The days when making a flight reservation was a time consuming process are long gone. Today, anyone can book a flight quickly and easily using an online booking engine. Whether consumers use an airline reservation system they find on an airline website or one of the many online travel agencies
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The days when making a flight reservation was a time consuming process
are long gone. Today, anyone can book a flight quickly and easily using an
online booking engine. Whether consumers use an airline reservation
system they find on an airline website or one of the many online travel
agencies, they are just a few clicks away from having their airline
reservation confirmed. Today's online booking engines are easy to use and
can help a travel business owner reduce their overall administrative costs.
Today's consumer can purchase just about anything using a variety of
mobile devices including their travel arrangements. The increasing
popularity of mobile applications has been driven by a population that is
always on the move and prefers not to carry their laptop with them. All
they need is their mobile phone. The online travel applications available
today are designed to take full advantage of the many powerful features
and functionality offered by an airline reservation system. These easy to
use booking engines allow new agents to be trained quickly and has them
selling faster. There are even solutions for those who want to control their
technology offered by some of the most powerful booking engine's
To serve the multiple travel distribution channels used today, there are
Business-to-Business (B2B) solutions for Agents, Business-to-Consumer
(B2C) solutions for Customers, and even Business-Business-Consumer
(B2B2C) solutions to extend an agency's business to include outside Agents
looking for their own web presence.
The travel booking engine you use should be integrated with an airline
reservation system that provides access services and amenities like
interactive seat maps so passengers can easily select their seat, request
special services or make their onboard meal selection in advance. And
customer loyalty programs have become so popular with travel suppliers
that it is important to include a customer's loyalty program ID with the
Business Management Tools are another critical feature to consider.
Revenue Management tools to help an agency owner control a products
selling price and offer targeted promotions or special offers can help set
your business apart from competition with unique offerings. The ability to
integrate your own marketing message right in the booking engine's
availability display or adjust the selling price based on how and when the
booking is made can be quite powerful when competing with today's online
Online booking engines with dynamic packaging tools have become
increasingly popular as consumers look for a single source to satisfy all
their travel needs. Online dynamic packaging solutions are often an
extension of an existing booking engine designed to allow agents as well as
consumers to package and price cruises, flights, hotels and other travel
products in real time. Custom Packaging solutions allow agency owners to
custom tailor a travel package in advance to be sold online.
Choosing an airline reservation system with the right combination of
options for your travel business can be a critical decision. Finding a
be just as important.