Why GDS is Important for Travel Industry Software

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The Global Distribution System (GDS) is one of the most important tools for travel industry, which is a network operated by a company that empower automated transactions between travel service providers(vendors) and travel agencies. The travel agencies mostly trust on it for services, products and rates to impart travel related services to the end customers.

The first electronic reservation system, Magnetronic Reservisor was introduced in 1952 which included temporary storage based on magnetic drum. Thanks to American Airlines and IBM, that first automated reservation system Sabre(semi automated business research environment) was launched in 1959 and it was completed in 1964 to became first largest civil data processing system. Sabre was accessible to agents throughout the world and its capability to keep correct inventory in real time was phenomenal. After the deregulation of Airline Industry in 1978, ARS (Airline reservation system) became more important to travel industry.

In pre-deregulation period each airline had its own reservation system with travel agents as subscriber, but now, the GDS is run independently and their major subscribers are airlines and travel agencies. There are only four major GDS in market- Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. They provide access on both B2B and B2C platforms and exposure to global inventories of airlines hotels, cars and buses.

The vast network of Global Distribution System enables the travel agencies and their clients to access travel data for making reservation. GDS does not hold any inventory, it is held on vendor’s reservation system itself but it has real-time link to the vendor’s database. As for example, when a travel agent approaches for reservation on the service of Air India, the GDS routes its (travel agent) request to its (Air India) computer reservation system. Thus with the integration of a single GDS, a travel agent could take the reservation of various flights, hotels and other services on all the vendors operating in the same route who are the part of that GDS network. Primary customers of GDS are both online and offline travel agents who.

Global Distribution System updates the status of inventory in real time.  Thus managers can view rates change and can further change the price or make special offer. Agents can view all the changes instantly and will be able to suggest the new updates and offers to clients without any interruption to make a deal. It is advisable to invest in GDS because the system places your holiday booking service and inventories in front of large clients without any extra expense in your marketing budget. The USP of GDS that it can provide the best holiday packages to your guest on lowest rate, which includes air, hotel and car rental.

It is argued by many experts that by the end of 2020, GDS will be obsolete because many of the airlines vendors are adopting the strategy of “direct selling” to their wholesales and retails (customers). It is feared that advent of multiple price comparison website could eliminate the need of dedicated GDS for point-in-time prices and inventory for both travel agents and end-customers. Hope GDS may evolve like other technology/software-based systems.

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/why-gds-is-important-for-travel-industry-software/

Top Travel Booking Software for Online Travel Business

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Travel business is one of the most lucrative businesses throughout the world today and it is growing leaps and bounds with the help of Travel Technology. Travel technology has given wings to the tourism and hospitality industry. According to IBEF, direct contribution of tourism and hospitality sector in GDP in 2016 is estimated to be US$ 47 dollars. Tourism has got the distinction to be third largest foreign exchange earner in India. So if you are in travel business and want to grow your business and want to enter in E-business then our company Axis Softech would help your business online as we provide travel related solutions. We can offer custom Travel Software Application Development services according to your needs and requirements. This offers service like B2B travel, B2C travel, Travel portal API, Flight API, White Label Portal, etc.

Developing its own Travel portal application is very good idea for a travel industry. Axis Softech Pvt Ltd always offers new and innovative business solutions to fulfill the technological needs of their customers. Its custom level travel products facilitate the client with Unique Features, Pre-integrated Global inventories, Best Industry commissions, Highly Agile and Expandable Products, Multi-level triggers, Robust and users-friendly Back Office and Back Office support. Our sole purpose behind the Travel Software Application Development is to expand the business empire for those who are already engaged in travel business.

Our robust technology has got the potential to proliferate your business on the web. So, if you are in travel business as a travel company or travel agency or GDS user, etc and want to keep your competitors behind, don’t think otherwise and come to us. We are leading travel technology company to provide customize travel software solutions so that you can keep yourself on top in the entire travel industry. As you know technology is changing very fast, it is highly required to keep yourself abreast to it so that you can always ahead to your competitors. A strong 24×7 online presence is very crucial to provide service to local and global clients.

Our Travel Software Application Development Company provides custom development services like B2C Internet booking engines, B2B travel reservation system, XML API integration, Social Media Integration, Mobile travel apps and Custom travel technology solutions. We also provide search-engine friendly web based custom modules for travel companies and travel agencies. Our travel application development services such as API integration for flight and hotel bookings are widely appreciated our clients. Our application development team always ready to upgrade the product and customize it to ensure the clients to provide best available solution in the market. Our goal is your satisfaction.

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/top-travel-booking-software-for-online-travel-business/

Best Payment Gateway Integration Company for Travel Portals

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Payment gateway integration is process of getting online payment on website itself. Whenever we want to purchase a product online we have to pay for it through credit card, debit card or net banking account on our convenience. It plays an important and effective communication between customer and his/her financial institute on one hand and merchant and its financial institution on other hand.

Axis Softech is Payment Gateway Integration Company for Travel Portals that processes payment for selected services. We have incorporated a number of companies including PayPal. However our developing team is able to incorporate your chosen payment gateway provider to work with your travel portal. We have successfully integrated many web portals with the payment gateway at very cheap and affordable price. Our easiest payment processors enable you to make payment fast without facing any problems. Our Payment Gateway Integration Services would make your online business transactions hassle free. We always take care of all your requirements regarding your business by facilitating ultimate security.

Our Payment Gateway Integration is unique and cost effective as we provide multiple payment options like credit cards, net banking account or others. We provides highly secured link for customers so that they can fearlessly make transaction providing the credit card details on the payment gateway platform. For avoiding the misuse of the details of credit card, its numbers are checked for variations. Once the transaction is made online, bank database is then enquired for the approval of the payment and after getting the approval the payment is credited in the account of the beneficiary. Thus our multilayered security level not only provides customers’ satisfaction, but a foolproof payment gateway for online credit card transactions.

Being a Payment Gateway Integration Company, we suggest our clients to keep in minds some important criteria before the selection of a Payment Gateway Provider for the integration of their travel portals.

  • Cost is one of the most important factors because most of the PG Providers charges hefty prices. You have to pay three types of charges i.e. set up fees, annual maintenance cost and transaction charges.
  • Dedicated Support System is must. Every minute is important in online business, if a payment gateway stops working even for ten minutes you will lose several customers.
  • You should have to see that the PG company either support widely used options of payment (credit card, debit card, net banking, etc) or not. Widely used Bank for net banking should also be considered before selecting the PG Company otherwise you will use much of your business.
  • Either it is easily integrated with your website or you have to do any major changes in website.
  • Transaction success rate play an important role in your business so you should look for such PG company which is easy to use and have good reputation in the market.

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/best-payment-gateway-integration-company/

The Impact of Travel Technology in Online Travel Business

The rise of computer in later half of the 20th century left many to think that they would be jobless, but what we see, the computer technology has greatly revolutionized the life of mankind. The same is true for travel technology. According to Questex Travel Group, in spite of continuous pressure from third parties and direct vendor having more access to travelers, travel agents have accomplished almost 77% of the cruise bookings, 55%of air travels and 73% of travel package bookings. According to a research, the growth and advancement in technology have helped to enhance the communication, convenience, productivity, speed of business and marketing.

Travel technology is the application of information technology in the field of travel, tour and hospitality. Travel means to go one place to another, so it is associated with computer reservation system (CRS). The system restore data related to air travel, car rental, hotels and others, the data is retrieved whenever it is required for conducting transactions. The major CRS transactions for booking and selling tickets for multiple airlines are called Global Distribution System (GDS). Although earlier it was developed by airlines to make the work easy but nowadays it is mostly used by OTA (online travel agent).

Application of Internet has greatly affected the way of working of travel agents and their intermediaries. The development of specialized portal (vertical portal) has greatly helped to redefine the travel business. This has led to the formation of many last minute online portals which can organize and distribute distressed inventories to the clients. The application of ecommerce by the airways companies have allowed the customers to directly access the reservation system. Now a customer can search various flights before booking a flight of his/her choice.  Internet has facilitated the customers to access the service 24×7. The technology has made possible for travel agents to keep themselves in touch with their clientele through various mediums like mobile devices.  They can contact them whenever they want. We can aptly said that travel technology change the whole face of travel business, now travel agencies are represented by a system that is controlled by technology.

The way of searching and booking travel deals have witnessed a lot of change in last decade. The trend shows that there is a clear cut growth of OTAs and usage of travel technology solutions. Online Travel agencies (OTAs) wants to make their works 100% online starting from the consultation required for IATA license, to GDS and APIs access.

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/the-impact-of-travel-technology-in-online-travel-business/

Axis Softech – A Pioneer in the Travel and Tourism World

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To be in the virtual world needs both experience and knowledge to rule the market through computer and internet. If you are going to own a travel and tourism company with your own website and app you surely can hire any other company to design and develop the same for you. But for the maintenance of the website in the later on phase you obviously need to have some IT professionals in your workforce. Else getting maintenance on an emergency basis will be a tough job. And if the website of your company is down even for an hour it will surely have a bad impact on your business. This is where Axis Softech has got an upper hand. They have a strong IT background having worked as an IT company for a long period. Later on the management decided to invade the travel and tourism industry. Their passion for this branch of business and to serve people better is what has helped Axis Softech to reach the pinnacle of success.

Infact this IT background of the company has helped it to build a FRANCHISE model which has become a big success. The products developed in Axis Softech have robust built with self maintenance facilities and this leads to be a big attraction. Axis Softech has got a huge customer base and thus have managed to successfully sell their Franchise model to more than 125 companies in the country. All these companies have been provided with the superior quality product developed by Axis Softech known as Axis Safari with the facilities of total maintenance, up gradation of software and travel services. The professionals working in Axis Softech are knowledgeable and certified people who are believed to be the best in their respective fields and have proven the fact in many occasions. They have worked on numerous projects which has given them the required experience.

Axis Softech believes in a saying that the company is better to have deep roots than branches. It makes the company grow strong and well. And it is possibly one of the primary reasons why Axis Softech has not got any competition in the market. Till date Axis Softech has a record capitalization of over 70+ and it is believed that with the promising growth of the company this figure will even grow bigger in the future. Axis Softech has strong principles on which the company works. They want to bring revolution in the travel and tourism industry and have brought the same using their SAFARI products. They are also involved in many social welfare projects like SAVE TIGER through which they educate the people about the importance of maintaining a healthy wildlife.

Right now Axis Softech is indulged in designing travel portals with the help of modern and cutting edge technologies with added features like no one else. These travel portals and other similar products designed by Axis Softech prove to be a boon for various budding companies who aim to enter the Virtual world and make it big. Therefore right now Axis Softech is not a Full fledged travel and tourism company. But they have all the required setup, work force and potential to make it as big as travel giants like makemytrip.com, yatra.com and cleartrip.com.  Axis Softech next targets to join the league of these travel giants through their franchise models like B2C, B2B and B2E. They want to empower economic & social growth along with self dependence as a brand, for all kinds of travel companies globally, by infusing the blood of technology in the veins of Travel & Tourism by advancement of the system and user accessibility through their consistent technological innovation and up gradations. They try to lift up budding companies to a level so that they can compete with their global peers in time to come. Similarly the company itself is trying and will surely be a big hit in the near future.

With their tremendous inertia and efficiency to bring a project to its successful launch, maintaining it thereafter by onsite, offsite, online and so on Axis Softech has a promising future. They are going to have a huge turn over annually as a travel giant. Axis Softech has a high reputation in the market and also high demand because they are known to be the masters in customizing the products as per the needs and requirements of their clients. Given a minimum 5 working days period they can setup the website for your company and take you live online in the shortest time period possible. They have engineered the successfully automation of different organizations and related operations with best of their inputs. Is it defining the business model, process functions, cost analysis, vendor selection, consultancy or designing and developing a customized solution, their services fit deemed to it?

People choose Axis Softech for various reasons like they give best fare and best commission industry wide. Axis Softech has their professionals working all round the clock and therefore it is pretty easy to get any service from them whenever you require. Their SAFARI product comes with car, hotel, flight and bus booking facilities with attractive holiday packages. Axis Softech also has the provision of integrating your business interface with their model and build a travel portal of your choice. They value for the money spent by their customers and therefore never compromise with the quality of service that they provide. They have in store API integrated nine ranges of products and can offer you anyone as per your budget. They provide one stop solution to all travel related issues under one roof with vast experience of travel portal development of over 10 years. Till date over 70 companies and travel agents have got service from Axis Softech and have praised the products with the added features. Axis Softech has a bright future and is seen to be an upcoming successful leader in the travel and tourism industry.

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/axis-softech-a-pioneer-in-the-travel-and-tourism-world/

Going Online and Making Tourism Cake Walk For the Corporate World

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Have you been given the job to organize every amenity for the international tour to be held by your company? Are you clueless as what bookings should be done for senior people and how to treat the juniors? There may be many like you who are facing the same dilemma. Well a good news for you all. Axis Softech has brought the first business to enterprise version of travel software that will help you come across all the above mentioned hurdles. Infact Axis Softech is the only company selling B2E travel portals to their clients. The name of the product is Axis Safari B2E. It is a unique product loaded with features that people might not have seen before.

Today in our daily busy schedules planning a flawless tour or trip and then making the required arrangements become easier if the whole job can be done online. A huge part of the population of the country has access to smart phone, computer and internet. Therefore if given a chance to book Flight, train, cab or hotel beforehand sitting right in your home or in your cabin in the office – what a pleasure it will be. And this is exactly what the travel and tourism companies are doing in today’s date. They use the different e-travel management tools that are perfect for online booking. Axis Safari B2E is a similar kind of e-travel management tools designed exclusively for Corporate Travel Agents or can utilized by directly for the Corporate. This B2E product is equipped to serve corporate clients with over 50 employees company and up to strength of 20000 employees. This corporate travel software combines all ‘live inventories’ worldwide with scheduled corporate Flight fares including low-cost carriers, as well as live domestic & international Hotels, Bus, Car & Holiday packages. Another remarkable feature of this travel portal is that it can support multiple branches globally.

Axis Softech has a huge customer base all praise to the different and super efficient travel portals that they design and develop. They are a boon for the small and budding travel agencies and also for the ones who are trying to make an entry in the virtual world but do not have the proper resources. All the travel portals designed in Axis Softech has great user friendly and smooth working interfaces with a robust structure that is unlikely to give you any major trouble while using them daily. Since the Axis Safari B2E travel portal comes with Consolidated Travel services like- Flights, Hotels, Bus, Car therefore it is a one stop shop for all the facilities that you as a travel agent may need.  This Business to Enterprise Portal Product is developed with several strong User Metrics; to govern the limit and activities defined by Admin for certain profile like VP, GM, Sales Manager etc. depends on the organizational norms for their hierarchies.

Already this Axis Softech product has gained a huge popularity in the market primarily because of its ease of use. This travel product facilitates the employees to book the ticket for their business trip or for personal uses, the moment it gets booked user receives PNR on Mobile and ticket on mail. An admin can review the entire booking or vouchers generated by any specific user or by a division or by a specific Branch or by the complete organization on a particular date or between two dates, including its accounting measures and can redefining the limits and policies.

Axis Softech also customized the travel portals as per the need of the client and therefore you can have your own and exclusive travel portal different from all others. If you have your own API then Axis Softech will see to it that you can integrate it with the robust travel portal that they are offering thereby giving you a far superior quality service as compared to their competitors. Axis safari B2E can serve very large enterprises, corporate and companies which manage bookings of all employees and other staff of organization. It is a world class system and is in high demand in the market. The product is easily scalable with different level of hierarchies which provide easiness for Enterprises for Bookings of its number of employees and defines escalation matrix within the organization. Travel agents nowadays are mostly going for this corporate travel portal because they help to expand their travel business rapidly by offering various services to the sub agent network.

Economic times has covered exclusive article in their edition, quoting director of the company Mr.  Gyanesh Kumar, complementing the amazing product of Axis Softech developed for Corporate. Owing to the ever increasing demand of this particular travel portal it is obvious that they are liked by the customers. They are best fit for all Corporate with substantial in-house travel needs and have been adopted by various Indian MNCs who have similar needs. They give instant Hotel Voucher, Air, Bus, Car and Tour Ticket Generation. It is very easy to set up this travel portal and you can go online in no time taking you business to new heights and earning unimaginable profits. You can ask for advance approval matrix set by admin anytime. Be itself search, defined limit or entitlement, the system does everything automatically. There is the provision to get auto Email Module – On any kind of booking, cancellation and auto SMS Module for Flight, Hotel, Car, Bus, packages. Axis Softech has professionals who work tirelessly to reach the goal and can take your travel business LIVE on internet in just 5 days. The sweetener of the deal is free 24 X 7 Booking Support & Tech Support. You as travel agent can also help your friends with flight and package search by sending them the results through email. Axis safari B2E comes with Payment Gateway integration for Employees personal Booking. In short Axis safari B2E is the magic tool you need to raise high in corporate travel management world and make it big.

Originally posted here: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/going-online-and-making-tourism-cake-walk-for-the-corporate-world/

B2B Travel Solutions for Travel Agency in Gurgaon

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Yesteryear’s dusty village of Gurgaon has transformed into a big city having third highest per capital income in India. Gurgaon has got the honor to be called Millennium City and it witnessed the presence of 50% or 250 Fortune companies. Companies like coca cola, Pepsi and BMW has made Gurgaon their Indian Corporate Headquarters. The presence of large numbers of companies opens the door for travel companies to do their business profitably. Axis Softech Pvt Ltd is a travel technology development company based in New Delhi. We have experience of more than ten years in integrating 100+ travel portals.  As Gurgaon is near to Delhi, we have offered complete B2B travel Solutions in Gurgaon at cheapest rate. Our travel booking portals for Flight, Hotels, Cars, Tour packages, etc in B2B segment is a beautiful piece of work for doing online business.

Axis Safari B2B is one of the best products for online B2B travel solutions in Gurgaon for those travel agents/agencies who want to expand their business and keep their presence among other small travel agents. Here owner can add a number of agents and has right to manage commissions from these agents and other financial transactions. Here you can also avail the facility of entering the special offer, enabling your travel partners to use them to promote their business. Promotional offers help you in generating demand and increasing sales.

The demand of B2B travel portal is surging in India and abroad—this shows travel business has great future ahead. If you are engaged in travel business and want to increase your business on large scale, come to us without thinking twice. The beginners are also welcomed. We have a vast experience in domain of travel and tourism industry so we can able to insight your requirement to develop online travel solutions accordingly. Our online Travel Solutions have revolutionized the travel business on B2B platform to enrich the travel industry greatly .Axis Softech provide both customized and ready-made product.

Some essential features a travel agency offering B2B Solutions should have:

  • Both National and International flight and hotel booking
  • Car rental and bus ticket booking
  • Travel insurance
  • Different logins for users and agents
  • Online payment system through secured payment gateway
  • Confirmation of booking through SMS, email and by call
  • Cancellation option and its further refund
  • Money exchange offer
  • Manage commissions for agents
  • 24x7x365 online booking support
  • Easy segregation of booking made by end-users and re-sellers

Source: http://www.axissoftech.com/blog/b2b-travel-solutions-for-travel-agency-in-gurgaon/