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Travel booking
platform 
development

Sharing Onix’s experience in building a travel booking system


TravelBid.com is a platform where travelers can book a hotel room or holiday home, order an airport transfer, or rent a car in Cyprus. Instead of using traditional booking engines like Booking.com or Expedia, they can enter their trip details on TravelBid and within minutes get direct offers from over 14K local businesses.

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Industry
Travel and Booking
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Team size
8 Specialists
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Location
Cyprus
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Beginning of the 
travel booking portal development

Ralph Schonfelder, the client, provided Onix with the software requirement specification (SRS) document. This enabled the team to use the Waterfall management approach during the travel booking service development.

The creation of the UX/UI design began with carefully studying the client’s requirements and references.

Immediately after that, the designers analyzed the major players in the market, such as Airbnb, Booking.com, trivago, and others. Their task was to make the future app’s user flow as straightforward and convenient as possible.

This information helped the designer create
the user flow, wireframes, and then a clickable prototype
 of the website.

The designer came up with several smart solutions that make the interface 
user-friendlier:

Post your trip

She divided the inquiry form into several steps to facilitate a quick and easy understanding and filling out.

My inquiries

The page ‘My inquiries‘ displays the inquiries as cards with essential information and the number of offers for each, so the user instantly understands how many options they have.

Offer details

Displaying the traveler’s requirements on the offers page along with detailed information on each offer helps users quickly compare what they need with what each provider offers.

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Logo Design 
for the platform

After minor changes, the client finally approved the UI design and requested a logo for the platform. At first, he wanted a generic sign suitable for a travel business. However, we convinced the client that the new service deserved a unique logo to make it recognizable.

The designer created many concepts of the logo, playing around with the idea of flights, planes, and birds, and presented each on the home page layout and with different backgrounds before the client accepted the sign that pleased him, suited the business, and fit in with the style of the platform. It’s basically a combination of a stylized plane and the initial “t” from TravelBid.

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Technology stack for travel booking website development

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    Onix's developers programmed the platform's front-end and back-end 
    applications using Vue.js and Node.js, respectively.
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    They had to use some JavaScript libraries and integrate them into Vue.js to build a mobile-friendly front-end.
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    The server infrastructure was set up on the client's AWS account.
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    socket.io was used for real-time messaging. In case an extraordinary number of messages are sent simultaneously, a queue is formed if the server doesn't process other requests.
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    Stripe and PayPal were integrated to support online payments.
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Result and prospects

TravelBid.com was launched in June 2022. Currently, the platform counts 14K+ service providers and adds 5K new users every month.

The development of the platform continues as the client works to expand the business to other countries.

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