Expedia, the first online service provider, was founded in the U.S. in 1996; and started to offer flight, hotel and transfer service over internet. However, the sales boom was reached upon the introduction of dynamic packaging technology. The company, today, continue its operations over 30 countries.
Dynamic packaging helps online tour operators, travel management companies and other traditional travel companies to sell online. Airlines, hotels and tour operators benefit greatly from dynamic packaging technology.
In our contemporary world, internet has been an essential part of our daily life. Internet has also proven itself within the tourism industry recently. The latest development of the internet application in the tourism industry is dynamic packaging applications. The dynamic packaging application which presents opportunity to travel agencies to supply various holiday packages to the consumers in real time provides a competitive advantage. Today, consumers’ demand have changed.
They prefer preparing their own holiday packages to purchasing predetermined holiday packages because they want more personal holidays and think that current pre-determined packages are not flexible enough .More consumers require more individualized, flexible and selectable holiday programs and discover travel products of the online world. One of the arms of the semantic web can be found in the tourism industry as dynamic packaging applications.
Dynamic packaging is one of the most important innovations of online travel agencies. The application was first started by the Expedia; and today it is adopted and applied by many online travel agencies. Dynamic packaging provides consumers to reach multiple services with a single search. Thus, consumers can get lower price than they purchase each independent component individually. At the same time dynamic packaging provides suppliers to hide their discount rates. When we look at the customization feature, there are some customization options in three web sites.
Customers can determine destination or multiple destinations, departure and return dates, departure and return times, non-stop or refundable flights, round trip or one way trip in Expedia. In Travelocity, customers can determine destination, round trip or one way trip, departure and return dates, departure and return times, class of flight and airline alternatives. Customers can also determine destination, departure and return dates, departure and return times, non-stop flights and hotel name in Orbitz.com In today’s world where consumers are far more educated than they were several years ago, the travel industry’s future lies in a customer-driven mix of packages, individual products and self-organized travel. In the last few years, the travel industry has been buzzing with a sizzling new phrase “Dynamic Packaging”. Dynamic packaging helps provide a single, fully priced travel package that hides the price of the individual travel components.
It helps airlines, online travel agencies and tour operators to tap into different supplier systems in real time and bundle travel components (air, hotel, car, entertainment) into a single reservation. This is a seamless process which allows the user to choose from a huge range of travel and associated products from multiple vendors. A rules engine is used to configure and manage the different travel products that can be bundled and priced. These technological developments and changing consumer demands have brought several innovations in the travel industry.
One of these innovations is dynamic packaging application. By means of dynamic packaging application, travel agencies can offer real-time, customized, flexible and secure travel alternatives. On the other side, consumers are able to plan their travels and to make reservation through dynamic packaging applications. Heterogonous data regarding holiday can be gathered through dynamic packaging application so the consumers’ private needs can be meet. Worldwide, it is possible to talk about existence of travel agencies which apply dynamic packaging system. In this Article, Expedia.com, Travelocity.com and Orbitz.com travel agencies’ dynamic packaging applications were investigated. In dynamic packaging applications, choice, customization, flexibility, security and real time features must be found. These characteristics are the main specifications of the dynamic packaging applications distinct from traditional travel packages. As tour operators and vacation packagers continue to understand the value of implementing dynamic packaging technology, travel consumers are reaping the benefits. Travel consumers can now opt to customize vacations rather than accepting pre-packaged alternatives. Empowered travel consumers are exercising more control over their vacations. Dynamic packaging is thus, the most cost effective way for travel distributors to package, distribute and sell vacation products today.
Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Today’s travel and tourism industry has reached into a global economic segment with direct and indirect impact on the world economy. The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest divisions under the services sector of the Indian economy. Tourism in India is a key growth driver and a important source of foreign exchange earnings. The Indian hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key industries driving growth of the services sector in India. The fortunes of the hospitality industry have always been linked to the prospects of the tourism industry and tourism is the foremost demand driver of the industry. The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key industries driving growth of the services sector in India. Tourism in India has registered significant growth in the recent years and the country has tremendous potential to become a major global tourist destination. Hotel is a commercial establishment and intends to provide visitors with lodging, food and related services with a view to please them so as to build goodwill and to let them carry happy memories. Many hospitality chains that were earlier focused only on the luxury segment are now diversifying into new product segments, such as budget hotels and serviced apartments, in order to reduce risks. Here are some Luxury Hotels of India Which in itself is very beautiful.
The Imperial New Delhi
The Imperial, New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, is located on Janpath Chosen as one of the Top city hotels in Asia and ranked as the Best Hotel in Delhi by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2014 and listed amongst 15 Legendary Hotels around the world by Fodor’s Travel in 2014, The Imperial is an iconic property in Delhi’s 5 star hotel category and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital.The Imperial is just steps away from the renowned shopping and commercial district – Connaught Place. Museums, theatres, monuments, parks and cultural centres are within close proximity of the Hotel and provide for interesting entertainment options. 235 guestrooms including 43 suites, each with a distinct interior, overlooking the lush, verdant gardens are encased in the historic hash structured building of the hotel. The Imperial Spa nestled amid the serene surroundings of the hotel’s landscaped gardens, offers the discerning patrons at The Imperial yet another reason to stay back. Sprawling over 16000 sq. feet, it is exclusive for resident guests at the hotel featuring authentic Ayurvedic/ international rituals.
Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen’s favorite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, the mansion was renamed Rambagh, after the then reigning Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. Rambagh Palace offers 79 rooms and stunningly restored suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. Use of rich fabrics and silk drapes draw from the colourful art and warm hues of the state of Rajasthan. Request the legendary Peacock suite, which overlooks the Mughal Terrace and the garden where the Maharaja used to celebrate “Holi,” the festival of color and lights. Stage an evening of high romance in a private tent, illuminated only by torchlight. Indulge in a stately dining at the gilded Suvarna Mahal, formerly the palace ballroom. Enjoy a royal, feast and lounging under a star-speckled sky. Play Polo as the kings played it, or at a more leisurely pace on elephant back. Wind up the day’s activities in the sophisticated charm of the legendary Polo Bar. Rambagh Palace allows guest to partake of a wealth of experiences that resound with the memories, luxuries and extravagances of a bygone era that luckily, has not entirely disappeared.
The Oberoi Cecil
Relax between picture perfect settings and cool Himalayan weather. Stay at The Oberoi Cecil, a grand heritage hotel located in Shimla, or experience complete tranquility when you stay at the Wildflower Hall, a fairytale luxury resort situated amongst pine and cedar forests at a height of 8,350 feet. Located at the quieter end of the bustling Mall Road, near the Viceroy Lodge, The Oberoi Cecil is announced by a crisp, white facade and smart, green terrace railings. Inside, a lobby punctuated with marble fireplaces leads guests to a comfortable lounge, which is lit from above by a skylight that spans the length and breadth of the hotel’s signature atrium. The Oberoi Cecil offers fine dining, exclusive, holistic spa therapies and is the only hotel in Shimla with a temperature controlled pool. It also has a fantastic children’s activity centre with gaming machines, table tennis and a library.
The Leela Palace Bangalore
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Limited which was established in 1983 in Mumbai. The company is a part of The Leela Group whose portfolio includes hotel and resort properties; IT and business parks; as well as, real estate development.1987 – capt. nair opens the first leela hotel in mumbai: the leela penta 1988 – the leela penta becomes the leela kempinski. Ensconced in 9 acres of tranquility that includes an azure lagoon, The Leela Palace Bangalore mirrors the lushness of the Garden City. Harking back to the royal heritage of the Vijaynagar Dynasty, this luxury hotel in Bangalore earns it name by showcasing gold leaf domes, ornate ceiling and grand arches, making it one of the most admired Bangalore hotels. Every room and suite at The Leela Palace Bangalore mirrors the royal resplendence befitting a business hotel created for the emperors of the IT world.
Vivanta by Taj Dal View Srinagar
Located 1730m above sea level the resort has truly spacious rooms and suites. Check out the nouvelle restaurants, the high energy bar.Drive in just 20 km from Srinagar International Airport and find delightful backseat surprises (we’re not revealing here) along the way. As the road winds up to the main entrance check out the stunning views around every bend. And these change with the seasons. Get a bird’s eye view of the spring-summer magical bloom of the Tulip Gardens, the snow-capped peaks of the Zabarwan range in winter, Gulmarg range in spring and the golden glow of the Chinars in autumn.
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