. Online ticketing system offers search and booking facilities of flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing, cars, cruises and holiday packages. Ticketing systems powers real-time booking of travel deals. Ticketing system also refers to travel software (travel agency software), which are widely used by global travel management companies.
A ticketing system / travel agent software is a web based system to store & to retrieve travel related contents. The data may come from the ticketing system's database or it may come from the Global Distribution Systems, hotel APIs providers or third party suppliers. Ticketing system may process the transactions related to flights, accommodations, transfers, cars, cruise and other travel related services. There are three kinds of ticketing systems, which are most widely used today.
Ticketing System connected to GDS
Ticketing System connected to Third Party Suppliers
CRS based Ticketing System
A ticketing system / travel software, while issuing any ticket connects to primary flights / hotels / cars data to find real time availability and pricing. Once the availability is confirmed, users can proceed to make payment to confirm the booking. This whole process is automated and end users get the booking confirmation / PNR or voucher in no-time after making the payment. Below are distinct advantages of travel ticketing system -
Round o clock availability, improved sales and great client satisfaction.
Fully automated system, and thus saves a-lot of time of end users.
PNR / Vouchers are generated immediately.
Comprehensive backend with markup module, currency module, report module and user DB.
Structure and value chain of travel and tourism industry
The travel market is based on supply and demand. On the supply side, we can find providers for rental cars, hotels, cruises, rail and of course air travel. On the demand side, we can find the end customers. The end customers usually go through agents to obtain an overview of the existing offers. Value chains a chain of activities that a firm operating in the travel industry, performs so as to deliver a valuable service for the market. The value chain is divided into five parts: Suppliers, Inventory management, Distribution, Sales, and Market.