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Booking Page for Multiple Properties
This page is a about the menu {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE

Concept

The multi-property booking page displays all properties of the account. It links to the property booking page ({{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE ) where the actual booking is made.

The design of the responsive booking page version is modular allowing you to fully control the layout.

The responsive booking page consists of sections. For each section you can choose from a set of modules which can be added an removed. They have advanced settings so you can tailor the display exactly to your needs. For most modules content needs to be added so they can display. Available modules for the multi-property booking page are are:

  • Picture slider or gallery for agency and property
  • Features for property
  • Availability calendar (one or multiple month) for property
  • Descriptions for for agency and property
  • Policies for property
 NOTE: If you have less than 50 properties in the account the system will check if all selected criteria are fulfilled. For accounts with  more then 50 properties for performance reasons the system will only check if any rooms are available for the selected dates.

Pictures

To upload pictures and assign them to modules go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Assign them to the multi-property to use them in agency modules, property, room or offer.

Agency content

  • To add descriptions above and below the property listing go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > CONTENT and enter your descriptions. If you are using the responsive version go to SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->MULTIPLE PROPERTIES->LAYOUT "Property Header and Footer" to activate the descriptive module.
  • To add an agency picture slider (responsive version only) go to SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->PICTURES. Upload your pictures and activate them as "Multiple Property Picture". Then go to SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->MULTIPLE PROPERTIES->LAYOUT "Property Header and Footer" to activate the slider.

Property content

The layout and the used modules for the property display can be customised in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT "Multiple Property Layout" .

  • To add a property picture go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Upload a picture and activate it as "Property Picture".
  • To add a property picture slider (responsive version only) go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > PICTURES. Upload your pictures and activate them as "Property Picture". Then go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE >LAYOUT "Multiple Property Layout" " Customise" to activate the slider.
  • To add a property description go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > CONTENT and enter your descriptive text in "Property Description - Booking Page 1" (responsive booking page version) or "Property Summary Description" (adaptive booking page version).
  • To add an availability calendar (responsive version only) go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT "Multiple Property Layout" " Customise" to activate the property calendar module. When you click on "Manage" you can set the number of calendars to display. Make sure you check the "Position" and "Desktop" settings when you add a module.
  • To add an a features module (responsive version only) go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT "Multiple Property Layout" " Customise" to activate the property features module. When you click on "Manage" you can adjust the column width. Make sure you check the "Position" and "Desktop" settings when you add a module. Features can be added in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->DESCRIPTION.
If you want to show a Google Map you need to add an Google Map API Key in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPER. You can obtain an API key from Google here https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key. Usually a free key is sufficient. Make sure you activate all required settings.

Property header and footer

Agency modules can optionally also disply on the property booking pages. The settings are available in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > LAYOUT.

Hide one or more properties

You can hide a property from your booking page by setting "Sell Priority" = Hide in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > PROPERTY SETTINGS.

Search criteria

Custom search criteria can be set up in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > SEARCH CRITERIA.

These criteria need to be assigned your properties in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > PROPERTY SETTINGS

To always show the search criteria without opening the "Advances Search" link go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > DEVELOPERS and add

<script>
$( document ).ready(function() {
$("#collapseAdvancedSearch").show();
});
</script>

in "Advanced HTML Settings".

Colors and fonts

To change colors and fonts go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > STYLE

Current default setting are:

Setting Value
Background Color (Body) #f4f4f4
Content Background #f4f4f4
Content Text #424242
Link Color #008acc
Border Color #4dfdfdf
Highlight Background From #ffffff
Highlight Background To #ffffff
Highlight Text #424242
Form Background #ffffff
Form Text #424242
Selected Dates Background none
Selected DatesText #222222
Available Dates Background #f2f2f2
Available Dates Text #424242
Request Dates Background #dddddd
Request Dates Text #777777
Not Available Dates Background #f2dede
Not Available Dates Text #a94442
Button Style flat
Button Background #008acc
Button Text #ffffff
Font Arial (Helvetica)
Font Size 14px

Booking Widgets

Booking widgets for multiple properties which open the multiple property booking widgets can be created in SETTINGS->BOOKING ENGINE->BOOKING WIDGETS by setting set PROPERTY = ALL

If you want to allow guests to search by certain criteria:

  • first create the search criteria in {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > SEARCH CRITERIA
  • then go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > MULTI BOOKING PAGE > PROPERTY SETTINGS and assign the applicable criteria to each property

Once you have set and assigned your search criteria you can go to {#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) > BOOKING ENGINE > BOOKING WIDGETS. Set PROPERTY = ALL and design your widget, ensuring that you change SEARCH LABEL to show the search criteria in your booking widget.

NOTE: If you make changes to your to your search criteria you need to generate the code again and paste the new code to your website again.


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