I am Jaki Watson heading the web development department at Perception System, San Jose, USA. It is an established company serving the industry for more than 17+ years. Based on my prolonged experiences in web portal development, I would like to suggest you know about the latest travel web portals, features and functionality included, and emerging technologies, as well as external services, integrated.
It is the first step and requires detailed information regarding various places, different routes to reach a destination, and Map integration, and LBS (Location-based Services) integration.
Chatbot and Instant Messaging Integration:
AI (Artificial Intelligent) powered online chat and Skype, WhatsApp, and similar messaging integration with a travel web portal is a must requirement.
Payment Gateway Integration:
Travelers have to pay for various online services in different regions of the world. Therefore, global and regional payment gateway integrations can ease the life of web portal users and gain applauds a lot.
Car Rental Services Integration:
To reach the bus or train stations, local car rental services with local and global provider helps travelers to move fast.
Public Transport Services:
Public transport services in different destinations/countries help travelers to make trips cost-effective yet delightful. In developed countries, search & ticket booking services for land route traveling is online, and they provide APIs to integrate into your online web portal as well as in mobile apps.
Air Flight Services:
Integration of flight booking engine by using APIs from different airlines is essential for overseas or local fliers. AI-powered airline services is an excellent choice for it.
Hotel & Restaurant Booking:
Search & booking for hotel, lodge, boarding, and restaurant services is essentiality. You can use hotel booking API integration for the same along with advance payment services.
Multilingual & Multi-currency Support:
Global travel web portals have patrons from different regions of the world. Moreover, travelers are moving various countries across the globe. Thus, globalization or internationalization of your travel website features is a must.
Social Media Integration:
Travelers often use social networking sites and like to share their experiences with your web portal and services. Social media APIs integration is the way to use word of mouth marketing techniques and provide your customers with excellent social media experiences.
It helps to manage agents, sub-agents, affiliates, and various B2B affairs via your online travel website.
Travel Package Management:
Various travel packages including FIT & GIT need management along with a combination of multiple services, components, categories, costing, and types.
I hope now you are accustomed to most of the essential features that an ideal travel web portal should have. You can start your search for the best Travel Web Portal Development Company in your vicinity or online by keeping these insights in mind.
Perception System, San Jose, USA has a big pool of experienced and expert travel web portal developers. You can get consulting services to provide you comprehensive guidance as well as Travel Web Portal Development Services in cost-efficient ways.