Latest Trends In Travel Industry

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Travel industry is a dynamic industry that keeps changing every year. Tour operators and travel agencies constantly spot new and latest trends in the travel in order to increase their chances of sales. The fact about travel trends in one successful year might not be the same for the next one and thus, travel agencies adapt the environment and trends adequately in order to stay in the competition. 2016 was a good year for the travel industry.It was adventurous, productive and even though with too many challenges, it did grow smoothly.

Below are mentioned some of probable latest trends in travel industry 2017

  1.       Adventure trips: As per Virtuoso, one of the latest trends in the travel industry is adventure trips such as African safari, hiking Swiss Alps, swimming with whale sharks in Australia or Mexico. Latest reports have shown that travelers are now moving into a more adventurous destination for their travel plans, thus increasing interest in hard adventures.
  1.       River Cruising: A traditional cruising like the Rhine or Volga River with bedrooms and public areas with Colonia Style furnishing is getting more and more popular among adventure seekers. Myanmar, Laos and Thailand introduced this adventurous cruising trip amid the jungles and mountains, passing through UNESCO world heritage sites such as Luang Prabang and Golden Temple.
  1.       Food tourism: One of the major element of tourism is food, and travel industry has taken quite a notice to it. According to Patrick Whyte, UK Editor – Skift, food experiences aren’t limited to just dining out, but also farm tours, classic food market and cooking courses, which are about 95% of these experiences. Food also plays an important role for travelers to learn the history of the place and make a pact with their culture, which plays a valuable resource for travel agencies as well.
  1.       Mobile photography: More and more travelers are looking for ways to capture their memorable moments. And with latest advancements in mobile devices and their cameras, it has become easier for them to do so. Travel agencies can benefit it by adding this to their marketing efforts and develop user generated content. Allowing travelers to go through breathtaking views and helping them capture those moments by giving them time to have a photoshoot could increase customer satisfaction.
  1.       Train travels: Vintage train trips, providing deluxe dining car, passing villages, river, countryside and all the Europe, giving a soothing pleasure to the commuters is becoming popular among people. These trains stop at cosmopolitan cities where passengers are provided with luxury hotels for the night until the whistle blows in the morning.

Other latest trends in travel industry include responsible tourism, business and leisure travel, medical tourism, Millennials and many more. Travel agencies are required to adapt these travel trends in order to attract more and more travelers to their company.

QuadLabs is a leading travel technology provider, giving tour operators and travel agencies methods to adapt to these travel trends and increase their business’s potential to get higher return on investment.

On cloud or SAS model the fastest and cheapest to go online

Travel technology solutions providers are constantly trying to find new ways to make travelling cheaper and effective for the traveler due to the heavy competition in the travel industry. Since, organizing a travel for any individual or corporate, requires too much work, travel technology service providers are making new changes in the overall travel booking system, making it more accessible and cheaper to handle for the travel company. One of which are installing on cloud travel ERP software and SAS model into their online booking system. QuadLabs, which is an award winning travel technology company, is one of the first to use On Cloud and SAS technology to help travel agencies all voer the world.

What is on cloud travel travel ERP software and SAS model and how it helps travel agencies to provide cost efficient travel?

On cloud travel ERP software refers to a travel booking system that is completely online based. It involves booking travel products for clients, booking management and keeping the records of all the bookings without the need to install any new hardware or software. While the SAS model in travel refers to a business intelligence system, which is very useful in data handling and predictive analytics. These help travel agencies in building and maintaining a quick and cost efficient online booking system, giving better and cheaper travelling experience to their customers. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of having an on cloud and SAS model in online travel booking system.

  1. No need to install any new hardware and software: Being a completely cloud based enterprise resource planning system, there is no need to buy any new software or hardware as everything will be included in the system, thus, cutting the cost much further. All the bookings and travelers’ information will be stored on the cloud, getting rid of the need of any hardware storage as well.
  2. Easy to install and use: It is easy to install and utilize, thus, the travel agencies don’t need to hire any specialist or an expert for the entire installation process or to operate it, which would again save a lot of money.
  3. Automatic upgrades: Since, the system do not include any hardware or software, there won’t be any need to manually update the system as it will automatically be upgraded by travel technology company.
  4. No maintenance required: Certainly the elimination of hardwares and softwares also eradicates the need of maintenance required at every interval, saving more effort and money.
  5. Easy third party integration and plugins: Travel agencies can also easily integrate any third party application and travel plugins in the system to provide more accurate and competitive price and customize travel packages quickly for better profit margins, faster processing without any errors.
  6. Better customer service: At last, travel companies get instant and specialized customer support, if somehow, any issue does occur.

With SAS and on cloud travel ERP applications, QuadLabs is able to provide better services to their clients that include organization and analyzation of their bookings, helping the company to target their potential customers and make necessary changes in the system in order to gain more profit.

 

Role of GSA and Distributor model in the era of travel industry

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In this era, where travel industry is evolving rapidly due to the latest upgrades in travel technology solutions, travel agents and distributors are benefitting from it high time. However, the role of GSA and distribution solutions cannot be ignored for the immense success of travel industry and travel agencies. The fact that GSA and distributors are using B2B software solutions effectively in order to meet the requirements of travel agencies who wish to enhance their customer base by providing outstanding travel products at a very reasonable price. Let’s discuss the importance of GSA its distributor model and their role in the growth of B2B agents and travel industry.

GSA solutions for B2B agents

General Sales Agent, or simply GSA, are sales representatives for an airline of a particular country or region. GSA are responsible for selling their airline products to travel agents which includes flights and cargo space.GSA receive a commission of 3-5% per ticket. They play an important role in helping travel agencies to set up their holiday packages or book flight tickets for their customers. Any travel technology solution provider offering B2B software solution to a travel company also provides them with remarkable GSA solutions, giving them better opportunities to book airline tickets as per their needs and budget.

It allows the travel agency to get benefits such as intelligent ticketing with cost savings, better management of flight tickets that include cancellation with minimal or no charges, rearranging flight schedules, effective flight booking system and of course, cheaper rates to earn more profit.

 

Distribution solutions for B2B agents

Now when it comes to providing travel agents with distribution solutions, travel technology services make additional efforts to make sure they have no trouble in their business process. And in order to accomplish that, they provide distribution solutions for B2B agents, which empower them to sell more tickets using the Global Distribution System and API. These include travel products such as hotel rooms, car rentals and much more at a better price. It also comes very handy for managing corporate travel, which many travel agents seem to offer to their client. Distributor solution have great importance in the travel industry and for travel agents as they won’t be able to survive in the industry unless they have proper and adequate travel items. An established travel technology provider allows travel companies to have better distribution solutions.

Apart from possessing an attractive online booking system, it is highly necessary that a travel company use the services of GSA and distributor model in a more effective way, if they wish to compete in this heavy market. Today, no company can survive without Technological assistance, and travel industry is no exception. QuadLabs,a leading travel technology service provider fills the void for GSA and Distributors.

 

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QuadLabs, an award winning travel technology platform for B2B Reseller, Tour Operator and Business Travel intermediaries

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QuadLabs Technologies has been a powerful platform for many travel agents and tour operators for the last decade with its world class Travel ERP technology, giving B2B resellers a better opportunity to provide comprehensive travel solutions to both individuals and business companies. QuadLabs is a leading travel technology solution provider and a winner of ‘World’s Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider for 2015 and 2016’.QuadLabs excels at offering the most enthusiastic and dedicated technological solutions to business travel needs.

Travel technology is a very fast growing field used by numerous travel agents and business travel intermediaries in order to boost their sales and profitability. QuadLabs offers them such technological help by giving them better travel agency booking software, travel booking system and much more to manage their travel bookings, track their inventory and business processes, etc. Every travel company requires to have a better travel booking system that would help them and their customers to arrange their hotel bookings, flight reservations, car rentals, holiday packages and many more at any given point of time with no trouble at all. Having an irresponsible and unreliable travel agency booking software can result in great loss of possible customers and of course sales.

For a B2B reseller, QuadLabs technology helps them to manage their distribution channels and employees. It also helps them to manage their travel reservations and travel products which they can resell to other travel agencies for a greater profit.

Some of the benefits B2B reseller can get from QuadLabs are as follows:

  1. B2B agent dashboard
  2. Front office support
  3. Back office support
  4. Mid office system
  5. Credit and deposited policy
  6. MIS reporting and dashboard
  7. E-wallet for payments
  8. Booking management
  9. Service fee management
  10. Post sales support
  11. Rearranging bookings
  12. Resolving queries

They provide a comprehensive travel management system which processes bookings at multiple point of sales, enhances the relationship between the company and the customer. With QuadLabs travel agency booking software, the tour operator will get a quality front desk or travel desk to better interact with their customers. Other features include significant admin panel for proper business management, connection with negotiated inventories, auto invoicing, third party integration, B2B2B and B2B2C labels for affiliates and subagents, inbuilt GDS and many more.

There are many travel technology providers available out there, but none are as competent and reliable as QuadLabs Travel technology due to its highly innovative features, business processes and ability to help other travel companies to sell their travel products in a very easy and flexible manner. They understand the requirements of the business way too well and offer the most suitable help possible to boost their profit. They are master in identifying the areas in a travel industry, which are lagging the company behind and knows very well to resolve them in a quick span of time and surely at a very reasonable price. Therefore, if you are also an aspiring travel agent company or a B2B reseller in the field, then it would be wise to engage services of QuadLabs.

 

How can the travel industry influence the capabilities of the Internet of Things to make travel more seamless?

In the past decade, the travel industry has evolved a great deal due to the latest development in travel technology solutions, allowing the travel agencies to provide better travelling experience to the customers. However, Internet of things (IoT) also played a quite significant role in making travel more seamless. Whether it is monitoring different travel products such as the performance of airline engines, to providing secure and keyless access to hotel rooms and helping tourists to locate their way around an unknown city or country, the capabilities of the Internet of things have made the life of both the traveler and travel companies a lot easier.

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The transformation of travel industry blended with technology

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The latest technological development in the travel industry, widely known as Global Distribution Systems, also known as Automated Reservation System (ARS) that has helped travel agents all over the world. It is a universal computerized reservation network provided in a single point of access in order to book airline tickets, hotels, car rentals and all the other travel products by travel agents using online travel booking system. This new initiative in the travel industry has not only provided numerous benefits to the travel organizations, but also managed to provide cost efficient and easy travel items to the final customer.

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