Virtual OTA – Consultancy | Online Travel Agent Business – Consultancy
Hello! It’s me, the founder of zooFamily, which is an online travel community of aviation and travel industry. Today I will talk about OTA, which means online travel agency.
The travel business goes on OTA, so many travel agencies owner want to start their OTA. And I found many of travel agents don’t know how OTA works! So here is my brief with details:
If you want to make an OTA then you have to invest online travel portal. Not like an oldish policy. Because after COVID-19 (Corona Virus Pandemic) travel business goes into online and hopefully by 2022 travel industry will move fully into OTA. So we zooFamily Travel Community built an “OTA software”. Where we connected many travel companies inventory API, GDS API, Travelport API, Sabre API, Amadeus API, Airlines API, Hotels API, E-Visa API, Tour API, CRM API, and Accounts API. To build this kind of software we got support from Sabre Bangladesh, Travelport/ Galileo Bangladesh, Amadeus Bangladesh, Travelzoo Bangladesh Ltd, Airways Office, Fly Hub Travel Bangladesh, Need 82, Travellanda, and more. And especially zooIT – Information Technology Company supported a lot to work with travel technology and solution.
Why do you need an Online Travel Agency (OTA)?
Working with an Online Travel Agency (OTA) not only helps you reach globally, it allows earning money with an OTA business module (B2B and B2C). With a few clicks, your B2B & B2C customers can search Flights and Hotels from your OTA portal. In fact, a travel agent can integrate their travel API into the system, Which means by OTA a general person can do business without IATA And Civil Aviation.
How Online Travel Agency (OTA) works?
An Online Travel Agency (OTA) is a web view API-based software where few developers built this software with a business module. where you can find a few operational systems like – price markup, CRM automation, own payment gateway, and more. OTA works with Airlines API, Travel Agents API, Hotels API, GDS API connectivity and by an OTA you can earn passive income. Our demo could help you to understand more clearly how OTA works, here is a demo: https://b2bdemo.zoo.family
OTAs compile their rich inventories by connecting to different partners via APIs – pieces of code facilitating the communication between different software systems. Who are those partners? In answer, the partners are Travel Agents | Airlines | Hotels | Global Distribution Systems (GDS) | Technology Company.
Why You Should Take Online Travel Agent Consultancy?
Our Online Travel Agent Consultancy will help you to make an online travel agent and OTA. You can make money with an OTA – Online Travel Agents. Where you can integrate your own GDS, Travel API, CRM, Accounts, and more. Most important you can customize your OTA as per your wish. So the most important before starting a travel business, you must take an OTA Consultancy.
10 Important Decisions To Make an Online Travel Agency Or OTA
1. Cost To Build A OTA or Online Travel Agency
As a travel agency business owner who wants to lead the travel and tourism market, the first question that comes to your mind is how much does travel website development cost. However, this is a question that can’t be answered by any travel portal development company outrightly. There are various factors that they need to consider before they arrive at an estimated price for developing your travel website. As a community of the aviation and travel industry, our recommendation is: zooIT travel API expense is very affordable, Like 650$ to 3500$.
2. To Understand The Business Module
Travel business owners have a choice to select either the Business to Consumer Model or the Business to Business Model. If you want to make both B2B and B2C you have to maintain your client in a different strategy with a markup policy or you have to set up 2 systems with different markups. Like: Flight.zoo.Family or B2B.zoo.Family
3. Integrate booking engines and third-party APIs
Booking engines are travel agency software tools for making online reservations directly from a website. Existing within your website, they are integrated with website builders (such as WordPress, Laravel, PHP), payment gateways, CRM systems, and can be connected to a wide range of services such as Priceline, Expedia, Etc. Besides acting as the back office, it allows users to check availability, make reservations, pay online, and receive a confirmation email.
4. Features, Functionality & Currency
The most important factor in deciding the cost of your travel website development is the functionality and features that go onto your website. A travel portal with basic features would obviously cost lesser than one with advanced features. B2B and B2C operational module system, Mark up system, CRM system, admin dashboard, etc. Another most important thing which currency you may allow to see your customers and how they will pay? Simple is that your developer will help you to build as per your wish.
The complexity decides how much time the developers will take to build a travel website for you. Naturally, the more features and the higher the complexity the more time it would take for them to design the website. The cost of development is therefore directly proportional to the development time. But To make our system we have taken 2 years and many developers. After that, software features have updates with their necessity and requirement.
6.Reputation Of the Company
The cost also depends on the type of travel portal development company you are hiring and the experience of the development professionals. A reputed company that has immense experience and a good client portfolio is preferred by every travel agency. With the better quality in service and a higher number of successful project completion, comes a higher cost of development. We prefer those company who has in house travel API, Travel Agency Business and Technology Team.
7. Security of Travel Portal
Customers trust websites that are secure from all kinds of threats and scams. Therefore you need to get enhanced security for your travel website. A travel portal development may charge you additionally to enable 3d verification codes and captcha.
8.Payment Gateway Integration
Integrating secured payment gateways help customers trust your travel website in sharing their personal and payment information without worrying about their information being compromised. As per an experiment by Kayak, removing the SSL/TLS encrypted message resulted in a decrease in bookings. Therefore, integrating multiple payment gateways with the travel website influences the cost of development. You can choose any payment gateway as per your wish and your technical support team will help you to integrate it on your website.
9. User Friendly & Dedicated Support:
Choose a user-friendly OTA system where travel agents users can operate the system from Desktop, Mobile, APPS. A user-friendly system could make the business owner more profitable. Many OTAs support their partners’ success through regionally-based account teams. These individuals have extensive market knowledge, can share insight on regional trends, and advise on tactics that will help drive business success.
10. Source Code:
Do you really need source code? Actually, it depends on the buyer and seller agreement. Usually, no software companies provide source code. If the provide the source code then it will be encrypted for securities purposes. Because a software company builds the software with a huge investment, so usually they don’t sell the software. But you may take with your software company what they allow to provide source code, but usually, no one provides the source code. Actually, it depends on your software company. But my personal recommendation is: “don’t go for source code until you have a plan, investment, and in-house developer team”. Because after purchase a source code you need a few high-tech developers to run the software and as well marketing team and resource.
By this Online Travel Business Consultancy You Will Get:
- What is an OTA (Online Travel Agent)?
- How an OTA (Online Travel Agent) works?
- How does a travel inventory work with a travel agent or IATA?
- What is Travel Technology & Solutions?
- How OTA Works with travel API?
- How you should build your career in the aviation and travel industry?
- Who can help you to make an online travel agent?
- How you can earn passive income globally?
- Work facility with us as! Be our affiliated or business partner.
Our Online Travel Business Consultancy Fee & Charges:
We will charge for 1 class/1 hour 150$ (13000 BDT) | For local client’s payment you have to pay by bank transfer (Click here for bank details), and for international client’s: you have to pay by Payoneer, PayPal(Xoom transfer), Western Union, Remitly Transfer, Google Pay, Apple Pay. Our Online Travel Business Consultancy Assitant WhatsApp & Mobile No:+8801978569299 | Click here to buy online travel business Consultancy.