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‘In just two years, we have registered more than 3000 agents in India’

AgentBox is an online product for travel agents powered by Cleartrip. The product enables travel agents and tour companies to book tickets through an award winning interface and get instant commissions. With an extensive inventory of domestic and international flights, and hotels, AgentBox has over 3000 travel agents across India registered.

AgentBox is an online product for travel agents powered by Cleartrip. The product enables travel agents and tour companies to book tickets through an award winning interface and get instant commissions. With an extensive inventory of domestic and international flights, and hotels, AgentBox has over 3000 travel agents across India registered.

To know more about the product, India Tourism Review’s Sahim Salim shot off some questions to the spokesperson for AgentBox.

Can you
give us a brief history of AgentBox? When was this initiative conceptualized?
What were its objectives?

Agent Box is the B2B arm of
Cleartrip launched in April 2010. The main objective of Agent Box is to provide
backend travel solutions to the travel trade partners using a single
platform. Through Agent Box, Travel Partners can book Flights & Hotels all
over the world.

Why did
Cleartrip, a consumer based Online Travel Agency, feel the need for such an
initiative?

There is a lot of opportunity in
the B2B Market. With a wide
range of products available online, coupled with the most comprehensive content
for Domestic Hotels and International LCC Airlines currently available online only
on Cleartrip, our simple and clutter free UI enables a faster search and easy
booking flow for agents. Additionally, looking at trade dynamics, we felt it is
a business need to offer content to agents enabling them to gain access to all
our LCC and GDS content (both domestic and international) and also hotels, all
through a single deposit account.

What is
the technology driving this product?

Java & Ruby on Rails (html
& java scripts).

What is
the response you have received so far from the travel trade? How many travel
agents/ tour operators have signed up so far?

The response from the Travel
Trade has been overwhelming and encouraging. Over a period of just Two Years,
we have registered more than 3000 agents across India. The agent network includes
IATA and Non – IATA Agents.

Do you
have a particular target in mind in terms of number of travel agents/ tour
operators?

Needless to say, we aspire to
cover the entire agents’ market across the country.

Registration
on AgentBox is free for now. Do you plan to keep this product free? How do you
plan to generate revenue from this initiative?

Yes, for now we plan to keep it
free. As far as revenue generation is concerned, our margins are placed in a
way that we negotiate with the Supplier (Air & Hotel) and part some margins
to our Travel Partners.

When a
travel agent signs up on AgentBox, is he/ she essentially accessing the
database your consumers can? How is the database for AgentBox different from
that of the consumer website of Cleartrip?

The content that we offer across
all our channels is the same. However the incentives, special promotions,
special fares etc, vary.

In
AgentBox, there is a column which shows the commission amount upfront. Can you
tell us in some detail about this feature?

This is a unique feature of
Agent Box. On the results’ display page (flights & hotels), we have a
commission show / hide button. This feature is helpful to those agents, who
have walk-in customers. Through this column, the agent can know his earnings
upfront.

Can you
also tell us more about the mark-up engine feature?

We have a “Mark Up” Tab in Agent
Box. Through this feature the agent can add his mark up and up-sell the
product. The mark up does not affect the Net pricing (Cost to Agency). The “Mark
Up” feature is available product wise – Domestic Air, International Air, Hotel.
For Domestic Air, this mark up feature is available airline wise. Also, the
mark up can be added in four ways:

–        Flat Fees,

–        % of Base Fare,

–        % of Total Fare and

–        % of Room Tariff (for Hotel Bookings).

There is no upper limit for the
mark up. The mark up can also be changed on-the-fly for a particular booking.
This feature is available on the booking steps.

Also
tell us about some of the other salient features of AgentBox.

–        Import PNR : Import bookings made outside
Agent Box. Agents can import PNR from both GAL & Amadeus.

–        Hold Booking : Feature available for
International Air. The agent can HOLD a seat / flight on a time limit basis.
Held bookings can be tracked in a separate area and can be booked when the
customer confirms the booking to the agent.

–        Multi City Search : This feature is
useful for multiple city itineraries. Available for both Domestic &
International Air. For international air, HOLD feature is available for Multi
City Search.

–        Customer Management : Agent Box includes a mini CRM
Tool. Customer information like his flight / hotel preferences, seat
preferences, passport details, contact details can be stored and these details
are automatically imported to the booking.

–        Print / Mail Quotations : sending quotations is made
easy. With the click of a mouse, quotations can be sent to the customers. Also,
the email ID is customised while sending the quotations.

–        User Management : Separate accounts can be
created for different Users / branches / Sub Agents. Different roles can be
assigned to each of them – View Bookings, Make & View Bookings, Admin
Rights. This is helpful to track individual performances. In addition to this,
the Account Owner can also set credit limits for each user, to process the
bookings.

–        Real Time Reporting : Reports can be generated as
per bookings, sales, customers, incentives and the same can be converted to
Excel.

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