Anyone, who has the necessary financial support, can start a business. But to sustain in the business and make profit is a different story. You need to know the kernel of the business; have to implement the knowledge at right place and right time; and have to become a buff of the modern trend to make your business successful. In addition to these, managing every process, customers and suppliers or service provider of the business is a must. Isn’t it really scaring? Yes, indeed it is. But, even if you don’t have that much passion or a daredevil heart, you can easily earn enough, if not huge, just by launching an online travel portal software. What is a travel portal? Though it’s not new to most of the people, just for the beginners I must say that it’s nothing but a virtual agency office, where people can plan, check and book their travel. Yes, it’s almost similar to the traditional travel agencies located at every city. Why should I opt for a travel portal software? Well, still now many travelers visit their local travel agency to book their tour. Then why should I invest in an online booking software system? Simply because time has changed and statistics says, almost 70% of today’s travelers prefer online booking. So, there’s a big assurance here that you’ll make better and easier profit through your online portal. At the same time, as anyone can see and access an online travel portal software from anywhere, you’ll get better opportunity to get in touch with more and more customers as well as service providers at more competitive budget. Isn’t it great! What is the difference between a travel website and travel portal software? Many people make confusion between a travel website and a travel booking system software. A travel website is nothing but a general website describing the company, the tour packages it offer and other concerned matters. But, when you want to book your tour, or a hotel, you need to login into the booking software of the website with proper username and password. In simple, a travel portal software is an added part of a travel website that offers every functionality to book a trip. What are the benefits of this application? As I mentioned earlier in this article, an offline travel agency has limited opportunities to reach a wider marketplace as well as service provider. On the contrary they have to manage everything manually and so definitely it will hamper their productivity and promptness of the service. As a result it will directly decrease their profitability and reputation. But, if you have a robust and intuitive travel portal software, it will manage every detail starting from tour plan, availability (of room, ticket etc.), budget, confirmation etc. itself with utmost accuracy. There is no need to setup any expensive office; you don’t need a huge back-office team; neither you have to stay awake at night. Customers will login themselves and do what they want. During this process, a good software will guide them properly throughout the end to ensure maximum business. Most of the reputed companies provide special security system to ensure safe online transaction and thus no customer needs to hesitate to enter their bank details to make payment. Once they have made the payment, the software will send confirmation mail and SMS to the customer’s contact details with every detail that will create a positive image about the company. How much do I need to invest for this booking system software? It will vary from one company to another. Generally the list of features and functionalities that you require makes the primary difference. However, if you contact any reputed company, they will demand reasonable price for the software.