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Case Study @ Gateway

Interactive travel portal with booking engine

Project Name: Interactive travel portal with booking engine
Client Name: Client based at Kenya is an African Travel agency that provides travel services. Agency offers reservation services for hotels, airline tickets, rental cars, tours and safaris to the top destinations in Africa, thus enabling them to make booking online.
Industry: Travel & Tourism
Scope: Gateway designed & developed a travel portal with a booking engine that display updated information of flight schedules, different tour packages, and availability of the rooms / cars/ cruises from Galileo GDS inventory or from client's supplier database. The travel portal allowed travel service providers to register with their packages and travel agents or travelers to enter complete details of their requirements and perform advanced search query. Based on the search results an agent can then pick the appropriate vendor to trade, perform the travel booking & make the payment online to complete the transaction. In addition, Gateway implemented Galileo global distribution system (GDS) with the travel portal to get real time travel inventory details specific to Hotels, Airlines, Cars etc. Different interfaces were developed to accommodate the needs of user groups accordingly:
 
Travelers Interfaces were develop to facilitate them
  • Register & log in to access features based on the user type
  • View latest air schedules, tour packages, availability of rooms and cars of rental for a particular day.
  • Make booking/reservation online
  • View & update profile information
  • View booking history
Travelers Interfaces were develop to facilitate them
  • Agent registration & login
  • View & update profile information
  • Password retrieval facility
  • Make reservations for clients
  • View commission
  • Cancel reservation request
  • Facility to create custom packages/tours
  • Save/Change Itinerary
  • View, generate & print invoice
Property Owners/Car Rental Owners/Flight owners interfaces were developed to
  • Registration & account login
  • Define and mange different products
  • Booking Management
  • Generate & view reports related to booking
Affiliates
  • Affiliate registration & login
  • View & update profile information
  • View commission
Travel Portal Administrator interface to define and manage travel portal related activities such as
  • User Management
  • Agent Management
  • Affiliate Management
  • Commission management
  • Property / Car Owner Management
  • Category Management
  • Booking Management
  • Tour Management
  • Cruises Management
  • Banner Management
  • Content Management
  • FAQ Management
  • Site Configuration
  • Newsletter Management
Benefits:
  • Centralized monitoring platform
  • Greater visibility into the network operations and more effective capacity monitoring and planning
  • Fast & improved decision-making process
  • Enhance data accuracy and reliability with broader spectrum of performance and capacity counters.
Benefits
  • Expand business online and achieve a greater exposure resulting in increased revenue.
  • Real-time data access and maintenance
Duration  
Team Size  
Technology:
  • XHTML/CSS
  • PHP 5.0
  • MySQL
  • Java Script
  • Galileo GDS
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