The on-demand economy created a trend on the way people perceive everything. This also includes hospitality and travel industry. This is why reservation companies like Expedia get billions of dollars evaluation in about 20 years of time span, in spite of their business model is widely perceived by numerous companies.
Most of the people are commonly looking to get a website with features like Expedia.com. Websites like Expedia are not hard to make, if understood correctly. In this article, we are going to talk a lot about creating a hotel business on-demand delivery models. Their nature, layout and how iScripts ReserveLogic can play a crucial role in the construction of such websites.
How Online Booking System Works?
An online booking website works in a simple format. They follow a simple guideline in order to fulfill the customer’s need. Let’s see few important guidelines which are worth to be followed while creating an hotel-business website.
- Collect Booking Details
- Preferred Choices
- Availability Checking
- Placing Order
- Making Payment
- Obtaining Confirmation
- Hurray!!! Let’s go pack the bags
When you work on this guideline, there is no drawback (initially), however, the execution is very crucial in the online booking system. This system will initially start work by capturing the requirements for booking which is provided by the traveler on the website such as Name, Email ID, Contact Details, Destination, Check-in date, Check-out Date, the number of rooms required and any other travel arrangement required.
As every detail is given to the backend to process it and make the necessary arrangements. This is the exact way an online booking service works.
Things to Consider when Building your own On Demand Delivery Model for hotel business:
- Website quality and the user-experience
Nowadays, your website is a shopfront. User experience is everything. A well designed website can portray the standards and even values of your hotel. This doesn’t necessarily begin nor end with the way that you’ve designed your website. It also extends to site content, such as photos. It is a smart idea to invest in a quality photographer to take photos of your hotel, rooms and facilities.
- Have separate and clear pages
When you create a website for your bookings-based business, regardless of how many “products” you have — that is, how many services you offer, rooms you have available, or lengths of appointments you can make — you’ll want to have separate, clear pages for each of them. While creating separate pages for different bookable products might seem a little tedious, it’s the best way to be certain that potential customers know what the differences between your offerings are.
- Let customers book themselves
As you might have noticed, there’s a common thread in these tips: eliminating customer inconvenience. Truthfully, the key to creating a killer bookings website is making the process of booking as easy on your customers as possible. To that end, the best way to make this process completely hassle-free is to establish a bookings system that you don’t even have to use — that is, allowing your customers to book their appointments, reservations, or sessions themselves.
- Use feedback and reviews to your advantage
Do you allow reviews of your bookings to be added to your website? If not, you should: studies show that approximately 89% of potential customers trust even anonymous reviews, and those who read them are twice as likely to make a purchase.
From since the unveiling of iScripts ReserveLogic, the package has enhanced online booking and reservation processes for bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels, timeshare agencies, vacation rentals, resorts, small hotels, guest houses, tour/travel companies, campgrounds and more.
iScripts ReserveLogic is equipped with a variety of operating modes, making it flexible enough to use for independent properties and chains, while also giving administrators a number of ways to pull in additional revenue (such as adding Expedia listings).
This flexible online booking and reservation software can be used by hotel chains, campgrounds, travel agents, and bed and breakfasts to quickly and efficiently set up a total online solution for online property management and reservations. The software gives you plenty of features and functions that will provide you with the ability to create the best options for your specific needs, while also keeping the reservation process straightforward and easy for your guests.
We created this PHP script in order to make the online booking process as smooth as possible. Your users can take advantage of many built-in features such as search filters, Google Maps, user ratings, and social sharing while viewing specials and reserving rooms or properties within the live calendar. Run your site entirely on listings pulled from Expedia.com or include listings on the site along with your own properties. An additional setting allows you to use Expedia listings only in the event all your rooms/rentals are reserved.
Some of the Features Include:
- Multiple Modes of Operation Based on Business Type
- Optional Expedia.com Integration
- Advanced Search Functionality
- User Rating and Review Systems
- Fast Booking & Secure Payment
- Social Sharing Plugins (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+)
- Responsive user interface for the buyer side
- Powerful Admin Panel to Manage Users, Listings and Payments
- Integrated Google Maps
- Supports Multiple Staff Users
- Your Choice of Site Themes
- Dynamic Room Rates
- 100% Open Source Script with No Encryption for Easy Customization
Ready to create your own multi-hotel booking platform ? Try it out for yourself right now See the Free Live DEMO: iScripts ReserveLogic. Experiment with the demo to get a better feel for the site you could own and market. You control the backend of the site and choose the way it will function for your users.