‘Hotel Booking Platform Assembled with Magento’
Currently tested on German travelers, this is the first hotel booking property of QCNS Group (www.qc-ns.com) to be migrated to this new e-commerce/e-booking solution built on Magento Commerce (http://www.magentocommerce.com). In the coming weeks, more and more properties will be migrated to Magento Commerce, including flagship www.planigo.com - one of Europe’s leading hotels booking platform.
This project required a major personalization of the Magento Commerce 1.3.1, featuring more than 60’000 hotels and fully integrated with QCNS Quad booking engine.
The new solution offers numerous functionalities that QCNS required:
- Improved real-time prices, integrated with 10 suppliers through QUAD technology
- Multi-store/multi-market management
- CMS & marketing flexibility
- Layered navigation and filtering by geo-localization (example: http://www.planigo.de/en/hotels/hotels-france/hotels-paris.html)
One of the challenges, visible behind the scene, is for the site to constantly provide the better price and availability on a very volatile and fractioned hotel market. Cache management is ubiquitous, with a progressive move to real-time information the further the client is moving towards the look-to-book process.