Saturday, January 2, 2010

Making of 99 Flights a division of Carlton Leisure UK Ltd was developed just for offering the cheapest fare to worldwide destination. As per the company policy, we can't compromise with the quality while offering prices, so you would find everything of great quality but cheaper prices. All the fares are ATOL and IATA protected which means you don't have to worry about your travel needs.
While developing 99 Flights our main concern was to offer the cheapest price without compromising with the quality. It was a tedious task but not impossible. We concentrate on our main goal and started developing the website. There were few ups and downs while developing it but at last we got success.
There were restrictions from the Airlines and travel consolidators but we succeed. Few airlines were against developing the portal because the prices shown on the website were cheaper than their prices, which was not a good thing for their brand. After facing so much of problems from Airlines and big giants of travel industry, at last we manage to develop the portal. There are many things which are new to the travel website and are incorporated in the website. For example, the fares on every destination page are recently searched fare which gives user an idea of the fares to that particular destination. Apart from this the website download time is exceptionally good. A person can search flights to its favourite destination and can book it online in just 2 minutes. The results are fast than most of the website over the web.
With the aim of cheaper fares our other concern was to develop the website in such a way that looks different from other thousands of website over the web. There are many travel portals available over the internet which gives you guarantee that they offer cheapest fares, but when you search other portal then you come to know that the fare is not the cheapest. Here at 99 Flights we do not give such guarantee. We think let the people decide, what is best for them, because at the end of the day it’s the passenger who makes a product good or bad.
There are many enhancements to be done on the website. I will keep you updated on this Blog. So keep browsing and enjoy traveling with 99 Flights.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

European Online Travel Overview

Latest research conducted by PhoCusWright’s European Online Travel Overview reveals that around 67% of total european travel market would be contributed by three countries viz. UK, Germany and France. The total market share of UK continues to decrease from 31% to 26%. This decrease is mainly the result of Pound's devaluation and market trends.

France’s share is expected to remain flat at 19%. Germany, in contrast, is expected to increase its portion of the online market from 17% in 2008 to 20% in 2011. In 2008, Scandinavia surpassed U.K. in online penetration at 45% versus 40%. Now Scandinavia is leading Europe in online penetration and is expected to cross the halfway point by 2010, whereas the U.K. will likely take somewhat longer.

Monday, December 28, 2009

United Airlines, Continental Airlines & All Nippon Airways Tie Up

Three airlines viz. United Airlines, Continental Airlines and All Nippon Airways are soon going to sign a three way tie-up, which will enable them to co-ordinate schedule and fares between North America and Japan. Recently, while talking to the media, all members of Star Alliance said that all necessary arrangements are done and work is going on schedule and fares. The move comes as Japan government has said that it will not guarantee funding for debt-ridden national carrier Japan Airlines (JAL). Japan Airlines (JAL) is currently being courted by its oneworld partner American Airlines, as well as Delta Airlines, a SkyTeam member, to seek a similar tie-up. This joint venture will significantly enhance the abilities to serve customers better. The network of service to nine Japanese cities will be enhanced by giving customers more options for using flights in conjunction with United and ANA for trips both within the region as well as on trans-Pacific routes

Emirates Business Class Lounge at Terminal 3

Emirates Airline offers a wonderful experience for those traveling on business class. Emirates Business Class Lounge at Emirates Terminal 3 has been created to meet every expectations of passengers. The interior design and seating areas provide soothing & enjoyable ambience. You can relax and enjoy the range of premium services available for your pleasure.
The dining options in Emirates Terminal 3 Business Class Lounge are a great collection of hot and cold delicacies from around the world which will surely please you. It includes fresh drinks from Juice Bars with a complete range of beers, wines, spirits and hot beverages.
You will find Spa in the Emirates Business Class Lounge providing a wide range of signature treatments from beauty and massage therapies to hairstyling. All these services are paid services which costs nominal fee.
The Business Class Lounge features 4 separate areas for relaxing and unwinding yourself in comfort. You would find international newspapers to catch up the latest news from around the world. Apart from that you can watch TV in any one of the 5 TV viewing areas.
There is one dedicated Kid’s Play Area having 42-inch plasma TV screen and other stuff to keep children happy and busy.
For those whose work can not wait, Emirates Business Class Lounge at Terminal 3 is equipped with conference rooms and business centers where PC with internet broadband allows you to access and print your documents. Complimentary WiFi access with recharging facilities for laptops and mobile phones helps you to stay connected.

Flights to one of the Beautiful City in South Africa – Cape Town

Looking for a holiday to most popular city of South Africa? Then Cape Town is the best option for you. The largest city and perhaps the most populous city of South Africa, Cape Town is one of the best places to visit on earth. Being Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town is famous for its harbour as well as its natural beauty including the Cape floral kingdom and well-known landmarks as Table Mountain & Cape Point.
With so many varieties and things to offer, Cape Town has everything for everyone. With the advent of many airlines flying to South Africa, it has become very easy to find the best flight deal to Cape Town. You can book a flight as per your budget and preference. South Africa’s national carrier offers better connectivity inside the country between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. However, there are many flight options for flights to Cape Town from UK. You can find economy flights, business class flights and first class flights at very attractive fares. Flights to Cape Town will take you to one of the most iconic city in South Africa. You may thing that flights to Cape Town are expensive but its not. Cheap flights to Cape Town are easily available with many travel companies all across the globe.
Quite popular as Mother City, Cape Town has plenty of contrasting activities from lounging on the Atlantic seaboard’s popular beaches to exploring the vividly painted area of the Bo-Kaap.
Cape Town is famous for its harbour as well as its natural beauty. There are many flights which are providing low and discounted airfares from London, UK and you can easily find it over the web. This beautiful city has received an award for the best tourist destination in South Africa. In 2010, Cape Town will host the FIFA world Cup 2010 which is planned to be held in Greenpoint stadium. An estimate suggests that over one million travelers will be visiting the city for this event. Although FIFA world cup is very far now, but the soccer fever has hit the streets of the city. A lot of preparations are being done to make this event successful. Because of great climate, natural beauty and well developed infrastructure, people coming for FIFA cup will try to make most of the city by enjoying every moment of their time.

How to Make a Travel Website? How an Online Travel Based Search Engine Works?

There are many times when we see online travel websites like,,, etc. and ask ourselves how these travel based company making money? How to make an online travel website? How do an online travel search engine works? The reason why we want to know the answer to this question is to know whether or not we can make a travel based portal and start making money like other online travel companies. There are many online portals offering Flights, Hotels, Holidays, etc. and making huge amount of money. Can we become a travel agent and make huge money? How these travel agents are making money?In 2009 Expedia’s first quarter profit was $635.7 Million. How these portals making money with just an online travel search engine? Is it easy to make a travel based website?You can too have a travel based website by becoming an affiliate of any travel portal. There are two ways of making a travel based website.
First: By becoming an affiliate of a travel website.Second: Making your own travel website and get keep the whole profit with you. That means you don’t have to share the profit with anyone.
Many travel websites provide an online travel engine for free. You can use it as your own and get commission up to 10%. This is the first method.Second method is little difficult. You have to invest lot of money for making huge amount of money. If you have money or you are an existing travel agent and want to make your own travel based website, then second option is better for you.The first thing you have to do is to buy the domain and the hosting. This is the initial step and you have to do that in either you want to become an affiliate or you want to have your own website. After that design your website and make it live. I know the website would be without search engine and you can’t make online searches for flights, hotels or holidays.To make a website you need one Global Distribution System (GDS) from where you can get the latest fares. There are many GDS available in the market, like Amadeus, Worldspan, Sabre, Galileo, etc. Once you have an agreement to use any of the GDS, then you can start making your travel based search engine. After this you have to decide the technology on which you would like to make your travel based search engine. It could be PHP, JAVA, .Net or any other technology you would like to prefer. You can use open source languages like PHP or Java, if your budget is low. Now with the help of a good programmer you can tart making travel based search engine as per your needs.The GDS takes requests and sends the response in XML format, as it’s relatively fast and easy to use. All the request/response you send/receive from GDS is in XML format. The response we get from the GDS is shown on the website by cutting the tags from the XML. Yes, to make your own search engine you need one good programmer and one web designer. There are few web development companies who build travel based search engines, you can take their help as well. They can provide you travel based search engine as per your requirement at affordable prices.

How to search your Travel Agent/ Travel Portal?

Choosing a travel agent for your travel needs could be a difficult job, especially in the peak seasons. In peak season either the fares are really high or the travel agent is not reliable. Then how to book your flights, hotels or holidays? Now there are few things which are to be kept in mind before booking your travel needs.While searching your travel partner you can use Google, Yahoo, Bing or any other search engine. You can check the offers there and select best offer for you. The work doesn’t ends up here. In fact the work starts from here, as most of the websites are showing Fake Fares, just to attract the traffic. Just search your requirements by using online search engine and compare with two-three websites. If the fare is coming online and you like the fare then no need to worry just book it online but if the fare is little expensive than your budget then there is a way. Just call to the travel agent other than that website where you have checked the online fare. You can get the telephone number anywhere on their website and try to negotiate with them. In 90% cases passenger gets the desired fare, if not just tell your budget to your agent and he will arrange that. I am saying this thing because there are some contracts between Airline and the agents in which Agent CAN NOT show the fare on the website but it’s available. Now this is an important thing. You can even send enquiry through email, if your dates are flexible.