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Travel Portal

  1. 1. Sample case of an XML Web-services and CMS based solution for Travel industry Make technology work for you © Soft Format L, 2005
  2. 2. SF-TravelPortal – unified solution for your business <ul><li>Hospitality, resort and destination organizations are looking to the Internet to provide better representation of their visitor facilities, as well as opportunities to extend distribution and improve customer service. Solutions requirements in this sector involve connectivity between the booking engine, property management, content management along with the packaging of multiple travel components including air, hotel, transfers, car rental, attractions and entertainment. Not the least role is played by the information timeliness. </li></ul><ul><li>SF-TravelPortal enables hotels, resorts, destination management organizations, and other suppliers to assemble a broad range of travel inventories and destination content for Internet, call center and travel trade distribution. They extend the scope for these organizations to offer dynamic, multi-component travel packaging involving the use of multiple inventory management systems. </li></ul><ul><li>SF-TravelPortal allows creating an environment in which agents and consumers can create itineraries from a number of set selections of travel components that can be mixed and matched in a virtual shopping basket for subsequent quotation and booking. Simple fixed packages can be created and booked effortlessly with private and published air, car hire, hotels, shows, attractions and insurance rates. The selling price is calculated dynamically. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Benefits of the system </li></ul><ul><li>Enables agencies to reach broader audiences through multiple distribution channels, with custom front-end applications for each type of environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases agent efficiency to reduce the cost of sale and realize more value per customer. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable to multi-lingual, multi-cultural environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides dynamic links to information content, with bookings made against real-time availability. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables best fare shopping using both low cost and scheduled airfares, in addition to a wide range of accommodations, car hire, insurance and attractions options with online reservations facilities. Adaptable for corporate and leisure agency requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates dynamic packages - for air, car, hotel, rail travel and other land elements </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains user profile and itinerary information </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates private and published fares </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamically controls pricing across multiple channels and user groups </li></ul><ul><li>Supports personalized content systems </li></ul><ul><li>Supports multiple languages and currencies </li></ul><ul><li>Gets valuable statistics on users and travelers to adjust the marketing strategy </li></ul>© Soft Format L, 2005
  3. 3. SF-TravelPortal – unified solution for your business <ul><li>Benefits for Travel Supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Direct access to corporate travel agents and potential travelers; personalization of the supplier for the clients </li></ul><ul><li>Increased information on client purchasing activity </li></ul><ul><li>For small travel suppliers (e.g. local hotel, restaurants, car rentals, etc.) ability to be listed in the global database to increase their sale potential and create a more attractive image due to utilization of the corporate CMS-based web-pages created within the portal. </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to get the best price offer via a facility-auction </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Travel Agent/Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Improved service offering to customer </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced manual servicing </li></ul><ul><li>Access to valuable local information (e.g. rates in the local restaurants, local holidays dates, new places of interest to be listed on new offers) </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to get exclusive service offerings from small local travel suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Lower travel management costs </li></ul><ul><li>Improved adoption of self-booking tools </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Traveler </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility in arranging travel while complying with policy </li></ul><ul><li>Quick and easy access to online travel information and booking facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Making your own trip basing on the information of the travel agency and local travel suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Complete source of actual information </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate recalculation of the trip (possibility to see the entire price depending on the excursion, restaurants, places to visit, etc. selected ) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Access From Any Device </li></ul><ul><li>With SF-TravelPorta l, agents and clients access your comprehensive listing information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere, through the internet via any supporting device (PC, PDA, mobile device, etc) Access to SF-TravelPortal is simple - all you need is an internet/GPRS connection and a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Opera Mini (for mobile). </li></ul><ul><li>Easy content update and publishing </li></ul><ul><li>CMS application allows easy content updating without profound Web-skills. It also provides for mobile device updates. All new information is immediately available for everyone it is intended for. </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Access </li></ul><ul><li>SF-TravelPortal 's sophisticated security model controls and limits access to your data. </li></ul><ul><li>And much more… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s by far a not complete list of advantages the SF-TravelPortal will provide. Moreover, due to a custom base of the solution, it can include ABSOLUTELY ANY feature you need but have never dreamed of. Contact us for details and we will prepare a unique offer to suit your needs and make your business bring more profit. </li></ul>© Soft Format L, 2005
  4. 4. SF-TravelPortal – screenshots <ul><li>The prototype functionality presented on the screenshots is basic and can be adjusted according to the customer’s requirements . </li></ul>© Soft Format L, 2005 Home page Travel Builder, step 2 Travel Agent page
  5. 5. SF-TravelPortal – unified solution for your business © Soft Format L, 2005
  6. 6. Contacts <ul><li>Soft Format LLC pr. Hrushevskoho, 30 Lutsk, 43005, Ukraine Phone: 380.332.770091 Fax: 380.332.776367 Email: </li></ul>