We recently released a system update that contains several new features, mostly around the reservation manager. You can find further details about these changes below:
Calculating Rental Cost - Bookings Spanning Two Different Rate Bands
As it stands, if a booking spans two separate rate bands, the rental cost is calculated based on the rate band where the start date falls even if the end date falls in a different rate band.
Several people asked if we could make a change so the system works out the total rate as a percentage based on the days that fall within each band.
We’ve now made that change. But please note, we haven’t automatically applied it to all accounts just in case you are happy with the existing calculation.
If you would like your website(s) switched to the new calculation or you have any questions about it please contact us.
Book Now Widget – Date Picker
We’ve updated the Book Now widget to only allow guests to select available holiday dates.
So rather than just blocking out dates that are already booked, the system also takes into consideration changeover days, break types etc. So now it is no longer possible to select any dates that can't be booked.
Deposits & Custom Charges - % of Total Booking or % of Rental Cost
When calculating deposits and custom charges as a percentage, the reservation manager calculated this as a percentage of the rental cost, rather than a percentage of the total cost including charges. We’ve, therefore, renamed this option from - % of Total Booking - to - % of Rental Cost - to make it a more accurate description.
We’ve also added a second option called ‘% of Total Booking’ to allow you to setup charges as a percentage of the total including charges.
- % of Total Booking - will calculate the % including any custom charges.
- % of Rental Cost - will calculate the %, not including any custom charges.
Set Changeover Days at Rate Band Level
You can now specify changeover days for each rate band, allowing you to operate different changeover days throughout the year.
If you apply a changeover day to a specific rate band, the booking validation will use that changeover day instead of the default one.
Multi-Property Websites - Custom Order for Properties
If you have a multi-property website you can now change the order your properties are displayed in yourself, rather than relying on our default order or asking our support team to reorder them for you.
We hope you like these new features. If you have any questions please contact support.