Downtown Backpackers: New Zealand
- Project Name: Downtown Backpackers
- URL: http://www.downtownbackpackers.co.nz
- Work done:
- Design and development of website on Bootstrap content management system
- Clean and simple design
- Seekom booking engine
- Random Flickr images
- Random local events pulled from other websites via APIs
The brief to Xebidy for this website was to create something that was really clean and simple – lots of white space with effective use of imagery and colours. At the end of the day the most important thing was to communicate quickly to customers about all the services at the hostel without messing them around. Most customers would visit the website from an Internet Cafe so they wanted to get the information, prices, images about the rooms and to book.
In this way we have developed a great looking website that links into the Seekom Reservations System. We are finally in the process of introducing some further booking engines for some of the main products that are sold through the travel and tours desk within the hostel. First to be integrated hopefully this week will be a booking engine for Wellington Rovers’ top products. The idea here is simply to improve the functionality that is offered the clients as part of visiting the hostels website.
Also added into this development is a random Flickr image search showing fresh images from Wellington all the time. A random local event also displays in the footer which uses an API to receive the events from other websites. This means that the crew at Downtown Wellington Backpackers don’t have the stress of maintaining the events which stay nice and current and cover a wide spectrum and keeps the site fresh and interesting.
The Xebidy seal of approval on a nice project to work on with a nice feeling result.