Essentially a pick up project from a developer that has gone AWOL.
Hotel Booking engine website that essentially has 2 parts. Online availability search where availability and prices are retrieved via XML and displayed to the user. The user is then able to make a booking on the third party website. I need to take the XML to the next level and create branded booking pages that sit on my server, together with the SSL cert we have on the server. The booking process will then be done, details entered into a local DB for marketing purpose then the credit card information and booking details sent to the suppliers via XML. A response confirmation number is then sent to the user. No C/C transaction is done, details only entered as guarantee for the confirmation. Where it gets slightly more complex is that 4-5 suppliers are used so different parameters and XML variables are involved. There will also be a Mybooking logging section, whereby each time a user makes a reservation, they automatically get a user name and password for our site allowing them to login later, change, cancel, and make new bookings.
The 2nd stage is to take the current CMS that we have which effectively looks at a dump of XML/XLS data we get from the supplier. Then a script which has an online web interface generating static files which essentially makes the website a 60k page site. We need some programming done to improve the performance of the current generation/ CMS tool. These hotel pages have a basic template.
The last thing I need is to clean the site up for SEO purposes. Currently written with tables. The site needs to be compliant CSS, removing all tables and using Divs, and pushes out all non seo friendly JS externally. The site must look clean via a text browser.
My knowledge and experience as project manager and SEO is vast. I need a developer who has a broad technical know how on all the technologies and ideally worked on similar projects.
After we converse and I show you what we have and together with what I want, I will ask for one price, Im not in the market for firms to give me a price now, then double on completion.
I have already been burnt once and will not be burnt again.
Only sound, experienced people need apply.
Your English must be excellent.