Responsive Booking Page

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This  page explains how to use and customise the responsive version of the booking page.

The design of the responsive booking page is modular allowing you to fully control the layout. We provide a set of default layouts which can be used as they are.

Change from adaptive to responsive booking page

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE and select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive. This setting will activate Layout 1.

When you change from adaptive to responsive you need to assign your pictures again. Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES. Set the selector to the room then choose "Offer 1" and activate the picture/pictures you want to display. If you are using more than one offer repeat for each.

NOTE: If you select "Booking Page Version" = Responsive your live web site will change to the new design. If you just want to have a look you can do this adding &version=3 to the URL of your booking page. To see the different layouts also add the layout number eg. &version=3&layout=2 will show you layout 2. Alternatively you can copy your property and use the copy for testing. If you do this make sure all channel manager connections are deactivated in the copy property. The normal monthly fee will apply for additional rooms so you might want to reduce the number of rooms in the copy property. When you are finished with the customisation you can use the "Clone Property" function in SUBACCOUNTS (top right menu) to apply the changes to your real property.

Add booking Widget to your web site

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->BOOKING WIDGETS->IFRAME to generate the code to embed the booking page into your web site. Use the context help (?icons) for information about the iFrame settings.

Set up and customise responsive booking page

Pictures

To upload pictures and assign them to modules go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES

Choose a different layout

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->LAYOUT and set the selector to the layout you want to use as your standard layout.


  • Layout 1

    Modules:

    Offer: Picture Slider, Description 1 , Calendar, Booking Offer Select (Button/Selector)

    Property Bottom: Description 2
  • Layout 2

    Modules:

    Property Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table

    Property Bottom: Description 2
  • Layout 3

    Modules:

    Room: Picture Slider, Description

    Offer: Price Table, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Picture Slider, Description 2

    Property Bottom: Description 2


  • Layout 4

    Modules:

    Room Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Picture, Description 1 , Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector), Description 2

    Property Bottom: Description 2
  • Layout 5

    Modules:

    Property Top: Picture Slider

    Offer: Price Calendar, Offer Select (Button/Selector)

    Property Bottom: Description 2
  • Layout 6

    Modules:

    Property Top: Description 1

    Offer: Offer Select (Button/Selector), Price Table

    Room Bottom: Picture Slider, Description

Customise layouts

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->LAYOUT. Choose the layout you want to use and click on "Customise".

Choose modules and position them

The responsive booking page consists of sections: "Offer" contains the standard offer for a room or unit.

  • One offer will always be shown
  • Additional offers (for example for alternative non refundable prices or packages) are optional
  • All other sections are optional.

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For each section you can choose from a set of modules. This demo gives you an overview on the mayor modules.

Property modules

  • Policies display the information entered in SETTINGS->PROPERTY->DESCRIPTION.
  • The map uses the coordinates entered in SETTINGS->PROPERTY->DESCRIPTION. If necessary, a maps API key can be entered at SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->DEVELOPER
  • Features can be added in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->DESCRIPTION.

Room modules

  • Features can be added in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->ROOMS-> SETUP.


Offer modules

Note: Offer Calendars and Price Calendars can not be used in the same layout. If you have multiple offers the calendar will show the same availability for all offers. 

Position: Modules are placed in rows. Each section can have one or more rows.


Width on desktop and mobile: Each row which consists of 12 columns. The number of columns defines the width of the module.

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All "Description" Modules allow to enter text or html content.

Click on "Manage" to customise the settings of a module. All modules can be set to always display or to be available via a link.

If you have activated one or more of these modules:

  • Room Description 1 ("Room more Details" on the adaptive booking page) go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->ROOMS>SETUP to enter the content for the modules.
  • Offer Description 1 ("Offer Summary" on the adaptive booking page) go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->OFFERS to enter the content for the modules.
  • Offer Description 2 ("Offer more Details" on the adaptive booking page) go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->OFFERS to enter the content for the modules.
  • Marketing Column. The Marketing Column displays only in the modules "Price Table" and "Price Calendar". Go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->OFFERS to enter the content for the modules.


Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT to enter the content for the modules.


If you have activated one or more of these modules:

  • Property Description 1 ("Header" on the adaptive booking page)
  • Property Description 2 ("Footer" on the adaptive booking page)
  • Property Description - Booking Page 1 ("Property Summary Description " on the adaptive booking page)
  • Property Description - Booking Page 2 ("Price Calendar Header " on the adaptive booking page)

Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT and enter the content of the module

You can save your changes to this layout or under a different layout. The "Restore Default" option will remove all changes.

Colors and fonts

To customise colors and fonts go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->STYLE

Behaviour

Changes on how the booking page opens and closes can be made in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->BEHAVIOUR

Content

Additional messages can be added to the booking page in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT. This is also where you can change the default warning messages which show when a room is not available.


Add a Logo to your page
  • Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE-> PICTURES and choose your file and import.
  • Scroll to the picture and click 'Manage', scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the URL.
  • Go to SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN->CONTENT->Property Description 1
  • Click 'Edit', then find the 'Image' icon and paste the url into the URL box and add a description if necessary, resize as required, click OK. Use the other features to position the image as you required (centre, left, right).
  • Click Save.

Use multiple layouts

If you want to use multiple layouts you can add a layout parameter to the URL. Example:

https://www.beds24.com/booking2.php?propid=13437&layout=2

will display layout 2. If you are using Wordpress you can add a layout parameter to the shortcode as explained in the plugin settings.

Policies

You can enter your general policy and cancellation policy in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->DESCRIPTION. They will be added to the booking page if these modules are activated. . You can use template variables to add these texts for your confirmation message or Auto Action Email.

A link to policies on your web site can be please wherever you can enter descriptive texts.


Acknowledgemet

You can set up a "custom question" (Type= Checkbox, Use=Obligatory) in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->-BOOKING QUESTIONS#


If required you can add a link for example:

I accept the <a href="http://www.mywebsite.de/agb" target="_blank">terms and conditions </a>.

Replace www.mywebsite.de/agb with a link to the terms and conditions on your web site.

Internationalisation

Currency Converter

If you want to give guests the option to see your prices converted into other currencies you can activate a currency converter. Add for example &cur=EUR or &cur=USD to the URL to open the page with the conversion. If you are using Wordpress with a short code add cur=EUR or cur=USD to the short code. Go here for a complete list of currency codes.

Multiple languages

You can set your default language and activate multiple languages. Make sure you enter descriptive texts for all languages you want to use. If you are using an embedded booking page on a multilingual web site you can embed you booking page with a different default language for each language version. Click here for instructions

Additional options

General settings which apply to all layouts like minimum/maximum number of guests, nights, type of price display etc. are in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN.

Multiple or single room booking

You can allow guests to book one room or unit, multiple rooms or units of give the the choice. The setting is available in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PAGE DESIGN.

Allow enquiries when no price is found

If you are using rates you can set "Allow Enquiry" = yes. This will allow the guest to send an enquiry if you have availability but the system can not find a price. If you generally want to accept only "Requests" instead of confirmed bookings go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->RULES and set your "Booking Type" = Request

Add a TripAdvisor Review widget

Tripadvisor provides a code snippet for reviews.

1. Copy the widget code from your TripAdvisor account.

2. Add the code to your booking page

You can add the code snippet into and editable field on the booking page. Click on "Edit" then in the editor on "Source" to insert the code into your booking pages source code.

Make sure the module which you want to use is activated.

Developers

Advanced functions are available in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->DEVELOPER

  • If you are comfortable working with CSS you can apply your own styles
  • Add scripts e.g. for Google Analytics
  • Exchange any fixed text on the booking page

Stripe and Paymill insert their button and can not be changed. To change the text of any of the other payment buttons you can place this code snippet into SETTINGS -> DEVELOPERS -> "Advanced HTML Settings".

Custom Instruction: 
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttoncustominstruction").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>
Authorize.Net: 
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttonauthorizenet").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>
Paypal
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() { $("#buttonpaypal").val("the new text"); }); 
</script>

Multiple Properties

If you have multiple properties you can use the multiple property booking page to displays all properties in your account. It links to the property booking page where the actual booking is made.


Here you can find more developer options.