Travelstart last week unveiled a game changing online booking tool called neXt, designed specifically to develop new travel agents and meet the needs of independent travel consultants looking to start their own travel business.
The event which was held at the Sarova Stanley Hotel on the 28th April, 2015 saw a group of next generation individuals gather to learn more about the booking management solution that allows individuals, corporate and travel agents to book and manage flights for their clients and issue airline tickets without requiring an IATA licence.
The neXt platform offers independent travel consultants a user-friendly platform that features broad flight search results and multiple payment options for travel tickets. This is a cutting edge technology for agencies who want to grow their businesses when booking flights by offering them best negotiated fares. It is also specifically designed to develop new travel agents and meet the needs of independent travel consultants looking to start their own travel business.
The good thing about neXt is that, as an agent, you are able to create your own travel affiliate websites. Furthermore, at your disposal is support from a dedicated processing team who handle ticketing, reissues and refunds. Agents receive user friendly booking technology for free, and benefit more on Commissions and Mark -ups”.
Agents using neXt keep 100% of their markup, which can be changed in real time, and can further diversify their revenue streams by selling add-on products during the transaction or post sale.
Charles Rubia, neXt Sales & Account Manager at Travelstart Kenya, addressed the challenges most travel agents who do not have IATA licence or have the latest travel technology to booking flights go through. He further explained that neXt platform streamlines online flight ticketing and makes it easy and convenient for travel consultants.
Travelstart is already the online travel market leader in Africa and agents looking to branch out on their own stand to benefit from the company’s established relationships, access to personal and online training modules, over and above the bells and whistles developed in-house such as multi-city flight searches, mix and match flight functionality on domestic bookings and real time availability.
The company had already launched neXt platform in South Africa way back in 2013 and earlier this year in Nigeria.