This new Solidres for Joomla plugin automatically suggest alternative available dates for your guest if their searched dates are unavailable, it provides significant improvements for both owners and guests: owners have a greater opportunity to retain guests instead of losing them while guests can choose another dates to stay at their favorite accommodations instead of having to spend their valuable time to find another one.
In the initial release, when guest’s searched dates are not available, Flex Search will find other available dates by increase guest’s check in and decrease guest’s check out and record available dates to show in front end. In the plugin parameters, you can adjust how far Flex Search should search and what how many length of stay you want to show in front end. Note that this plugin does not perform an exhausted search because it’d affect your site performance. We will add more search strategy in subsequent releases.
We’d like to welcome Restaurant Management System (RMS) as a new member in our family, as the name says, this new extension provide a simple yet powerful solution for those who is looking for a solid and ready to use solution for both independent restaurant and hotel restaurant. We also developed a dedicated and exclusive Joomla template called Brandy which is highly optimized for RMS, this template comes with a quick start package which can help you to get your restaurant website started in several minutes with minimum configuration needed.
To celebrate the new family member, we’d like to give a 30% discount coupon for all users, you can use this coupon code to subscribe RMS and RMS Brandy Joomla Template: SOLIDRESRMS. This coupon code is valid from today until July 31 2017.
Solidres for Joomla v1.9.0 stable is now available for download. This release has many new features, improvements as well as bug fixes. In this release we have 01 new plugin (Housekeeping) and 01 new backend module (Statistics module) as well as updates to existings plugins/modules/templates (Adora, BlueBee, Emerald, Infinity, L’Amour, Luxuria, Orient), please check the change log below and the download page for more information:
Solidres for Joomla v1.9.0
Add 02 new layouts for Solidres single asset view in front end. Note: this new feature requires latest Solidres’s Joomla templates versions. If you are using Joomla templates from 3rd template providers, make sure that those templates are fully tested and compatible with Solidres v1.9.0.
Add diagonal line for check in and chek out with booking per night in front end availability calendar
Add new menu type for showing single room type in front end
Add ability to automatically detect when guest’s session in front end is going to be expired
Add no room type and no tariffs warning messages in backend
Add new modal windows for room type/coupon/extra
Add option to show/hide the room type’s More Info button
Add new form field type for Solidres Media Manager
Add ability to detect database issue and fix them.
Add ability to apply guest occupancy options into the selected room type form
Add ability to override language per asset category
Add submenu Config to Solidres menu in Joomla backend
Add ability to automatically change the reservation code after the reservation status is changed in reservation list
Add more than 100 currencies that can be installed via the sample data installation
Update the prices when guest select/deselect extra items
Add room type drop down to Check Availability module
Now reservation made from backend can process payment from plugins like Authorize.net
Fix payment cancel URL issue with SEF
Make field reservation asset in extra form a required field
The Travel & Tourism industry is no doubt a huge global market, according to the statistics from Statista.com, in 2015 this industry has contributed directly 2.23 trillions U.S. dollars into the global economy.
In such huge market, there are a lot of chances for everyone from traditional tour companies to a new trend called tours by locals.
Traditional tour companies offer well established travel plans from domestic to international destinations. The tourists often travel in large group with fixed schedule and destinations and it suits many tourists types from single, couple, family, group of friends, company trip. The travel plans are usually the same from month to month and year to year with little or no changes.
In the other hand, it is quite different for tours by locals. First, the number of tourist in a tour is often smaller, travel in a small group has several advantages like less conflicts, more flexible travel plans. Second, the tours are tailor-made and more dynamic which bring you a whole new unique travel experiences. Third, traveling with a passionate local could be more interesting and tourist can discover many new things from the destination more than they can do with a professional tour guide. More and more people nowadays are choosing this new way for their travel. We can see an increasing number of online booking sites for tour by locals like: vayable.com, triip.me and the recently launched airbnb.com for experiences
Regardless of whether you are a traditional tour company or an operator of a tours by locals site, Solidres.com offers you a solid platform that your business can rely on when competing in this huge market.