This module allows the creation of a Directory of Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfasts and other Accommodations so that travelers can search and find suitable Accomodation in any particular Area.
The Hospitality industry is well represented over the internet but it is not easy to find the telephone number, website and email address for lodgings.
Search engine results include many hotel reservation services and affiliated websites but actual hotel websites, names, official contacts, phone numbers, and hotel e-mail address are not easily found.
In fact sometimes hotel search results do not provide the required official hotel contact details at all.
This module takes care of that shortcoming and provides all of the above!
THE MAIN FEATURES INCLUDES :
This is an optional feature that allows your site to charge fees for listings.
Packages - Admin can create different packages with different benefits. The variables are :
a) Allow Videos
b) Allow Photos
c) Allow Sounds
d) Allow Files
e) Number of Days a Listing will show for
Possibility to have both Free and Paid Packages. In addition to paid Packages, Admin can create Promotional Packages that allows the posting of Free listings for a specific length of time.
Invoices - View page to list all outstanding Invoices
Orders - View page to list all Orders
Reminders - Admin can configure the module to send reminders to a listing owner a preset number of days before the listing expires and/or a preset number of days after the listing expires.
Promotional Free Listings - Admin has the ability to create promotional Packages that allows the Free listing of Lodgings for a specified length of time.
RE-LISTING AND EXTENSION
At any time BEFORE a listing expires, the owner can choose to extend the length of time it is listed for
At any time AFTER a listing expires, the owner can choose to RE-LIST the listing. This is very convenient as it prevents the member from having to create the listing from scratch again. During re-listing, a different Package can be chosen if desired.
PAID FEATURED LISTINGS
This is an optional feature that allows a Site Administrator to charge fees for Featuring Listings.
Admin can set the cost per day for a listing to remain featured.
The mod includes a listing of States/Regions for all Countries. You can drill down Listings based on location. A section is included which lists all Countries in the world. Upon selection of a Country, all regions in that Country are displayed. Upon selection of a Region, the listings occurring at that location are displayed.
Listings in My Area - Displays the Listings located in the same City that the member is located.
My Listings - Displays the Listings posted by the member.
LODGING LISTINGS VIEW PAGE
Google Maps View Block
Lodging Description Block
More Local Listings Block - This lists other Listings located in the same City as the Lodging Listing being viewed.
Other Listings by member Block - This lists other Listings posted by the creator of the listing being viewed.
Contact Block - Displays information such as Name, Email, Website etc for the Lodging.
Location Block - Displays information such as Country, State, Address etc for the Lodging.
Forum is tightly integrated to facilitate discussion on a Lodging Listing
ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP FILTER
Adds the ability to limit viewing of an individual Lodging Listing to a particular Membership Level
Advanced search functionality to allow searching by Keyword, Category, Sub-Category, Country, State, City
Admin can create Listings that the real owners/operators can later claim.
Lodging owner can claim a listing and send a message to Admin with verification details of their ownership.
Section in admin to list all claims received. Admin can assess claims and either delete the Claim or assign the listing to the claimant. Upon assignment by Admin, a message is sent to the claimant, notifying them that the listing has been assigned to them.
MEDIA GALLERY( With Youtube Embedding)
Ability to upload a Photo, Video, Sounds and File Gallery.
Ability to allow members to Embed Youtube Videos.
Ability for Admin to restrict upload of Videos, Photos, Sounds and Files to particular membership levels. This is in addition to restrictions for Paid listings.
Members can Rate and Comment on Listings.
Members can Request more Information about a Lodging Listing.