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Supporting one of the UK's leading hotel brands 24/7

Travelodge initially required assistance in the migration of certain key web assets from their legacy PHP system to a new Drupal 7 platform. Page load times were a particular focus, since the Travelodge site experiences substantial spikes in traffic during peak times. Following the successful completion of this, we were asked to continue to work with Travelodge in a support role, to ensure the on-going stability and functionality of the site. 

 

Travelodge website

We were impressed with CTI Digital’s technical ability and agile working methodology and as a result we have consulted with them further to look into other development work. We have full confidence in the delivery and quality of their work and have found great benefit from the work carried out to date.
Jason Greenwood, Head of IT Development, Travelodge

85%

room reservations

booked through the website.

500+

hotels

all bookable through the website.

17+ million

people

stay in Travelodge hotel each year.

24/7

service support

we supported the site around the clock.

Key Processes

Process Integration

Our developers rapidly familiarised themselves with Travelodge’s bespoke pricing and availability APIs, to interpret and become proficient with existing software in a short timeframe and dovetail with Travelodge’s own development team.

Risk reduction

Building on legacy software always presents certain risks; therefore care was taken in planning the project to identify possible pitfalls with the Travelodge team during in depth meetings with the technical teams.

Performance prioritised

Testing plans were prepared for code performance in both back and front end. Page profiling tools and New Relic were employed to identify performance bottlenecks.

Opera integration

The data pertaining to hotels and availability reside within Travelodge’s custom Opera API. In migrating key pages of Travelodge.co.uk visitor journey to Drupal 7, our developers produced an integration to Opera.


The results

Travelodge website

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