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How top travel technology and sustainability impact safe and seamless travel experience?

Opening the 50th edition of ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai spoke about the opportunities brought by top travel technology in tourism industry and the importance of ensuring seamless and safe travel. While referring to the issue of tourism he said, “Global challenges demand global solutions and tourism development greatly depends upon our collective capacity to promote safe, secure and seamless travel. We need to cooperate, not isolate”. He announced that 2015 was a remarkable year in the history of tourism. The numbers of international tourists have increased by 4.4% when compared to 2014. The number of travelers reached 1.2 billion in 2015.

top travel technology

top travel technology

To ensure that tourism continues to be the major contributor to economic growth, and creator of several job opportunities, four key factors have to be prioritized as follows:

Promotion of seamless and safe traveling

Safety and security have to be assured to ensure seamless traveling experience. All travels have to be integrated into the security agendas of national and international security protocols. Security measures should go hand-in-hand with seamless travel experience.

Enhancement of technology and innovation in travel industry

The impact of technology on travel and tourism industry cannot be ignored. Top travel technology has empowered the lives of billions of people by providing the real-time travel experience of the global community. It has also affected consumers’ behavior, business models, and destination management.

Technological advancement in the sector of travel has paved the way for the improvement of competitiveness of destinations and it has helped travel in easiest and safest way. Also, it helps in preserving the natural resources and gaining worldwide attraction for those.

Embrace sustainability agenda

It is crucial to make sure that advance policies and strategies have to be adopted for tourism promotion. Certain measures like effective resource management, reduction of poverty and climate change mitigation have to be addressed to ensure the contribution of travel industry towards the growth of people and the whole planet.

Creating national policies for tourism

Creating national policies purely depend on political factors. Considering tourism as a national priority will help in securing the political and financial requirements of a nation.

top travel technology

top travel technology

UN has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It creates an advanced and unique opportunity for the global and national agendas set for travel and tourism market. “Looking ahead, UNWTO is confident that despite increased volatility and uncertainty, 2016 will bring another year of growth in our sector, with an estimated increase of 4%”, Rifai said.

Rifai emphasized on the major factors which hinder effective tourism development in all places across the globe. Frequent climatic changes also hinder the sustainable growth of travel sector. Building a peaceful environment in a collective manner; by each individual or nation can help in developing a smooth travel experience to all. It would help to create a competitive environment in terms of the tourism industry and initiates the change of creating a better world.

How B2B internet booking systems are helping travel companies grow?

A computer reservation system, CRS as its known, is web based travel agency software. It provides travel agencies / travel management companies a 24/7 interface to its customers to search and book the flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing, holiday packages. Travel reservation system supports B2C – end user module, B2B – agent module, B2B2B – sub agents and while-label. For flight inventory, it interfaces with GDS systems like Amadeus, Galileo / Travelport and Sabre, for hotel inventory / hotelextranet, it interfaces to GTA, Hotelbeds, Hotelspro, Travco, Tourico, DOTW, Bonotel, WCT and others. CRS – computer reservation system connects to all the providers through web services XML/API and bring the data of availability and pricing in run time. Users can search for flights, hotels, cars and packages in runtime, select & make the payment and get the confirmation voucher at the same time.


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