Configuring Your Booking Engine

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Understanding the Booking Engine Settings Page

Custom URL

  • Select ‘Custom URL’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can customize and view your booking engine page URL (Please note if you change this URL you will need your webmaster to update all of your booking engine links on your website)
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      • Clicking on the links will allow you to view your booking engine pages

Theme Customization's

Mobile Theme Customizations

  • Please request a mobile theme from our support team

Step Customization

  • Select ‘Step Customizations’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can edit the names and titles of each step of the booking process
    • You can select to sell packages and/or point of sale items online

Booking Defaults

  • Select ‘Booking Engine Defaults’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can set your booking engine to allow reservations or to display availability only
    • You can set the number of days from today you will allow reservations
    • You can set the number of days of availability to display
    • You can set the default number and maximum number of rooms
    • You can set the default length and maximum length of stay

Unit Customizations

  • Select ‘Unit Customizations’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can set the terms used to describe your units
    • You can set the Rate display method, Average or Total (Average is an industry recommendation)
    • You can set the sort order of the rooms, Highest Rate to Lowest Rate, Lowest Rate to Highest Rate, Highest Capacity to Lowest, or the same order that you have them set on the occupancy map
    • You can set whether or not to show units that are not available during the dates selected

Calendar Options

  • Select ‘Calendar Options’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can set the default calendar view, 2-Month or 2-Week (The 2-Week option displays individual units only)
    • You can allow your guest to choose their calendar view or not
    • You can set the options for the 2-Week calendar

Stay Conditions and Policies

  • Select ‘Stay Conditions and Policies’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • 'Terms And Conditions’ are required for your booking engine to function
    • Put any language that you want your guests to read and agree to before making a reservation
    • ‘Policies And Restrictions’ are not required

Minimum Stay Policy

  • Select ‘Minimum Stay Policy’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
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    • You can select to relax minimum stay policies to allow orphaned nights to be booked
    • You can set the number of days out to relax the policy (typically will match cancellation cut off)
    • You can select to waive the requirement completely or reduce the requirement to the number of days available

Confirmation Letter

  • Select ‘Confirmation Letter’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
    • Select the confirmation letter that your guests will receive when they make a reservation

Social Settings

  • Select ‘Social Settings’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
    • You can create a social media button here

Bookable Guest Categories

  • Select ‘Bookable Guest Categories’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
    • You can set which guest categories you will allow to book online

Website Calendar Script Generator

  • Select ‘Website Calendar Script Generator’ from the Booking Engine Settings Menu
    • You can generate the code for individual calendars here
      • This code can be placed on a web page to display availability for a specific unit

Analytic Tracking Scripts

Gift Certificate Options

 

 

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