Fred. Olsen Travel

Fred. Olsen Travel is one of the largest and longest-running travel companies in the United Kingdom. Their portfolio comprises of 14 sub-brands including Adventure Tour Holidays, Fred Discover and Far Horizon, each aimed at different target markets. For example, the inspirational Travel Quest showcases a range of high-quality cruise and tour packages.

The Challenge

Fred. Olsen Travel required a new, multi-site platform to showcase each of their 14 brands. They requested a new design which could be easily adapted for each of their 14 brands; whether it be a change in colour scheme, layout or features. Mobile and tablet devices accounted for a large proportion of visitors to Fred. Olsen Travel's portfolio of websites and, therefore, they wanted a responsive website. Also on their wish list was a content management system for control over their 14 websites, as well as the ability to distribute products from a central pot of products, to any of the 14 brands.

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Fred Holidays Website Design Desktop
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Solution

Our team of designers and developers worked together to devise a new system that delivered on each of Fred. Olsen Travel's requirements:

  • New design templates allowing for brandable changes across the 14 websites
  • Responsive website allowing visitors to view the website on a mobile or tablet
  • Product distribution whereby data feeds connect to third party inventory listings, allowing for the import of pre-built itineraries into the Fred platform. Products can be handpicked, customised and distributed to any of the 14 brands for showcasing
  • A new Umbraco content management system to control 14 websites from one portal
  • Enquiry management system: All quotes can be managed from one central system
  • Global rules engine for pricing: Pricing can be managed across the 14 brands, with options to mark-up and mark-down prices on specific tours
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Fred Holidays Responsive Website Design Tablet
CSI Media are a very professional team whose collective skills make for a well-oiled web design agency that delivers on-time and to budget. The development that has just been provided is outstanding, meeting all the project deliverables.

Shane Williams, E-Commerce Manager, Fred. Olsen Travel