Travel Agencies Takes Their Business Online To Cope With Competition

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Traditional travel agencies are starting to take notice of the online trend here in Singapore and has begun to allocate part of their operating revenue to target customers online. Here in Singapore, Zuji is one of the leading online travel booking company that has over 650,000 users per month. That is an enormous crowd of users and it’s rather surprising that conventional over-the-counter travel agencies are only noticing that demand now.

[[perfectpullquote]]The move has been reported to bring in more young and savvy customers and boosted its revenue by 25%[/[perfectpullquote]]

Dynasty Travel is one of the popular travel agencies in Singapore that has attempt to compete in the online travel booking space, spending over a million dollars in the last two years to develop it’s online portal and mobile app. The move has been reported to bring in more young and savvy customers and boosted its revenue by 25%. The company has also take on other social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr and has since generated a respective fans and followers online.

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Dynasty Travel Booking Portal

With more online users making their holiday plans come true online, we can only see more players in the travel industry taking their business online. That would open up more opportunities for local travelers and tourists to more affordable travel packages, and perhaps better services since it will allow more channels of feedbacks and suggestions.

There are many approaches to booking your travels online and the straightforward way is to book a travel package with popular travel agencies in Singapore but if you are going free and easy, here are some of the services you can try to save some dollars:

  • Wego Singapore – Another consolidated booking service similar to Zuji
  • Skyscanner mobile app – Available for all smartphones such as iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry, Skyscanner searches for the cheapest flights in a intuitive and easy-to-use user interface. Highly recommended.
  • Trivago – The site to go to for hotel search. Trivago compare rates on over 200 booking sites offering the best prices and options in a single click. Combined with skyscanner app, these two is a must used for all free and easy travelers.
  • Kayak – A one stop search engine for best flights, hotels, car rental. If you can’t find what you want with the above few options, Kayak can offer some interesting alternatives.
  • Google (?) – In recent news, Techcrunch has reported that Google is working on it’s own airfare comparison site. We are hoping it will be a worldwide plan, offering another option for us to look for affordable airfares.
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Source: Channelnewsasia | Techcrunch

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