Web booking platform for St. Peter Resort
The Mountains is a web booking platform that provides people with ability to book rooms, cottages at St. Peter Hotel and choose a type of service for having rest in the beautiful place in Austria.
There was a need to redesign and relaunch the Hotel and Restaurant Resort located in the Austrian Alps according to changing management vision, business strategies, and other circumstances.
The management planned to reorganize a list of services providing by the hotel, also change infrastructure and build several new buildings to provide more services regarding a modern vision and trends of having rest & entertainment.
The online part of the project was also required to be changed in order to create clients the ability to find quickly all necessary information, choose a service including their preferences, choose room and book it. A user should be able to use booking system easily and get some rest mood even before arriving at the hotel.
The old platform was made on Symfony framework and one of the main conditions was to save the chosen framework and reintegrate a new UX/UI part with additional functionality into Symfony engine.
Functionality to be done: adjustment of an anti-spam filter to get mails, saving SEO positions, implementing a web booking engine, feature to get information and files through call back forms and manage them by admin panel, integrations with third party services.
Also, one of the client’s requirements was to create functionality for downloading tourist reviews from Facebook and other resources to public them at the platform automatically.
What we did
What we did
We had the challenge to incarnate all the strategies, vision and tasks of management using technologies on the web booking platform simultaneously make it simple and attractive.
We decided to implement a comprehensive approach and started from an investigation part and defining requirements according to the client’s request for redesigning UX/UI part.
After a close interaction with a stakeholder, we incepted creating UX/UI prototypes. All the activities concerning a design part were executed in FIGMA. Such a tool provided us with the opportunity to be in a tight process of approving solutions and observing current activities by a stakeholder. Because the tool gives a project link with an ability to observe a work process in a real-time.
Following modern trends and global vision, we developed an adaptive design in four resolutions. It includes screens: 1970, 1366, 768, 375px. Every single page was developed to provide people with a comfortable way to find resort services they need and book apartments regardless of a device they have.
Having done a design stage we started markup activities. We decided to use custom markup elements instead of Bootstrap framework. So in case of having an urgent need to add some blocks or sections the client will have an opportunity to complete it in a short way.
A stage of backend programming was not least then a design and markup creation. We used an existing admin panel to integrate a new markup in Symfony engine. One of the client’s requirements was an implementing of a booking engine.
The client’s solution was to take an existing engine and make the integration. Resonline.com was chosen as a core booking engine. We implemented it into the heart of the system to make booking functionality active.
That gave an opportunity to save the time to start the resort working with a new vision and strategy.
There was made the anti-spam filter to get emails and functionality to get information and files through call back forms and manage them by admin panel.
We made integrations with third parties services like Facebook and other resources to download tourist reviews for automatic publishing them at the platform. There were saved SEO positions.
The most important thing was Quality Assurance stage. Our QA specialists executed a full circle testing process. There were made activities according to adjustments and checkout the booking system with general functional features.
As a final stage, we migrated all the web platform files to a client’s server and adjusted hosting options to run up the platform in the world network.
As a result, we delivered to the client the web booking platform with a custom admin panel and user interface. All the requirements were implemented and tested. The client runs up the new concept of travel business at a beautiful place in Austria.
The booking platform lets the client organize a process of getting more tourists in several clicks. In addition to it, such an approach of acquisition of tourists by the web system allowed to open many ways to increase revenue and make the resort convenient for every person in the world.
Rest API, Facebook API,Web Booking Engine
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