Only ten years late to reply, but here goes.
In 2018 the answer is Yes you can but it depends lol.
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How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:(firstname.lastname@example.org) for the full details.
hi, things is ok with you my dear, please i have a tourism company here in Tanzania which deals with climbing the mountain, safaris in national parks, cultural tourism i beg you to connect me with people around you.
Thanks for your reply.
You said that if we buy from a US consolidator then that is legal - how does this fit in with the DTI's regulations? Does this just make me a ticket provider?
i.e. (e) before accepting any payment he supplies a valid ticket in accordance with regulation 4 in respect of any flight accommodation which he makes available (in these Regulations called "a ticket provider").
What happens if the flight fail - is there anything like the CAA that would protect it?
Also, I'm having problems with providing insurance. The group wants me to have some sort of in-house insurance for them. However, UK insurance companies will only insure UK citizens and US companies won't deal with me because i'm UK based. Do you know anything about this?
Anyway in answer to your question, I have looked at Keyword Elite ages ago and decided not to buy, I can't remember exactly why but I guess I thought it was a reasonable investment for something you can do for yourself. I think it is probably more suitable for people who run lots of affiliate site. I think most of the info on the internet about it is from affiliates of Keyword Elite. Also I'm not keen on programmes that don't have free trials. MIght be worth asking within the wider forum if anyone has actually used it, then they can give you an honest view.
A piece of software you might be interested in is web ceo (www.webceo.com) - I just use the free version which is quite useful.
Markup is a difficult one in order to be both competitive and it still be worth your while in terms of marketing spend etc. and, of course, it all depends how competitive the net rates are. I personally would start by comparing the prices to those available on an aggregate site like moneysupermarket or kayak and find out where their strengths and weaknesses are. You might find the prices are excellent for one airline and expensive for another; in general the markup for flights will be quite a bit lower than for accommodation. As a guide if it is a true (only available to travel trade) white label up to 10% for flights up to 15% for accommodation - although I would anticipate they might be nearer half that to be competitive in all areas. If it's more of an affiliate link (which I'm guessing it might be) up to 7% but realistically most likely 2-3% would be my guess.
Sorry it's not a very straightforward answer, but hope it helps.
Thanks soooo much for that - I can't tell you how helpful it is to get such a jargon-free reply!
Thanks also for your kind words re our web site - it is still in its infancy, but we won't ever use an online booking system - our bookings are too complex and often quite complicated - it would be unfair on our customers!
It sounds like you have had a really exciting life - Botswana is one of my favourite countries in Africa; the variety and diversity never fails to amaze me!
If you have any more tips or any constructive criticisms of the site, do let me know - it all helps! I'll likewise do the same :-)