In 2001 four programmer friends, including General director Alexandr Galochkin and technical director Roman Efremov, united under the CPS Labs brand and started to implement projects from foreign customers. In 2003 they created the online booking engine for a Scottish company.
The booking system went so well that the next 5 years these friends were developing it for a variety of business: from buses to hotels.
In 2008 the team had the idea, that Russian hotels can also be successfully promoted on the Internet. And it was the beginning of the TravelLine booking engine.
By that time the company was registered under the current name, and from a «one-bed apartment» they moved to «three-bed apartment». It was in the same «Tower» from which the TL-fighters finally moved out 10 years later.
General director Alexandr Galochkin and technical director Roman Efremov went to the «Intourmarket», the first exhibition for TravelLine, with the ready online booking module.
In those days only few people understood that the booking on request and an instant confirmation booking are two very different things.The hotels had put an application form on their websites and believed that it would leads to instant online sales.
Since that time the «sales» but not the founding fathers of TravelLine began to come to the meetings with hoteliers.
Also the auditors of website and SEO-specialists appeared in our team.
The girls from the new support department picked up all the questions from the hotels connected with the settings in TravelLine accounts.
For the first time we visited the PIR and MITT exhibitions. There Alexander Galochkin gathered a full hall of hoteliers and told them «how to get to a bright future for hotels».
We got another office in Yoshkar-Ola and most of the «travelliners» moved there from the «Tower». The whole team did the cleaning and the old sign «Afedronarium» went to the designer’s office, which everyone began to name in such way.
We developed and put onto the market
Then Booking.com offered two types of certification and we chose the most difficult, which no one had taken before us.The result of a whole day of correspondence, checks of our Channel Manager and oppressive stress was a letter from the representative of Booking.com with congratulations and the words: «It was the best certification in my certification history».
For the first time
we held our own conference.
We developed TL Rate Shopper for the competitor price tracking and in the same year we got recognition from the Association of St. Petersburg Small Hotels «for an innovative high-quality product».
We became the resident of Skolkovo, Expedia’s privileged partner, Bitrix Gold Certified Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner.
Personal data protection law on the territory of Russia made us fuss and our system administrators began to transfer the TravelLine servers from Germany to Russia. In those times they let all the pain through according with the purchase of servers, with sending them to the metropolitan data-centers and suppliers’ misses.
Well, now the servers and system administrators are all right.
We created the module for the sanatorium - the first russian development, which sales the vouchers. And today more than 300 sanatoriums are with us.Product page
We became the best innovative company of the year in Bulgaria.
And finally, the «travelliners» moved from the «Tower»
to the main office.