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All these features along with myriad of other enhancements in the most recent release of the booking engine. Here’s a quick highlight.

Stay updated with guests arriving at your property

Busy work schedules of a hotelier may make him forget about being in line with the arrivals and departures of guests at his property. Moulding our PMS which is suitable for all types of users, we have developed a feature which will let you be updated with guest arrivals at your hotel.

You will be able to remain posted on the number of guests arriving at your property through this feature. In this latest version, we have introduced a new aspect to send you the guest arrival list of two days in email after the Night Audit operation has been performed. For example, the night audit has been performed for 12th January, then you will receive an email of the arrival list for the dates of 13th and 14th January. This feature is added keeping the requirements of a busy hotelier in mind.

You can enable this feature from the configuration section as follows:
eZee Reservation Configuration Panel Settings Booking Page Log & Notification

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Note: For properties using booking engine with eZee Absolute, this option will be available in eZee Absolute configuration.

Manage the booking and check-in timings effortlessly: Cut-off time

Cut-off time indicates the time limit set at a property to take reservations for the day. We have instated a new feature of Cut-off time in the booking engine, using which you will be able to set up a certain time limit for guests to perform bookings, and accept only same day bookings up-till a specified time. Subsequently, the system will now allow the guest to book a room after the decided time on that particular day. This setting will not have any effect on check-in timings.

In this feature, you can set up any time until which you want to accept bookings. This is exclusively for those hoteliers who do not want to allow late night bookings at their property.

You can configure the cut-off time by following the mentioned path:

eZee Reservation configuration panel Settings Property Booking Page Booking Engine Settings

CutOff_Time

Attract your guests with offers through Facebook

Social Media Engagement is in trend these days. It provides a platform for hotels to engage with guests and cultivate excellent guest relationships.
And so, we have introduced a new feature which will help you in promoting your property on Facebook. By means of this feature, a pop-up will be displayed on the booking engine page of your property, asking the visitor to share your property page on Facebook.

You can enable this feature from eZee Reservation configuration as shown below:

eZee Reservation configuration panel Settings Property Booking Page Promotional Discount on Facebook Share Configuration

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Through this, you can bring the visitors of your property booking page to share the configured link of your property through their Facebook account and in turn they will be able to avail different promotional discounts or rewards whenever they perform any reservation.

Engage your visitors while leaving the booking engine page

Visitor engagement on your website is a way to attract them to your hotel’s facilities and services. In line with this thought, we have developed a feature in this version to help you engage your visitors. Via this feature in the latest version, you will have various methods to stop and engage the booker while leaving your page. That is, when a booker tries to leave booking engine page of your property, then a pop-up window will be displayed showing a coupon code and other schemes to attract the booker to make the booking. The content of this pop-up window can be customized and configured in eZee Reservation configuration.
You can enable this feature as below:

eZee Reservation configuration panel Settings Property Booking Page Booking Engine Settings

Alert_On_Closing

On activating this feature, when the visitor tries to leave the booking engine page, he will get a pop-up as shown below carrying discounts or promotional offers, thus trying to engage him and convince him to perform the booking at your property.

Now, new Payment Gateways at your doorstep

In the latest version, we added new Payment Gateways synchronized with the booking engine, thereby giving various options of payment to the guests. These Payment Gateways are:

  1. E-Billing solutions
  2. Instamajo
  3. WebPay
  4. expressPay
  5. Zweb
  6. Sentry Other
  7. iPaymu

There’s more in the latest release:

  • On including children in a reservation as per Child Age policy configured in your booking engine settings, the details including the age and number of the children will be shown as a remark in the booking voucher of that particular reservation.
  • We added a new drop down list as a filter criteria to select rooms to be displayed depending on the minimum nights configured, to avoid the scenario of changing guest’s chosen room in between his stay.
  • We have provided an option to create a duplicate package, if the new package has only a few changes than an already existing one.
  • In this latest version, you will be able to control visibility of child in the booking box of booking engine page. This is especially for those who want to hide selection of child from the booking box but show it on the room list and billing page.
  • Now, you can set a count of rooms, after which are occupied; you can display “Limited Rooms Available” on the booking engine page.
  • Whenever you want to display the package only and not its rate plan,then the rate plan associated will be hidden from the booking engine through a new setting in the booking engine.
  • In the Guest Stats screen, which gives a detailed flow on how booker interacted with the booking engine; you will now be able to see the Reservation Number too if the booking was done by that guest.
  • You will now receive an email on your configured email address when auto room assignment feature fails from Auto Room Assignment failure notification configuration.
  • The Booking Engine from the latest version will run on Maximum Occupancy settings, that is, number of adult and child will not be allowed to be greater than the maximum occupancy of that room.
  • To engage more guests and take an advantage of packages and deals, we added a restriction for guests to use Advanced Deals based on arrival date.

Quick FAQs

How to get the new version of booking engine?
Since eZee Reservation booking engine is a cloud product, you do not have to follow any steps to download and install the new version into your system. Just sit back and relax, and your system will be updated in no time. As soon as the update is out, you will be able to avail new enhancements on the latest version of the booking engine.

What will happen to my data after the update?
Your data will remain unchanged after the update. You can begin using the system from where you left off, immediately after the update.

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