Nov 2011: Travel Technology provider TravelCarma introduced its Innovation “TravelCarma The eMarketplace” at PhoCusWright’s The Travel Innovation Summit on 15 Nov 2011, Hollywood, USA. TravelCarma is an Online Marketplace for the offline travel industry. It fulfills the much-needed requirement of the industry, by providing a platform which allows offline and online travel businesses to network and transact freely on their own terms, retain their relevance and brand identities, and get an opportunity to compete globally – all these and more at highly affordable costs.
TravelCarma is a unique blend of Cloud-based Points-Of-Sales (POS) solutions, Inventory & Exchange solutions, and Business Networking Components for travel companies and agents. Points-Of-Sales solutions include agents booking console, web and mobile portals, facebook booking portal with upcoming iOS and Android Apps. While POS helps sell effectively through multiple channels, the Inventory and Exchange solutions helps efficiently manage the supply and distribution. For travel agents, a single contract with TravelCarma allows them to access, manage and control global inventory feeds from multiple suppliers like GDS, wholesalers, etc. TravelCarma offers them freedom to have direct rate agreements with the suppliers. Also they are free to store and manage their contracted inventory (hotels, packages, excursions, etc) on the system. They can choose to display it on their own POS as well as redistribute it on TravelCarma network at the price of their choice. Similarly suppliers, with a single contract with TravelCarma can access the thousands of agents on the network and control pricing to different customers.
The most innovative component of TravelCarma eMarketplace is “Business Networking” – an open social network for travel companies with focus on sales. It allows them to connect with each other on the TravelCarma network thus increasing their reach in terms of sales. They can broadcast their deals, packages, inquiries, and can communicate regarding anything with the network at large.
TravelCarma is promoted by Avani Cimcon Technologies – an IS/ISO 9001:2008 certified / CMM level 3, software services and solutions provider having offices, resellers, partners and representatives in US, UK, Argentina, India, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE and Aruba. For more than 20 years we have been working with travel companies across the globe and have helped them leverage technology for their business growth. For more information, please visit www.travelcarma.com
Oct 2011: Travel Technology provider TravelCarma has been selected to showcase its Innovation at PhoCusWright’s "The Travel Innovation Summit” on 15 Nov 2011, US. TravelCarma, the sole entry from India, is proud to share space amongst world’s leading 30 innovators who will demonstrate their applications, technologies and solutions which they expect will forever change the face of travel planning, purchasing and memorializing.
"After being awarded twice for Innovation (Top 100 Innovators in 2007 & Top SaaS-AppS in 2011), we continued our efforts towards developing innovative products for travel industry. While industry has just started talking about importance of Cloud Computing and SaaS in Travel industry, we have already launched our product on Travel Cloud." said Saurabh Mehta, CEO and Technical Visionary – the guiding force behind all innovations at TravelCarma.
In the ever-growing online travel space, travel companies without significant online presence are losing customers, market-share and revenue against their online competitors. TravelCarma empowers these companies by providing them e-commerce enabled complete online travel portals with their own branding and content, mobile and social media booking portals and access to global travel inventory. The pay-as-you-go SaaS model makes the technology available with no upfront investments.
From the technology standpoint, TravelCarma’s innovation – “A Cloud-based Applications Delivery Platform integrated with an Open-Distribution based TravelXchange” provides travel companies with multi-platform POS and distribution of travel content across multiple channels.
TravelCarma is promoted by Avani Cimcon Technologies – an IS/ISO 9001:2008 certified / CMM level 3, software services and solutions provider having offices, resellers, partners and representatives in US, UK, Argentina, India, Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, UAE and Aruba. For more than 20 years we have been working with companies across the globe and have helped them leverage technology for their business growth. For more information, please visit www.travelcarma.com.
Dear Travel Industry Colleague,
We are glad to announce our participation in ITE HCMC 2011, at Vietnam (14 - 17 Sep'11). We would like to meet you to discuss synergies and doing business together for mutual benefits. We are interested in meeting Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, Wholesalers, OTAs, Hotels, and Destination Marketing Companies to discuss how we can help them increase their revenues through effective use of software solutions. We also want to meet local IT companies who would like to represent us in their region as a reseller.
About Us: We are an award-winning travel technology provider with 20+ years of experience. Our software solutions include Booking Engines (Hotels, Flights, Cars, Packages, Activities, Bus, Restaurants), Inventory Management System, Content Management System (CMS), Agency Management System, Call Center Module, Travel Suppliers Connectivity, Facebook Booking Portal, Mobile enabled Portals & services like social media enablement, SEO, SEM. Visit www.travelcarma.com for more information about our solutions and services.
Especially for this event, we are offering our "Facebook Booking Portal" at a very special price!
We would like to extend our sincere invitation to all distinguished travel & hospitality industry professionals, delegates and honorable guests to join us at ITE HCMC 2011.
Look forward to meeting you at Vietnam.
Dates: September 14-17, 2011
Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC), Vietnam
Tel: +1 904 302 7278 (US), +44 203 051 6811 (UK).
For further details please visit us at www.travelcarma.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TravelCarma's suite of SaaS based solutions for Online Booking and Distribution, bags award of "Top 8 SaaS-AppS"at NASSCOM EMERGEOUT Conclave on 7th June 2011, India. From the list of 50+ SaaS systems, TravelCarma is recognized as the best in Travel industry segment.
NASSCOM along with Zinnov did the evaluation based on criteria such as: uniqueness of the product, customers, no. of users for the product, marketability and the potential, online support, usability, performance, and upgrade capability etc.
"After being awarded as Top 100 Innovators in 2007, we continued our efforts towards developing other innovative products, this time for travel & hospitality industry. While industry has just started talking about importance of Cloud Computing and SaaS in Travel & Hospitality industry, we have already launched our product on Travel Cloud." says Mr. Saurabh Mehta, CEO, TravelCarma.
Thai Hotel and Hospitality Management Association (THMA) in partnership with TravelCarma – a division of Avani Cimcon Technologies. has recently launched Hotel Reservation Portal to provide global exposure to small hotels of Thailand. The portal is branded as Small Hotel Alliance (www.smallhotelalliance.com), which promotes Thai hotels part of THMA association.
One of THMA’s core objectives is to help the association hotels increase their profitability. THMA having realized the importance of online travel industry selected TravelCarma as its travel technology partner. TravelCarma delivered a solution consisted of central reservation system, Internet booking engine, agency management system, Facebook booking engine, and content management system (CMS) driven travel portal.
Jacksonville, 26 Nov 2010: TravelCarma – a Div. of Avani Cimcon Technologies. has launched yet another one-of-its-kind Collaborative Travel Planning Tool that helps travel businesses make their customers’ buying experience much engaging than ever. Collaborative Travel Planning Tool along with trend-settler Facebook Booking Engine asserts its marketing position as leader in B2C solution for Travel and Hospitality Industry.
Collaborative Travel Planning Tool allows potential booker to select hotels, activities, rental vehicles for specific travelling dates and create the travelling plan out of it. This plan can be saved and shared with friends on Facebook or via email and invite them to review the plan and provide their feedback. Furthermore, this tool allows the saved plan to be booked with real-time rates and availability check.
The objective of Collaborative Travel Planning Tool is to empower travel and hospitality businesses to attract more visitors to their own websites and generate direct (B2C) business.
Jacksonville, 4 Nov 2010: TravelCarma – a Div. of Avani Cimcon Technologies inks major deal with Kenya based destination agent; wherein TravelCarma will provide technology to take destination agent’s business online and help them significantly increase their profitability. TravelCarma’s solution includes CMS driven Travel Portal, Internet Booking Engine, reservation system (CRS) to manage contracted rates, Sales and Channel Management System to handle B2B, B2E, B2C and travel distribution partners’ business. One of the highlights of this solution is Facebook Booking Engine, which will allow destination agent to promote their hotels and travel packages on Facebook, which now accounts for highest traffic generated on any website.
This Kenya based Destination Agent promotes Kenya, Tanzania and other popular destinations within Africa and supports local tourism industry. With the help of TravelCarma’s distribution technology, many small and individual hotels in Africa will get an opportunity to sell their hotels via Internet. This deal is considered to be a major foot step towards strengthening African Tourism Industry.
Jacksonville, 27 Sept 2010: After comprehensive research on user browsing patterns of social media platforms namely Facebook and twitter TravelCarma.com has successfully launched its Facebook Booking Engine for Hoteliers and Travel portals across the Globe. The Facebook travel solutions package of which the booking engine is a part is an add-on to TravelCarma’s suite of online solutions for the Travel & Hospitality Industry.
"It's been a tremendous achievement for us to launch this futuristic Facebook booking engine for all our customers which will help them get more business and stay ahead of competition in today’s volatile markets, said Saurabh Mehta, Founder and CEO of TravelCarma. It is a part of our holistic strategy towards social media which allows us to derive maximum quantifiable benefits for clients from this powerful viral marketing medium. “This serves as a milestone in our effort to continual improvement and development which is an integral part of our organization philosophy"
Bangkok, 10 Nov 2009: The Thai Hotel and Hospitality Management Association (THMA) announced today that they have awarded Avani Cimcon Technologies the contract to utilize Avani Cimcon’s travel solutions for their On-line Direct Travel & Booking Portal and as their Travel Technology Consultants.
Customers will direct-book hotels, auto rentals, excursions and restaurants by using the state of the art booking engine. The on-line portal will provide a user friendly environment as well as rich and informing media provided by the Associations 160+ members. As this is a direct booking model, with no middle man, the cost savings are passed on to the consumer.
THMA is one of the most unique and progressive hotel entities in Thailand. Established in 2004, the main objective of the association is to focus on the marketing, training and development of small and medium size hotel entrepreneurs in Thailand. Presently, THMA has 160+ hotels members all over Thailand, ranging from 24 room resorts to 200 room properties. THMA aims to move forward to strengthen the marketing network concept by establishing a Central Reservation System under the name of Small Hotel Alliance Reservation Portal (SHARP) for added global distribution.
Aruba, 7 Feb 2008: The Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHATA) announced today that they have awarded Avani Cimcon Technologies the contract to build their next generation destination portal.
The new destination portal will provide a complete experience allowing the user to easily find, navigate and book their entire travel package with the association's 120+ members. Air, hotel, restaurants and excursions will be among the options offered through the portal. In addition, the site will contain rich media and social networking capabilities along with Association Member tools that will allow for Customer Relationship Management and site specific destination analysis.
AHATA is one of the most unique and progressive hotel and tourism entities in the Americas. For more than four decades it has made significant contributions to Aruba's tourism industry by bringing together private sector ideas and funding in support of the industry and community at large.
Avani Cimcon Technologies. (avanicimcon.com), based in Santa Rosa, CA, was co-founded by Lomesh Shah and Saurabh Mehta. Avani Cimcon is a global, innovative and leading edge IT company with clients in Australia, New Zealand, Greece and the US. They bring 15 years of software development experience to this project, while specializing in the travel, retail and financial services verticals.
Avani Cimcon Technologies is proud to announce the recent achievement of our software solution - DXchange. We have been short-listed by NASSCOM to be profiled in the listing of NASSCOM's 100 IT Innovators - 2007 at www.nasscom.in/100itinnovators. DXchange is short-listed as one of the best innovation in the category of "Market facing innovation". This initiative of NASSCOM recognizes the organizations that have made innovation a part of their DNA and developed extraordinary and pioneering products and services. It showcases innovation in India and aims to provide a perspective on the concept of innovation and on how Indian IT-ITES companies can explore its various facets.
Innovation is an important part of our growth strategies and has emerged with an Intellectual Property. It is an implied promise to our customers and prospects that we are striving constantly to provide with all new technological possibilities helping them achieve their business objective.
The NASSCOM IT Innovation in India award aims to encourage, support and reward innovative and breakthrough solutions, approaches and recognizes the people and the organizations behind these endeavors. Avani Cimcon Technologies is proud to be a part of this wonderful league of innovators!