Dubai-based TPConnects has launched a Software as a Service (SaaS) based web solution for global travel agents named Go Online. Travel agents can now download their own B2B agent platform; booking engine with the website and mobile app integrated with their own Global Distribution System (GDS), Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), New Distribution Capability (NDC) airlines, hotels, cars, insurance, etc with their own payment gateway.
Go Online was launched at this year's Arabian Travel Market show, which was held in Dubai from 28 April-1 May 2019.
George Rajan, VP Sales TPConnects commented: "We are pleased to launch the Go Online Software as a Service (SaaS) web-based application to Global Travel Agents. With IATA’s NDC getting adopted by 67 of the world’s largest airlines, it is imperative that agents should have their own booking engine to plug the multiple APIs provided by these airlines along with other suppliers like GDS, hotel suppliers, low-cost carriers, etc.
Agents can now have their own digital assets with a minimal investment of $2,000 set up fees plus per passenger transaction fees. Those who would like to have a customised solution can opt for additional packages at an additional cost.
Some of the functionalities of the Go Online initiative includes:
• Travel agents can add as many sub-agents and corporates with individual mark up,
• Apply tour codes or corporate codes, multi-currency, include and exclude airlines or hotels, etc.
The mobile apps will be on both iOS and Android.
"Today's travellers are more tech-savvy and they prefer to do their travel arrangements using digital media like an online travel portal or mobile application.
"Travel agents have to spend a substantial amount of money to own their own digital assets and with more and more suppliers especially airlines offering direct connectivity, the cost of maintaining these digital assets will become uneconomical. This is where TPConnects Go Online Software as a Solution assist travel agents as we take care of all the technology enhancements," added George Rajan.