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Wilsons Abel Tasman
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Room Search
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Origin Pacific: Check-In System
Nelson Motels
Air Wairarapa
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Wilsons Abel Tasman Website, Booking and Management System Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Built for the largest operator of kayak, guided walk, accommodation and water taxi services in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, the new Wilsons Abel Tasman website makes it easier for their customers to find their ideal adventure from the extensive list of available options.

Phase 1 of the project is now complete, later in 2008 the second phase will be launched which includes online booking, full administration and management of the entire operation and is designed for their staff to use, whether they are in the park, at the office or even overseas promoting their business to international tourists.

The website and database are hosted at our state of the art hosting environment in Wellington.

Origin Pacific Airways Website Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Launched in May 2006, the new Origin Pacific Airways website was designed to be significantly easier for customers to use and incorporated many innovative new features and functionalities.
Significant attention had been paid to the flight search / booking sequence to make the process as easy and as simple as possible.

Room Search Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Room Search allows iSites and New Zealand Travel agents to qucikly and easily find New Zealand accommodation online.
The system is linked at the back-end to the highly successful www.dutymotel.co.nz and www.holidayguide.co.nz websites.
Access to Room Search is FREE for iSites and Travel Agents and is successfully used by a large number of agents across New Zealand.

Holiday Guide Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Recently launched New Zealand travel and tourism portal. Allows online booking of accommodation plus comprehensive travel information, town, city and regional guides, plus cafe and restaurant, activities and What's On listings.
The software is fully integrated with the Duty Motel website and offers a complete online availability and booking solution to New Zealand Accommodation providers.

Duty Motel Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Following the success of the Nelson Motels online availability website, the scheme has been extended nationwide with many regional motel groups using the system.
The website allows motel owners to set their room availability online and share this information with other moteliers in their local and national groups. In addition the local group may opt to allow access to tourism offices, services and call-centers.
The software has proved extremely popular and is now New Zealand's largest room referral system.

air2there.com Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Web-based reservation, booking and management system for air2there.com, a small regional airline based in Paraparaumu.
The system is entirely web-based, allowing staff full access to all functionality from any internet-connected computer. The system incorporates a public-facing website, a secure administration/ management site and a kiosk flight information display system.
The solution is designed with flexibility in mind in order to cope with future changes to the business. The system is written in Microsoft .Net / SQL-Server 2000 and is modular in design to enable re-use of objects & code libraries.

Origin Pacific: Check-In System Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. In response to the rapidly increasing number of passengers using their services, Origin Pacific required a new check-in system to improve speed and accuracy of checking passengers at the airports; previously check-in had been a completely manual process with flight manifests being faxed from airport to airport.
In response Strait Solutions designed and built a web based check-in system that prints out boarding cards onto standard (cheap) laser printers. The solution also required a new WAN to built for Origin Pacific, with a Citrix based solution chosen to allow the non-web based corporate applications to be accessed whilst keep hardware and network maintainance costs to a bare minimum.
The new software has been well recieved by staff at Origin Pacific and amongst other successes has resulted in a sginficantly lower Telecom bill!

Nelson Motels Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Built for the Nelson Motel association, this small website allows the motel owners to manage their room availability online. The system is integrated with the local call centre with a smart search engine allowing customers to be given accurate real-time information on which motels have the room(s) they require. This application replaces a fax based solution which was very time-consuming to manage and did not provide up to date information.
The site has proved very successful since launch and has led to a dramatic upskilling and upgrading of motel owners computer equipment and internet connectivity. One motel owner remarked that they dont have to bother taking in their 'No Vacancy' sign now!

Air Wairarapa Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Air Wairarapa is a new community airline based in Masterton. Their requirements were for a complete web-based reservation system with considerable timeframe and budgetary constraints. Strait Solutions completed the project on time and on budget with a web-site designed to promote the Wairarapa as a mainstream tourist destination. Launched in April 2002, the website is attracting widespread local support with praise for its functionality and ease of use.
The website includes full real-time online reservation and payment via a 128-bit SSL encrypted secure interface / payment gateway. In addition the site incorporates a seperate administration interface which allows Air Wairarapa staff to manage their entire operation online.

Contract IT Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Contract IT is a site designed to bring IT Contractors and Employers together, bypassing the high costs associated with recruitment agencies. The site is run as a free service to both contractors and employers; the site covers its running costs primarily through sponsorship.
The site has been a phenomenal success and has a strong user base of contractors using the site on a regular basis. In addition the no-cost model has prompted considerable change in the New Zealand recruitment market with many agencies now charging considerably reduced fees and a better standard of service to their clients.

Origin Pacific Airways: Original eCommerce Website Top

Click to view full size.. Click to view full size.. Origin Pacific's requirements for their online presence was two-fold: it had to sell seats and they needed it in a hurry.  The site was designed to be simple and quick to use: this meant a low level of graphics (no large Flash animations to download) and plain English copy with little other distracting content.

Technically the site was a challenge as it had to interact with Origin's existing reservation system and yet not affect the performance of their system as a whole. The chosen architecture of using ASP pages with COM+ objects (that encapsulates the business rules) has resulted in a highly scalable and easy to maintain site.

The site acts an additional sales channel to their existing 0800 number based call-centre. A seperate account holders interface allows Origin's travel agency partners and corporate customers to book directly; shortly an XML Web Services interface will be added that will allow the larger travel agency chains to incorporate Origin reservations within their own software.

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