Michelle Sternbauer is a Project Manager at THAT Agency, interested in streamlining overall workflow and creating on-going client relationships.
STUART, FL – Big Five Gift Registry, a new service of Big Five Tours and Expeditions, hired THAT Agency to create a gift registry ecommerce website and content management system. This gift registry is a separate part of the Big Five website (whose urls are www.bigfive.com and www.exotichoneymoonvacations.com) that allows people to create or customize a vacation for themselves – for a honeymoon, an anniversary, a special birthday etc. – and then to send an e-mail to friends and family members asking them to donate or pay for parts of the trip as their gift. The website also sells gift certificates that can be used for any land tour customized by Big Five.
THAT Agency’s website development plan for Big Five’s websites included creating an online CMS site. The Gift Registry was written using PHP Programming. PHP Programming is used in website development because it is a general purpose yet powerful script language that generates dynamic web content.
The Big Five Gift Registry is similar to traditional gift registries such as the kind found in fine department stores, except that what people register for is a whole tour package – transportation, lodging, sightseeing, transfers, etc. Fully customizable tours can be arranged to Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, the South Pacific or the Polar Regions. Tours can last from as little as three days to more than 26 days. Tours are available for any level of activity, from more relaxed paces to very active or adventure type travel. Big Five’s website also can help you locate a tour or travel agent in your local area.
Big Five Tours and Expeditions, awarded World’s Best Award for Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters mostly recently in 2006 by Travel & Leisure magazine (they’ve been winning this category consistently since 1999), “helps dreams become reality and reality transcend expectation”. In addition to featuring special “tours of the month,” www.bigfive.com furnishes destination information and free flash postcards.
THAT Agency had built Big Five’s main website, utilizing Travel Agent Extranet and online CMS a year before designing the Big Five Gift Registry website.
THAT Agency formerly Boalt Advertising is an interactive design agency and web development firm that focuses using the latest web development techniques and technology including using online CMS and PHP programming in the creation of ecommerce websites. THAT Agency manages online businesses and provides business solutions while utilizing the principles of website design search engine marketing and optimization and site usability to promote companies both big and small, products and/or services.