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How to choose the best fit Travel Portal Development company

How to choose the Best fit travel development company

Since childhood, we have been using one or the other transport mediums for traveling between places be it Intracity, intercity, Intrastate, interstate, or the foreign land. Not to mention we also experienced various processes just to obtain a valid ticket to travel.  It used to be on the counters of the service providers or on the way i.e. during the journey or a pre-purchase. However, Over the past few years, the entire mechanism of how the purchase and sales of Travel tickets are being done has taken a completely different shape and route. With the advancement of the Internet and Digital devices, it has become a piece of cake to book tickets for any sort of travel requirement. 

It is worth mentioning that, when it comes to human behavior changes, there are change drivers e.g. First movers and Pioneers in the Industry who set up examples and motivate other players in the industry to follow the trail. And in the OTA space for B2C customers, Makemytrip, Yatra, and Cleartrip were the early adopters of technology who delivered value to the masses with their initial launch of B2C Travel portals. 

In the Airline space, Air Deccan took the initiative and launched the concept of a low-cost carrier. Whether the first movers survive or not, make profits or not, but they show the path. We can see similar lines for Online shopping where Snapdeal and Flipkart sowed the seeds. We can find many examples of such torchbearers in almost every industry. 

When it comes to Travel, content aggregators have made it possible to sell travel content digitally using technology solutions and platforms to integrate the end supplier and establish a smooth supply chain e.g. REDBUS, TekTravel (TBO), Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport (GDS Systems), etc.

Looking at how the overall Travel Industry is moving, Digital Transformation is essential for all Travel Businesses be it big or small including but not limited to Web and Mobile Booking engines, Process Automation, and Digital marketing.

It has become a necessity to look at the future. We noticed that in disruptions due to COVID-19, any investments in digital transformation paid off well. In a situation when the entire physical workforce was absent, those Travel Businesses that had set up Process Automation tools were better prepared to fight the epidemic.

As far as our expertise and understanding go, with vast exposure and experience of working in the Travel domain and having integrated 100+ XML APIs integration of various services in different application requirements, we have developed the ability to understand technical implementation for the travel business faster and we work with Travel Business, Travel Management Companies, OTAs, Tour Operators to offer them readymade tools for the process automation to market their travel products and services.

How to Choose the Travel Portal Development Company

The travel industry is booming, and with it, innovative and user-friendly travel portals are needed. But building one is no small feat. Choosing the right development company can make or break your entire project.

Step 1: Define Your Needs

Before embarking on your search, take a moment to introspect. What is your target audience? Which features are essential for your portal (flight booking, hotel reservations, activity recommendations)? What is your budget? Clearly defining your goals and limitations will help you filter out companies that don’t align with your vision.

Step 2: Research and Reviews

Start your research by compiling a list of potential companies. Look for firms with experience in the travel industry, a strong portfolio showcasing relevant projects, and positive client testimonials. Don’t hesitate to reach out to past clients for their firsthand insights.

Step 3: Evaluate Expertise

Don’t be dazzled by flashy websites. Dig deeper!

Assess the company’s technical expertise. Do they use modern technologies and frameworks? Are they familiar with the latest travel industry trends and APIs? Do they have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, secure, and scalable solutions?

Step 4: Prioritize User-Centricity

Remember, your portal is all about the user experience. Look for companies that prioritize user-friendly interfaces, intuitive navigation, and mobile responsiveness. Ask about their design process and how they ensure user satisfaction.

Step 5: Seek Seamless Connectivity

Your portal likely needs to connect with various travel providers and APIs. Choose a company with expertise in integrating diverse systems seamlessly and securely. Ensure they understand your specific integration needs and can offer solutions that streamline the process.

Step 6: Open and Transparent Dialogue

Clear communication is vital throughout the development process. Choose a company that fosters open communication, actively listens to your concerns, and keeps you informed at every stage. Look for responsiveness, approachability, and a willingness to collaborate.

Step 7: Ongoing Support and Maintenance

Your journey doesn’t end with a launch. Choose a company that offers ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your portal runs smoothly and adapts to evolving needs. Ask about their support policies, response times, and upgrade options.

How we differ in the Travel Portal Development

how we differ in travel portal development

Travel Portal developed by us offers a complete solution that is developed keeping in mind the growing business requirements of the travel business and can scale as per the traffic generated. As a technology partner, we are the one-stop-shop for any technology requirement, be it a white-labeled solution or travel website development and travel booking software APIs.

Being a specialized Travel Technology Company, we help develop B2B Travel Portal, B2C Travel Portals, B2B2C Travel Portals with Distributor Module, Franchise Module, White Labelled Solution, Corporate oriented travel portals, Booking Engine Platforms, Booking Systems, Travel Portal Developments and also custom application development services.

Do you have a similar requirement?

Travel Being one of our core services, we guide businesses in making right decisions while fulfilling development & Integration needs in most efficient & cost effective way.

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We understand the demand and complexity of the Travel Business

Coming to the understanding and our take on this subject, As part of the process of Developing the Portal, the first and most important is the identification of the source of Travel Content i.e. inventory and availability of the flight’s hotels, cars, bus, rail, packages, etc. The content sources can be GDS (CRS), Airlines, Consolidators, Aggregators, LCC Carriers, etc. at HashStudioz, we integrate multiple APIs to the application, Amadeus GDS API, Sabre GDS API, Galileo GDS API, Travelport UAPI, Abacus API, Worldspan API, Galileo GWS API, Mystifly, TekTravel API, Travelfusion, IATI API for Flights API Integration.

Similar lines for hotel content XMLs include GTA, agoda.com, Travco, Hotelbeds, TBO Hotels, Expedia, HotelsPro, roomsXML (Stuba), DOTW, YR Bookings, and many more. For all services, it is critical to identify a source where the content will come from. For example, package content might be self-generated but for the agency, we have to provide a tool to upload and manage the content, which helps generate leads.

To further break up, We ensure these points for Travel Portal Development

  • Identifying the content source to integrate with the portal i.e. API for Hotel, Flights, Cars, Buses, Mobile Recharges, Money Transfer, etc. 
  • Integrate APIs for Payment Gateway, SMS, and Email. 
  • Provide support for all the Business Models – B2B, B2C or corporate SBT  
  • Let you setup Business rules for each of the Model 
  • Ensure Backoffice User Management 
  • Allow Ticketing Rules Settings 
  • Provide office and Back office Tools for managing the bookings, modifications, cancellations, refunds, payment reconciliation, reports, etc. 
  • Provide additional feature set as per requirement
  • Multiple API sources and selective content  
  • Hold and Ticket issuance rules  
  • Import PNR functionality  
  • Emulate the user at the backend  
  • Generate Issue on behalf of partner/agent/affiliate  
  • B2C customer promotional email/SMS

These are some of the bare minimum requirements to consider, depending on the Business model selected.

Various Engagement Models:

Be it Onsite or Offshore engagement,  Pay as you GO or Perpetual License or Custom On-Demand applications development delivered with source code and Intellectual property ownership.

What We Do in Travel Segment?

  • Travel Portal Development Services
  • Tour Operator Application Development Services
  • Dynamic Packages System & Packages and Tour Management Software
  • JSON, XML and Web Services API Integration
  • B2B Booking Engine &  B2C Booking Engine
  • White Label Solution
  • GDS Integration

About HashStudioz Travel Domain Expertise:

HashStudioz is a leading technology services company focused on the Travel Industry and offers Travel Portal Development Services for Travel Business and Travel Management Companies. We keep in mind the growing business requirements of travel management companies, destination management companies, travel aggregators, B2B B2C travel agencies, tour operators, and home-based travel agents. We are the one-stop-shop for white-labeled solutions for travel website development and travel booking software APIs.

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Vivek Sanghi
Passionate first generation entrepreneur, engineer by education, with flair for sales, business Development & CRM. Working experience of selling software products/applications & development services; possessing hand on experience with both domestic and International markets. Customer handling skills, make me fit for any sales & relationship management job and this is what I do at HashStudioz & REZOFY. Sales, CRM, Partner management. Interest ranges from B2B web applications to end consumer facing tools; Most of the not-at-work time is spent in Socializing, assisting friends family with IT and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem development.

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