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All about the Booking Engine
The appearance of your booking engine plays a role in whether guests will continue to book via the booking engine. Therefore, it is important that your booking engine has a good appearance! To adjust your booking engine settings, click on the gear at the bottom left of your screen and then open the 'Booking Engine' tab at the top. Once the booking engine tab has loaded, you will be able to make various changes: Branding: The branding can be set
How do I use a discount code wisely?
How do I use a discount code wisely? Everyone loves an offer. A smart booker will go through all the channels to scout for the best offer. Reward guests who book directly through your booking engine. Our tips on how to handle discount codes smartly: Tip: Implement a pop-up on your website where the code is shown directly with a link to the booking engine. Add the discount to your booking engine link and let people book on this link to directly get the discount. Tip:
How to use Google Analytics & tracking codes
How to use Google Analytics & tracking codes In the screenshot below you will see the three different codes to track the behaviour of your guests. If you are not comfortable using this, please consult a marketing agency. They are used to using these codes and can help you set it up to your wishes. How to use the tracking code & the e-commerce code If you want to follow w
Discount Campaigns If you notice that a lot of people are booking via other channels more then on your website, you can think about triggering people to book directly when they get onto your website. How to activate these codes will be explained in this article: ** Using Discount Campaigns **The most important part of a discount campaign is to create always thinking strategically. You can think about using the coupon as a loyalty tool, when sending guests after leaving so that if the
Link date picker to the booking engine
The majority of our customers use the booking button to the hotel reservation system. When someone presses this button, the complete reservation system will be opened in a new window. In this new window he or she can enter the desired dates and then view the offer with hotel rooms that are available during this period. We would like to inform you that this is not the only possible option. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/834cc8cc0802c800/ba4c9b99-7342-425d-8ce1-28d464_12r0c
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How do I increase direct bookings?
Working together with booking channels can be a love / hate relationship. Yes they provide you with bookings, but that commission is no joke! As a hotelier, you want the guest to book directly with you. RoomRaccoon offers a booking engine where guests can book directly with you without commission costs. The layout can be adapted to the design of your website. Provide a complete booking engine to make it as attractive as possible for the guest to book directly. Find our tips here: **Tip:
Booking Conditions: One of the most important things for a reservation, is the cancellation conditions. At RoomRaccoon you can adjust your conditions freely. To do this, press the gear on the left to access the settings and go to Booking Engine On your right hand side under the branding you will find the area you can add your booking conditions. You can add stuff like your c
How to add or delete add-ons in the Booking Engine
What is an add-on? When your guests are staying with you, they are often looking for little extras which can make their stay in your hotel, apartment or B&B a little bit more special than just a place to sleep. For example the possibility to rent bikes, take their pets with them or book a nice 4 course dinner. All these add-ons as they are called, can be made bookable in your PMS (Property Management System). You can find the option ‘add-ons’ under ‘Room types’. How do you use the ad
How to link the booking engine to your website
How to link the booking engine to your website How to open the booking engine in RoomRaccoon Click on the gear Open the Booking Engine Tab Scroll down and click on the "Book" Button The booking engine will then be opened You can use the URL for your website !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/61587d0079e73400/screenshot-2021-0
How can I change the language of my Booking Engine?
Is your Booking Engine only available in English? You can address more people when your Booking Engine is available in other languages as well. How to change the language of my Booking Engine? Go to account settings and click on Booking Engine. Here, you're able to set the language you want. The URL of your Booking Engine will state the language (e.g. /fr for the French version or /nl for the Dutch version). !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/b6fb72182115600/2a4ca71
Specific roomtype shown first in Booking Engine
RoomRaccoon normally generates one standard URL that redirects from the hotelier's website to the Booking Engine. You can put the ID of the room type behind the URL with a # to ensure that the Booking Engine immediately opens with the correct room type. It then automatically scrolls to the correct type. Where do you find these IDs? In RoomRaccoon, go to the Key icon and then to Room types, click on a Room type and read from the URL the ID that comes with it. Example: [https://booking.
Translating your content
To encourage direct bookings through your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine, you can add good/nice descriptions. This will help guests to book directly. Good to know! Your booking module is linked to the website of your accommodation. We advise you to use your own website for a detailed description of your different room types. In your RoomRaccoon Booking Engine you only give a short summary of the specialties of each room type, instead of repeating a whole list of facilities. Keep the descri
How can I get direct bookings using Facebook?
Company page To add the button “Book now” to your page you should have a professional company page on Facebook first. For this, you always have to have a personal Facebook page. When you are on your personal page, please go to the setting and click on “Create a page”. Choose the option that suits your hotel, apartment or B&B best which will most probably be: “Company, organization or institution”. When you do have the professional company page in place it’s important to add all essential
Payments Via The Online Check-In
Payments Via The Online Check-In Do you have an accommodation without a reception or do you want your guests to pay the outstanding amount an X number of days before check-in? This is possible with the online check in! How does it work? For payments via the online check-in it is necessary that a payment provider is connected such as; [CardStream](/en/article/activate-cardstream-as-your-payment-ter
How can I change the style of my Booking Engine?
It is of course desirable for everyone to have the colours of your Booking Engine, the font and of course the logo also reflect on your booking engine. You can easily change this by clicking on the wheel in your system, navigate here to the tab Booking Engine and on the right will see 'Branding'. Upload your logo here. Please note that the logo also appears on your invoices, so be careful with all white logos. We recommend that you always put an outline around it. The colours. You c
Returning bookers via the Booking Engine
Convincing guests to book directly at your hotel or B&B is one thing. RoomRaccoon PMS understands the importance of a Booking Engine to be easy to use. After all, a Booking Engine is merely a tool facilitating your guests to make that direct booking easily and effortless. Returning bookers Whenever a returning booker books via your Booking Engine, RoomRaccoon checks if the e-mail address is already known. The e-mail address is the most unique information that can be collected from a g
White Label Booking Engine
White Label Booking Engine With the White Label you can use a custom domain name for your property Booking Engine, this would mean that Powered by Roomraccoon no longer shows up at the bottom of your booking engine. Here's how: Step 1 Add your domain name to Cloudflare: Click on the link: https://dash.cloudflare.com/sign-up Enter CNAME as: booking Enter the Target as: booking.roomraccoon.com Leave the Proxy as Proxied !(
Currency converter Guests are able to make booking in their own currency. Where do I find the currency converter? Go to Rates&Availability by clicking on the Rates&Availability icon on the left side of the screen. At the top right of your Rates&Availability page, you will notice an option to change the currency. You are not able to change your rates while viewing it in another currency. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/61587d0079e73400/hnetcom-image_f2k
How to Create A Permanent Discount Code
How to Create A Permanent Discount Code How this is useful When guests book through Google Hotel Ads, you pay 12% commission over your own booking engine's rates. Often, these are already somewhat lower and because of the commission, less profit remains for the hotelier. If you work with voucher codes, you can set the prices of your own website as high as the prices of external portals. When guests book via GHA, they pay the same price, for example as on booking.com. When guests b