Travel Republic is the highest ranking online only travel agent, independent of any tour operators and with full ABTA membership. With over 1 million passengers annually booking on the site, Travel Republic is one of the UK’s largest and best established online travel agents.
Travel Republic’s requirement was for a new site design which reflected their award winning business. The brief was to modernise the site and to simplify the steps to booking. It was important that the site content was delivered in a clean and concise manner whilst retaining the in depth wealth of information and of course the overall the aim was to increase bookings and therefore profits.
3mil designed a site with consumer usability at the forefront. With a wealth of content, booking processes, search functionality and multiple search return options, the wire framing and information architecture process was essential to the project success.
Travel Republic wanted the users to be the heart of the site so we added functionality for Customer Ratings, Reviews and Top Tips. We also added “Tweet” and “Like” buttons to promote customer sharing.
Created a frenzy of positive chatter through Facebook and Twitter on launch and is proving to be wildly popular with the existing and new audience. Since launch of the new site Travel Republic have seen an uplift in bookings of 55% and the site has also received a 5 out of 5 star review from Webuser magazine.
What the client said...
“Since launch the site has had increased traffic of 54%. 3mil worked closely with the management team at Travel Republic over a very compact 2 month period on the architecture and design of our new site. The first design direction presented by 3mil was exactly how we had envisaged the site. The architecture of the site had been carefully thought through and it has proved to make the process of searching and booking easier for our existing and new customers. From beginning to end the process was extremely smooth.
3mil continue to work closely with us on designing other elements within the Travel Republic Group including our Online Florida site and our customer email communication.
We would not hesitate in recommending 3mil as an agency - as well as producing a brilliant creative job they are down to earth, friendly, flexible and above all professional. Well done guys...”
Elliott Pritchard - Head of Online Marketing, Travel Republic