GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> LifeStyle

 
  Share

The travel and tour industry is experiencing remarkable changes over the years. In the past, almost all hotel inventories were controlled and dominated by local destination management companies. But as technology continued to drive forward and the use of the internet has become highly relevant to people's everyday life, the rise of Online Travel Agencies (OTA) has changed the landscape of tourism: the internet has become the ultimate medium of distribution.

The tour operators and DMCs facing the shifting trend

In reality, travelers get better deals by booking directly from hotels or even from tour operators and DMCs. But OTAs have a way of enticing customers by providing only the cheapest offers on their website, leaving hidden charges out of the picture (in most cases). Having more and more people favoring this medium for booking, OTAs have gained an impressive financial capability to invest more on technology making them grow stronger each day. This major shift towards OTAs has definitely put a lot of pressure to tour operators and DMCs who are being left behind in the race.

As of today, tour operators/DMCs still employ contracting power with suppliers such as hotels, but the OTAs have full control on the last minute inventory – fees and discounts published on their sites can quickly change as needed. This puts companies with non-automated systems at great risk. Having no mechanism to access updated inventories, tour operators and DMCs will remain unaware of any discounts and pertinent information; thus making them unable to compete with the changing prices online being offered by booking sites.

Staying ahead of the game

Global Innovations, a travel technology company in Dubai, understands this digital evolution and the changing trends within the tourism trade that it aims to create a balance by finding affordable solutions to make tour operators and DMCs become advanced and competitive. These solutions include Extranet and XML integration (either directly with the hotel system or through channel managers) which will allow the DMCs in accessing dynamic inventories as well as give their suppliers online access for easy management of products and other information within the system. Automating the system is the answer in order to survive in the technology-driven market.

As an IT solutions provider, Global Innovations always makes it a point to come up with products that are pro-user: easy to manage, responsive and adaptable to the ever changing demands of the tourism trade. The company has created solutions for the distribution needs of the industry and now offering modules for the procurement aspect of the business. “Automating the system is the biggest step any tour operators or DMCs should take right this moment in order to adapt, evolve, compete and stay ahead of the game despite the changing tourism trends.” commented Kabir Ali Baig, CEO of Global Innovations.


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 160034 times
Posted on : Saturday, January 30, 2016  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Local students launch app that teaches Emirati sign language
Next Story : Panasonic solutions for better Indoor Air Quality Air Purifiers and Q Fan make a Debut in the Region
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Middle East and African beauty and personal care market to grow to US$34.5 billi...
Chloé eyewear introduces the new "Nola" sunglasses collection
IKEA Introduces Limited Edition ‘Art Event 2017' Contemporary Drawing Collection
Dubai Design & Fashion Council Launches DDFC Membership to Support Sustainable D...
COÉGA Sunwear Teams Up With GO Sport on Exclusive SS17 Swimwear Collection
Nautica Spring 2017 Collection
Paule Ka Launches New Fall/Winter 2017 Collection in Dubai
TRESemme Hair Academy Launches in Arabia with Georges Mendelek and Alanoud Badr
Win up to 30 Kilos of Gold in 18 Days at Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Tame Your Beard with The Art Of Shaving
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' Pakistan Presence Blooms as Firm Signs New Prop...
Al-Futtaim Motors launches the UAE's first hybrid truck
World's first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as i...
ESCADA Amelia - Diamond timepiece
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed lays foundation stone of Silicon Mall at Dubai Silicon Oasis
Global Innovations on its first day of success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017
HP Inc. launches World's Most Advanced and Secure A3 Printers in the UAE
Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet takes over the W Café Doha
Denim Days with GUESS and F&F
Michael Kors Collection Transeason 2017
MASSIMO DUTTI SS17 inspires an essential piece for Massimo Dutti women
ArabianTravel Market: New partnerships and tailored services for Middle Eastern ...
French Label ba&sh Launches Stunning Capsule Collection
Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet
Godiva Ice Cream
Taima Abdullah Al Omari Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge in Kuwait
8 Reasons Why you will never drink green tea again
Jewel Corner Opens Kiosk In The Heart of Sharjah, At Mega Mall
Joyalukkas Opens a world of choice in Al Ahsa
Centre Point Logistics' Dh60 million new warehouse goes live at Dubai South
Schneider Electric Opens Submissions for Seventh Edition of International Studen...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds opens its 175th showroom in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
Take a sound adventure with the New Action Mic for GoPro® from Sennheiser
Dubai Municipality Opens First UAE Foodbank Branch
Empower highlights the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ...
Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Wins Coveted Red Dot Design Award
Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan Inaugurates 18th Annual Regional Audit Conference
World Premiere – New BOVET Timepiece
DC PRO Engineering CEO Maps Out Plan for Greener Earth at the 2017 District Cool...
The 2nd edition of Modern Woman Show opens at Dubai World Trade Centre
Doha Bank achieves 2.9% profit growth with impressive ratios
Get the pageant body with A-Tone Fitness Lounge, official fitness partner to the...
Mobile Doctors 24-7 introduces unique digital healthcare solution as part of Dub...
Al AbdulKarim Holding with Panasonic Exhibits the Revolutionary HIT® Solar Panel...
MG E-motion Concept Makes World Premiere at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show
Raymond Weil Presents its First in-house Movement - CALIBRE RW1212
Dubai Chamber opens eighth representative office in Brazil
IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference
E-Vision Partners with MBC GROUP in Exclusive IPTV/OTT Channel Distribution Righ...
Dubai Customs signs cooperation agreement with BUiD, and unleashes innovation