Modern life has become all about technology. The
massive advancement in the mobile technology has worked as a catalyst for
spreading technology in every sphere of human life and commercial world. Travel
and tourism industry is also led by technology.
Travel technology has enabled the travel agents to offer services from
anywhere. Even, the travelers are allowed to make changes to their trips as per
their requirements. Advanced travel portal development has been taking the
industry to the heights of success.
There are three technology trends that are ruling
the industry right now, such as Mobile Technology, Global Distribution System
or GDS, and Social Media.
We all know how the millennial generation is crazy
for the latest mobile technology. Most of the youths want to utilize the
advantages of travel opportunities in order to explore new places and
experience different aspects of traveling.
Mobile technology has taken travel
portals to the millions of travelers around the world. The
rise of new and high tech mobile phones has enabled a user to use the Internet
and book flight tickets, hotel room, and rental car or bus services.
Distribution System or GDS is a platform that provides the
travel portals and their clients with access to travel data, shop travel
products, and comparing reservation options. With the help of GDS, travel agents
can access the inventory of hotels, airlines, rental cars, and certain rental
transport services. The agents can also schedule a tour through GDS.
Independent online agents, travel agencies are now prone to using more
sophisticated GDS system to find the best available travel and accommodation
services and rates. Agents can easily avail the real-time flight and hotel
reservation services for the clients to help them search and book the services
in a few minutes.
In this digital era, most of the time, we spend our
leisure hours on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
and Pinterest. These platforms have revolutionized the way people interact with
each other. They have changed the way the companies engage with and the way
they transact with their potential clients. A social network is a great tool
for searching customer reviews, recommendations in an easy and less
time-consuming way. Online travel portals must reap the optimal benefits of
social media as a key tool to communicate with the potential customers 24/7 and
promote their business in the best possible way.
No travel company can survive without the help of a
proper social media strategy. Travelers often tend to share their travel
experiences on the social platforms in the forms of video, links, other
important pieces of content that reflect their experience. Travel agencies can leverage these pieces of
information to understand the consumers’ trends and preferences and tailor
their offers, updates, and packages accordingly.
Technology will be able to pay you when they will be
utilized in the proper way. Therefore, travel agencies should properly use
technology from the very initial stage of travel portal development. For
instance, you should ask your travel technology providers to implement social
media integration at the time of development. If you act wisely, these three
travel technology will help you gain more profits.