How to start online travel agency in United States and Canada (Resources)
April 19, 2019 KIRAN A
Travel business has changed a lot in recent times. The travel agencies no longer just informs the customer about the availability of the flights, their schedule, issue air tickets and get commission from the airline. Now with the online travel agent software, customers can book online. That’s why most of the travel startups are actually following the OTA model.
With these online travel software, new doors leading to profit have been opened for travel agencies. You can turn to customized package tours, holiday packages, cruises, hotel packages, tours for your locale or some specific places, and so on. You can work on your own or for another agency. You can specialize in pilgrimages, leisure travel, business travel or any niche ones. You select your sector and then you can start your own travel agency with your niche offerings.
Focusing on what best you can offer, is the key to success. Best hotels in a specific geography, top sightseeing and transfer tours. You can give them personalized service. This will make the customer take you as a reliable agency and they will feel more secure during their travel. Your customers should feel confident that you will arrange everything possible for them: hire a car, find their favourite cuisine, and so on.
Here are some points in starting a new travel agency:
  • Register your agency’s name and take license as per your local laws
  • Take membership in IATA or any other reputed travel organization
  • Learn about the travel industry thoroughly
  • Start and get your travel website development done by a professional company. You can also get a top travel software integrated.
  • Give maximum publicity to your new firm.
  • Offer the deals, which are focusing to a specific geography. Focusing on niche will bring the accolades quickly.
  • Take help of travel portal development company to set up the right web presence for you.
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Register your travel agency in USA?
Registering a travel company in USA is rather simple, and involves filing certain applications with various government authorities and drafting some internal company documents. Before registering your company two decisions need to be made: first you need to choose what state you want your company registered in, and second you need to decide on what type of legal entity this company will be organized as (typically a choice between a corporation and an LLC - limited liability company).
Travelomatix is a next generation travel booking platform for established and startup travel agencies and tour operators.
Following are the key modules of Travelomatix booking engine -
  • Core Booking Engine / IBE
  • B2C Module
  • B2B Module
  • B2B2C / B2B2B Modules
  • Secured Admin Console (3 Layered)
  • Flight Booking
  • Hotel Booking
  • Car Rental
  • Transfer Booking
  • VISA Module
  • Sightseeing Module
  • DTH / Recharge Module
  • Accounting System (Third Party Integration)
  • Multiple Payment Gateway Integration
  • Multiple Suppliers’ Integration APIs
  • CRS Module for Directly Contracts
  • Redistribution API / XML Out
  • Multilingual
  • Add offline travel bookings / Import PNR
  • Distribute white labels
  • Manage multiple branches
  • BI reports
  • CDN Installation
  • Chatbots Integration

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1 Revolutionary booking engine platform lets you engage B2C users and B2B sub agencies to make more sales. Top inventory, intuitive UIs and best in class features bring the edge.
2 Use your own domain name, or purchase new one through Travelomatix. Sell the flights, hotels and other travels deals under your brand.
3 Our cloud-based IBE (internet booking engine) is 1/8 the cost of a custom travel booking engine with equal features. You spend less time managing technology and concentrate on core business.
4 Travelomatix is 100% mobile ready. Your travel website will look and perform equally well on desktops, tablets and mobile phones with no extra coding or design work.
5 Travelomatix offers payment gateway integration of your choice. Sell online deals on your travel website and receive payments directly into your account.
6 Integrate your travel booking engine with leading enterprise resource planning suites like NetSuite, Brightpearl and Microsoft Dynamics.
7 Analyze and gain insight into your online booking engine's growth. See which sectors are selling more and tweak marketing campaigns according to that.
8 Travelomatix engine is developed with high end technology to deliver the highest quality operations. Server, bandwidth and performance are the things that we take care.
How to succeed in online travel business?
Robust booking engine platform
One must have best travel technology partner to setup robust OTA. Find out a company with great infrastructure, a unique product team in core, implementation team for customer interface and must have quicker to go market approach. This will let you focus on other non technology but IMP tasks.
Don't sell deals, sell expertise!!!
Many agents advertise deals on their booking platforms and send promote it. It's tough to beat deals on the Internet, and will be even tougher proceeding further. Upgrade your booking engine and define a clear strategy to sell expert advice and personalized service.
Plan your segment well
In general, global market has two traveler types. 1 - Those with more money than time and 2 - those with more time than money. Target both segments but travelers with more money than time value purchasing a agency's expertise and ability to handle and manage all aspect of the trip.
Engage and sell through social media
We highly recommend social presence for your travel business. Get your customers be fans and to post reviews of your services. Engage them with insights and tips. A facebook page is best used, when it's less about selling and more about engaging.
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