By definition, travel agent software is the e-travel platform specially designed for travel agencies to improve and grow their travel business by automating bookings, payments and itinerary creation process. Following are some of the key features of top travel agency software platforms.
- Online booking platform with flights, holidays, hotels, city breaks, flights, activities, transfers.
- Check different formats of reports for booking
- B2C, B2B and B2E modules.
- API / XML connection with different travel suppliers.
- Extranet module to connect self contracted travel inventory.
- Custom itinerary creation tool
Our recommendations : as a growing travel agency, you may be looking for booking, marketing or accounting software for your business. A top of the class travel agent software should be more than an online booking tool. It should give you a sustainable advantage against competition in terms of CRM integration, process automation, accounting and digital marketing.
IATA NDC - New Distribution Capability is a travel & hospitality industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development, growth and adoption of new XML-based data transmission standard, which is called NDC standards today. This was started in 2012 by IATA to replace the old EDIFACT, which global distribution systems rely on. EDIFACT can only display information such as fares and schedules and need an upgrade to meet the new global standards.
To find a top travel agency software provider, you should look for a company which has good experience in GDS / API integration apart from very strong functional experience in the travel and tourism domain. Travel tech solutions are way more than normal ecommerce and thus the company must have a minimum of 10 years of experience with at least 50 custom projects under its belt.