Tourlane (formerly AKAWY) helps travellers book custom-made travel offers from travel agents. It's a lead generation tool which finds high-intent buyers and puts them through to travel companies. With more clients coming in, Tourlane decided to refresh the brand and improve internal processes for possible future scale-ups.
Tourlane was initially built with PHP, a language that has its limitations in terms of what it can be used for. The company turned to the Netguru, top Ruby on Rails consulting company, to rewrite the website from PHP to Ruby on Rails as the latter technology offers more possibilities for scaling the product and building new tools.
The first stage of the project finished in four months. The website has been completely converted to the more efficient RoR, enabling the company to build more and more tools.