Shearings’ website revamp returns results more quickly

Coach tours specialist Shearings has upgraded its website – including the travel agents’ bookable site – to offer holiday results faster than before.

New ‘Elasticsearch’ technology means that searches for coach, self-drive or cruise holidays can be sorted by departure date, duration, holiday budget and other options, at speeds of up to 70 milliseconds.

Elasticsearch allows the operator to store, search, and analyse huge volumes of data and then return search queries quickly, because it searches an index instead of searching the text directly.

The search function also has a new look on the Shearings website, making it clear and easy to use. It can also be used on different devices.

Furthermore, the ‘Elasticsearch’ technology means that agents can find holidays to suit clients with fewer clicks.

Ashley Dellow, Leger Shearings Group’s head of retail sales, said: “Travel agents are going to find that checking details and booking the famous Shearings’ escorted coach tours has become even faster.

“Agents can quickly filter personalised travel options for their clients, presenting the perfect holiday as if by magic.”