Over the past few decades the world has changed unrecognisably, thanks, in a large part, to exciting and innovative technological developments which have transformed the way we live, work and play. This shift from a virtual to digital way of life as the norm has, according to a recent article by Tech Guru Daily, been a driving factor in the steady increase of travellers venturing overseas. Why? Because technology has made the traveller's life easier, offers more options than ever before and, most importantly, offers them all at the tap of a finger.
Whether it's orientation apps such as Google Maps, MapQuest and Waze or digital translators that are reminiscent of a real life Babel fish, technology has, without a doubt, made travel more accessible than ever before for consumers. And when applied correctly and embraced within your travel business, technology can be harnessed to drive business and put your brand ahead of the crowd.
Technology drives business thanks to its ability to streamline the travelling experience. It often feels like it wasn't that long ago when putting together a holiday package was all about booking the flight and a hotel room. Now, the opportunities to cross- and up-sell ancillary services to your customers is key to boosting sales. Whether its concert tickets, tours, attractions or restaurant discounts, today's traveller wants a personalised package and a wide range of products and services to choose from.
That's why we pride ourselves on our high-spec travel technology that enables you to offer your customers the widest choice of products and destinations, teamed with a fast booking engine that can get your results in record time. We can help you connect to the wider travel market with the largest possible selection of bookable suppliers and can ensure you don't miss out on a single opportunity to up-sell along the way.
Then there is the question of addressing the growth of mobile. Almost everyone travelling today will use a mobile device - be it smartphone or tablet to note the most popular - at some stage in the buying funnel. From researching destinations to browsing special offers to sealing the deal and making a booking, mobile devices are the future, so your business needs to make sure it's catering to consumers accordingly. When you consider the fact that the use of mobile devices to book hotels or secure accommodation in 2015 had risen by 50% in a 12 month period, it's plain to see that ensuring your online offerings perfectly target the mobile crowd needs to be a top priority if it isn't already.
Our sophisticated mobile platform will ensure your online travel business meets this growing demand for mobile and that you score points with Google too - the search engine has stated sites that aren't mobile optimised will not stand in good stead with their ranking algorithm.
In today's technological world, where travellers can locate excellent deals with a few quick taps on a screen, your business needs to offer something above and beyond in order to win their business. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.