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The relevance of mobile communication has significantly intensified for a person on the move. That's why leading travel agencies are conscious of the magnitude that mobile capabilities may bring to ...

The relevance of mobile communication has significantly intensified for a person on the move. That's why leading travel agencies are conscious of the magnitude that mobile capabilities may bring to the travel industry.

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  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupHow a Professional App DeveloperCan Help Travel Agencies Get andServe More TouristsThe relevance of mobile communication hassignificantly intensified for a person on the move.Thats why leading travel agencies are consciousof the magnitude that mobile capabilities maybring to the travel industry. And world statisticshelps them be in touch with the situation:90% of the world population has access tomobile networks, according to theInternational Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupMore than 31 billion apps downloaded tomobile devices in 2011 and consumer appdownloads are predicted to gain more than66 billion by 2016, according to JuniperResearch;82% of mobile users make bookings on theday of arrival, according to a Priceline study.Without doubt, as more and more of your clientsget mobile, being a travel agent you need tobecome mobile, too. And there are more thanenough arguments for that according to theglobal travel portal mydestination.com:3 in 4 active travelers use a mobile devicewhile on the move;3% have booked their trip on a mobile;17% have researched a trip on a mobile appor mobile website;
  • ©2012 by EliNext Group12% have downloaded a mobile travel-related app;5% of apps at the Apple App Store are travelapps.If you intend to create a reciprocal dialog withyour on-the-go travelers, provide real time travelsurveys about destinations and information aboutspecial deals directly to your customers mobiledevices, you have to be technically equipped.The key point while getting mobile is creation ofa really useful and solicited mobile application foryour travel agency. But how a mobile applicationcan help you make the process of booking andtraveling more comfortable? Here are somefunctional aspects an experienced mobiledeveloper can implement in your custom mobileapp:
  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupBooking: in this swift-flowing worldcustomers will be grateful to you for theopportunity to save their passportinformation and payment method throughyour secure mobile application in order tobook a trip or hotel online, or rent a car.Basic information: accommodate yourtraveler with local information about thecountry (geographical location, population,language, culture, climate and places ofinterest); offered hotels (photos of lodgings,prices and testimonials); places of interest(location on the city map, schedule ofexcursions and their prices).Payment system integration: give yourcustomers the possibility to pay for a widerange of goods and services via theirsmartphones instead of paying with cash,checks, or credit cards.
  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupCity guide: add city map with tourist routesto the main sights with information aboutthem; make available local currency rates,weather forecast, transport schedule; tellabout nearby places such as restaurants,cafes, banks, shops and embassies usingGPS tracking.Custom service: be in touch with yourclients on their travel route in order to informthem on-the-spot about any changesconcerning arrival and departure gates, orflight status and delays.Thus, due to your business mobile applicationyou will give your clients a reason to stay withyour travel agency. Just assume how globallymay be changed your service amplitude when amobile developer will help you implement allthese travel-friendly options in your app.
  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupIndustries and Technology Areas:Industries: traveling, tourism, hospitality,airlinesTechnology Areas: mobile applicationdevelopment, tablet, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Android,BlackBerry, Windows Phone
  • ©2012 by EliNext GroupELINEXT GROUPWebsite: http://www.elinext.comEmail: info@elinext.comCorporate Blog: http://software-topics.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/elinextTwitter: https://twitter.com/elinextDelicious: http://delicious.com/elinextgroupIreland officeMarina House, Adelphi QuayWaterford, Republic of Ireland +353 (51) 347 47Belarus Development Center155b Bogdanovich St.220040 Minsk, Belarus +375 (17) 237 53 65Vietnam Development Center37A Phan Xich Long St.Ward 3, Phu Nhuan DistrictHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam +84 (8) 3995 6849Suggested citation: EliNext Group. 2012. “How a Professional AppDeveloper Can Help Travel Agencies Get and Serve More Tourists”<http://www.elinext.com/professional-app-developer-can-help-travel-agencies >
  • ©2012 by EliNext Group