- Why does the world need Tralliance's
The travel industry is the largest e-commerce
segment on the Internet and the largest
industry in the world. It accounts for
more than 11% of the world's economy—one
out of every twelve workers—and
since the inception of the commercial
Internet has been one of its fastest growing
segments. The size of the travel industry
and its rapid growth on the Internet have
made it difficult to locate accurate travel
information and to develop broad-based
and effective e-commerce to its full potential.
Tralliance's travel directory will improve
industry efficiency on the Internet as
travel information will be aggregated
in one public directory, making it a single
and definitive source for consumers and
the travel trade.
- Is the .travel Directory a search
It is more than a search engine. A search
engine is as valuable as the data that
is available to it. The prevalent consumer
search engines are reliant solely on web
site data, which is incomplete, changeable
and chaotic. The .travel
Directory will have data detailing all
products and services that are being offered
and such data will be provided by the
travel businesses themselves. This data
will be accessible through a custom-made
taxonomy or controlled vocabulary, developed
specifically for travel Industry. Tralliance's
extensive industry data and indexing technology
will enable sophisticated search capabilities
to deliver very specific information to
- What if my data in the .travel
Directory has errors in it or needs updating?
Each registrant will be able to update
and amend their own data at will by logging
on to the .travel Directory
web site and accessing their data via
password with other appropriate security
- Does my company need a .travelDomain
Name to be in the Travel Directory?
Yes. Domain name registration and "loading"
of directory data by travel trade members
will happen at the same time through a
simple web based interface.
- Will consumers pay to access
the .travel directory?
No. Directory access is free. Consumers
will not pay for access to your directory
information, nor will Tralliance charge
industry members for order of placements
in the list of responses from a search