QuadLabs Technologies world leader in travel technology, emerged as the winner of the ‘World’s Leading Travel ERP Technology Provider 2016’ for the second consecutive year by World Travel Awards. The honour was unveiled in the prestigious ceremony held at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi , Maldives on Friday, 2nd December, 2016.
Travelling was never ever this easy with the advancement in travel technology. Traveller’s experience, services offered to travellers, ease of booking have enhanced a traveller’s experience. People, who had to run to travel agents to book their tickets, make hotel reservations and holiday pacakges can now simply log into their laptops or smartphones and make all the reservations themselves in just a few clicks.
Travel and Tourism is one of the largest industry that contribute to the global economy. Worldwide this industry has been growing steadily every year. Technology has taken an immense place in people’s life. The way things are done is changing, so is the Traveler’s buying behaviors and expectations. Travelers want everything on their fingers tip so that they can book fast, easily and in cost effective manner.
Before digital times, the role of the travel agent was to advise clients on travel destinations and to act as an intermediary in the difficult process of organizing travel bookings. Even as late as the early 1990’s, consumers booked Flight, Hotel, Car etc. through travel agents as many companies did not offer direct bookings. But with the automation brought by the changing travel technology has made the traveler looking for mobility, flexibility and easy real-time access to information. For this an Online Booking Engine reduces stress off travelers to plan their travel end-to-end.
Online Booking Engines for respective products are becoming the fastest growing sales interface for travel intermediaries. They help travelers to book Flight, Hotel, Car Rentals, Travel Insurance, Sightseeing, Transfers, Holiday packages, Bus and Cruise. The concept of having an Online Booking Engine has helped travel industry to evolve. The next level of Online Booking Engine is the Meta Search Engine. It is an interface to compare a product from various sources based on the product’s price and availability mainly.
With an online booking engine, a traveler can not only search and book but also make payment instantly. Booking engines like Flight Booking Engine, Hotel Booking Engine help travellers to book as per the product of their choice. Online Booking Engines are helping travellers to customize & personalize their experience based on their and other’s preference like they can review what was others experience through this medium.
An Online Booking Engine, not only provides real time inventory but also enhance the user experience by providing them convenience of search and book, more options, better pricing and making payments. It also reduce dependency, customer now can book Flight from Flight Booking Engine, Hotel from Hotel Booking Engine etc. , travellers now have multiple options to book. Online Booking Engine helps travel industry to minimize their efforts and errors.
Ever since the first technological breakthrough of computerized system for flight booking by American Airlines has taken place the airline industry has experienced 360 degree change. It replaced rather the lengthy booking process of flights where customer would call up travel agent, who would then look for flights their schedules availability rates etc. upon receiving the confirmation from the customer the travel agent would get the seats reserved. Thus, it was vital for the travel agencies to access the system which provides them with variety of tasks for managing their customer’s needs from the initial time of query till the time they get on the plane. The flight booking system comes with features such as management of ticketing, refunds, cancellations, schedule of flights helping the travel intermediary to minimize cost incurred with distribution.