Kindling is a decentralised travel company — but what does that mean? In the context of the travel industry, decentralisation can mean reducing the power of dominant players like large online travel agencies (OTAs) and empowering smaller, local players to compete and offer unique experiences to travelers.How our business model works
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Great news! Despite the trend of more travellers planning and booking their own trips, research shows that many people still rely on travel agencies to plan their vacations. In fact, the global travel agency market is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% between 2020 and 2027. This growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for unique, experiential travel, a rise in the number of travellers, and the availability of online booking platforms and other tech-based tools.
Travel agencies offer a variety of services, including booking flights and accommodations, organising transportation, providing destination information and recommendations, and creating personalised itineraries. Many people appreciate the convenience and peace of mind that come with using a travel agency for their travel planning needs.
Why will people continue to book trips with a travel agency?
Booking a trip with a travel agency has many benefits, and is something that many people will continue to do. For one, it is convenient, as the agency can handle the details of planning and booking the trip so the traveller can focus on enjoying their journey. Additionally, travel agencies have knowledgeable staff who can provide helpful advice and recommendations based on their experience and expertise. They may also have access to exclusive deals and discounts that someone may not be able to access on their own.
Travel agencies can also offer personalised service, tailoring the trip to each traveller’s individual needs and preferences to ensure a more enjoyable experience. They can save travellers time and money by finding the best prices and they can provide peace of mind by taking care of any problems or issues that may arise during a trip. They often offer flexible payment options and cancellation policies, and can assist with documentation such as visas or vaccinations. Travel agencies also often have connections with local businesses and resources, providing valuable insights and experiences. Using a travel agency can reduce stress and make for a more stress-free trip overall, which is very valuable to many travellers.
Kindling benefits for independent travel agents
Are you an independent travel agent who wants to grow their business?
As the proportion of online bookings continues to increase, travel agents are becoming more and more concerned with their performance and are seeking out the best travel software solutions to support their growth strategies, bring in new innovations, enhance the quality of their service, and stay competitive in the tourism industry.
We can provide you with a platform that is designed to empower you to seamlessly create and manage your own trips, showcase your products to your target market, and interact with travellers directly through the travelpods. With our user-friendly interface and comprehensive tools, you'll have everything you need to build and promote your brand, connect with potential clients, and provide them with an exceptional travel experience. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in the travel industry, our platform is the perfect solution to help you succeed.
What we’re offering: #1 Kindling ambassadors
Kindling ambassadors are individuals who use their social media platforms to promote responsible and sustainable travel. They advocate for practices that prioritise the conservation and preservation of the natural environment, as well as the well-being of local communities.
Through sharing their thoughts, experiences, and advice, Kindling ambassadors aim to educate and inspire others to explore the world in a way that is respectful and mindful of the natural world. Despite their enigmatic nature, their passion for responsible travel is clear.
Read more about our Kindling ambassadors here
What we’re offering: #2 Kindling
Built on the Book360 back-end platform, Kindling is our B2C web app. It’s the perfect place for travellers to browse through bucket list ideas, save their favourites, read about our destinations, and book their dream vacations.
Kindling isn't just about booking trips, it's also a social hub for travellers to connect with each other, with local guides, and travel agents. Customers can chat with you directly to get their questions answered and to customise their trip to fit their needs and budget, whether that means adjusting the length, comfort level, or the type of activities they want to do.
And if you want to give your customers even more information about your trips and destinations, Kindling also allows you to create and publish blog posts with all the details they need to make an informed decision.
When it comes to digital marketing, we'll use social media and Google ads to advertise the Kindling app and our trips to our target markets, making it easy for travellers to find and book the perfect vacation.
What we’re offering: #3 Book360
As a B2B tour operating software solution, Book360 is the perfect partner for travel professionals looking to streamline their booking process. Our customizable tools make it easy for consultants and travellers to plan their perfect vacation. With over 300 destinations, 200 bucket list ideas, and 1000 suppliers already on our platform, and more being added all the time, the possibilities are endless.
By partnering with us, you'll be offered exclusivity in managing the destination(s) you specialise in, as well as in promoting them to the related source markets. With access to the Book360 back-end, you'll be able to easily add suppliers and products, complete with detailed descriptions, rates, images, and other key information. You’ll also be able to easily create packages by putting together the pieces into different itineraries. And don't worry - we'll be with you every step of the way. Our Book360 tutorials will guide you through the process, so you can get your trips up on the platform and ready to sell as soon as possible.