Inspired Luxury Escapes

Creating a System Providing Customers an Escape to the World's Most Luxurious Destinations

Summary

Managing holidays in thousands of resorts, across hundreds of locations, in over 30 countries, especially on a hugely dated content management system (CMS), is a huge task. Inspired Luxury Escapes got in touch with us to design and build not only a refreshed website, but also a bespoke CMS that allowed them to manage all this data and dynamically generate webpages with just the click of a button.

Challenge

Inspired Luxury Escape wanted their website to not only list available holidays, but also provide detailed information on hotels, locations, special offers and itineraries, as well as image galleries for the vast majority of these - this is a enormous amount of content, spanning literally hundreds of pages.

And this just covers the manually entered content. Holiday and resort data comes from multiple sources, however there is no standardisation on data format or the content provided. This required us to come up with a way to aggregate the data and display it in a consistent way, providing fallbacks for missing content.

  • Inspired Luxury Escapes
  • Inspired Luxury Escapes are one of the UK's largest travel companies, with a speciality in providing luxurious holidays in stunning locations spanning more than 30 countries.
  • www.inspiredluxuryescapes.com
  • Industry:
    Travel
  • Locations:
    30+ countries
  • Our Roles:
    Development, Design

Solution

Working with the provided specification, and after a large amount of fact-finding with Inspired Luxury Escapes, we formulated a plan of how best to proceed with the project, settling on two parts that would be worked on concurrently:

1. Content Management System

To populate the content of the website and holiday data, we designed and developed a completely bespoke content management system (CMS), with two main areas where the majority of the functionality would be used:

Page Management

This area allowed Inspired Luxury Escapes to view the entire site structure and drill down level by level. From here, new pages could be created and existing pages could be edited, with an included version control to prevent any accidental updates.

Using a simple drag and drop interface, users could add a section to a page, choose the background colour and the layout of the section. Individually created components could then be dragged into the sections and content could either be input manually or dynamically generated, depending on the situation.

System Data

The bulk of the website was managed via this section, where users could enter information on destinations, hotels, offers, itineraries and any other information they required on the website. Once the information was entered, users could simply click a button to put appropriate pages live, with navigation being automatically generated within the website.