A B2B travel booking engine, like our Travelflow Trade product, is an extremely valuable tool for travel agencies looking to streamline their trade sales processes, but what are the real benefits?
Well, the system is set up in a way that mutually benefits the travel agency and their agents and partners in a number of ways, such as…
Central base to make and manage bookings
The system allows partners and sub-agents to fully manage and complete bookings online, with a login provided by the agency, and gives constant access to the most up-to-date fares and information.
The portal is available 24 hours a day, which increases productivity on both sides – particularly useful if the travel agency and its sub-agents are operating within different time zones.
Necessary communication and support queries can be dealt with more effectively as all relevant parties are able to login and view recent bookings and searches, depending on the level of access that is determined by the agency.
Worldwide reach and growth opportunities
Any number of agent and partner logins can be set up easily, with full control of what they can view within the portal, generating more traffic and increasing GDS sectors.
Mark-ups and available fares can be managed per partner or market, and the search options each user has access to can be configured based on the requirements of each sub-agent or branch.
Every aspect of the system can be controlled and tailored to meet the aims of the business and its partners, while taking away much of the leg work and stress associated with managing multiple agents and outlets.
Automated booking confirmation and processes
The automation of previously time-consuming processes, such as the creation of confirmation documents and other repetitive paperwork tasks, means time can be spent more valuably elsewhere on business development or marketing goals.
The intuitive interface of the portals also takes away the need for extensive formal training, meaning your sub-agents can be set up and making real bookings on the same day!
The simplification of completing and finalising bookings means more customers can be served, ultimately resulting in an increase in sales per agent or branch!
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