Travel is among the most popular industries, which is taking the world by storm. Although, the competition in the travel industry is too tough as you can see an excessive amount of travel applications and websites using by travellers to book hotels, flights, trains or accommodations. And there is no wonder as online bookings through websites and mobile apps are very common among travelers. Booking for flight tickets or hotels from travel agencies now seems to fade up among people. Online hotel booking apps like Trivago, Expedia and TripAdvisor with the evolving technology are gaining popularity among tourists and travellers all over the world.
Do you know why these types of travelling applications and websites have become popular?
- Online hotel booking apps like Trivago, Expedia, and TripAdvisor provide first-class services at economical prices.
- People can search and compare many hotels and their prices to meet the best deal. So there is no need to physically visit travel agencies to book trips.
- People can book flights tickets or hotels instantly anywhere and anytime with just a few touches.
- Using apps, travellers can get real view pictures and videos of destination.
- Cashless payments through all major debit/credit cards.
- 24*7 Customer Support
- And one of the most important is security that is where apps like these truly shine.
Based on a report by Opera Mediaworks, 85% of travellers book activities while on vacation via an app, while 70% of millennials have used mobile apps to research and book hotels prior to a trip.
Various startups, airline companies, hotel chains, and car rental brands are planning to make their debut in the travel industry with their travel web and mobile applications. Some of them will help you book hotels, others compare aeroplane tickets for you, and others will help you explore new cities or countries.
Looking at the increasing uses of web and mobile applications, what should a travel agency do to survive in the fast-growing industry? Building a website is not enough to get succeed. You should afford to build a mobile application to come up against Expedia, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Trivago, and many others.
In this article, we will discuss the Travel App development and also discuss its features and development time and costs.
Building a website and mobile application is not a big deal at all but what you are providing with them is very important.
Types of travel applications that you can combine in a single application or build separately.
- Hotel/Apartment Booking Apps
Hotel Booking apps like Airbnb and Expedia allow users to find a place to stay. You can build a Hotel/Apartment booking app where you can provide hotel/apartment booking information to the users. You can also allow your hosts to publish their properties for rent. You will require three types of app panels such as User Panel- for a user to book a place, Host Panel- for a hotel manager (or apartments owner) to control their listing, and an Admin Panel- for project owners to see all the listings, users, reviews, and more.
- Train Ticket Booking App
Train booking app is in trend and various travellers use train booking apps ixigo and railyatri to book train tickets. It is the best idea to develop an app like ixigo and railyatri to make the train ticket booking simple and easier. By using AI-based technology, you can build a train ticket booking app that will help your users to find between two stations. Besides, you can also provide train-related information such as PNR status, Train Ticket Confirm Prediction, Train Live Running Status, Train type, Seat Availability, and more.
- Taxi Services
Taxi service is very useful and makes traveling more convenient and stress-free. You can also build a taxi booking app and website to meet customers’ demands. The taxi booking website and app consist of two app panels such as the Taxi owner app- to manage the vehicles, route and fare, User App- to search taxi and Admin app- for admin to manage, users, taxi owners, reviews, and more.
- Airplane Tickets Booking Apps
The airline industry is also taking the benefits of mobile technology. Various airline companies are on mobile application and users use their smartphone to book flight tickets at cheap prices. It is the best business idea that you can start. You can provide a flight reservation system to the customers that the users can use to book every type of Airline Company such as small, medium or large. In the app, you can also provide price comparisons among the flights of various airline companies so that the customers can choose the flight at best fare.
Let’s discuss each section of the app to understand how to build a travel app.
Here we have listed the common features of the travel app.
- Login and Registration
- Search and Filter
- Listing Info
- Payment details
- Booking History
- Login and Registration
- Creating and Updating Host’s Listings
- List of host’s Listings
- Requests Management
- Advertisement and Promotion Management
- Users Management
- Travel Agent Management
How much does it cost to develop a dedicated travel app?
The development cost of the travel booking app depends on your requirements. It also depends on the market niche you are targeting. If you want to build a travel app like Expedia, then it may cost you around $15-$20 with simple functionality, while app with advanced features, technologies, and platforms the cost of it may around $30000.