While I was reading my RSS feeds yesterday I read something about this new AJAX way of booking your hotel, found on Ajaxian. The service is called Paguna.com and got me excited when I read about it. It also made me think of a service I saw a few years ago already which was called OneScreen, offered by iHotelier. I haven’t got a demo url for Onescreen so you need to see on the website on one of the hotels using it. I picked the Ritz in Paris because that just sounded cooler than the other hotels on the client list.
The main difference between the sites is that Paguna sells hotel tickets for a series of hotels that signed up for this partner model, whereas iHotelier is chosen by the Hotel itselfs as their own system. iHotelier also is created a while ago in Flash and Paguna exists only a short while and is created in AJAX as you could read. After testing a bit, I still remain a big fan of the OneScreen applicationn, rather than Paguna as I don’t see the added value of using AJAX. OneScreen makes a lot better use of Flash if you compare both.
Well see for yourself.