Online booking systems are incomplete without having bus reservation system apart from flights, hotels and cars. With increase in online bus booking, many bus suppliers have started consolidating the global data for bus seats availability. Bus suppliers offers its contents through APIs and XMLs to increase its partners across the globe. Bus suppliers empower travel agents to allow its customers and sub-agents to directly book bus tickets from their own online booking system.
Travel portal development companies have also come up with bus reservation system and mobile apps, which are user-friendly for the travelers browsing from their smartphones, laptops and tablets. Online bus seat bookings have become a major source of revenue generation for the travel management companies.
Major Bus suppliers and Aggregators are:
Main features of Bus Booking Engine:
An automated system for bus ticketing purchase by sub agents and direct customers.
Easy management of reservation, ticket availability and data of the client who are using your online bus reservation service.
At the backend one can add bus details, route scheduling, display the data in regards to availability of the seats, availability of the seat map for the travelers
Option for the travelers to select their seat from the seat map.
Mobile usage & engagement in travel and tourism sector
Travel brands are expected to exploit location based travel technology such as beacons to track travellers throughout the journey. For example, airports can use digital engagement to provide appropriate content on the way, in the airport and post-travel to improve the customer experience. Travel software for IATA agents and OTA portals are focusing more on under experience, social media interface and and information from previous trips to anticipate their needs.