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As travel agencies work towards building a workable travel web site, they are faced with challenges and for some, a costly learning experience. Abacus shares and reviews the common pitfalls and how …

As travel agencies work towards building a workable travel web site, they are faced with challenges and for some, a costly learning experience. Abacus shares and reviews the common pitfalls and how agencies can establish an online presence quickly and cost – effectively.

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  • 1. Type your Name here Type your Designation, Department here Getting online for the price of lunch
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Travellers are increasingly shopping online
    Age groups Online Travel Outlook (March 2009) - PhoCusWright
  • 4.
    • Young generation prefers shopping online
    Traveler age Online Travel Outlook (March 2009) - PhoCusWright … and they can’t find you if you are not online!
  • 5. Global OTAs – USD x millions e.g. Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline Costs of setting up and running a travel web site Regional OTAs – USD 500K ~ 2 mil e.g. MakeMyTrip, ZUJI, CTrip Local OTAs – USD 50K ~ 500K e.g. Lion, EZTravel, Misa Online Travel Site – USD 4K ~ 25K
  • 6. Costs of setting up and running a basic web site Building a Web Site Operating a Web Site Basic Web Site USD 2,500 ~ 12,000 Challenge: Can we do achieve this for the same costs as an email service * ? * Internet mail services range from USD 30 ~ 12,000 per month, depending on providers and requirements Integrating booking capability USD 1,500 ~ 13,000 Basic Travel Site with Booking USD 4,000 ~ 25,000 +
  • 7. Abacus FareX Net Fare with markup facility Shops against net fare from Abacus FareX
  • 8. Online credit card payment through AsiaPay Collect payment online with AsiaPay
  • 9. Standalone Three different ways to integrate into your web site Embedded – Mini Embedded – Standard 3 2 1
  • 10. As a integrated form … Embedded Embedded – Standard 3
  • 11. Embedded Embedded As an embedded plug-in …
  • 12. What are the benefits?
    • Ready-to-go – Add booking capability and start generating booking to your website in a matter of days
    • Highly reliable – Provide a robust full-featured online booking engine at practically no cost
    • Round-the-clock – Provide 24x7 service cost-efficiently
    • And last but not least …
    • All for the price of a lunch a day!
  • 13. Brunei Kazakhstan Philippines Malaysia Singapore Where are we today? New Markets in 2010
  • 14. From up-to-date industry news, tips & tricks and webinars relating to our online solutions, visit us @ http://abacusonlinesolutions.abacus.com.sg
  • 15. Thank You

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