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.
How B2B internet booking systems are helping travel companies grow?
A computer reservation system, CRS as its known, is web based travel agency software. It provides travel agencies / travel management companies a 24/7 interface to its customers to search and book the flights, hotels, transfers, sightseeing, holiday packages. Travel reservation system supports B2C - end user module, B2B - agent module, B2B2B - sub agents and while-label. For flight inventory, it interfaces with GDS systems like Amadeus, Galileo / Travelport and Sabre, for hotel inventory / hotelextranet, it interfaces to GTA, Hotelbeds, Hotelspro, Travco, Tourico, DOTW, Bonotel, WCT and others. CRS - computer reservation system connects to all the providers through web services XML/API and bring the data of availability and pricing in run time. Users can search for flights, hotels, cars and packages in runtime, select & make the payment and get the confirmation voucher at the same time.
Standing in a long queue to book your bus ticket is a history now, because of online bus reservation system. There was a time when staff used to sell their bus tickets while sitting at a ticket counter...