Bookingxml is an international travel technology and travel software company and we serve travel companies from 100+ countries across four continents. Bookingxml platform is powered by 200+ suppliers across flight, hotels, car, sightseeing, vacations and other ground services.
We partner with our clients to provide strong distribution capabilities - B2B/B2C / B2B2C travel technology, automate travel business process, powerful back office system, flexible content management system and feature a unique standardization element.
Bookingxml develop and enable access to extensive range of travel suppliers which includes all GDS, LCCs, 600,000+ Hotels, 200,000 Activities, 50000+ Car rental locations, Crusies, Eurail, Bus, Insurance and tours and travel experiences worldwide.
One of the leading online booking engine providers EXCLUSIVELY for travel agencies. Our aim is to provide you with a fast and easy online access to the products your clients are asking for, wherever and whenever that may be.
Creating a user-friendly website is very important for a business in this competitive world. Every travel agency needs a website to show its substantial existence. The travel website not only helps customers in booking their tickets but also in finding the suitable deals. Customers always look for an online platform where they can check the deals and packages.
Every self-employed travel agent or a travel agency owner, at some time comes to the point when a website is required, to take the business to the next level. Travel website has a more extra information related to ongoing events, updated travel packages and travel resources.
One should always understand their visitors and customers in order to increase the sales. It doesn’t make a difference whether you are new to the industry or you have been in for a long time, if you have a good website then you are far ahead of your competitors.
Apart from routine web design and development standards and checklist, Travel portal development companies and clients should understand the below mentioned points and give importance to them during the planning phase, so that the finest can be expected from these website.
The complete dynamics of web designing has migrated to a whole new dimension as websites are no longer only about the involved codes. User experience is a primary factor. Then comes search friendliness. There are over a hundred parameters that a modern web design company used to consider while creating that perfect website which will surely captivate the visitors and churn the required ROI.
Top 10 things to keep in mind while Designing and developing a Travel portal Travel industry is evolving with time and is one of the biggest industries in the world. With the rising number of online booking and online queries there is a rapid increase in the online travel agents offering flights, hotels and holiday services to their travellers.
The points are as below:-
1. Working model:-
Travel websites can function in various ways
Creating their own data base and fetching data from the database and sharing the information with clients. Fetching information from a third party database which manages the database of airlines, hotels and holidays from around the world. Working only for a specific segment or integrates the services like Flights, Hotels, Cruises, Holidays.
Flight – Hotels-Holidays-Cruises-Car Rental etc. Ticketing with manual intervention which offers a customized package for booking. Once the mode of action is selected on the basis of the same, it will be decided whether the API will be integrated or internal module will be created where in some companies manage their own database.
For API integration we can work out in 2 methods like: - a) Black Label:- In which the link of the 3rd part will be visible to the user as they see the search results. b) White Labelling: - In which the link of 3rd party will not be displayed and only the link of your own site is visible to the visitor.
2. Planning and examination for change in website theme and online marketing: -
No one likes to see the same paint on the walls forever, and thus changing as per the mood of visitors is a good way to be fresh and increase your appeal to them. This must be explain to the design team so that this provision was considered and the website’s home page can be changed on different occasions like Christmas, world cup matches, Football, Olympics, winters, summers, snowfall etc.
3. Technology: -
Which technology to prefer is a question that depends on the competency and availability of development team, which keeps on changing with the change in technology and frameworks. We recommend PHP for the design for quickly available skills set, open source and compatibility with PHP.
4. Content Development: -
This is one of the very important points, and the performance of the website majorly depends on the content quality and how engaging the content is for the target visitors. This has to be set up right from the beginning and once the content development team is selected he must share his inputs on the landing pages content and how to include call to action to those pages which support in generate revenues and reducing the bounce rate of our website.
5. Optimized Design and Development:-
Right from the time of the design and development of travel website, designers and developers must consider all the guidelines, policies and procedures of the Onsite and On-page parameters of search engines which further has many technical field to cater like Tags (h1, h2, Alt etc), Title, Meta, Description, and more.
6. Deciding the Domain name: -
Domain name becomes your brand name, so choose wisely. A crisp and meaningful name is always appreciated by masses when compared to a long name. The need to add the name of business, industry or trade is not more needed and is also made public by Google and thus you can choose a name of your choice. Another essential aspect is to whether choose a dot com or country particular domain.
7. Server, Hosting and SSL: –
It is recommended to decide which hosting and server is best for the site considering the data, images, video and the number of visitors expected on the site. It can park it for a time being and must purchase it at the end, when the design, development, Onsite, On-page, etc are over and we are ready to launch and go live.
This integration generally don’t take much of a time, but at times it also takes considerable amount of time because different servers acts differently and need minor tweaking to run things smoothly. SSL is a should where database and customer information is involved, again this can be bought along with the server and hosting and included as site development is over.
8. Sitemap: –
If your websites total pages are more which normally in case of travel portals and reaches from 500 to thousands of pages. A paid sitemap helps and regenerate sitemaps automatically as the pages are combined in future. Again this can be purchased and integrated just before the launch and when the entire testing is done.
9. Payment Gateway Integration: -
Payment Gateway integration will cover selection of the 3rd party payment gateway tool which can be selected based on your target geography or a global 3rd party Gateway if you are covering visitors from all over the world. This has to be determined from the beginning and tested in advance so that while integration any challenges is not faced with respect to its working.
10. Other parameters: -
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