Event and Hotel Booking Portal

Categories : All, Media and Entertainment, Retail / E-commerce

Client Requirement


The client is a provider of sporting event travel options which includes sports travel packages, event tickets and hotel rooms for all major sporting events worldwide. The client demanded a Magento based Hotel booking site with all the basic functions for small to large sized
accomodations of all types. This ticket selling and management portal will deliver the best selection of hotels and events worldwide at an affordable price enabling travelers to make the best choice to fit their specific requirements.

Designed and developed the site from scratch, the event ticket booking site is a complete
solution for business including online bookings, travel services, traveler reviews, discounted
airfare, travel insurance etc. The booking site development was achieved using Magento and
some of the highly recognized Magento extensions like Advanced product options and Partial
payment were integrated within the site in order to provide rich experience to the user.

The client’s key requirements were:
  • Fast time to market and highly user-friendly
  • Delivers rich user experience
  • Highly scalable yet reliable technical solution
  • Integration with payment gateway and third-party applications
  • Customer’s choose to pay by partial payment – integrated Partial Payment API
  • Easy handling of ticket cancellations

Project Challenges

The team faced the following challenges:
  • Large database was normalized to avoid unnecessary load and fetch only the required data.
  • Developing an active event and hotel booking portal capable of handling millions of user requests without slowing down.
  • Incorporating web usability principles in order to ensure easy navigation to the user.
  • Applying various set of business logics associated with Magento site development.
  • Ensuring safe and secure transfer of data.

Technologies Used


Operating System & Server Management Red Hat Linux OS, Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups,Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance
Development Tools & Environments PHP5+, Magento Community Edition 1.9.1, AJAX, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3 etc.
Database MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups


Project Leader 1
Developers 3
Designers 1
Quality Assurance Tester 1


Keeping in mind the enormous structure of the website and the challenges involved a 3-tier development approach was adopted consisting of:
  • The Data Access layer containing the libraries responsible for accessing data from the database.
  • The Business Logic layer consisting of all business logic procedures for modules like user profiles, groups and registration info etc.
  • The User Interface layer which forms the Graphical User Interface of the website.


We are using 3- tier architecture which consists of Presentation layer (PL), Business Access layer (BAL) and Data Access layer (DAL).
  • BAL: Business Access layer contains business logics and validations related to the data.
  • DAL: Data Access layer contains methods which help the business layer to connect the data and perform required action via returning data or manipulating data (insert, delete, update).
  • PL: Presentation layer contains .phtml where data is presented to the user and inputs are taken from the users.

Development Highlights

The site was equipped with a robust architecture and offers rich functionality to support the growing customer base and ensure high availability of the service. The system features a payment gateway system to process the bookings in real-time. Extensive pre-development research was carried out to create a robust system capable of handling ticket bookings, event bookings, cancellations etc. using online application. Web usability guidelines were strictly followed during development and the interface was made easily navigable through the judicious use of AJAX, CSS and HTML controls. The site was developed and fully functional within a span of 6 months.

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