Due to the technological
revolution, travel has become more comfortable and easy. With the rising technology and traveling
tendency, the need of online travel portal in India is also increasing. Modern
people want to deal with everything through Smartphone. Therefore,
entrepreneurs who want to start their own travel agency must consider online
travel agency or OTA. If you are one of these aspiring entrepreneurs who want
to build a travel business, you have come to the right place. This article is
going to discuss certain important aspects that you need to know before
starting your venture.
Travel and tourism
industry has been changed a lot. The role of travel agencies is now not limited
to informing the customers about the availability of the flights, the
schedules, and the commission. Now the online travel agencies enable the
travelers to book their tickets online. That’s why all the startups are looking
for OTA model. These online travel portals are opening new doors of possibility
leading the travel agencies to a huge profit. The customers are allowed to
tailor their package tours, flight ticket booking, accommodation booking, and
holiday packages as per their requirements. Travel agents are allowed to work on
their own or other agencies. Even you can specialize in corporate trips,
pilgrimage, leisure travel or any other niche ones. You can pick a sector of
your choice to build your own travel portal in India and utilize your expertise.
First of all, you should
consider what best you are able to offer- best hotels in a particular
geography, top sightseeing services, or transfer tours. You can offer
personalized services as well. It establishes your credibility before your
customers and they will feel more secure while traveling with your
Apart from the facts
discussed above, you need to take care of a few more things such as:
First of all, conduct a
thorough research on the popular travel portals in India, the best travel
portal development company, the developmental process, and required time.
Next, you should compare
the travel portal development cost of various companies and select your travel
. Register the name of your travel agency to gain license according to your local laws.
. Take membership in IATA or other travel organization of repute.
. Study the travel industry carefully.
. Try to give maximum publicity to your new online firm.
. Come up with appealing offers, and deals keeping the local geography in your mind.
A Final Takeaway
These tips no doubt will
help you start an online business without any hassle. Don’t forget to pay your
attention to the details (even the small ones) regarding the travel services
you are offering. One thing you should always keep in your mind- the travel
portal development should be simple, and the portal should be easily accessible
because customers always prefer an online business that offers super user
experience. Once you gain some foothold, you should consider the thought of
expansion. In order to expand, you can add more travel-related services. Above
all, it is important for the new travel agents to offer good services to make a
place in the industry.