Fernweh – Online Travel Agency
We built a modern high performant travel booking application, integrating multiple vendor APIs , normalising different data points and delivered a real time low price engine
Fernweh is a fast growing travel planning application that gather data from multiple travel booking vendors and integrate different APIs in order to avail the customers of the cheapest fares for booking flights,hotels etc.
Seeking a fresh new perspective on planning online travel, Fernweh desired to consolidate different travel booking vendors to help their customers access services with the lowest fares. The key challenge was integrating multiple api’s with each vendor having a different internal process. The other interesting problem to solve was the fragmentation of data points, for example, different vendors calling a particular hotel property with different names. The final piece to the puzzle was building a real time low price engine, comparing different rates and giving the most economical solution at run time.
Built on laravel, angularjs and mysql, we built an intricate system through which the data points across the multiple vendors can be mapped by Fernweh along with controlling their own internal listing apart from providing them with a unique caching mechanism. Providing the customers with the lowest prices for the services available is the main feature.