Reservation Platform For Travel Agency
With over 14 years of activity as a travel agency, Travelplanner is one of the top travel agencies from Romania, with more than 150,000 clients.
The company is specialized in destinations like Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Austria and organized more than 30,000 holidays for their tourists.
Travelplanner has an incredible 98% of tourists who rated their services with a positive rank.
The project in numbers
tourists last year
average rank of their services
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Old web platform with performance issues and lack of technical support.
The former website was having performance issues and the company wanted a new and fresh image in the context of a rebranding and a scaling process.
Another challenge for the company was to find skilled developers capable to rewrite a complex project and also to manage such a team and process, not being specialized in software development.
We build from scratch a new web platform focused on search engines performance, but using the existing API of a core system responsible for hotels data and price management. We also build a custom CMS for their frontend specific content structure.
The most important modules of the solution are:
The solution has a lot of specific features for hotel reservation platforms:
How we worked
We created a dedicated team to implement from scratch the new frontend along with the CMS and the API. After launching, two developers remained in the project to implement new features and offer support.
The collaboration went well from the beginning because the client 's Product Owner had a good technical understanding, but also because we had a great communication with their senior developer who was in charge of developing their core system API and nevertheless because they had a detailed design of the new frontend.
After setting up the specifications and architecture, our 2 fullstack developers, 1 QA angineer and Scrum Master along with client Product Owner and backend developer formed an Agile team who delivered a first version in less than 5 months.
We used Scrum so we had daily status meetings wit the whole team and also worked in sprints of 2 weeks, having Sprint Planning and Sprint Review in each sprint. Here too, Slack was our internal communication channel and Asana was the task and backlog management tool.
After delivering the new web platform, we continued to implement new features but also offer support. Because Travel Planner is a growing business who constantly innovates, the backlog is a living list and the development team remained on the project for a long term collaboration.
UI / UX
Web Applications Development
Online Payment Integration
Content Management System
Support and maintenance
"Before we met the guys from ControlF5 we had several collaborations with various companies, but we were unhappy with delays, poor communication and lack of interest.
Following the discussions with Stefan, I felt that it would add value and that's how it was. With their help, we managed to launch a site with a complex functionality even in May 2020, and thus we managed not only to survive the pandemic but also to have increase compared to the previous year.
We have been working together for more than 2 years and during all this time I was very happy with the way we worked together. Most of all, I appreciated the correctness, the proactivity, the seriousness, and the solutions I received.
Of course, I would recommend them at any time."