Kenya’s travel agency Travel Creations has launched an online flight and accommodation booking marketplace tool marketplace as travel goes digital due to the country’s rising internet penetration, improving internet infrastructure and the continuing expansion of online payment options.
Ms. Zainab Yahya, Chief Executive Officer, Travel Creations, “Travelport’s unique Travel Commerce Platform and the power of its technology solutions is what we need to meet and drive our vision of making travel bookings faster and easier and most importantly with more choices for our customers. This new online booking engine will significantly help us enhance our online presence by meeting our customer demands for personalization and in turn will help us to grow our business.”
The firm says the new marketplace will be a one stop shop for travelers, offering seamless access to services such as flight bookings and information, access to accommodation options and booking, insurance among other services.
The platform, developed by Travel port will see Travel Creations sell air tickets and other travel services,offer clients air transport, accommodation, insurance and any other service among others. It will also allow clients to pre- select preferred airlines going to over 88,000+ destinations and access to over 23,000 hotels in 112 countries and 4.000 cities worldwide.
However, Travel Creations is not the first to do online flight and hotel booking as firms such as Booking.com, Jumia Travel also offer similar services. Travelstart which shut down its Nairobi office also offers flight booking to various cities around the world.
Besides air tickets and accommodation, It also helps your clients arrange also an insurance for travel, ticket cancellation or medical expenses.
The platform will allow clients to pre- select preferred airlines, best fares and best hotels in their destination. Online travel sales to residents grew by 14% to reach KES92.8 billion in 2015, Travel Creations will therefore use it to connect its customers to more travel choices, thus empowering their travel experiences.