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Getting Online for the Price of Lunch

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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 agencies can establish an online presence quickly and cost – effectively.

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Getting Online for the Price of Lunch

  1. 1. Type your Name here Type your Designation, Department here Getting online for the price of lunch
  2. 3. <ul><li>Travellers are increasingly shopping online </li></ul>Age groups Online Travel Outlook (March 2009) - PhoCusWright
  3. 4. <ul><li>Young generation prefers shopping online </li></ul>Traveler age Online Travel Outlook (March 2009) - PhoCusWright … and they can’t find you if you are not online!
  4. 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
  5. 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 +
  6. 7. Abacus FareX Net Fare with markup facility Shops against net fare from Abacus FareX
  7. 8. Online credit card payment through AsiaPay Collect payment online with AsiaPay
  8. 9. Standalone Three different ways to integrate into your web site Embedded – Mini Embedded – Standard 3 2 1
  9. 10. As a integrated form … Embedded Embedded – Standard 3
  10. 11. Embedded Embedded As an embedded plug-in …
  11. 12. What are the benefits? <ul><li>Ready-to-go – Add booking capability and start generating booking to your website in a matter of days </li></ul><ul><li>Highly reliable – Provide a robust full-featured online booking engine at practically no cost </li></ul><ul><li>Round-the-clock – Provide 24x7 service cost-efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>And last but not least … </li></ul><ul><li> All for the price of a lunch a day! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Brunei Kazakhstan Philippines Malaysia Singapore Where are we today? New Markets in 2010
  13. 14. From up-to-date industry news, tips & tricks and webinars relating to our online solutions, visit us @ http://abacusonlinesolutions.abacus.com.sg
  14. 15. Thank You

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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