IT & Integrations

Here you can read technology news and advice for IT department that can help you with your day by day job. Also, you can see all integrations that iTravel has and will have in the future.

iTravel Software integration with hotelbeds

Posted by on July 14, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Marketing & Sales | 0 comments

iTravel Software integration with hotelbeds

  What is hotelbeds? Hotelbeds is a global 3rd party provider that enables travel agencies and tour operators to directly book and pay for the services wanted. It combines hotels all around the world on one place. iTravel Software is integrated with hotelbeds through XML and allows travel companies to book and make reservations directly out from the back office system. The interface is the same which makes work easier and quicker! Of course, all documents you need for your client can be created out from the back office, and sent per email directly. But not only can you directly book...

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Most popular blog articles for travel agencies and tour operators

Posted by on April 28, 2014 in Contracting & Inventory, Finances, IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Tips, Travel software | 5 comments

Most popular blog articles for travel agencies and tour operators

  We picked some interesting topics and most popular articles from our blog page. Take a look what were most interesting things to read about.           Travel agency most viewed   #No5 How to deal with difficult customers There are several ways of how to deal with difficult customers. Here you can read about the top 10 ways of dealing with difficult tourists. Read more #No4 How to increase sales in a travel company? 8 tips for better sales performance Increasing sale in a travel agency is not an easy job, but there are still different ways to increase sale...

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Why developing in-house tour booking software is not a smart idea

Posted by on April 25, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Tips, Travel software | 0 comments

Why developing in-house tour booking software is not a smart idea

  I have been selling tour booking software to travel companies for the last 10 years and have seen so many customers that have decided to go for an in-house built solution. Sooner or later, though, they all end up switching to commercial software.     We have also learned this the hard way while developing internal software for project management. We thought we were going to have some advantages of an in house built solution but in the end, they all became disadvantages. When we started, we knew it was not going to be that easy, but as time went by, we realized it was even...

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Things you should think about when ordering tour reservation software customizations

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Tips, Travel software | 0 comments

Things you should think about when ordering tour reservation software customizations

No tour reservation software covers 100% of what you need, this is an IT rule so learn how to deal with it, that’s the way it is. Not giving yourself the time to think about customizations could cost you double as well as prolong the implementation process. One important thing – be realistic, don’t think of some silly solutions that would be cool. Ask yourself if you reeeeaally really need them all.  Please think carefully, because you most probably don’t need eeeverythingg… Define the processes in your company The first thing to do is know the disadvantages you want to cover...

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11 questions you should ask your tour operator software vendor!

Posted by on April 3, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Tips, Travel software | 5 comments

11 questions you should ask your tour operator software vendor!

  Before choosing a tour operator software, there are a few things that can help you make the decision.           1. How long have you been developing the software solution? Companies that have been developing a tour operator software solution for many years already have a reputation, their solution is consistent and trusted by many others. Also, young companies often don’t have enough knowledge in the travel business.   2. How many references do you have? The number of customers is also an indicator if the vendor is serious about doing business....

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Advantages of web based reservation systems

Posted by on March 20, 2014 in IT & Integrations, Management & Strategy, Travel software | 4 comments

Advantages of web based reservation systems

In today’s world, time is money more than ever before. Some emergency situations just cannot wait till the next day at the office, and being able to access your work at any given time, regardless of where you are can make a world of difference. This is why the commonly used desktop systems are gradually being replaced by web based systems.   A web based system possesses everything a standard desktop system does, with the difference of being accessible over the internet, wherever the user might be. In this text we will go over some of the main reasons for this...

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