having a B2B account.  Signing up as a travel agency or B2B account is considered the same. In both cases you have to generate sales and add-up your own markup above the cost of travel service yourself. Let’s have a client who is looking to buy a ticket for travelling from Dubai to Malaysia. And the ticket price online is $100.00 . You as a travel agent can find a better price for him by working with different airlines and OTA’s online travel agencies. Since every travel portal and platform do offer B2B accounts with pretty much cheap services and low cost packages. Some even provide payments in installments. Some charge up-front and in some cases travel retailers pay at the end of each month to clear their dues. Now let’s talk more deeply about the concept of B2B for having quick accounts and selling them locally or online by marketing. Below you can find some interesting websites to have your B2B travel retailers account.  If you are running a travel agency or you are planning to start one soon then you must use the B2B travel portals for  ticketing & other services. Now the question has come which travel portal is best among all so let’s get started and check out some best available travel tools and platforms to start online B2B travel business. https://www.travelperk.comIf you are looking to sell travel services to corporates or entreprise companies then travelperk is best choice for you to open your account and start selling.  https://solutions.travel.rakuten.com/services/travel-agent-portal If you want to sell international travel services as an affiliate or agent then rakuten travel affiliate account is great to have it instantly active. And its super ready to reserve your most required travel services within few clicks.  https://www.ratehawk.comIf you are looking best B2B hotels prices to book for your international clients then ratehawk can you take you there in a matter of few clicks. The platform is super user-friendly easy to book and reserve. You can book and pay later or select multiple options to create your bookings.  https://via.comIf your client base is in India then via.com can be the best option for you to start your online b2b agent account and sell all travel services located in India within your own website or local office. You can open your account at via.com as a agent from this link https://viaworld.in/agent https://www.egencia.comAnother great tool for business or corporate travellers and agents. Agencia is one of the most premium and finest business travel platforms. With agencia you can get better refund rates and cancellations charges. Also it is very user-friendly when it comes to user experience.  https://www.clicktravel.comClick travel is a child company of travel perk but it has a great and hude client base of B2B. They provide all in one platform for booking and managing trains, flights, hotels and car hire with 24/7 customer support. https://www.tboholidays.comTBO is one of the payoneer when it comes to B2B. They are the one who started the early concept of retailership in the travel and tourism industry. They also own the middle-east largest hotels inventory database.  Benefits of starting B2B Lowest markups and best fares pricesFree cancellation and quick refundsFree tickets from airlinesRecognition as best seller and awardsFree VIP travel events invitations and joiningsPremium support 24/7 response timeHigher chances to grow and establish bigger company

Qasim Hussain

2021-11-01 00:16:09

Difference between software update and upgrade

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Difference between software update and upgrade

Short Bytes: Update and upgrade are two different ways to make a change to an app or operating system. But the prime difference lies in a number of modifications made and the importance of those modifications. A software update includes bug fixes, and other small improvements, while a software upgrade changes the version of a software.There are times when you have to update things on your computer, and then there are times when you have to upgrade. Surely, there is a difference between updating and upgrading your computer or some other device. Although, both of them involve making changes to the software running on your computer. So, what is an update exactly?When we perform an update, it involves making changes to an app or an operating system is such a way that it doesn’t affect its core structure. So, most of the frequent changes made to your computer like bug fixes, security patches, adding support for drivers and newer hardware, etc. can be termed as an Update.An update is often small in size, and it might take a couple of minutes to perform one. The word ‘small’ is relative. For instance, an update meant for a single app can range from a few kilobytes to a couple of megabytes in size, while an update for an operating system can go up to a few hundred megabytes. And what’s an upgrade then?When a set of changes made to a software are significant and substantial enough, we can call it an Upgrade. That’s why making a switch from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 17.04 would be called an upgrade, not update.An upgrade mostly includes important changes to the GUI and a variety of new features and options which are not in the existing version of a software or operating system. And as you might have guessed, its size can go up to several gigabytes. Update Vs UpgradeUpdates are freeUpdates meant for various kind of software is mostly free. Because their price is often included in the amount you pay when you buy the software. That’s one of the reasons Windows comes so costly and gives you updated without any extra charge. It can be the other way round, most of the open source software vendors often provide both software and updates for free.In the case of an Upgrade, software vendors might charge you. But, nowadays, most of the apps and paid operating systems including Windows and MacOS have a free upgrade. Upgrades are bigger, complexAs already told, the time required to install an update is quite less than an upgrade. Installing an upgrade is more complicated and tedious as the amount of data that needs to replaced or copied is quite a large. It might even take a couple of hours to upgrade a system.Another thing that sets an update and an upgrade apart is the version. An upgrade released for a software makes a big change to the version number. For instance, Android 6.0 to Android 7.0, or Windows 8 to Windows 10.What’s more is that an upgrade can be used to perform a clean install of the software. However, in practical scenarios, the software makers regularly put all the latest updates in the most recent version of the setup file or ISO. So, when you download the software from their website, all the latest updates already included. Source 

Qasim Hussain

2021-10-22 12:36:47

10 Best Travel Management Software in 2022

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10 Best Travel Management Software in 2022

Now that travel bans are being lifted, businesses in the travel industry will be wise to set up functional and time-relevant travel management systems. This will ensure they are not stuck with outdated and incompetent ones in the new year. This also extends to corporate organizations that organize business trips often and need to keep track of travel expenditure, reports, and reimbursements. In this article, we’ll take a look at ten of the best management software you should look out for in 2022 so that you can always be on top of your travel management needs. First, let’s see what a travel management software is.  What is travel management software?Travel management software is software that you can use to book trips, supervise upcoming trips, and keep track of trips that have already taken place. You can also use it to generate reports on the travel activities of employees who go on corporate trips within an organization frequently. One of the many amazing benefits of travel management software is that it automates the travel policies of a company so that employees can stay abreast of trips that are approved or not. It also creates or collects data from invoices and receipts of purchases during corporate trips to help with transparency. 10 Travel management software you need in 2022The best travel management software should help make your travel bookings easier, report generations seamless, and budget planning faster. After thorough research and reviews from real users, we have curated a list of ten of the best travel management tools below. TravelPerkSource TravelPerk is one of the most efficient travel management software you need to make business trips and customer travel bookings seamless. TravelPerk is designed to make corporate travel management faster, with a smooth booking experience for HR and employees. It offers a large inventory, allowing employees or managers to book their trips themselves, saving time and energy. It also helps to ensure that they comply with the company’s travel policies during the trip to avoid assumptions and lack of transparency.TravelPerk is not only great for booking and managing trips, but it also provides you with the tools needed to work within the stipulated budgets or finances for such travel purposes. It provides finance teams with travel expenses tracking and reporting features to help make travel management a walk in the park. It is ideal for businesses, administrators, and travelers, with different pricing categories to suit everyone’s needs.  PairsoftSource Pairsoft is a fully integrable travel management tool that is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It makes the management process simple by providing a booking engine that presents travel content for your employees or travelers looking to manage their trips. For corporations, this engine also gives employees trip options based on the company’s travel policy to ensure travel compliance across board. It integrates the company’s travel policy, authorized and negotiated airlines, hotels, or car rentals accessible to employees, and syncs all travel information on the trip with the tool’s expense solution. Its sleek UI and competent booking engine make it one of the most-loved travel software for businesses and travelers everywhere; it also has a mobile app for an improved user experience. EgenciaSource Egencia is another leading travel management software that prioritizes expense tracking and cost-saving policy compliance. Egencia is a well-known brand in up to 60 countries worldwide, and many companies of different sizes use it. It is a world-class business travel platform that ensures employees comply with the organization’s travel policies while also keeping track of the travel-related spending that occurs during the trip. Egencia is well-optimized to manage your business’ travel program to ensure that you maximize return on investment (ROI) and reduce risks. It features expense reporting tools, a mobile application for ease, admin access, client invoicing, and so much more. Rydoo SourceIf you’re looking for a fast-tracked travel management solution, Rydoo is your go-to. It is optimized for quick responses and allows users to simply snap and manage expenses from anywhere in the world in real-time. Rydoo makes tracking travel management expenses simple and straightforward, reducing the long-winding process it usually takes. All employees need to do is to take a picture of their receipt and submit them for approval with one click. Rydoo works well with other accounting software, including Oracle, Xero, Quickbooks, and many others. It starts at $7 for beginners and enterprises can request a quote that is tailored to the size of the business.  FlightslogicSource This is one of the best travel management that’s suitable for travel agencies. It provides an end-to-end solution with its booking engine, customized to automate the entire travel and hotel booking experience. Flightslogic practically curates all travel data under one roof, so that management or administrators have access to it without hassle. This helps to efficiently organize, track, and manage all travel information and compliance to policies for different employees. Flightslogic works wonders in booking hotel and travel reservations, managing travel schedules for both teams and individuals, and providing the necessary travel documents for the journey.Flightslogic has up to five different pricing levels from basic to enterprise, so you can choose one that suits your business’ size and needs.  TripActionsSource This is a good tool for medium and large enterprises. It is a travel and expense management tool that works best for corporate travelers, giving management access to data that will help them make reservations and bookings at good rates.It is an intuitive machine learning software that makes recommendations based on your choices, so you have a huge amount of well-tailored options that fit your requirements. It is also available on desktop and mobile and controls costs without compromising quality.There are different price packages available for different company sizes, contact TripActions to find out the one tailored for yours. SalestripSource If you’re looking for a travel management tool that combines travel management with expense management, then we have a winner. This tool helps companies keep track and regulate their travel expenditures, so that you don’t lose revenue, but are still able to meet your travel needs. It is a power tool, driven by an AI interface. This gives employees and regular travelers so many options to choose from in terms of flight inventory, accommodations and rentals. It’s the number one companion for a seamless, stress-free trip that helps you keep an eye on everything, from the travel budget, to where you will sleep.It also helps to automate receipt management, bulk approvals for corporate trips, and easy allocation of travel funds. Salestrip costs between $9 - $15 per user every month. ExpensifySource Sometimes, companies or regular travelers require a travel management tool that is more about efficient expense management than bookings or reservations. Expensify is one such tool. Expensify helps to take care of the expense management worries, “because you weren’t born to do expenses.” It takes the pressure off, so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest, while management has an easy compilation of all travel-related expenses right from their screen. With the mobile app version, employees can simply take a picture of their receipt and it extracts the necessary information and compiles it into useful data. What’s more? Expensify now offers the opportunity to input credit card information, so employees can have digital receipts for most purchases. As for pricing, Expensify is free to use. Zoho ExpenseSource Having small business travel management worries? Not anymore with Zoho Expense. It’s the number one travel management tool for small businesses that relieves the stress of tracking travel expenditure from accounting teams. With Zoho Expense, employees have a broad option of flights to choose from, and then can also upload their receipts and record expenses to help the accounting department keep track of expenses wherever they are, and in real-time. Zoho Expense has a wide range of features that you can access on any device; iPad, Mac, Android or iPhone, so there’s no restriction. Zoho Expense is anywhere you are. It is also super affordable with a free option for small businesses, and as little as $8 per month for every user in large enterprises.  TravelsuitSource No matter your business’ size, TravelSuit has something to suit your needs. This travel management software gives you a tool with one of the best UI that makes the trip tracking easy and straightforward. The tool is suitable for anyone to use, even if you’re not a tech guru, so every employee can use it easily.TravelSuit helps managers and administrators select the best prices and fares for flights and reservations, so the employees get the best deals throughout the trip. This ensures that they are able to meet the travel budget by controlling expenses on a trip. It’s also useful for generating travel reports and auto-complying with travel policies. TravelSuit starts at $45 for the basic plan, and up to $171 per 25 trips every month.  ConclusionTravel management has become easier and less time-consuming with tools like the ones listed above. They are suitable for corporate organizations, allowing managers, finance and accounting teams, and employees to keep track of expenses and reservations before, during, and after the trip. If you’re looking to boost your team’s productivity and improve ROI in 2022, these are the tools you need. For regular traveling individuals, these tools will help you manage your time and resources well, while you enjoy a seamless travel time. Author Bio:Lydia Iseh is a writer with years of experience in writing SEO content that provides value to the reader. As someone who believes in the power of SEO to transform businesses, she enjoys being part of the process that helps websites rank high on search engines.

Qasim Hussain

2021-10-20 22:41:41

Why Should Travel Agencies Hire SEO Expert?

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Why Should Travel Agencies Hire SEO Expert?

Today, online reputation is essential for any business. The highly competitive travel industry needs it more as digital-savvy customers seek info on the internet. The target audience often needs details like the best hotels under their budget, new food items to try, shopping centers to visit, best transportation mode, etc. The clients for travel agencies have diverse backgrounds, and through websites and apps, you can provide content relevant to each of them.Nothing can match the high-quality videos and live reviews of fellow travelers directly from the vacation spot. Thus, web portals are the first place of interaction for prospective clients. The website needs to be appealing and meeting the audience's requirements to appear on the first page of the search engine. It is worthy to hire SEO experts to reap the benefits of being at the top of the result page. Below, we discuss the advantages in detail. Get The Benefits Of Organic Lead GenerationThe search engines provide the best business option to the customers. Thus, to be among the top 10 on the search engine result pages is an indicator of excellent service. It implies you deliver what you promise. Therefore, SEO is a must for building trust and reputation. People come to the website on their own, and you need not force them or attract them. They have faith in your service and consider the pricing to be fairer.Hiring an SEO agency with sufficient experience and name can help you increase exposure. SEO experts with vast experience can help you get high-quality white label backlinks. They have connections with clients in the allied industries. Transparent and genuine backlinks from high-profile companies can attract new customers. Help In Understanding And Better Serving The CustomerAn SEO expert can help you reach and understand the target audience. They come up with the right keywords that can be location-specific and business-specific. So, the customers know what you do and get the required information too. Seo services study user browsing patterns and ensure that the desired messages and info reach the users at the right time. After experiencing the promptness and responsiveness, the users start to trust your services. Moreover, SEO agencies also take care of your social media engagements. Thus, hiring SEO services aid in attracting a new audience and making them loyal.  A Cost-effective Way To Increase ExposureWith SEO, a business can increase the traffic to the website. One gets qualified leads who are already in search of a similar product or service. Thus, the conversion rate is higher. Moreover, it is possible to measure the marketing metrics at a granular level. In the globalized world, occupying top positions on the search engine results page lets you reach a larger audience worldwide. Thus, people sitting in an Asian country can consult a foreign travel agency in the USA and get localized information. SEO helps you to reach genuinely interested customers. It saves your time and marketing efforts. You can conduct email campaigns, offer discounts to the niche group. Even for offline marketing, one need not waste resources as you already know the buyer personas.   Make Regular Web AuditsAn SEO expert knows that attracting customers alone is not sufficient. One has to engage and convince the visitor. And, these are feasible when the SEO experts conduct regular web audits. They determine the usability factor for the site. SEO companies ensure that the right content with appropriate visuals is available on the right page. They take care of all the details like font size, background color, video play options, etc. Navigability and adaptability in both mobile and desktop are absolute for modern tourists. You cannot afford to have a broken link or refer links to unrelated sites.  Enhance Your CompetitivenessToday, we have travel bloggers who give their personal travel experiences in detail. They can be present in various media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Then there are websites and channels dedicated to tourism. With different options for traveling, lodging, etc., the consumer gets confused too. Thus to gain customers' attention is an uphill task. SEO is a slow and steady process to bring genuine leads to the site. It requires a navigable site having fast loading speed and great content. The search engines also look for user reviews and social media engagements. Also, it is necessary to give up-to-date information. Wrong info can lead to penalization by the search engines. Thus, efforts for SEO are equivalent to enhancing your company and lead to business growth.  Final ThoughtsToday, the first step in building a travel agency is to have an SEO expert in the team. A new venture can start bang on with the right online presence. Those running the business in the traditional offline way have to up their digital ground. And hiring an SEO expert is the right way to do the same. They help you put the business in front of people looking for the services that you offer.      

Qasim Hussain

2021-10-12 09:27:55

How To Get an Airline Approval to Travel with Your Pet?

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How To Get an Airline Approval to Travel with Your Pet?

For the last two years, travel restrictions have been on and off across the globe. But now, with the knots of the pandemic losing up worldwide, people have started traveling fearlessly. Air travel is a top-notch choice for travelers when traveling abroad. Not only do travelers prefer airways for reducing their travel time but also for the fact that they allow pets to travel along. While you can take your pets with you to the plane, it has rules, regulations, and paperwork to follow. In this guide, we have accumulated everything for you. Right from how to get an airline's approval to booking a flight, from the fare to paperwork, we have covered it all.  Let's roll in! Let's talk about some fact-based realities first. Different airlines have a disparate set of rules and charges for bringing pets along. So before knowing the criteria of pet travel, it isn't possible to get approval from an airline. Below five points are more of a stepwise process to follow to get an airline approval to travel with a pet concerning recent real-life scenarios.  1. Know the NeedDo you really think it’s necessary to carry your pet with you on the trip? Ask this question to yourself before kickstarting the process of airline approval for your pet. Why? It's hard on your pets (yes, more than you) to take the air pressure, be in loud sounds, flooding lights, zillions of heads, and changes in the cabin temperature. Ideally, if you are moving out permanently or going on a journey for at least two to four weeks, then only you should think of taking your pet with you. In the other scenarios, you should keep your dog at your house with a dog-sitter or ask a friend for help.  2. What's Your Dog Size?Almost all global airlines give you two options for carrying pets along. You can either;Carry-on, orCargoMoreover, the choice out of these two depends on your dog size. If your dog size is small, especially the one that can fit in a dog carrier, you can carry him in the cabin under the seat. In case your breed is a mammoth to fit in, airlines will transport them with other cargo. (Ouch, that hurts, isn't it?) Imagining your pets in cargo is a terrible thing. Not all experiences are bad, but a few horrible stories say pet cargo equals no compassion. Therefore, check on different airlines for their current carry-on and cargo policies before buying a flight ticket.  3. Invest in The Right Pet CarrierA Pet carrier or crate is necessary no matter which airlines you are traveling with your furry friend. The International Air Transport Association has formed guidelines for pet carriers that most airlines follow across the world. Investing in airline-approved travel dog carriers can make the process of getting pet travel approval hassle-free. While looking for pet carriers, you should check if the carrier is;DurableLeak-proof at the bottomVentilatedStrong handledIt's the minimum you should do for your dogs. Also, slap a label on the crate or carrier indicating there's a living creature inside. Below it, paste your name and contact details to ensure that airlines reach out to you if any incidents happen with your pets during the air travel.  4. Get Done with Your Pet's Health CheckKnowing that your pet is fit and fine from a vet is super important these days. Many airlines demand a health certificate of pets before issuing a travel pass in their names. The thing is, pet immunizations change within 30 days. Hence, you should get done with your pet's health check and flight booking both within 30 days. After COVID-19, a few airlines allow health certificates no less than ten days old. If your trip is lengthy, you have to schedule a vet test during your stay to ensure trouble-free air travel for your pet while meeting health standards.  5. Research the Airlines, Know the Rules, and Reserve the Flight  After knowing all these factors, you should research the airlines that allow your pet breed to travel by air. Every airline has tons of rules and regulations for making pets' air travel possible. So, go through every guideline in detail and move towards reserving a flight of pet-friendly airlines. You might want to prefer non-stop flights instead of connected flights when you're with your pet.  Plus, avoid flying during holidays as airports run busy and would compromise on taking care of your pet. Above all, stay in touch with your airlines to know everything about pet travel. Some airlines have a limited spacing for pets. So, ask them for availability before booking tickets. Keep all things in mind and act wisely.  RecapWe can understand that the thought of leaving behind your lovely pet bums you out. But, in reality, taking them on a trip and that too by air requires many guidelines to follow and measures to take. Knowing the dog size and breed, having a perfect pet carrier, and familiarity with pet travel guidelines could get you airline approval to travel with your pet trouble-free. 

Qasim Hussain

2021-09-28 19:58:26

Covid Crisis and Tourist trip Around the World

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Covid Crisis and Tourist trip Around the World

Many have probably dreamed at least once in their lifetime to travel around the world. There are numerous great locations and attractions you can visit during the trip. Traveling around the world is a challenging task, though. It would take a lot of resources including time, energy, effort, and money. That's why it stayed a dream for many. However, there are also those who manage to achieve such a dream because it is fully possible in the globalized world.  The situation is pretty calm in most countries. That means you will have no obstacles to visit and pass through those territories. The Covid crisis is, however, the single current problem that may prevent many from traveling. Various countries have introduced particular health safety measures so they might prevent some groups of visitors from entering those territories. At some other borders, the recent negative Covid health test might be required too so you would not be able to pass the gate without it. Particular limitations might apply even within the borders of some territories. You therefore might be obligated to wear the mask in public places, for example. Check the Situation FirstIf you are planning to travel to a foreign country recently, you should definitely check all the safety measures there. That's the best way to avoid any possible problems during the trip. Traveling around the world typically demands a good plan. You should check the best season for the adventure. It might take a few months so it is important to avoid bad weather conditions. These can spoil the experience, while the good weather conditions might provide many more opportunities.  If there are too many problems regarding the Covid crisis, it is also recommended to delay your trip. It will collapse anyway if you end up rejected on some important borders. The details regarding the problems are usually visible on particular government websites, and you can also contact the embassy to check for the details. It is also important to understand the situation is quite unpredictable so some sudden events might have a crucial influence on the situation. It is all problematic when it comes to planning an adventure of this type. If the prognosis is, however, good on a long-term basis, that would be an ideal moment to start preparing everything you need for the trip.  Take Your VisaFirst of all, you have to consider it from a legal perspective. Foreign countries usually require visitors from abroad to have appropriate travel visas in order to get access to their countries. These are usually issued by embassies and consulates in the applicant's home country. Sometimes, it is also possible to get the visa directly at the border gate, which means you do not have to apply upfront. It is only necessary to have a valid passport with a longer expiration date.  Different countries might therefore have different rules and you have to go through the entire procedure from the beginning to the end. That means you should apply for visas in embassies where such a procedure is the only way to obtain the travel document. The requests usually take from a few days to a few weeks in order to be processed. Multiple applications might also significantly increase that time. Traveling around the world means visiting different countries, and you will have to have visas for all of them.  You will also use different means of transportation so it is necessary to book the tickets upfront. It is the best way to get a reserved seat no one can use except you. The right calculation and precise plan can help you a lot. It may, for example, take a month to arrive from point A to point E, but you should always follow the direction from the plan. It means you should not change your routes or arrival and departure dates.  Get Health InsuranceYou should also take international medical insurance. The long trip might bear a possible risk of sudden and unexpected events. You can, however, cover the costs of any medical treatment in case you have health problems during the adventure. It is also important to have a quality smartphone coming together with you. That's how you can stay in touch with friends and relatives. If any type of problem occurs, you may also ask for help in that way. 

Qasim Hussain

2021-09-23 01:08:01

The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Tourism Industry

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The Importance of Cybersecurity in the Tourism Industry

Booking flights and hotels for vacations or business trips is something people do as part of the normal course of their lives. What they don’t realize is that the tourism industry has some of the highest number of security breaches. Think about it: when you book that flight or reserve a room at a hotel, you use either your personal or corporate credit cards to pay for them. When buying your tickets, you put in personal information that could be stolen and used by hackers to steal your identity. The amount of sensitive, personal data that hotels and travel companies keep in their databases makes them a prime target for cyber criminals. That is why one of the areas that these companies need to focus on is protecting client’s data. Cybersecurity is something that players in the hospitality industry need in order to protect their clients.  What is cybersecurity?Cybersecurity is keeping your computer networks secure from data breaches, theft, misdirection of service, and damage to both software and hardware. Cyber criminals target industries that hold sensitive data that they could exploit for gains. Cybersecurity has several common categories:Network security. This refers to the protection of your computer networks from malicious attacks, either internal or external. One example of network security is your network firewall. This is basically a gate that stops malware and other suspicious activities and untrusted networks from breaching your network while allowing authorized users entry into your secured network.  Information security. This refers to protecting data privacy. Whether customer data or company data, information security keeps all manner of data secure and accessible only to those that have clearance to do so. Operational security. This encompasses all internal cybersecurity. From granting access to employees to data retention and destroying data all in accordance with local and international regulations, whichever applies. This includes training and educating employees on the risks of data breaches and the importance of keeping data secure.  Common types of cyberattacks in the tourism industry and how to protect your organizationPhishingThis is perhaps the most common scam of them all. Phishing emails often disguise themselves as promotional emails, news emails, sometimes even emails from your bank asking you to change your password and providing you with a link where you can change it. Cyber criminals have learned to mask these emails to make them look legit. As people become more aware of this modus operandi, the people behind them evolve their attacks. There are two general types of phishing attacks: whaling and spear phishing.  Whaling phishing. Usually targets individuals like C-level managers or the “big fish” in companies. Hence, the name: whaling. The aim is to steal money or sensitive data. Spear phishing. This targets individuals lower on the totem pole. The main idea is to breach the company by getting a particular employee to click a link that would give the criminal access to the company's systems. There may be other types of phishing, but these two are the most common in the hospitality industry.  How to protect your company:Educate your employees. Make them aware of what phishing emails could look like. Ensure that they check the sender’s email address and scrutinize it. Make employees use secure passwords that no one else has access to.  Install and update security software. This is the first line of defense against phishing attacks. Spam and web filters, antivirus software, and firewalls are all part of security software that protects your company from being breached.  Back up your data. To prevent data loss, constantly back up your data so that it can be recovered in case of emergencies. Distributed denial of service or DDoS attacksCyber criminals love using DDoS attacks to disrupt their target hotel’s servers by flooding them with a sudden heavy influx of internet traffic. This will bring the target’s server down, disrupting their system to the point of grounding all services to a halt. This is done all in the name of money.  How to protect your company:Early identification helps. You can stop a DDoS attack on its tracks if you catch it on time.  Invest in a good anti-DDoS service. You can call them in case of an attack. Or call your ISP service provider.  Have a plan ready. Don’t wait for an attack to happen. You need to have a plan in place for any type of cyberattack against your networks.  Malware and ransomwareThese are malicious software that can corrupt your computer or access data and hold it for ransom. These are used to spy or destroy data and install more infectious malware into your system.  How to protect your company:Install anti-malware. This is your first line of defense against malware and ransomware attacks. Keep systems updated. Most updates include security patches that help keep malicious software out. Ensure that flash drives are malware-free. Some companies even prohibit the use of flash drives to prevent any chances of having their systems infected with malware.  Take awayCybersecurity is an integral part of the tourism industry. There are ways to prevent cyberattacks as long as both employers and employees are educated, the right security systems are in place, and all systems are up-to-date. 

Qasim Hussain

2021-09-05 11:29:56

PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth Beta

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PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth Beta

We quite happy to express today that PHPTRAVELS is just very close to launch it's new version. For the past one year, we have been developing PHPTRAVELS v8 "rebirth" and today we are happy to announce it's almost near to launch. Today we have launched PHPTRAVELS v8 on our demo website https://phptravels.net please have a look. We are looking forward to improving our platform and other aspects of modules and API supplier integration program so that you will have the right products to sell and manage them all from a much better and easy-to-use platform that will also offer more features about your business.We want to say thanks to everyone who has participated and helped us to learn practically from the real market, your feedback is the best we can use to improve our services.As part of our efforts to get to know you better and provide you an excellent service, we would like to ask for your help sending us more valuable feedbacks related to travel and industry. The new PHPTRAVELS v8 “ Rebirth ” comes with tons of amazing features with blazing super fast performance.  PHPTRAVELS v8 RebirthThe new PHPTRAVELS v8 Rebirth comes with many new and amazing features such as :  01. Content aggregation featureIn the all previous versions of phptravels there was no aggregation which means you can't enable multiple modules and get their data to single page by single search but from phptravels v8 rebirth version and onwards you will be able to enable multiple modules and mixture content on any page of your choice to book the listing you want.  02. B2b Agent module system Now you can setup agents in your platform and specify them different discounts. which was never available before in our platform. agents can also have pre-defined balance which they can use and also they get better pricing for services in tern of markups. 03. Client-Side Based on APIThe entire front-end is now based on Restful Json API. which means its super faster and secure in tern of performance and loading of web pages. the first web page is cached to user browser and it saves all the required data in cache mem. the data includes modules features content default currency language and much more to show on the homepage including CMS URLs and sub-page names.  04. Entire New & Amazing ThemeEntire new theme components elements and new user experience. much lighter than ever and user easy to search filter and book the services.  05. Blazing Fast Pages LoadingFastest page loading time and better performance of all actions of web application. the web app requires only first time to call the main API to load special content such as enabled modules featured items logo and other content images. all the content is cached in browser and no more calls required to hit the main API server.  06. New Booking Status Introduced We have now 6 types of booking statuses. 3 for payment status and 3 for booking status. it can help now for admin and supplier to understand the current status of booking from payment to booking confirmation everything is updated.  07. Client Wallet System AddedNow users / clients can add balance to their wallet and use use this balance for their bookings. balance can be added only for registered clients. they need to login to their account and hit the add funds option available on left panel.  08. New Suppliers & GatewaysMany new suppliers added to platform and integration of any new API is much easier than every. any developer now can read the document of modules for flights hotels tours cars or visa and then they create same required request and response format to connect with phptravels v8.   By the way that's not all there is more to come but we need your help to improve the product. please keep us posted y our valuable suggestions and feedbacks related to our product. and we will be happy to add them with upcoming phptravels v8 production version.  TeamPHPTRAVELS 

Qasim Hussain

2021-08-24 00:35:54

How To Increase Your Market And Be An Affiliated Travel Agency?

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How To Increase Your Market And Be An Affiliated Travel Agency?

Right from booking air tickets, hotel rooms, and rental cars to help travelers in transporting. With growing trends of online transactions, travel agencies have a massive scope of work. The giants like MakeMyTrip and Expedia are already nailing out there. However, if you are a budding travel agency, you can be popular, too. Technology has helped many sectors, including the travel industry. With a winning website, loud-speaking social media handles, and killer content, any travel agency can rule the world! Follow the piece to discover how to increase your market and be an affiliated travel agency.  1. By Upselling Products Offering more products and experience can go a long way when you are a travel agency with more significant goals. When a customer hires you for a trip, look for what they want more. For example, if a couple books a seven-day trip to Italy, suggest some additional to-dos. Besides their regular itinerary, guide them with some excellent romantic date restaurants where they can sip wine together.  Perhaps, you can give them details of local tour operators who arrange telescope viewing nights. If they plan a road trip for a day or two, you can offer them rented cars with ute tub rack and fuel-up tanks. Offering additional products on top of the package can help you win customer's confidence and get more prospects. You just need to explore your customer's desires, and you will ace the game. 2. By Leveraging Social MediaNo matter what age group, all travelers use social media networks today. There they talk about their trip experiences, travel products, personal preferences, and agency feedback. As a travel agency, you can make the most out of your social media handles. By posting relevant content related to travel deals, industry news, packing tips, destination highlights, and holiday posts on your social media, you can inspire your followers or invite new followers. Also, through social media, you can engage in affiliate marketing with other travel agencies and create tailor-made trips and vacations for your clients.  3. By Asking For ReferralsWord of mouth is the best marketing method, revenue generator, and sales booster. Lets understand it with two scenarios:Scenario 1 - You promote your travel products & services, andScenario 2 - A customer enrolled for one of your trips in the past referring your agency to someoneWhat's more impactful? We know the answer already. The customer referral program works wonders for a travel agency when it comes to increasing the market presence. These referral programs create a reputation and trust among the customers, and your agency gets likely to be preferred more. For ensuring double effectiveness of referral programs, send gift cards to everyone who refers to you or give them an additional discount on the next trip they book with you. 4. By Organizing Multiple ContestsOrganizing contests is one of the most used techniques by travel agencies to spread the word about them far wide. Who would not want to win something free, whether it be a flight ticket, hotel stay, cruise tour, or passes to a theme park? Hosting travel contests through your agency will help you in audience engagement and reputation building. You can create a hashtag on Instagram and ask your followers to buzz about it everywhere. This way, you can market your agency, increase your followers, invite new prospects, and become famous.  5. By Doing Effective Email MarketingMost of the present-day travel agencies use email as an influential marketing tool. Despite social media marketing and other fancy marketing tactics, email marketing has remained influential for direct communication with customers and will always be.  Through emails, not only can you convey essential updates about your travel agency but also generate leads. For this, you can start a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly email newsletter. Keep the content straight, to the point, fact-checked, engaging, and up-to-date. Smartly attach summer holiday packs, couple deals, season trips to get more customers at the end of the email.  6. By Creating a Stellar Website Nothing but the website of your travel agency helps the most when increasing the market presence. Take an example of any travel agency mammoth - Expedia, MakeMyTrip, LonelyPlanet, or TravelTriangle, everyone features a brilliant website. A user-friendly, mobile-friendly, and responsive website can rank well on Google, drive in organic traffic, and help you boost sales. You can show pictures, publish blogs, upload videos, insert travel products, mention your travel services, and connect with your potential customers through an attractive website.  7. By Delving Into Strategic PartnershipsThe strategic partnership means creating a win-win situation for you and the other business you have collaborated with. In the travel industry, a strategic partnership example could be - A trekking agency having an arrangement with the campsite to offer a stay to the trekkers at a discounted price.  Being a travel agency, you should get involved in not many but a few strategic alliances to increase your yearly revenues fast.  ConclusionTo make your travel agency run successfully, keeping in contact with the past customers and finding new ones is equally essential. For this, these seven little hacks will be of great use. Remember, you should be regular, on time, and ready with a plan to market your travel agency well. Always be creative in your marketing efforts to pull the attention of the global travel audience.

Qasim Hussain

2021-08-04 08:52:14

PHPTRAVELS Ranked Best Travel Agency Software Company of 2021

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PHPTRAVELS Ranked Best Travel Agency Software Company of 2021

The company was highlighted among the most effective solutions for sales and marketing automation  Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has announced PHPTRAVELS among the best travel agency software companies of 2021. The top solutions were selected based on core features as well as integration and reporting capabilities. PHPTRAVELS and other software solutions were expected to support a variety of essential features, such as  Itinerary creation, pricing management, and reservations management. Experts at Digital.com recommend platforms with integrations for accounting, marketing, and ERP tools. The study examined systems that produce insightful reports to help travel agencies make better decisions about allocating resources. Digital.coms research team conducted a 40-hour assessment of over 105 companies from across the web. To access the complete list of best travel agency software, please visit https://digital.com/best-travel-agency-software/.  ABOUT PHPTRAVELSTargeting an incredible small niche, PHPTRAVELS is a script designed for travel agencies and agents that want to move their operations online, helping them setup a fully-working hotel room booking system. PHPTRAVELS lets users search hotels, check room availability, book a room, flights, tours, cars, cruises, packages and much more for their desired time period, and then pay for it, all via a simple interface, that not only looks good, but is also very manageable and customizable via a specially crafted administration panel.  ABOUT DIGITAL.COMDigital.com reviews and compares the best products, services, and software for running or growing a small business website or online shop. The platform collects twitter comments and uses sentiment analysis to score companies and their products. Digital.com was founded in 2015 and formerly known as Review Squirrel. To learn more, visit https://digital.com/

Qasim Hussain

2021-07-23 02:58:01

Understanding the potential of travel agency business: Future and ways to grow

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Understanding the potential of travel agency business: Future and ways to grow

It is undeniable that the tourism sector has been a major driver of economic growth in many countries. It is also true that travel agencies are one of the most important players in this industry. The travel agency business is one of the most lucrative industries in terms of revenue. It has been around for a long time and continues to grow with every passing year. Travel agencies have to be on top of everything, as they constantly strive to stay competitive and grow their business. There's no better time than now for you to read our article on understanding the potential of a travel agency business and how to start and expand your own. Short Introduction: What is a travel agency business? Travel agency business model overviewA travel agency is a business that helps and assists clients in arranging travel-related services such as flight tickets, hotels, and rental cars. A good travel agency will also help its client plan the trip cost-effectively and get the best deals on the different local travel services. Travel agencies also advise their clients on attractions and events in a particular city. Travel agencies have to be on top of all the latest deals and promotions available to stay competitive.A key factor for a travel agency's success is its ability to innovate and adapt with time. The tourism industry, on the other side, is undergoing major changes. These industries will continue to grow, and it's critical for travel agencies to be able to stay in sync with these trends. Travel agencies are also crucial to the success of many tourism destinations. It provides them with an opportunity to grow their customer base and potential profits exponentially while cutting operational costs. The growth potential of the industry: Is online travel agency profitable? Why is the travel agency industry worth investing in? The growth potential of the tourism industry has been astounding in recent years, with the sector experiencing a 10.8% growth year on year for 2016-2017 (United Nations World Tourism Organization). It is also true that Travel Agencies are at the forefront of this industry. Online travel agencies have seen an increase in revenue by $2 billion over the last two years alone, showing just how profitable this business can be if done right. The online travel agency market for Air Tickets as a category grew 25% from 2015-2016, according to Skyscanner advertising data. This rapid expansion only goes to show how lucrative this industry could potentially be. Also, there are a lot of online travel agent business opportunities as well for individuals. Prospects for the industry including new trends and opportunities that exist Nowadays, most people do everything online. This is why the growth of the internet-powered business has been phenomenal. Travel agencies are one of these businesses that have grown exponentially in recent years. The future of the travel business will inevitably include new trends and a changing landscape.The rise in online booking has been a key factor in how travel agencies have grown their customer base exponentially, but it isn't the only thing that will impact this industry.The changes in recent years are monumental, and it cannot be easy to keep track of what's going on. There are few important things to take note of so you're prepared for the future of this industry, including: - The impact of new technologies on the industry.- Trends in online travel booking and how to stay aheadThe travel industry has already started to see some major changes in recent years, and these changes will continue.It's never too late to invest in this booming industry or start your own travel agency business online today!?What does it take to run a Profitable travel agency business? There are many challenges that entrepreneurs in this industry will face, such as the increased competition from large conglomerates and the rise in online booking channels. The success of a travel agency relies on which trends they can capitalize on and how efficiently they can adapt to changes in the industry. Successful travel agency businesses capitalize on trends that benefit their clients while finding profitable areas and updates to stand out from competitors. These changes include a rise in demand for hotels, customer preference towards online booking, and increased companies providing low-cost leisure airfare tickets. Excellent customer supportIt's important to help individual customers or travelers with any issues or inquiries and ensure they are served with care and professionalism. Customer service is a crucial aspect of a travel agency business and can be the difference between success and failure for many agencies.The importance of good customer support for travel agencies becomes clearer when you think about how your customer's experience is shaped. The interactions that people have with the company are crucial for how they feel about the company and what they're willing to do in the future.Consider how frustrating it would be if something went wrong with your trip and there was no way to contact anyone about it. It's also crucial to ensure you have a reliable customer support team available to help customers during the busiest times of the year. Strong Marketing StrategyToday, most people are doing everything online, which is why internet-powered businesses' growth has been phenomenal. A huge part of any travel agency business is their marketing strategy; otherwise, they won't compete with larger conglomerates. Successful travel agencies invest heavily in marketing. This includes channels like social media, email campaigns, and more to make sure their customers know about what they offer.Marketing also helps agencies attract the right employees with the experience and skills needed to succeed. They need someone who can work with current trends and future trends of this industry while still being reliable for their travel agency.Learn how to market travel agency business online (Link) Cater Customer preferencesCustomer preferences are an important part of the travel agency's business. According to some surveys on travelers, there's a shift in how people like to book their vacations. Some prefer to do it online, while others want to use the traditional method. Travelers also prefer different benefits and amenities that they want with their reservation from things like entertainment, accommodations, and meals. Travel agencies need to cater to these needs, or they'll lose their customer base.Other types of businesses make customers happy even if they don't give them what they want by offering something in return. For instance, you might enjoy going grocery shopping with your family when you're running late because you know that once you go home, you'll be able to have a nice dinner. What Does It Need to Start an Online Travel Agency business: Online travel agency business details? Travelers are always looking for new experiences on their next trip. An Online Travel Agency (OTA) is an online middleman between the traveler and vendors, connecting them with travel products offered by different vendors. OTA's typically sell airline tickets, hotel rooms, tours, or cruise line tickets as well as car rentals but sometimes include buses to shuttle travelers from place to place if necessary. OTAs play the main role in facilitating connections while also making sure both parties involved get what they want out of the transaction by providing transparency, so no one gets ripped off!1. Web user interface for travelers and travel agents.The most frustrating thing about traveling is trying to find the best deal on flights and accommodations. An online travel agency should own a Web interface that their customers can search for available flights, hotels, and other items. With just a few clicks, travelers will be able to find and filter their searches by price and location on specific dates to make the best choices possible.They'll also be provided all of the information needed when making decisions about which product or service is right for them before booking it. Supplier Back-End/interface for tourism businessesThe next thing that an online business agency may need is a user interface for suppliers. Supplier interface or Supplier Back-end helps tourism companies create and manage their accounts; they can control the inventory, organize different travel products, get payments, and manage different rates.An Online Travel Agency administers the supplier Back-End, controls all deals, and shows them to travelers through the web user interface. OTA administrators Back-EndThe most important thing is the Administrator Back-End!The platform administrators should be able to manage the accounts of tourism businesses and travelers. They also need to manage inventory, rates, availability of travel products, and payments. Connecting with Application Programming InterfaceIn addition to traditional web-based services, online travel businesses are connecting with many new technologies.Connecting with the Application Programing interface (APIs) lets travelers search and book travel from their favorite booking engines using a wide variety of ways and options.Online travel businesses can connect with their partner hotels' Central Reservation Systems, Amadeus CRS, Galileo CRS, and Sabre. They may also connect with major computer reservations systems (Global Distribution Systems - GDS) or other web applications for selling airline tickets, making hotel reservations, and booking events. Payment SystemA payment gateway allows travelers to pay for their Bookings online. It encrypts the data, gets authorization from a bank, and sends the response back to the website to complete the payment.This is where online payment gateways play an important role by providing necessary access to travelers who'll use the different payment services according to their availability.For more details, Lets have a look at business model of online travel agency (Link) A few tips for how to start a travel agency business online? Nowadays, the demand for online travel agencies is growing since people are looking to make their trip-planning process simple. With a good marketing strategy and customer service team, one can become successful in this industry.1.    Recognize the importance of marketing and advertising your business on the internet.2.    Maintain an excellent customer service team that can provide around-the-clock support.3.    Keep in mind that trends are always changing, and it's important to keep up with them.4.    Cater to customer preferences, as this will help your customers feel like their desired requests are heard.Nowadays, the demand for online travel agencies is growing since people are looking to make their trip-planning process simple. With a good marketing strategy and customer service team, one can become successful in this industry.?What is PHPTRAVELS, and How can it help my Travel agency business? PHPTRAVELS is a complete one-stop solution that helps travel agencies and agents set up their businesses to work online. It'll take you less than 20-30 minutes to set up your travel website and start making money! Travelers can search for hotels, check availability, book a room, flights, tours, and much more. They can also pay for everything they order. Similarly, suppliers can also manage their accounts, inventory, and much more.It has been designed to be simple and easy to use by anyone in the tourism industry without any programming skills being required - it's completely automated! You can customize PHPTRAVELS according to your needs while also enjoying essential packs of recommended features for all online travel agency businesses. Just have a look at the amazing features of this software package. It'll take you less than 20 minutes to set up your travel website and start making money! You can choose from many modules, drag-and-drop content with just one click, customize every aspect of design as you wish without any programming knowledge required. ConclusionTourism is one of the leading industries in the world. It's a thriving industry that has continued to grow and evolve as we enter new phases of globalization and digitalization. This has also led to many changes in how customers are traveling and what they want from their trips, which is important for travel agencies looking to stay ahead of the game.If you're thinking of starting your own travel agency business, then it's important to think about how you'll set up the business infrastructure. From marketing and advertising online to keeping an excellent customer service team around the clock, there are a few things that any successful internet-powered travel agency needs for its customers will feel like they've heard.PHPTRAVELS is a one-stop-shop for online travel agency business growth for startups. You can still get the most of their service with ZERO development understanding and knowledge. With the help of PHPTRAVELS, you can manage all of your bookings with ease while taking advantage of inbuilt modules that are tailored to match what different kinds of travelers need.

Qasim Hussain

2021-07-15 22:54:40

How travel agencies make money from online business

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How travel agencies make money from online business

Making online money nowadays has become very necessary for everybody. The world is going towards digitalization. Every business is working online to make money, likewise travel agencies. The most frequently asked question by the people who will become travel agents is; how they can make money from online business. Nowadays, travel agencies are only getting profit when they book the hotel/resort with the Airlines. Travel Agencies are working online by booking hotels, flight tickets, and cars on rent. This helps them make a total package by online booking everything and serving the travelers in the best way. The travel agencies have lost these two years economically due to this COVID pandemic. There are several methods by which travel agencies earn money from the online business vaster. Moving Towards DigitalizationIn this digital world where everything is done with a single click, travelers also know how to book flights and start their tour. To gain money from online business, travel agencies need to have an online presence on the internet. The more travel agency showcases their services in front of tourists, the more they can get the profitable online business. Social media platforms can also help travel agencies in gaining tourists. The travel agencies can give their services to make a viewer travel and explore the places all over. Airlines and Flights BookingsThe most straightforward part of making money online in this business is through booking flights for the passengers by travelers. Most people would be at ease if someone booked their flight by taking some commission. The Travel agencies should take a step in contracting with airline bookings to choose that specified agency without any hassle. In this way, both the travel agencies and airlines will gain the profit which they lost through the pandemic going through the world. This also helps and supports travel agencies to make money and get a commission through that. Nowadays, people want to give their passports and cash, and they are at ease. They are satisfying in providing some commission to travel agents to get their flight booked. Specialized PlanSome travel agencies create a specialized plan that includes group travels and corporate travels. In this, they get a good number of people, and families prefer to go with them and enjoy the vacation. Travel Agencies can provide companies with all the services when some business is going on a business tour. Vacations are another specialized plan for travel agencies to work online. People love to go on vacation with ease of mind. When they know that their travel agent does everything, they will go with peace of mind and start trusting that specific travel agency. This is where many employees have to go, so travel agencies can give more premium services and earn a profitable plan.  Online Hotel BookingsWhere there are online hotel bookings agencies, the choices are also increased. Travel Agencies can earn a good commission by booking hotel rooms and adding them with the premium package. This can be done online also, for instance, if a travel agent can book a hotel online for 50 people, the specif resort or hotel will obviously give some amount of discount or package to the travel agent In this way they can earn a good commission online and can start working on their sales part by bringing travelers who are interested in going to that place. In this way, people will be satisfied that after traveling so much. Travelers don't have to bother about the hotels. The travel agencies can create a contract with hotels will help them in gaining a profit. This can be done online by asking them to decrease the prices of their hotel services as the travel agents are bringing so many travelers with them. This is another good factor by booking hotels online can become an excellent source for travel agencies. Vacation Packages and CruisesPeople all over the globe are discouraged and frustrated with this pandemic situation. Everyone needs a vacation nowadays. Travel agencies can make a good source of income through this. Travel agencies have to work on this by building partnerships with the hotels and asking them to give the visitors full safety precautions. By providing the whole package and gaining trust in the plan, they are going to the safest place by not taking to the places where the probability ratio of COVID is high. Communicating with the airlines online and building a partnership will help travel agencies in gaining more commission. Advertising online about the place where the agency is taking will allow travelers to acquire interest and book their tickets in the specific travel agency. Including premium services like renting a car and booking the safest hotel will also help gain the travelers' trust with the travel agency.  Travel Agencies Online PresenceTravel agencies are making their online presence also helps them in increasing their revenue. Creating a website and insert all the packages in them. Travel agencies are now the digital disruptors that allow customers to travel to a different destination and booked a hotel, and a car from only one website can make a great source of income for travel agents. taking an example of a person who desires to go for a vacation and he searches it on google. The travel agencies give all the essential necessities like airline booking, hotel, and car renting services. They will go for them, obviously. Partnerships with other businessesTravel agencies can make more money online by contracting through online businesses and contracting them. When taking flights for many people, the airline booking also gives some commission. For instance, if a travel agency deals with the airline, fifty people are going to the airline and start booking online through their website. An online presence like social media has become a powerful online business tool for travel agencies to get profit and to grow their businesses. People find it more convenient to visit a travel agency website and book their favorite destinations and find everything from there. With this, travel agencies can be partnered with hotels and resorts to the places the people visit the most. If there would be more people, they will get a commission for each person. They can do this hotel and resort booking online and can earn a commission on it.  Being Responsive and easy to accessibleNowadays, a travel agent needs to have a website and a reputable online presence. Picking some important destinations where the people love to visit the most can help them increase their income. Consumers can access all the travel agencies through a click by internet. So being an online solution will help in gaining more travelers and help them achieve what they are working for. On the website, when you give premium services to the customers by adding all the necessities they need in order to go to a different place, they would definitely choose you over others as it will easy to go for them and all their essentials are completing from a single travel agency.  Promoting online businessTravel agencies which are promoted on Google and other social media platforms have high conversion rates as compared to the one who doesn't use it. Giving a specific package or discount deal on the long trips will help the travel agencies to get up to the market. Most people only see the full package, which includes airline booking, hotels, cars, and destinations where the travel agent will explore with them. The most significant way to get high commissions is to put deals on digitally in a way that travelers love to go with a specific travel agent. This offers travelers a comfortable and convenient approach to book their airlines tickets via travel agents. Online Surveys are also an essential element for travel agencies to make money online. Travel agencies can also make a marketing strategy on their social media platforms and website, such as offering an incentive, a gift card, or some percent discount will help in attracting the people's attention. A safe airline can also help in getting customers' attention, and they feel at ease while going with such travel agencies.  Summing UpTraveling is the best option for spending time with your loved ones and taking a break from your busy schedule. In this concern, travel agencies can earn a high commission if they plan and execute smartly. Online businesses help in getting profitable results for travel agents. If you are a travel agency and are not doing up to the mark, it's high time to work with online businesses and start making money. Connecting with airlines to buy tickets will help gain a huge commission; booking a resort or hotel for many people online can also support travel agencies in making a good income. The fact can not be denied that travel agencies in this pandemic have the economy affected the most. But they can make money online by using the above strategies to gain their reputation again and come to the best travel agency list.

Qasim Hussain

2021-07-01 09:53:35

Why travel agencies fail during the covid-19

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Why travel agencies fail during the covid-19

Everything in the world gets affected due to Covid-19 exposure. The pandemic has changed everything in a way that the things that were at their peak are now getting failure vastly. The countries all over the world are confused about what to do to bring the lives in the norms from this exposure. The very famous countries regarding food, beauty, and tourism also failed to get any strategy to increase their economy again. The countries are working on vaccines day and night in order to bring the lives to norms. Still, it would not be possible in all economic factors, whether economic and corporate businesses or travel agencies. The travel agencies are in depression due to Covid-19. The economic rate of the travel agencies is decreasing to 58%, according to the U.S Travel agency. Due to this reason, countries are not allowing people from other countries to come to live or instead enjoy themselves. Everyone is uncertain about the situation and wants to be at home to be safe and secure, but for how long? People are getting frustrated for two years; they want to live their lives the way they lived before. Businesses are also getting affected by this pandemic. This pandemic has created a depression in all industries, and states are working on solutions to gain control over this pandemic. Each country is busy saving its people to its fullest. Travel agencies could not develop more until this Covid-19 exposure gone as agencies are strictly prohibited from following rules wherever they are going, and it is decreasing the economy accordingly.   Impact of COVID-19 on Travel AgencyThe travel agency business is the one that was growing economically very fast before COVID-19 exposure. But with this COVID-19 pandemic, everything in the world suffers the way travel agencies suffer. This is affecting the travel agency business, and the economic progress and growth of the country as tourism is the most significant factor in the country's development. The pandemic affects the country's major economy, from the airlines not successfully developing to the hotels closed. The countries worldwide following the lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 spread, which results in closing the flights, hotels, unique places to enjoy, and all. This is somewhat necessary as well to avoid this virus expand across the globe, but the travel agencies are suffering the most in this whole restriction process. We can agree on the fact that COVID-19 has failed the development in the field of travel agency and whether the economy of the travel agency will continue to grow after post-COVID-19. Due to Covid-19, from 2020, the airlines are getting failed in the growth, as the people are scared of traveling from one place to another. Many employees are jobless in these fields as there is no way of development going on. If we talk about travel agencies, they are not investing in buying tickets to the airlines as it is risky at this time. People are more worried about their health instead of exploring new places. So the travel agencies are not making any risky investments. This directly impacts the airlines, when there are no people to travel through their planes, how it would be possible for them to grow. The countries are also not allowing airlines to start working the same way they were working before this pandemic. So this exposure is affecting airlines business as well, and becoming the main reason for not getting development. The travel agencies, airplanes are not getting success during this COVID-19 pandemic in the same way tourism is also getting affected by this. The countries have closed their tourism to come and explore beautiful places worldwide because of this pandemic. In resulting the tourism is also failed, and the country's tourism development is directly connected to economic growth. Therefore, due to pandemics, airlines, travel agencies, and tourism businesses are failed in these two years and decreasing the development of these businesses day by day. Improvement in the businessNo one knows how long Covid-19 will impact the businesses and when the travel agencies will start developing the way they were before. But there is some hope that some consolidations are working to bring development to this business. The fact is coronavirus has impacted the travel agencies, and it is the main reason for the crisis of this business. Travel agencies are only thinking of developing their business and make it as same as it was before. People all over the world are also afraid of traveling and buying tickets to enjoy themselves because the whole world is suffering from this pandemic. Therefore, any marketing strategy could not be able to work at this time. Travel Agencies have to work on the business by paying suppliers such as airlines, hotels, resorts, and rental cars. In this way, this industry could grow a little and create an impact on the development. Taking a risk in the travel agency business is essential in this COVID-19 era by buying airline tickets and investing in hotels and rental cars. Still, payment could be made through the card so that if the strategy doesn't work, the agents can refund money from the suppliers. The government should plan out some strategy in order to boost the economy of travel agency businesses. The Future of the businessNowadays, the outlook of travel agencies is uncertain. No one knows what this industry would have to go through in order to get back into its booming business. According to the research, 80% of tourism has been hit due to pandemic, which means the travel agencies are also going in a significant loss. Countries worldwide are working hard to develop any strategy to grow this business again as it is affecting the countries a lot. The Covid-19 vaccines have increased the hopes of these businesses. After getting vaccinated, people are somewhat ready to come in the norms. In this way, these businesses will also start getting developed. But whether after getting vaccinated, everything will get normal? This is the question every state is thinking about. There is another excellent tip the travel agencies are working on is communicating to the visitors and telling them everything crystal and clear. In this way, those travel agencies are getting successful and going to new heights. So far, no one knows when this pandemic will end from the globe, o taking some strategies will help traveling agencies improve their business. Giving clear guidance to the traveler will help traveling agencies to grow because the visitors and travelers are uncertain about the situation they are going through. They are scared whether they will reach their homes safely or will be in a problem with the lockdown of the area. The travel agencies should work on the customers by providing them information online about the places they love to go to and gaining their confidence. The travel agencies can gain confidence by providing them health and travel insurance, and the place they are talking to them is safe and will they enjoy there to the fullest without any fear of getting affected by COVID-19. The travel agency should aim to assure the travelers that they are going with high-quality safety and precautions. The success of travel agencies can be defined by how they ensure the health and safety of their travelers during the trip, which is the only opportunity for a travel agency to grow and sustain its business in this pandemic.  ConclusionWe could not deny the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic decreases the development and growth of travel agencies. Still, the country's government should take steps in order to promote travel agencies and tourism to increase the revenue of these businesses. Various countries have already taken the initiative to grow and boost their tourism, which would help them develop economic growth. Providing travel agencies with the information will help in gaining tourists, and in this way, travel agencies, tourism, and airline businesses automatically get success. When the travel agencies provide accurate information and guidelines to the tourist, it will help them feel certain and safe, and they will start traveling and come to the norms. As a result, the economic growth of the country would be increase. Firstly, working on domestic tourism will help get the guidelines for how to take on with international tourism. The countries should start working on domestic tourism. The government should also inform travel agencies to avoid crowded places and big gatherings to prevent this virus from spreading. When the travel agencies start working on the government guidelines and policies, the people feel comfortable in traveling, and in this way, they book their tickets for different destinations. This would help airlines business as well due to the fact the people will go to their destination through the airlines. Airlines should also follow all the country's safety precautions to rest assured that the tourists feel comfortable. In this way, the country's tourism will be successfully opened, and the company's economic growth will increase gradually.

Qasim Hussain

2021-06-12 12:13:47

How to Survive and Increase Revenue during Covid-19

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How to Survive and Increase Revenue during Covid-19

Covid-19s strike has caused a big blow on businesses and the economy. Many big, small, and medium-sized companies have suffered due to loss of sales, employers, and revenue. One of the most affected industries is the tourism market as the government closed down the borders, international or national travel got banned, similarly social, business and educational events were canceled. Due to these protocols, airlines were forced to cancel the flights. This resulted in a huge loss of revenue for tourism companies and connected organizations. Despite these challenges, some travel agencies have kept up with the on-off travel trend by upgrading their strategies and digitizing their system. PHP Travels is one of them. It supports multiple travel agencies. So what are some ways for a travel agency to survive and increase revenue during covid? Lets go through some strategies: 1.  Pre-Plan: As a crisis hits, companies should pre-plan their next move keeping in view the current global trend. How to keep up employee productivity, How to go through this period and how to return to normal functioning once its over. Then comes keeping customers engaged, and reserving the resources. This time can also be taken to locate your weaknesses and make plans to eradicate them. Study the rival agencies and better plan your future campaigns. PHP Travels has a competent team for market research, they pre-plan their strategies then act upon them. 2.  Proper marketing tactics:Take this time to build brand value. Use smart marketing tactics to spread the word. PHP travels too has kept up with the trend and increased its brand awareness by keeping its website up to date with offers and current events. It has reliable marketing tactics for fellow agencies. Similarly, you should also let people know about your offers and services. Many people will be waiting for flights to open so that they can travel, whether to visit or for business. If they happen to come across your advertisement at this time, they will have time to research and may consider choosing you too. 3.  Go Digital:With covid-19 spreading with contact, consider going digital. Set up your website and social media accounts and start managing them with a user-friendly design. Introduce an option for an online ticket booking system. It will reduce the dangers of spread and people can easily book or cancel flights keeping in view the governments decisions from the safety of their homes. PHP Travels has specifically designed its website for online travel businesses. With its secure, multi-language, and easy-to-use website, you can get booking services for flight/cruise tickets, hotels, rental cars, etc very easily with a few clicks. 4.  Contactless payment:One of the major causes of the spread of this virus is via the exchange of money. Whether its my giving or taking cash or by using an ATM. Reduce this risk by introducing an online payment method. PHP Travels offers secure billing and payment via their website using. You can also use multi-currency to pay. This interaction-free method is thus safe and reliable. 5.  Reevaluate business contacts:As covid affects many small, large, and medium-sized hotels, restaurants, and other companies, It is time to reevaluate business contacts. Keep in touch and up to date with which business will continue when and in which region so that you can spread the word to the right customer. PHP Travels has contact with numerous such companies and they keep their clients informed regarding their offers and services. They have a dedicated tab on their website and apps for their customers to access easily. 6.  Promoting customer confidence:During the time of no travel, promote your old customers confidence by keeping them up to date with your offers via email, newsletters, or blogs and keep the new ones engaged by updating reviews and travel stories. PHP travels has a dedicated newsletter and a blog along with the reviews section. You view it on their website and applications. 7.  Introduce Packages:Everyone loves packages especially if they are cost-efficient. Engage customers by planning and giving them attractive offers. Give them a reason to choose you over others. You can check out our multiple offers at PHP Travels on our website including flight tickets, hotel reservations and renting cars, etc. 8.  Adjust Prices:This has been a financially hard time for everyone because of covid-19 but PHP travels stands along with its travel and tourism industry by offering discounts. This is surely a great way to engage customers and business partners. This is a great tactic as more people will choose you over others if you offer reduced prices. 9.  Update social media:Social Media is like the face of a brand. If you want people to know about you and what you offer. Focus on social media marketing. PHP Travels has a dedicated social media management team that updates and tracks the results. Consequently, they have gained many clients and thus revenue. 10.  Spread the word:One of the most effective ways to keep your clients updated is by creating a blog and sharing your success stories through it. This method is properly executed by PHP Travels. It keeps individuals entertained as well as shares reviews and client experiences. Conclusion:While traveling, choosing a dependable partner comes first. PHP Travels is a secure and reliable partner for you. With their updated technology and user-friendly website and applications. You can view their cost-effective offers and pricing of all airlines in one platform instead of going through multiple websites individually. They are also offering discounts for their partner agencies during this financially tough time. Therefore PHP Travels is your best choice.for more details please visit https://phptravels.com

Qasim Hussain

2021-06-09 09:04:59

CarTrawler partners with Uber to expand car rentals

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CarTrawler partners with Uber to expand car rentals  1251

CarTrawler partners with Uber to expand car rentals

Following availability in France, ANZ and the UK, Uber Rent service is now available in the US.Partnership with CarTrawler will help make renting a car easy and accessible users will be able to browse and select rentals using the Uber app.Dublin, Ireland, 28th of April 2021: CarTrawler, the leading B2B provider of car rental technology solutions to the global travel industry, has today announced a strategic partnership with Uber to help bring Uber Rent to more customers around the world. Following availability in Australia, New Zealand, UK and France, this expansion will provide all U.S. Uber app users access to quality car rentals at competitive rates set by rental brands.CarTrawlers technology facilitates renting a car through an easy and accessible offering directly in the Uber app and access to special promotions like the Uber Cash back offer, throughout the year.The partnership will play a helpful role in reshaping urban mobility in positive ways. Connecting riders to car rentals represents a key tactic in challenging the need for private car ownership.Speaking from CarTrawler today, Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer said:We are excited to announce the US launch of this partnership with Uber. CarTrawlers commitment to its customers is one that closely aligns with Uber. Crucially, this is a critical moment for the car rental market, as two of the most innovative travel-technology organisations come together to create a unique car rental proposition. The partnership will bring best-in-market car rental services to its widest audience yet, enabling more people than ever to travel in a way that is cheaper, easier, and more sustainable. And as we see more positive signs of recovery globally and cities opening up, CarTrawler & Uber will set the world in motion by getting people moving again.Were excited to be teaming up with CarTrawler to help facilitate even broader access to rental vehicles when customers use Uber Rent to head out for that next getaway, errand, or adventure. As we partner on this and future endeavours together, were committed to creating a stellar rental vehicle experience defined by more options and less stress. Caleb Varner, Global Head of Uber Rent.The partnership with Uber is just the latest in a long line of partnerships as CarTrawler continues to establish itself as the leading B2B facilitator of car rental solutions within the global travel industry. CarTrawler now works with some of the biggest and most innovative travel brands including most recently Hopper, a booking app that uses data-driven tools to save customers time, money and anxiety when making travel plans.Other partners include American Express, easyJet, Emirates, SWISS, KLM, TUI Group, and eDreams ODIGEO.?About CarTrawlerCarTrawler brings opportunities to life through a global online marketplace connecting partners, customers, and suppliers. Its market leading B2B car rental and mobility platform expands airline and travel partners offering to their customers, while deepening those relationships and creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. CarTrawler provides unrivalled breadth and depth of transport suppliers across the globe, including car rental, private airport transfer and ride-hailing services.CarTrawler works in partnership with many of the worlds biggest travel brands, providing mobility services for over a quarter of the top brands globally, including Alaska Airlines, easyJet, eDreams ODIGEO, Emirates, Hostelworld, Jetstar, KLM, and TUI Group. As a B2B company we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own. CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest airlines and travel partners in the world, operating from our headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. CarTrawler is private equity backed by TowerBrook Capital Partners.Source Link

Qasim Hussain

2021-04-29 08:40:00

How to Sell Tours Online

Travel 

How to Sell Tours Online  1315

How to Sell Tours Online

A tremendous extension of usage of the internet is observed in the past decade. PHP travels is unique in this required which provides an online portal to travel agency for tours which assist them to sell their packages to its customers online for B2B and B2C businesses.PHP Travels can help you more productively. It can help you reach maximum people. So, if youre planning to sell tours online then PHPTRAVELS is the best platform. Its one of the worlds largest online travel portals, which supports people for selling tours online.The question that arises is how can you stand out? Where should you designate your resources? Lets check out some of the best advertising channels for tour operators.What are the promotion platforms for tour operators to sell tours online?Before choosing your channels, its essential to comprehend how your customers tend to buy and the places where they obtain information. You probably have a great idea about this already but if you dont ask how they found out about your tour.That said, there are some obvious platforms you should reconsider. Below is an overview of the most efficient channels for selling tours online:Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)OTAs sum thousands of offers in one place so consumers can filter and compare travel products on a single website. Therefore, sites like Viator and GetYourGuide are extremely familiar with tourists and flourish millions of monthly visits.Of course, gaining access to them comes at a price OTAs typically charge commission fees between 15% and 30% of your ticket price. And they usually ask you to provide your lowest price so people buy through their program instead of your website or offline channels.As such, OTAs are a great option in two specific cases:1) You need to fill out your capacity as your costs dont progress with each additional customer (e.g. filling out bus seats).2) You are just starting and need to boost awareness of your tour even if you sacrifice part of your profit.So its usually best to prioritize your direct channels over OTAs but reconsider getting listed with a few of them, particularly to sell last-minute tickets that would otherwise go to dissipate.Social mediaTo be fair, people are normally NOT in buying mode when browsing their Facebook or Instagram feed. However, social networks are good places to build knowledge of your tour and work well as referral sources when your current customers tag themselves and upload photos. Also, advertising on sites like Facebook is highly customizable based on your customers location and interests, making it reasonable to show your offers to a very targeted audience.While they are not as effective (or cheap) as they used to be, social networks like Facebook are deserving testing as an effective channel for your offers.GoogleTheres a lot you can do about it including creating important content and paying for search ads.While these tactics are helpful, big OTAs and TripAdvisor normally control search results and youll need to get very particular if you want a chance of reaching your target audience.However, theres one completely free and very effective service to utilize the power of Google search Google My Business.If youre not already using this, your tour will not show up on Google Maps hence you will lose out on possible customers who search for terms like best tours in [your city].Overall, Google should be a big part of your marketing strategy and one great place to start is a professional listing on Google My Business.TripAdvisorYoure probably getting much of your business from TripAdvisor already but some things can help you make even bigger use of it: Understanding the TripAdvisor algorithm: your listing is more likely to show up large in the results when you have good reviews and plenty of them. But did you know you should also have a constant number of reviews? Also, TripAdvisor takes into account recency, meaning that listings with more recent reviews are prioritized over ones with older/infrequent reviews, everything else being equivalent.

Qasim Hussain

2021-03-27 11:10:08

How to sell car rentals online?

Offers 

How to sell car rentals online?  1150

How to sell car rentals online?

Do you want to begin and grow a car rental business through a software application that works on the web and other mobile devices? If the answer is yes, then you are at the right place because we've commissioned more than 4500+ businesses across the world. We understand finding a perfect software solution is a tiresome task because keeping track, delivering services on-time, and providing required bookings is a tumultuous job in the business, but a perfect software solution makes all the difference. It is the 21st century and computerization is in trend. The vehicle rental business is growing with the rising business of tourism. No wonder, the circumstances are working in favor of the world economy and bringing the most salutary perks out of the lifestyle of people. Multiple business units are working together to facilitate the process for both organizations and customers. What is PHP TRAVELS? PHPTRAVELS is not the only opportunity for Travel Agency Software. Explore different competing options and alternatives. Other important factors to examine when researching alternatives to PHPTRAVELS include reliability and ease of use. We have collected a list of solutions that reviewers voted as the best overall alternatives and competitors to PHPTRAVELS, including Travefy, ClientBase, Unit4 for Travel, and iSell.Check out our most advanced car rental deals at Frugal locations around the globe. From the United States to Canada, Europe to Latin America, we offer high-quality, low-mileage vehicles when and where you require them most. Like everything though, our car rental deals won't last permanently, so take advantage of them while you can, then check back for a brand-new batch of new developments before booking your next trip. PHP Travels also possesses an application that has all your booking needs covered: Secure payment channels, easy 4-step booking process, and sleek user designs. What more could you ask for? Effortlessly start an online travel business with the help of PHPTRAVELS travel agency software. PHPTRAVELS give web, mobile, and desktop application to feed to all your travel service needs. What are the Challenges of the Car Rental Industry? Exceptional ideas come with great challenges. We recognize the challenges you might face to keep your customers happy. Providing top-notch vehicles and also keeping entire track of each customer demands a lot. But thankfulness to the information and technology sector, it is facilitating the car rental business by providing tools with the most advanced technologies. Therefore, PHPTRAVELS is now advancing the online script along with the mobile app for running your business efficiently. PHPTRAVELS – Your Partner in Growth Need to be the next top travel company? The only secret is to keep your customers satisfied. If they are having an astounding

Qasim Hussain

2021-03-23 13:30:47

How to sell hotels online?

Offers 

How to sell hotels online?  1401

How to sell hotels online?

The hotel industry has observed tremendous extension in the past decade and most of the credit goes to the internet which has given rise to online bookings. PHP travels is unique in this required which provides an online portal to its customers for B2B and B2C businesses. Starting from selling hotels online by a platform of PHP Travels can benefit you more productively. Such websites can help you reach maximum people. So, if you’re planning to sell hotels online then PHPTRAVELS is the best platform. It’s one of the world’s largest online travel portals, which supports people for travelling purposes. How Can You Start a Business to sell hotels online? You can operate an online travel agency from anywhere in the world. You can run your online business of selling hotels just by sitting at home. PHPTRAVELS equips you with a platform to sell your hotel and refer to other clients who are looking for a selling hotel. In this way, you can easily run your business with different references from PHPTRAVELS. Some of the easiest methods to sell hotel online are as follow: Boost direct bookings Create a website Create a website with a user-friendly interface and related content. Create a good harmony with your guests Create good harmony with your guests and make them feel special. Thank them for booking directly via email. You can offer discounts to reoccurring customers along with add-on services. Offer your customers a loyalty membership program It is a good gesture to offer your customers a loyalty membership program, reparation points stand as gifts to your regular customers. Just remember one thing that retaining a regular customer is far more convenient than procuring a new one. Emulate OTAs and enable pop-up deals on your website Emulate OTAs and enable pop-up deals on your website as this is the fastest way to grab your visitor’s attention. Use an effective booking engine. It is very important to use an effective booking engine and in this regard, PHP Travels is quite suitable to assist you. It will also benefit you to upsell your other services. Implement a channel manager to handle bookings Having your hotel’s presence on third-party channels like Booking.com, Expedia and Agoda has become an imperative must for any hotel that is trying to sell more rooms online. Similarly, PHP Travels can also be utilized in this regard. Every single hotel, motel, B&B, resort, or guest house, regardless of size, location, or budget requires a channel man

Qasim Hussain

2021-03-15 12:06:31

How to sell flights online?

Technology 

How to sell flights online?  1613

How to sell flights online?

HOW TO SELL FLIGHTS ONLINE? Before proceeding, it is quintessential to know that what is meant by airline tickets for a flight. What are airline tickets for flights? They are an item that you can sell to others online, but only in specific circumstances. There are various online ticket sales departments, and these are normally major companies selling tickets. However, you can sometimes sell tickets that you've bought on sites like eBay.com First, make sure the tickets are interchangeable. Then make sure that you are authorized to sell them. Check with your airline before you endeavour to sell the tickets. You must address a customer service representative to make sure that your tickets are interchangeable. If they are not, the airline might give you some options you have not thought of, such as getting a refund, changing the ticket date, or getting a voucher for later travel. Post the tickets for sale on a popular site, only after you have reinforced that they are transferable. Reputable sites include sites like eBay.com. Build a posting for your tickets. Be sure to describe how many tickets there are, what the dates of travel are, and where the tickets go. Reply to inquiries about the tickets. Inherent buyers might want to make sure you are a genuine person and not a scam artist, so you may have to chat with them on the phone or in person. How to  Sell Flights Online? You don’t need to be bothered anymore as we’re going to give you the solution for selling your tickets online. It can be a laborious task to sell your flight tickets online but if you have the right platform so, you can do it efficiently. Many travel portals allow their users and travel businesses to secure reservations on the behalf of their clients. However, PHPTRAVELS is at the peak of the list. PHPTRAVELS is one of the biggest travel portals in the world. It provides a program to its customers not only for selling flights online by their tickets but also to expand their travel business on an enormous level. It operates as a marketplace to make bookings for flights, hotels, vacations, villas, and much more. So, we’re placing down the top online travel portals where you can sell your flights online by tickets and also get a fortune to improve your potential customers. PHPTRAVELS It is the most valuable and secure travel portal for selling your flight tickets to maximum people. PHPTRAVELS supports making your official travel website for online bookings. It’s user-friendly and the most reliable booking engine. It’s a customizable application where travel agencies can make their website and sell their flights the way they want. PHPTRAVELS is the most reliable online portal, which is designed by travel professionals. If you have to buy flights by tickets and want to sell them at a more profitable price so, you can use PHPTRAVELS. You can correlate your GDS account to your credentials to sell your tickets via PHPTRAVELS.

Qasim Hussain

2021-03-12 08:18:15

Best B2B Hotel Suppliers

Travel 

Best B2B Hotel Suppliers  1970

Best B2B Hotel Suppliers

Best B2B Hotel Suppliers Finding the best hotels with reasonable prices is really a tough task. People are mostly concerned about bookings, room prices, and always looking for discounts. So, if you love travelling and want to make online reservations or if you’re a travel agent and want to make online bookings for your clients then congratulations! You’re at the right place. PHPTRAVELS provides a platform to travel companies all around the globe to make hotel bookings on behalf of their clients. It helps travel agencies to expand their business and get more customers from all over the world. They help businesses to connect with other organizations on the international level and make a profit with each other. It also allows people to make direct bookings for any hotel they want. Here we’re listing the best hotel suppliers, which not only offer B2B services but also B2C services as well. However, there are so many online platforms and it’s very hard to choose one. So, we’re elaborating on the top hotel suppliers for your ease. PHPTRAVELS PHPTRAVELS is an online reservation system with multiple features for travel agents and common users all around the world. You can use it for both B2B and B2C purposes. It has an online hotel module system to book rooms and pay the bills through its website. PHPTRAVELS allows travelers to book any hotel, which is most suitable to their requirements. People can directly make reservations from PHPTRAVELS or else the travel agents can also book the hotel rooms on their behalf. Furthermore, PHPTRAVELS is the most reliable platform, which gives you complete information about the hotels. You can check out the room details, hotel facilities, rates, packages, and payment methods through its website. It also facilitates you to see the rates according to rooms such as there are different prices for the single, couple, and a double room with extra beds. You can see all details before making the online reservations. Features of PHPTRAVELS It is a cost-effective platform for online bookings Easy to operate the website Gives ultimate solutions for online reservations Flexible and quick booking services to any hotel from PHPTAVELS User-friendly and can be customized Get all the details about the international hotel just with one click Booking.com It is one

Qasim Hussain

2021-02-26 07:31:19

How to start travel affiliate website

Travel 

How to start travel affiliate website  1048

How to start travel affiliate website

As we know, the travel business is progressing quickly over time. It’s one of the largest and successful industries in the world. The travel business includes all the transportation, accommodation, and entertainment for passengers. Starting a travel affiliate website can benefit your business more productively. A website can help you reach maximum people. So, if you’re planning to create a travel affiliate then PHPTRAVELS is the best platform. It’s one of the world’s largest online travel portals, which accommodates people for travelling purposes. How Can You Start a Travel Affiliate Website? An online travel agency can be operated from anywhere in the world. You can run your online travel business just by sitting at home. PHPTRAVELS provides you with a platform to build your own website and refer to other clients who are looking for a travel affiliate website. In this way, you can not only have your online website but different references from PHPTRAVELS as well. Here we’re giving some basic and important instructions to launch your online travel affiliate website. Choose Your Platform You need to pick a platform where you want to create your travel website. Choose the one, which is most suitable for you. However, PHPTRAVELS is the most useful travel portal to help you create a reliable website for the long term. It provides many great features and functions to operate the website. PHPTRAVELS makes it very easy for you to manage your website content and other tasks. Plan Everything About the Website Make plans about your website content and services. Organize everything such as your services, products, and policies, which you’re going to offer to your clients. Get Your Website a Name Select a catchy and interesting name and slogan for your travel website. Do not use long and lengthy names, which people can’t even remember. Always choose a short name so that it’ll be easy for your clients to memorize the name. A short and catchy name always grabs the interest of people. Relevant Name Prefer a name, which is most relevant to your website and its services. People usually judge from the name so make sure that you select a domain that represents your website in a good way. Theme for Website

Qasim Hussain

2021-02-22 03:12:20

 10 Best flight suppliers and How to work with them?

Offers 

 10 Best flight suppliers and How to work with them?  1352

10 Best flight suppliers and How to work with them?

If you’re looking for the best airline suppliers then congratulations! We’re highlighting the top 10 best flight suppliers which provide the best quality services all over the world. The flight suppliers offer a platform, which holds all the travel technologies, airline designs, maintenance, and services in the aircraft. They have strong connections with well-reputed airline companies and travel agencies. Though there is a long list of airline suppliers however a few of them are ground-breaking. Here are the top 10 flight suppliers and the procedure to work with them. PHPTRAVELS It’s the ultimate solution for growing and developing your online travel business all around the globe. PHPTRAVELS is software, which provides you with a platform to make online bookings. People can directly make reservations through this portal or they can also take help from the travel agents. PHPTRAVELS also offers business-to-business (B2B) through which different travel agencies sell their services to other companies. It’s a travel portal, which brings various businesses together and provides careful planning to increase their yearly revenue. What’s better than a travel company that serves both the customers and its staff. PHPTRAVELS not only gives the best experience to the travel companies but also to its staff members, collaborators, and sponsors. It takes care of its customers’ satisfaction and provides diverse solutions to travel organizations. How can be a part of PHPTRAVELS? There are some very simple steps to start the procedure for working with PHPTRAVELS.   You can order any package from PHPTRAVELS and utilize any payment method that is more convenient for you. An email and SMS will be created right after paying the amount. The call centre representative of PHPTRAVELS will contact you as soon as possible. The customer support operation team will start processing the installation and confirmation method for your order. You will get further guidance and information when your installation will get done. PHPTRAVELS provides personal assistance and video tutorials to guide you systematically through the whole procedure. Eventually, you can start working on your online travel business after getting complete information.  

Qasim Hussain

2021-02-15 07:51:50

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