I am trying to start out a cruise search website and was curious if anyone knew where to recieve a Cruise Database containing information such as Names of Cruises, Date of Departure/Arrival, Etc.....
I was looking at revelex.com however they look like they combine the whole database into a package with the site and i want to be able to customize it...
Thanks again for all your help.
sXeBoarder, almost all large and serious players in travel/cruise industry have to market themselves and work separately with travel agencies.
In order to offer that kind of database, you have to: (a) build a database driven web site first; (b) build up relationships with agencies and make them believe you will be investing in web site promotion for them to be interested; (c) market your site to consumers.
If you want to ignore direct marketing, you have to look into affiliate-based schemes available with most big travel sites.
You just use that data, promoet the site and work on commission.
I have a list of good resources at home. I had a client that runs a travel agency. You need backend software from like saber amadeus, gallieo which connects to the databases stuff like gds and crm. When I get home tonight I can send you some good links, Its actualy still a project Im going to do for myself eventualy. I can give you the number to my contact in atlanta, talk to her shell be able to set you up with out the backend using there system more or less its completly branded for you using there system and they will put you in contact with some one in your local area
Im sorry i must of not put in enough information... I am not building this website for myself. It is for a cruise angecy. They are basically looked at revelex.com however it looks to me like their is no customization options allowed etc... Pretty much ruling me out of the design completely... From what i gather... So that is why i am asking if there is some sort of subscription database company with that like of information.