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Air Ticket is one of the most important components of any travel package and forms approximately 40 or more percentage of the total travel package value. Nowadays all B2C companies offer fantastic deals on air ticketing for the customers if they book online with them. These companies are funded by the private investors and focus on the number of the transaction rather than profit. They run discount campaigns all around the year and gives discounts to the customer via there marketing budget.But due to this marketing strategy, airline booking has become a very low margin generating travel product for the travel agents because of high competition from OTA’s.
But it’s not the case on all sectors travel agents can earn good margin on flights to Australia, Europe, Africa & United States if they sell those airlines which are giving out good commissions.In this race customer is the one who gets the advantage and books his ticket at the best price.
OTA’s are automated ticketing platforms available to the customers but due to its low touch factor, the customer is the king in decision making and hardly get any advice from the OTA’s while booking a ticket if anything goes wrong customer is fully responsible on the other end Travel agents offer highly personalized services. TA will help you with seat selection on call, Meal plan request updation, Special request updation etc. You must be wondering these all services are also provided by OTA’s as well, yes you are correct but for that, you have to call the call center or log in to your account. But with TA you can do the same via Call or even watsapp . you pay a bit extra for your comfort. Because travel is about comfort not price.
Before we get to know the best air consolidators for the start-ups, let’s understands the Benefits they provide :
Presence: If you are start-up always prefer to choose source vendor who has India office and would be better, if it is your own city.
Specialist: Remember source vendor will not be a jack of all services but will be the specialist in 1-5 services or product at max.
Support: Always check what kind of after sales support is available, it is really important for a startup to have robust after sales and ground support. Here start-up reputation is at stake. Prefer to work with one who offers 24 x 7 support.
Credit line: For a start-up, it’s common to face a shortage of funds, try to find the B2b vendor who is ready to offer some credit line to you and I am sure by the time a relationship & trust grows both will be benefitted.
Response Time: Travel sector is dynamic in nature. A start-up should understand for any customized itinerary, source vendor needs at least 1 – 8 hrs to revert based on destination and requirement. For standalone requirements, they can access white label solutions provided by B2B companies.
White label portal: These companies provide the start-up which the white label portal from which they can issue the ticket. This portal also provides access to other services provided by the company.
Accounting: Air-consolidators also provide accounting support to start-ups, they try to keep thing as simple as possible and help you in maintainning books properly.
So in order to beat OTA competition , here is the list of air consolidators available in India and you can take there portal to start your air ticketing business. And make sure you check the deal sheet of every consolidator to understand which one is giving the best deal.
So let’s get started check out the list of the Top 5 air consolidators for travel start-ups:
Riya Travels and Tours India Private Limited launched operations in 1980 as a mere enterprising travel company and has now become India’s largest integrated travel and Travel related services offering end to end travel solutions.
What started as an idea and vision in 1980, is now, one of the leading enterprise in the travel world. Spearheaded by MR. GMJ Thampy, today the company has an extensive network of more than 50+ branch offices across India and 10 internationally. Riya Group started off with its overseas manpower wing in the 1980 and today has built an empire with more than 5 business units, which continues to expand. Building an enterprise so vast is no easy feat, but Mr. Thampy with his able leadership skills have managed to grow the company beyond anyone’s imagination over the last 36 years and he believes the journey has only just begun.
Head office is located in Mumbai.
M/1, Leela Business Park, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (East),
Maharashtra – 400059
Email : email@example.com
Akbar Travels: The growth from humble beginnings in the year 1978 as a small travel agency specializing in Gulf traffic from India to a well-diversified agency providing the entire gamut of travel services was indeed spectacular. Our growth began in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Presently there are 35 branches in Kerala, spanning almost all the districts of God’s own country. We also have branch offices in all metro cities of India. In-roads were made into the Northern and Eastern states of India recently, and the response from the traveling community was overwhelming. Currently, Akbar Travels have a total of 57 IATA approved Branches and 40 non- IATA offices all over India serving the customers.
Since 2007 Akbartravels.com has been assisting the passengers to make wise decisions and smart travel plans using the one-stop shopping place for their vacation and travel needs. Passengers can get the cheapest Air, Rail tickets and Hotel bookings for both domestic and international destinations. The biggest success of akbartravels.com is in gaining direct access to many of the Low-Cost Carriers operating in and out of India. Akbartravels.com is already the leading website promoting all the no-frills carriers operating domestic flights in India. This success was extended to the international segment by gaining access to low-cost carriers operating to Gulf Sectors such as Air Arabia, Air India Express, Bahrain Air and Fly Dubai. With more Airlines added to the list, the website becomes a one-stop-shop for passengers to buy all their tickets. Holiday packages for the budget conscious passenger are promoted on Akbartravels.com website. Excellent holiday packages priced at most affordable rates are available for all tourism hot spots in India and abroad.
Head office is located in Mumbai.
1st Floor, 62 Janjikar Street,
Mumbai – 400003.
Toll Free : 1800 103 3636
Tel : +91 22 40666444
Travel Boutique Online has emerged as India’s Leading B2B Travel Portal since its establishment in 2006. For over a decade now, we are enabling our partners to serve their customers efficiently, with the right pricing and inventory.Ever since our introduction, we are delivering a wide range of travel solutions for the travel agents and tour operators across India including metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to help them take their business to new heights. Our services include White Label Solutions, Hotel and Flight Booking APIs, Dynamic Packages and in the recent years, we took a strong hold on the Mobile App Development sector also.
The continuous support from our partners and hard work of our team has earned us many prestigious awards like Best Online B2B Travel Portal – East India 2016 by India Travel Awards, The World’s Greatest Brands 2015-16, Best Online B2B Travel Portal – South India 2016 by India Travel Awards, Best Travel Portal Award and Best Innovative Technology Product – North India 2015 and many more.
Head Office Gurugram
Travel Boutique Online
Plot No. 728, Udyog Vihar, Phase-V, Gurgaon – 122016, India
Call us: +91-124-4998999
SAHIBJI TRAVELS &TOURS (P) LTD. is a professionally managed company, possessing extensive knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in conceptualizing and execution of events, tour packages, group tours, business/ trade delegations, business seminars & conferences with a difference, both in India and across the world. Sahibji explores newer destinations for the ever growing tourism industry. With years of providing the best travel services, ourSahibji explores the perfect vacation to suit your budget and dedicated to the best hospitality worldwide. Because of all this and a lot more, no wonder that we have often been referred as the finest source for all your travel needs. As a consolidator of Domestic and International Airlines. Being one of the leading Travel & Tour companies in B2B, we are always at the service of our valued associates and customers in providing the most professional and personalized services.
Head Office is in Delhi.
68/2276 Gurudwara Road Karol Bagh New Delhi -110005
VIA was incorporated in February 2007 in Bangalore, India. The Company is one of the fast growing & profitable travel company in Asia’s online space driven by technology, better buying due to demand aggregation & forward cash flows. The Company is a leading distributor of transportation ticketing, accommodation reservation, packaged tours, corporate travel management, travel ancillaries, retail and financial services. VIA offers a comprehensive suite of travel & retail products and growing set of financial services products, provided by 10,000+ suppliers on the platform. The company offers its services through a robust, highly scalable cloud-based technology platform consisting of mobile apps, websites, corporate platform, and a centralized, toll-free, 24-hour customer service center.
VIA’s Corporate Travel Management Business unit helps corporate clients effectively manage their travel needs and significantly reduce travel expenses. VIA expanded its footprints to Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and UAE. Today, Via’s network includes over 100,000 active travel partners across 2,600 towns and cities & over 13,000 pin codes across Asia and over 7000+ signed SMEs.
Head Office in Banglore.
Level 4, Block B(Magnolia),
Manyata Embassy Business Park,
Outer Ring Road, Nagawara,
Bangalore – 560045
Phone : (080) 67 81 81 81
(080) 39 41 41 41
Fax : +91 (080) 40433011
Email id : firstname.lastname@example.org
Apart from the Air ticket you can also try other services of these companies as these companies are the best for the travel start-ups.