LAST week, QuadLabs Technologies India launched Konnect.travel, a free web platform which allows travel agents to manage bookings, resolve customer enquiries and connects agents directly with suppliers through a point-of-sale system. Products include hotels, flights, car rental, travel insurance and tours.
“Konnect.travel provides an entire dashboard for travel agents to manage a host of activities like bookings, displaying their own inventory and rates on the platform plus also handle their invoicing and create vouchers for customers," said Gaurav Chiripal, CEO, QuadLabs Technologies.
Another key selling point, Chiripal said, is the range of products that can be made available through the participation of overseas suppliers.
“The good part is that it is a global platform so it is not (just confined to Indian agents and suppliers). Even if a travel agent wants to source for a dolphin show in Sydney, he can book that in our system.”
Quadlabs has already gained over 300 signups from travel agents and is looking to market the platform in tier-two and tier-three Indian cities. As well, it plans to reach out to its existing clientele of 100 companies to launch the platform in other Asian markets and the Middle East by April 2016.
Agents can also opt for premium usage, which offers agents features similar to large OTAs, such as their own website and payment gateways, for less than US$500 per month.