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Glenn Dean | odysseussolutions

Why Your Business Needs To Go Mobile

Oct 13th 2015 at 6:52 PM

Getting your business noticed in a world overloaded with media messages from every direction is not an easy task today. With some many different devices, offering so many different methods of communication, it's difficult to know where any business needs to be present to reach potential customers. The answer today is EVERYWHERE!

By the year 2020, one of every three adults will be what are commonly referred to as Millennials. This is a generation that grew up being constantly connected and is by far the largest group using social media and mobile technology today. Millennials grew up interacting with each other via email and text messages as well as social media like Facebook and Twitter.

They not only use today's technology to interact with each other, they also use various technology and devices to make a significant number of their purchases online. Many will even use several different devices during the research and purchase cycle. For example, some start their initial research using a handheld device and may switch to a Tablet or Laptop to complete the purchase. Others may exclusively use their mobile device to access a company's mobile friendly website or dedicated mobile App to research and make a purchase.

Simply put, today's consumer demands options in the technology and device they use to research and purchase just about anything. Want to order a Pizza for lunch? There is an App for that! Need to make an airline reservation for an upcoming trip? There is a Travel Booking Engine with a mobile App for that! Just about any business has had to quickly respond to this growing demand and Travel Agents are no exception.

The Travel Agent Software available today provides some of the most innovative and cost effective ways to complete a travel related booking. Whether your business needs an Air Booking Engine, a Hotel Booking Engine or even a Cruise Booking Engine, chances are there's an online booking engine to meet your needs. But you need to remember how important it is for today's Travel Booking Engine to be built using mobile friendly technology so it is accessible via any of the devices today's potential customer may be using.

In addition to providing distribution of your product and services across a range of devices and selling channels, today's Travel Agent Software comes with the tools you need to properly manage your business. These B2B and B2C web based applications are designed to automate processes, increase revenues and reduce time and effort required to complete a transaction. Most include revenue management tools which allow you to control the selling price while providing the ability to offer special promotions. Many have robust reporting tools that track the number of bookings made by each distribution channel. Some of the more advanced Travel Agent Software available today will even track the number of searches made by Origin and Destination from a particular website to help travel agents identify what their customers are looking for online.

Finding a Travel Booking Engine for your travel business is important. Finding a technology partner that will help you reach today's consumer where and how they shop for travel is even more important.

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