In a recent study, it was found that the millennials of today prefer to invest more of their income on experiences rather than on purchasing material pleasures. The average Joe of today will travel more in his lifetime than his predecessors, and this trend is quickly catching up across the rest of the world. Keeping this fact in mind, this is indeed a great time in history to invest in technologies to better your travel and tourism business.
If you have been in the industry for some time now, you would know the huge impact technological investments can have on the revenue generated by a business. Along with this, other features like greater mobility and better management, are part and parcel of these technologies. Thus if you have a travel and tourism business, now is the time to invest in travel web portal software development.
In this article, we will talk in-depth about the various aspects of travel web portal software development and what it means for your business. Let’s Begin!
What is a Travel Web Portal?
Before we explore the depths of developing a travel web portal, let us first understand what this actually means. A travel web portal can be defined in simple terms as being a powerful as well as a comprehensive web portal that allows users to avail services offered by your business. In terms of category, as a business owner, you have the ability to develop software for all aspects of your business, be it Business to Consumer B2C as well as Business to Business B2B. Along with this, you have the added option of including API for services like railway ticket bookings, air travel bookings, taxi booking, hotel reservations, tour packages, and much more.
The integration of all these into your travel web portal software will not only enhance your capabilities of providing a better service to your users but also gives you the ability to serve multiple clients from different parts of the globe at the same time.
Features of Travel Web Portals
Now that you know the basic definition of a travel web portal let us understand the features it comes with.
1. Most of the travel web portal software is available in the market today comes with an inbuilt admin dashboard, which lets you monitor as well as control all aspects of your travel and tourism business. Be it monitoring the number of users currently on your portal, the number of reservations made, the total revenue generated, or the payouts to be made, all of these and more can be achieved quite easily on these intuitive platforms.
2. On the client end of your travel web portal, users will have the option of making bookings online, see the status of the bookings made previously, track their travel dates, find the best hotel rates, book a packaged tour, and much more. All these features combined in one will give the user a greater amount of flexibility when it comes to making travel plans online and thus convert them into a loyal customer for your business.
3. Another great feature available in most travel web portals is the option of adding multiple administrators and share unique credentials with each of them. With the help of this feature, you can assign one or multiple of your employees to manage the admin section of the web portal while you can conveniently oversee their activities from the master dashboard while addressing other aspects of your booming business.
The Benefits of investing in Travel Web Portal Software
By now, it must be clear that investing your money in developing a travel web portal software will give you more capabilities and benefits than you could imagine. For your convenience, here are the major benefits, a travel web portal software will have for your business.
1. The only major investment is in developing this software in the initial stages by customizing its features for your business. Once the software has been developed, there is close to no investment in training your employees with all the functionalities of this portal. This is largely due to this software being very user-friendly as well as easy to learn and use both for amateurs as well as professionals.
2. In any business, be it travel and tourism or something, there is always a large operation cost that is involved. With a travel web portal, your operation costs will severely reduce as you will make a one time upfront investment in developing the software, and the rest of the processes thereafter can be automated.
3. Along with this, you have the added option of creating intuitive and interactive reports so that you can understand the ongoing trends in your business and decide upon the areas where you need to improve.
4. You will also have the facility of interacting with your customers and clients in a much easier and simpler manner, given the fact that the majority of the task will be handled by the web portal and not your employees.
5. The travel web portal will give you the option of expanding your business to new horizons, thereby giving you more visibility online and get more coming to your business.
From this article, one aspect that can be concluded is the fact that the development of a travel web portal will give your new business new dynamics to explore upon, while at the same time give you multiple options to grow your business to new heights.
Reach us at Perception Systems to develop an interactive and intuitive Travel Web Portal for your business establishment today.