After an extensive planning process with the somewhere2stay team we have now completed and signed off wireframes for the entire project, along with initial designs.
It's a complex project and as such the planning process was in depth. With over 25,000 hotels in 600 resorts, the holiday research elements of the site are structured using three tiers of geography (destination, region and resort) to help guide the user to a suitable list of resort accommodation.
The accommodation pages include general information, facilities, location maps, photos, sometimes video and pricing. The booking process is a 2 step process with clear pricing and easy to add optional extras.
The wireframes also include an ‘Agents’ area. The top banner of the site changes when an agent logs into the system, and the prices across the site are changed to include agent’s specific mark-ups and discounts.
Now the wireframes, designs and phased timeline have been agreed. Everyone is ready to go – now the work really begins!