This module allows the creation of a Directory of Hotels, Motels, Bed and Breakfasts, Lodgings and other Accommodations so that travelers can search and find suitable Accomodation in any particular Area.
Hotel Internet Search:
Hospitality industry is well represented over the internet but it is not easy to find the hotel telephone number, website and email address.
Hotel 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 Hotels 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 Hotel Listings.
Admin can set the cost per day for a listing to remain featured.
This is not limited to a single Country. The mod includes a listing of States/Regions for all Countries. When adding an Hotel Listing, the State field is automatically populated upon selection of a Country.
You can drill down Hotel Listings based on location. An additional 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.
Hotel Listings in My Area - Displays the Hotel Listings located in the same City that the member is located.
My Hotel Listings - Displays the Hotel Listings posted by the member.
HOTEL LISTINGS VIEW PAGE
Google Maps Block
Hotel Description Block
More Local Hotel Listings Block - This lists other Hotel Listings located in the same City as the Hotel Listing being viewed.
Other Hotel Listings by member Block - This lists other Hotel Listings posted by the creator of the Hotel Listing being viewed.
Hotel Contact Block - Displays information such as Name, Email, Website etc for the Hotel.
Hotel Location Block - Displays information such as Country, State, Address etc for the Hotel.
HOTEL LISTINGS MAIN PAGE
Google Maps block
Featured Hotel Listings block
Recent Hotel Listing block
Browse Local Listings Block
Latest Comments block
Latest Forum Posts block
Forum is tightly integrated to facilitate discussion on a Hotel Listing
ENHANCED MEMBERSHIP FILTER
Adds the ability to limit viewing of an individual Hotel Listing to a particular Membership Level
ENHANCED MEDIA ACCESS
Adds the 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
EXTERNAL VIDEO EMBEDDING
Adds the ability to allow members to Embed Videos from Video Sharing sites such as Youtube
Advanced search functionality to allow searching by Keyword, Category, Sub-Category, Country, State, City
Admin can create Hotel Listings that the real owners/operators can later claim.
Hotel 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.
Ability to upload a Photo, Video, Sounds and File Gallery
Members can Rate and Comment on Hotel Listings.
Members can Request more Information about a Hotel Listing.