What do you need to set up an international SMS system for travel alerts? A little know-how will go a long way.
The integration of international SMS is a crucial factor for any travel agency. Virtually all travellers have cell phones (the amount of those that do not is very small), with the only difference being the type of phone, and obviously the make. Yet one common feature across the board is the ability of these mobile phones to send and receive SMS messages. Mobile phones are always carried, and always on.
That being said, where do you start with the integration of international SMS into a system that is already up and running?
1. Obviously you need to determine what it will be used for. In terms of international SMS for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, the key lies in examining exactly how such a service can make the lives and journeys of travellers easier.
2. The messaging requirements determined above will dictate how international SMS fits into the entire system, e.g. if reservation confirmations are to be sent using international SMS, then the system will have to be configured to send alerts – perhaps every time a specific field in a table is modified.
That being said, it’s obvious that integration with the database system(s) is essential, especially for the automation of international SMS messages with applications. This is where it becomes essential to ensure that the right API is chosen. Factors that should be kept in mind include languages used within the system as well as messaging functionality (determined when messaging requirements are listed).
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