I’m in need of a working model (mimic) of a popular travel site. I am open to your suggestion as to which website you'd like to redesign for me. What I need is a site that encourages online booking. Right now I just use the private label WCTravel website. It is not search engine friendly and does not encourage booking online. New site must be both search engine friendly and encourage booking. Of course, there will be several changes but the basic functions will be the same. You will need to become familiar with the fundamentals of World Choice Travel (WCT). I believe you need experience with API, XML, HTML, CSS, Flash and website integration just to name a few. You are bidding on a feature for an existing website. Will need to have all functionality and be ready to go live once completed.
I have a VPS that the site will be hosted on with cPanel. A logo is also needed.
You will be required to provide a mockup of the design of the homepage, a listing page, and what the search results page will look like with your quote. I’ve need burned and a lot of time and money has been wasted.
In order to weed out those who are just curious and those who are serious bidders the format will be something like this:
Submit a placeholder bid of $250 so that I know you read the entire ad. In your PM to me include the following information:
- Years of travel site experience.
- Examples of travel sites you’ve worked on.
- Are you familiar with WCT?
- In you have none of the above, then why should I choose you and/or your company.
If your answers are favorable, I will provide you with some general information about the project and the website in question. Then you will be required to provide (as stated above) a mock up of the design of the homepage, a listing page, and what the search results page will look like.”
If your mock up is favorable (in general) I will provide you with all the details of the project, including a tour of the backend of WCT (if requested).
Not all features of the site in question are needed. Total budget for this project is not to exceed $500.
Please review before taking the next step. I don’t want to waste your time or mine.
Additional Project Description:
06/11/2011 at 3:42 NZST
Little bit of a change - If you prefer working with the expedia API and have more experience with them, I am flexible and have an arrangement with them also. So whatever solution would give the most full featured complete website - I am open for. Please explain why you prefer one solution over another. Thank you very much