WordPress Site with API Integrations

How we developed a travel booking website for the world leader in luxury yacht chartering

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Company Type Consumer Brands
Size 50+ employees
Regions Europe, North America and Asia
Client since 2014

About Dream Yacht Charter

Dream Yacht Charter operates over 800 boats in over 40 locations around the world and is one of the world leaders in yacht chartering today.


Project Background

Online bookings can fail for several reasons: the booking engine is overloaded, the booking engine is unavailable, or it is very slow in returning results. This means that users abandon the booking process and do not come back. Alternatively bookings need to be completed over the phone which is time-consuming and expensive.

Dream Yacht Charter commissioned Moove Agency to create an advanced booking system that significantly improves how data is delivered to users by improving the booking process and significantly reducing the response time for online bookings and real-time searches on vast amounts of information stored in remote data centres.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Adventurous traveller with an interest in sailing

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Yacht owners and the yachting community

Objectives

Simplify and improve the booking and enquiry process.

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Undertake a complete build of the website to provide a clearer user journey and vastly improve the user experience.

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Integrate real-time yacht management system, SEDNA, in to the website to enable full price break-down and purchase information in order to increase sales.

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Fully utilise data automation to dynamically pull and display data.

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Accommodate complex campaign-focussed landing pages.

Advanced Technical Requirements

SEDNA API: A WORLD FIRST INTEGRATION

SEDNA is an advanced real-time yacht management system and holds all of the yacht information including specs, availability and pricing. SEDNA also handles and holds all of the booking information once a booking has been made.

TECHNICAL SOLUTION

We developed a “Bridge” between the SEDNA API and the website. This “Bridge” talks directly to the API and provides data to the website on request.

This ensures not only faster response times for the end user but also ensures the stability and security of the system.

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How it works

Results are cached overnight with live calls made only for availability requests.

The newly engineered booking process ensures a seamless user experience.

Search results are returned from the cloud database improving performance by more than 1000%.

Caching and CDN servers ensure that static assets such as images are delivered fast to users all over the globe.

REAL TIME BOOKING

Availability and pricing is displayed in real time in a calendar format to enable users to quickly and easily view options and make a booking.

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PAYMENT GATEWAYS

Integration of multiple payment gateways for regional sites including Authorize Branding and Sagepay has enabled Dream Yacht Charter to take booking deposits online.

WORDPRESS MULTISITE
  • We utilised WordPress Multisite as a cost-effective solution that will support the growth of the business as it continues to scale its global presence.
  • WordPress Multisite has enabled us to clone the website for multiple language variations (currently English, French, German, Swedish and Dutch) and each local website is connected to a different local payment gateway.
CRM Integration
  • All user data captured is passed through to the Zoho CRM system for customer retention.
  • Each form has bespoke Zoho settings ensuring complete customisation.
  • Created with scalability and A/B testing in mind, all forms are editable via the WordPress CMS.
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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Image Optimisation (lossless compression)
  • Minified CSS, HTML and Javascript code
  • Mobile optimisation
  • Page speed optimisation
  • Redirection of broken links
  • Semantically structured html tags
  • Sitemaps generated automatically
  • SSL certificate (HTTPS)
  • Structured data (schema)
  • W3C-compliant code
  • Yoast SEO plugin installed and setup
Early Results Significant uplift in online enquiries

Organic traffic engagement up by

85
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Homepage bounce rate lowered by

10

Client Testimonial

This was a very complex project that required an agency with not only very strong development skills, but also could grasp the complexity of the API solution that we were building. Moove Agency have been an absolute pleasure to work with on this project! I can't imagine finishing the project on time without them.
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Dan Lockyer MANAGING DIRECTOR, DREAM YACHT CHARTER
Testimonial Moove's Account Manager Russell and Dan at the London Boat Show
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