Hotelplan – developing and maintaining on-line discovery portals

A multi-year engagement, we provide build and maintenance services for Hotelplan, an online travel agency in Switzerland focused on developing and maintaining online travel and holiday accommodation discovery portals for customers as well as for other travel agencies.

Business and technical challenges

  • Rapidly growing demand from travel industry players for direct and branded discovery platforms, driven by customer shift towards online as a primary channel for discovery
  • Lack of internal development team capacity to satisfy growing demand and market opportunities
  • Lack of Sitecore expertise
  • Required a platform that rapidly delivers localized portal solutions across many countries in Europe
  • Eliminate outages and build in scalability and robustness to process higher transaction volumes in the future within defined system architecture and deployment infrastructure

Solutions

  • Maintained travel and holiday accommodation discovery and booking portal for multiple countries
  • Implemented improvements for intensive SEO optimization basing on Sitecore 7.2 platform
  • Implemented stability improvements in B2B part of the solution

Technology stack

.NET, C#, Sitecore 7.2, jQuery, MS-SQL, HTML5, CSS3, Elastic Search

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