1 Availability Online User Manual

1 Availability Online User Manual
Availability Online User Manual
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1- Logging into your Account
2- Updating Availability
Manual Updating
Change Room/Unit Order
Auto Updating
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8- Maximum Occupancy & Additional
Person Fees
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GENERAL SETTINGS:
Collecting Guest Contact Information
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Collecting Additional Guest Names
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Check-in / Check-out
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Collecting Room/Unit Choice from Guest
Number of Guests
Children Settings
Payment/Credit Card Settings
Displaying Comments Box
Unit / Room Labels
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10- General Notes Display on Availability
Calendars
11- Changing your Username or Password
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12- Reservation & Gift Certif. Pick-Up
Pending Reservations/Orders
Archived Reservations/Orders
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13- Availability Display Visual Settings
2-Week Calendar
Availability Search
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Monthly Calendars
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Color & Visual Settings
Credit Card Type Settings
Reservation Confirmation Setup
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Date Select Tool Bar
Show-Only Mode
9- No-Vacancy Graphics
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Auto-Booking After Reservation
No-Vacancy Booking
Cancellation Policies &
Disclaimers
Proof of Policy Agreement
Notification Setup
Custom Questions
A la Carte Items & Packages
4- Availability Display Options
Two Week Calendar Grid
Search & Display
Monthly Calendars
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Enhanced Form Style
Classic Form Style
Arrival & Departure Dates
First Allowable Booking Date
Last Allowable Booking Date
Requesting Guest's Arrival Time
Activate
Mode & Surcharge Options
Default Stay Set Up
Assigning Stay Requirements
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3- Reservation Forms
Confirmed Booking Form
Reservation Inquiry/Request Form
7- Minimum Night Stay Requirements
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14- Room/Unit Management
Room names, links, photos &
descriptions
Calendar Labels
Groups & Room/Unit Types
Room Order
Adding a new Room/Unit
Deleting a Room/Unit
Temporarily Deactivate a Room/Unit
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15- Gift Certificate Order Forms
General Settings
Color & Visual Settings
Notification Setup
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Credit Card Settings
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16- General Settings/Property Information
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17- Event Management
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5- Room/Unit Rates
Nightly Rates
Yearly Rates (display only)
Monthly Rates (display only)
Calculated Week RatesCalculated Month Rates-
6- Fees, Taxes & Deposits
18- Adding Availability Online to
Your Website
Two Week Calendar Grid
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Availability Search Page
Monthly Calendars
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Date Select Tool Bar
Show-Only Mode
Reservation Form
Gift Certificate Order Form
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1- HOW TO LOGIN TO YOUR AVAILABILITY ONLINE ACCOUNT
To login to your Availability Online account go to the Administration Center Login screen:
https://availabilityonline.com/admin/index.php
To save time in the future we recommend bookmarking this link into your Favorites list.
For full access to your account, including guest's credit card information, login to your Administration
Center with your Availability Online username and Master Password.
You may choose to restrict the viewing of sensitive credit card information to certain staff and/or your web
developer. Logging in with your Availability Online username and Developer Password will hide all of your
guest's reservation information.
If you are unsure of your username and/or passwords please contact us:
mailto:[email protected]
2- UPDATING AVAILABILITY
There are two ways to update your room/unit availability:
1- Manually, through the Availability Online Administration Center.
2- Automatically, through a compatible guest management software.
Both options are explained below.
Manually Updating Your Availability is for users who do not have compatible desktop guest
management software. Manual updating is quick and easy to do with only a few clicks of your mouse.
To update your Room Availability:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Quick Links > Update Availability
For complete instructions on how to manually update your availability, click this link:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/help/ao4help_manualupdate.html
Change Order of Rooms/Units on Update Availability Screen
To change the order of your room/units that appear on your manual update screen:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Update Availability > Manual Update Order
- Follow the instructions given on the page.
NOTE: These instructions will only change the room/unit order on the Update Availability screen in your
Administration Center. To change the room/unit order on the availability display, seen by your guests,
refer to the Room Management portion of this user manual.
Auto-Updating Your Availability is for users who use compatible desktop guest management software
(see list of compatible software vendors below). Auto updating allows property owners to instantly update
their unit vacancy from their guest management software.
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Updating your Availability Online calendar can be made less time consuming with automatic uploads
from your guest management software. With a click of a button in your desktop software, your entire
property's vacancy (some of the below vendors have the ability to send room rates and min. night stay
requirements as well) will instantly appear on your Availability Online availability calendar. We currently
support automatic uploads from the following software vendors:
www.BnBManager.com
www.HotelMaster-Software.com
www.iMagicHotelReservation.com
www.InnKontrol.com
InnOvation
www.InnTime.biz
www.ReservationKey.com
www.Compu_Reservations.com
RezOvation Desktop
www.RezStream.com
www.GuestTracker.com
www.VacationRentPro.com
MunsenWare's Guest
Tracker
In addition to uploading availability information, your Availability Online reservation requests can be
automatically downloaded and inserted directly- per your approval, into your guest management software.
This saves you and your staff time from re-typing your guest's reservation and credit card information.
Currently Availability Online reservation downloads are supported by the following software vendors:
www.BnBManager.com
www.HotelMaster-Software.com
www.iMagicHotelReservation.com
InnOvation
www.InnTime.biz
www.Compu_Reservations.com
RezOvation Desktop
www.Rezstream.com
www.GuestTracker.com
www.VacationRentPro.com
MunsenWare's Guest
Tracker
Please contact the software vendor directly for instructions on how to upload/download to your Availability
Online account.
3- RESERVATION FORMS
Availability Online offers two types of reservation forms. Confirmed Booking Form and Reservation
Inquiry Form.
Confirmed Booking Form
A Confirmed Booking Form has the ability to give your guests a complete reservation total and send them
an auto reply confirmation email after the reservation has been submitted. After submitting the form,
your guests are assuming they have just made a confirmed booking. Although your guest does receive an
auto reply confirmation email, many property owners choose to send their guests a second confirmation
email that may include more check-in info, directions and general details.
To Activate the Confirmed Booking Form
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Activate Form
- Click both the 'Activate Reservation Requesting' and 'Activate Confirmed Reservation' check boxes
- Click the Save Changes button
Reservation Inquiry/Request Form
A Reservation Inquiry/Request Form allows your guests to Request a reservation. Your guests will expect
to hear from you with final confirmation. The reservation request form does have the ability to give your
guests a complete reservation total if you choose to display one. After your guests submit a reservation
request, they will receive an auto reply email which includes a copy of the reservation information they
submitted. This is not a confirmation email.
To Activate the Reservation Inquiry/Request Form
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Activate Form
- Click the 'Activate Reservation Requesting' check box
- Click the Save Changes button
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Enhanced Reservation Form Style
The Enhanced Reservation Form Style gives the following functionalities:
- Guests select unit and arrival date before contact and payment info is added. This prevents guests from
filling out the entire form THEN finding out their reservation does not meet certain requirements.
- Set your Maximum Occupancy settings for total guests, adults and/or children.
- Set the Occupancy Level to which the Base Nightly Rate is set at.
- Set Additional Person Fees (this is a Premium service feature only).
- Set Under Occupancy Costs.
To Activate the Enhanced Reservation Form Style
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Activate Form
- In the Reservation Form Style section select 'Enhanced (With Occupancy & Rates on first page)' and click
the Save Changes button
SPECIAL NOTE:
The following options must be in place in your General Reservation Settings for Enhanced
Reservations to function properly:
- Room Choice 1 Selection must be enable
- Room Choice 2 Selection must be disabled
- Number of Adults must be enabled
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Classic Reservation Form Style
Our Classic Reservation Form Style is ideal for innkeepers looking for a straight forward and simple
method to take reservation requests. As seen in the sample image below, guests are given a standard
form to submit their contact and booking information. Guests are asked to confirm their information on
the second page of the reservation process before submission.
SPECIAL NOTES:
The Classic Reservation Form
style works best for those looking
to take Reservation
Requests/Inquiries, vs. Confirmed
Bookings.
The Classic Reservation From
Style will show Nightly Rates and
a reservation subtotal if you
choose. The rates and subtotal
are shown to the guest on the
second page of the reservation
form process.
If you want to enforce minimum
night stay requirements, we
recommend using the Enhanced
Style Reservation Form.
Additional person charges and/or
occupancy settings are not
available in the Classic
Reservation Mode.
To Activate the Classic Reservation Form Style
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Activate Form
- In the Reservation Form Style section select 'Classic' and click the Save Changes button
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Reservation Form General Settings
Most of your reservation form fields and settings can be controlled from the Reservation Form's General
Settings page of your Availability Online Administration Center.
To Access ALL OF THE BELOW Reservation Settings:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > General Settings
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Collecting Guest Contact Information
All guest contact fields (ie: Name, Address, Email, Phone, etc.) on your reservation form can be
de-activated, made required or optional. You can also choose to have your guests verify their
email address to prevent email communication failures.
Above Highlighted: Screen shot of the Email Address setting portion of the Administration Center
If you are using our Classic Reservation Form Mode, contact fields are found on the first page of
the reservation form process. If you are using our Enhanced Reservation Form Mode, contact
fields are found on the second page of the reservation form process.
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Collecting Additional Guest Names
Many smaller Inn’s and Bed and Breakfasts like to know the names of all guests in the
reservation party. You can easily add a field to your reservation form asking for this
information. When activated, an open text field will display on your form, just below the
contact information entry section.
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Check-In / Check-Out Time
This setting allows you to display your check-in / check-out times. When activated, the times
will be shown on your reservation form, just above the Arrival Date fields.
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Arrival & Departure Date
The arrival and departure fields are set by default to be active. You can choose to de-activate
these fields from the General Settings portion of your Reservation Form Settings.
NOTE: Deactivating one or both of these fields will prevent your system from calculating nightly
rates and minimum night stay requirements.
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First Allowable Booking Date
Many property owners may not want to accept same-day online bookings. With the first
allowable date modifier you can choose how many days out you want to accept online bookings.
Entering ‘0’ in this field means you allow same day bookings. Entering ‘1’ means tomorrow is
the first bookable day, etc. Your system is set on default at ‘1’. If the First Allowable Booking
Modifier is set to ‘1’ or more, your phone number is automatically displayed on the reservation,
asking guests to call you directly to book.
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To Access ALL OF THE BELOW Reservation Settings:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > General Settings
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Last Allowable Booking Date
Many property owners may only want to take reservations one year in advance. Using the last
allowable date modifier you can choose the number of days from today that is the last day you
allow to be booked. Entering ‘365’ means you allow bookings up to one year in advance.
Entering ‘180’ means you allow bookings up to 6 months in advance, etc. Your system is set by
default at ‘365’.
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Requesting Guest's Arrival Time
If you have strict arrival / check-in times you may want to request your guests to choose their
estimated time of arrival. Using the drop down menus provided select your check-in range.
When activated, your guests will be able to select from this time range when making their
reservation. The Arrival Time field on your reservation form can be optional or required.
Above: Arrival Time settings section of your Administration Center
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Collecting Room/Unit Choice from Guest
This field allows guests to select which unit or unit type they want to reserve. You can choose
to deactivate this field or make this field optional. IMPORTANT NOTE: Deactivating or marking
this field optional will prevent your system from calculating nightly rates and minimum night
stay requirements. A room/unit choice is necessary for the system to tally this information.
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Number of Guests
This field allows guests to enter how many people are in their party. By default, this field is
‘active’. You can choose to de-activate this field or make this field optional. IMPORTANT NOTE:
Deactivating or marking this field optional will prevent your system from calculating nightly
rates and additional person fees. The Number of Guests is information necessary to tally this
information.
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Children Settings
This field is set by default to be ‘OFF’. When activated your reservation form will ask for the
Number of Adults AND Number of Children. You can choose to require the Number of Children
field on your reservation form and/or display your Children’s Policy on the form as well. If you
show a reservation total on your reservation form, and charge a different nightly rate for
children, you can add this rate in the Room Management portion of your Administration Center.
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To Access ALL OF THE BELOW Reservation Settings:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > General Settings
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Payment/Credit Card Settings
Your Availability Online reservation form can securely collect your guest’s credit card
information. This can include not only the credit card number, but the card’s expiration date,
CVV Number and mailing address associated with that card. Keep in mind that Availability
Online does not process the credit card and does not have any direct interfaces to payment
gateways. The reservation form credit card fields are ‘ON’ and ‘Required’ by default. These
fields can easily be adjusted from the General Settings portion of your Reservation Form
Settings.
To manage which cards you accept click Reservation Form Settings > Credit Card Settings from
your Administration Center.
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Displaying Comments Box on your Reservation Form
By default, your reservation form displays an optional text field asking your guests if they have
any additional Comments/Requests. This field can be turned off or made required. If you are
using our Classic Reservation Form Mode, this field is found on the first page of the reservation
form process. If you are using our Enhanced Reservation Form Mode, this field is found on the
second page of the reservation form process.
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Unit / Room Labels
The Unit/Room Label section allows you to display text on your reservation form that describes
what type of unit you are renting. The default unit label that appears on your reservation form
is 'Room'. If you rent condos, you may want to change the unit label to ‘Condo’. If renting
vacation rentals, you may want to change the label to ‘Rental’. Whatever text you choose will
show throughout the reservation form, as in the highlighted example below:
Above Highlighted: Unit Label found on the Reservation Form seen by your guest
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Immediately mark rooms as not-available when a reservation is made
You can choose to immediately take a room out of your inventory (mark ‘booked’ on your
availability calendar) after a reservation is submitted. This setting is best used with manual
availability updating. If you use automated updating via Guest Management Software this
feature will work but your software may quickly overwrite the room status depending on your
settings. This setting is ‘OFF’ by default.
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No-Vacancy Booking
This setting allows a guest to book a room even if your Availability Online system shows novacancy for the room/dates the guest selects. This setting is ‘OFF’ by default.
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Cancellation Policies & Disclaimers
To Edit your Cancellation Policies and other Disclaimers that appear on your Reservation Form
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Policies & Disclaimers
There are four different items you can change from the Policies & Disclaimers portion of your
Administration Center:
1- Cancellation, Deposit & Booking Policies: Text you enter can display on one or all of the pages
within the reservation process. When text is entered, guests will be required to 'Agree' to your policy
before they can submit the reservation. You can also choose to include this information to the auto reply
email that is sent to the guest immediately after they submit the reservation form.
Below: Screenshot of Cancellation, Deposit & Booking Policies section of your Administration Center.
2- Custom 'Thank You' Message: Text entered in this field displays on the last page of the reservation
form process.
3- Miscellaneous Message: Text entered in this field displays at the bottom of the first page of the
reservation form process.
4- Subtotal Policies: Displays on the second page of the reservation form process. A Subtotal Policy is
only necessary if you are displaying nightly rates. An example of your subtotal policy might be: "Subtotal
does not AAA discount or other misc. charges."
Proof of Policy Agreement
Sometimes it becomes necessary to prove to your guests or your credit card merchant that the guest did
in fact 'agree' to your cancellation or other policies. When such a dispute arises you can print a copy of
the guest's actual reservation that includes the policy they agreed to, as well as a date and time stamp of
when they agreed to it.
To Print a Reservation Which Includes Proof of Policy Agreement:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center with your Master password
- Click on the Reservation ID# to view details.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the reservation and click to expand/view the policy info.
- Click Print Policy
Notification Setup
When a reservation has been submitted by your guest you have the option to be notified via four different
ways:
1- Email. Multiple emails can be used
2- Text Message (premium subscriber feature only)
3- Fax (premium subscriber feature only)
4- Pager (premium subscriber feature only)
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Note that Availability Online staff needs to be contacted to activate Fax and/or Pager Notification services.
Faxes and text messages are not guaranteed with all makes/models of fax machines and phone carrier
services. Email, by nature, is never 100% reliable due to various virus protection systems and spam
filters. We always recommend periodically checking the Pending Reservation page of your Administration
Center for new reservations.
To Edit your Reservation Notification Methods
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Notification Setup
Custom Questions
Display up to four Custom Questions on your reservation form. Choose to display a Text Box or Drop
Down Menu for your guests to answer your question. If displaying a drop down menu, you can enter up
to 9 drop down menu options. You can also choose to Require guests to answer your Custom Questions.
Example of Custom Questions:
To Edit / Add Custom Questions to your Reservation Form
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Custom Questions
A La Carte Items & Packages
An A La Carte Item or Package may be added to your reservation form at any point. This feature is
typically used to up-sell certain items or services. For example, giving the guest an option to add a 'Bottle
of Wine' or 'Healthy Spa Package' to their reservation.
If you use nightly rates to give you guests a reservation total, you can choose to include the cost of your a
la carte items or packages within that total.
Sample image:
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To Add A La Carte Items & Packages to your Reservation Form
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > A La Carte Items & Packages
Reservation Form Colors & Visual Settings
You may alter the font type, text color, background color and foreground color of your reservation form.
Premium users may also add a static page header or logo to the top of their reservation form. Adding a
header to the reservation form is a free service that needs to be done by the Availability Online staff.
Please mailto:[email protected] for information.
To Edit your Reservation Form Colors
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Colors & Visual Settings
Our staff is always happy to help you alter the colors of your Availability Online pages to match your
website.
Credit Card Type Settings
Tell our system which types of credit cards you accept. Your selection(s) will appear as payment options
on your reservation and/or gift certificate order form.
To Edit your Credit Card Type Settings
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Credit Card Settings
Reservation Confirmation Setup
You have the option to send a reservation confirmation to your guest through the Availability Online
interface. Default Email addresses, Email subject and email text you enter will automatically appear when
you compile the confirmation email from your Pending Reservation Pick Up Center.
To Edit Reservation Confirmation Setup Type Settings
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Confirmation Setup
Unless you are familiar with HTML code, you will want to select 'Plain Text' as your email type. Plain Text
allows you to copy and paste a confirmation letter from a Word or Text document.
4- AVAILABILITY DISPLAYS
Two Week Calendar Grid
Available to both Basic and Premium subscribers.
One of our most commonly used display options. Shows the availability of all rooms in your account in two
week intervals. You may choose to allow guests to search your availability up to 1 or 2 years in advance.
Colors and vacancy graphics can be
customized to match the theme of your
website. Our staff is happy to customize the
calendar for you.
Rates can be shown on this availability
display. See the Rates portion of this user
manual for more information.
Working Example:
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http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availtable.php?un=demo
Available for both Basic and Premium subscribers.
Availability Search & Display
Available to both Basic and Premium
subscribers.
The Availability Search & Display shows only
rooms available for the dates searched by
your guests. This display method includes
the option to display room photos and
descriptions.
Working Example:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability
_search.php?un=demo
Colors can be customized to match the
theme of your website. Our staff is happy to
customize this page for you.
Nightly Rates can be shown on this
availability display. See the Rates portion
of this user manual for more information.
Monthly Calendars
Monthly calendars displays are available to Premium Subscribers only.
There are two different monthly calendar display options.
Monthly Calendar Option #1
Show 1-24 months of availability on
your web page(s ).
Monthly Calendars can show
availability for a single room/unit or
your entire property.
All of our monthly calendar displays
can be used solely on your website,
or in conjunction with other
availability displays.
Working Example:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/images/aodemo_monthlycal.htm
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Monthly Calendar Option #2
Show a single monthly calendar on your web page(s) that will allow guests to view multiple months using
a simple 'Next' link. These calendars can show availability for a single room/unit or your entire property.
Date Select Tool Bar
The Date Select Tool Bar is available to both Basic and Premium subscribers.
The Date Select Tool Bar allows your guests to choose which type of availability they'd like to see.
Selecting one button in the tool bar takes your guests to the Availability Search page. Selecting the other
takes your guest to the 2-week calendar.
You may configure the date select tool bar to only point your guest to one availability display page.
Your web designer can change the layout and colors of the Date Select Tool Bar. Here are a couple of
ways you could show the date select tool bar on your website:
Working Example:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/images/room_images/c
ombodemo.html
In the working example, clicking 'View All' will send
guests to the 2-Week Display. Clicking 'Search
Availability' sends guests to the Search & Display page.
Show-Only Mode
Available for Premium subscribers only.
Our Show-Only display mode gives you the ability to show availability for a single unit/room. Links to a
Show-Only calendar can be placed on your website for each unit/room. This display option can be solely
used on your website, or in conjunction with other availability displays.
Show-Only calendars can also show a group of specific units at one time. For example, lets say you have
a total of 24 vacation rentals available. With a show-only calendar you could choose to display three
different calendars: One showing rentals with 3 bedrooms, one showing rentals with 2 bedrooms, the
other showing rentals with 1 bedroom.
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You can choose to place a Show All Rooms button on each Show-Only calendar which would allow your
guests to view all units/rooms.
The Show-Only method can be used within the 2-Week Calendar (example below) or the Availability
Search formats.
Working Example of a Show Only Two-Week Calendar:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availtable.php?un=demo&show_only=92167&show_only_mode_view_all
_button=true&submit4=Show+Less+Properties
Working Example of a Show Only Availability Search:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=demo&show_only=92167&show_only_mode
_view_all_button=true&submit4=Show+Less+Properties
5- ROOM/UNIT RATES
Availability Online gives you the option to show rates 3 different ways:
1- Nightly Rates (is calculated to show a reservation total)
2- Monthly Rates (for display only, does not get included in reservation total)
3- Yearly Rates (for display only, does not get included in reservation total)
Nightly Rates
When Nightly Rates are entered into your account they will automatically be used to calculate a subtotal
for your guests' reservations. Nightly are shown on the reservation form as your guest completes their
booking.
Nightly Rates are also shown on your availability displays.
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If you use the Availability Search display, nightly rates will be shown like this:
If you use the 2-Week Availability display, nightly rates can be shown one of two ways
1- Within the calendar grid (Please contact the Availability Online support staff to activate this rate
display method for you)
2- In a Mouse Over Pop Up Box
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SPECIAL NOTES:
Vacation RentPro, BnBManager and HotelMaster updaters: Nightly Rates can be sent
automatically from your reservation software. However, you do need to Activate nightly rates in your
Availability Online account.
Other Auto Data Updaters: To prevent data loss you must send your first PMS update BEFORE
entering ANY nightly rate information into our system.
Manual Data Updaters: If at any point you decide to start updating your Availability Online account
with property management software please contact us before you send your first auto update.
To Activate Nightly Rates
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Rates > Rate Settings
- From the 'Rate Display Type:' drop down menu choose Nightly
- Click the Submit button
To Create and Assign Nightly Rates
For detailed instructions on how to create and assign your nightly rates
please following this link:
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/help/ao4help_nightlyrates.html
Yearly Rate Display
Yearly rate display allows you to show a single nightly (see example image
below) rate or a rate range for the entire year on the 2-week availability
calendar display. A rate range typically represents your low midweek rate
to your high weekend/holiday rate.
Yearly rates are for display only and are not calculated in the reservation
form total.
SPECIAL NOTE:
Yearly Rates are available
for display on the 2-week
availability calendar only
and are not displayed on
the Availability Search
page.
above: Rate range which shows for the entire year.
To Activate Yearly Rates
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Rates > Rate Settings
- From the 'Rate Display Type:' drop down menu choose Yearly
- Click the Submit button
- In the left-side navigation click Set Monthly/Yearly Rates
- Click the Pencil (edit) icon next to the room to assign a rate
- In the Rates section enter your Yearly rate range in the High and Low fields.
If you only have a single rate enter that in the "High Rate' field.
- Click the Save Changes button
- Repeat for each room/unit.
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Monthly Rate Display
Monthly rate display allows you to show a single nightly rate or a rate range (see example image above)
that can change for each month viewed on the 2-week availability calendar display.
For example: You can show a rate for Room 1 in August for $145. But, in January the rate for Room 1
can be shown as $115.
A rate range typically represents your low midweek rate to your high weekend/holiday rate.
Monthly rates are for display only and are not calculated in the reservation form total.
SPECIAL NOTE:
Monthly Rates are available for display on
the 2-week availability calendar only and are
not displayed on the Availability Search
page.
Above: Single rate which can change depending on the month viewed by guest
To Activate Monthly Rates
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Rates > Rate Settings
- From the 'Rate Display Type:' drop down menu choose Monthly
- Click the Submit button
- In the left-side navigation click Set Monthly/Yearly Rates
- Click the Pencil (edit) icon next to the room to assign a rate
- In the Rates section enter your Monthly rate range in the High and Low fields.
If you only have a single rate enter that in the "High Rate' field.
- Click the Save Changes button
- Repeat for each room/unit.
6- FEES, TAXES & DEPOSITS
The Fees & Taxes feature is available to Premium subscribers.
The Fees & Taxes function can be used to include taxes, cleaning fees or any other misc. charge to your
reservation subtotal. You can also show a deposit amount which will be charged to your guest's credit
card.
You can add an unlimited number of fees and/or taxes to your account. A percentage or static dollar
amount can be added to your reservation subtotal on a per-unit or a per-stay basis.
Adding fees and/or taxes to your reservation subtotal may benefit you and your guests, as it can provide
your guest with a final total of their stay.
To Add Fees & Taxes To Your Reservation Form:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Fees & Taxes
- Follow the set up instructions given on the page
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Left: Sample of fee, tax and deposit display on reservation
form
To Show a Deposit Amount on Your Reservation Form:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings > Fees & Taxes
- Click the Add New Tax button
- In the Tax Name field enter how you want to label the deposit on the reservation. The Tax Name in the
example above is "20% Deposit Due Today'
- Make the below changes in the fields provided:
Activate: select 'Yes'
Applied to: Select 'Unit and Non-Unit Taxable Subtotal'
Percentage: type in the percentage of your deposit
Behavior: Select 'Display Only'
Display Order: enter '1'
Applies to Rooms: Click 'Check All'
Click the Save Changes button
7- MINIMUM NIGHT STAY REQUIREMENTS
There are four modes you can choose from when deciding how to handle your minimum night stay
requirements on your reservation form.
1- Allow Mode: Minimum night stay requirements are displayed but not enforced. A guest can submit a
reservation that does not meet your minimum night stay requirements.
2- Alert Mode: Minimum night stay requirements are displayed and guests are warned if their reservation
does not meet requirements. A guest can still submit a reservation that does not meet your requirements.
3- Surcharge Mode: Minimum night stay requirements are displayed and guests are warned if their
reservation does not meet requirements. The warning will notify the guest that an additional surcharge
must be paid if they proceed with the reservation.
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4- Stop Mode: Minimum night stay requirements are displayed and enforced. Guests will be alerted that
they have not met your requirements and will not be able to complete the reservation until changes are
made.
Activate Minimum Night Stays & Select Your Mode Option
Step 1: To Activate Nightly Rates
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Minimum Night Stays > Minimum Night Stay Settings
- Select 'Yes' from the Activate Minimum. Night Stay settings section
Step 2: Altering the Availability Search 'Nights' Start and End Values
- Using the drop down menus provided assign an availability search Start
and/or End value.
** YOU SHOULD KEEP THE DEFAULT SETTINGS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE
SAME MIN. NIGHT STAY REQUIREMENT FOR ALL TIMES **
Altering the availability search 'Nights' Start and End Values will change the
values found in the Nights drop down menu located on the Availability
Search and Display page.
The Availability Search 'Nights' Start and End Values can restrict guests
from searching for availability for stays that don't meet your minimum
night stay requirements. It can also prevent guests from searching for
large multi-night stays in which you would rather book by phone.
For example (see image below), if you ALWAYS enforce a 3 night minimum,
you can remove the 1 and 2 Nights options from the Availability Search
tool bar by setting "Nights" Start Value to 3.
SPECIAL NOTES:
Vacation RentPro,
BnBManager and
HotelMaster
updaters: Min. Night
Stay information can
be sent automatically
from your reservation
software. However, you
do need to follow steps
1-3 to the left.
Other Auto Data
Updaters: To prevent
data loss you must
send your first PMS
update BEFORE
entering ANY min.
night stay information
into our system.
Manual Data
Updaters: If at any
point you decide to
start updating your
Availability Online
account with property
management software
please contact us
before you send your
first auto update.
Step 3: Select Your Minimum Night Stay Mode
- Using the information on the page, select how you want the reservation form to handle your min. night
stay requirements.
- Click the Save Changes button
To Create and Assign Minimum Night Stay Requirements
For detailed instructions on how to create and assign your minimum night stay requirements please
following this link: http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/help/ao4help_minnightstay.html
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8- MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY SETTINGS & ADDITIONAL PERSON FEES
Additional Person Fee functions are available for Premium Subscribers only
Maximum Occupancy functions are available to both Premium and Basic Subscribers
To activate max. occupancy and additional person fees:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Reservation Management > Reservation Form Settings >
Activate Form
- In the Reservation Form Style section select 'Enhanced (With
Occupancy & Rates on first page)'
- Click the Save Changes button
The set your additional activate max. occupancy and
additional person fees::
(NOTE: The Enhanced reservation form style must be activated
to access these settings)
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Click the Pencil (edit) icon next to any unit to adjust max.
occupancy and/or additional person settings
- Click the Blue ? next to any field for explanations
- Click the Save Changes button
ATTENTION Vacation Rent Pro
and HotelMaster users:
The following settings can be sent
directly from your Vacation
RentPro or HotelMaster software
systems.
-
Base Rate Occupancy (Guests)
Max Occupancy (Adults)
Max Occupancy (Children):
Max Occupancy (Total Guests)
Additional Adult Occupant Fee*
Additional Child Occupant Fee*
Under Occupancy Fee*
* Available for HotelMaster
users ONLY
SPECIAL NOTES:
The following options must be in place in your General Reservation Settings for Enhanced Reservation
features to function properly:
- Room Choice 1 Selection must be enable
- Room Choice 2 Selection must be disabled
- Number of Adults must be enabled
9- NO VACANCY GRAPHICS
Both basic and premium users can choose from over 80 no-vacancy images which will represent a booked
room on the 2-week calendar display. No-vacancy graphics can be changed when ever you'd like using
these instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Vacancy Graphics > Standard Vacancy Graphics
- Select the no-vacancy graphic of your choice and click the Apply Changes button
Premium users can choose to show a custom no-vacancy graphic on their availability calendar. To do this
ask your web designer to create a custom graphic that is 25 x 25 pixels. Email the graphic to Availability
Online Support [email protected] and we'll upload the graphic to your account.
If you would like Availability Online to create a customized graphic for you please contact us. Additional
fees for creating this image may apply.
10- GENERAL POLICY & MONTHLY NOTES ON AVAILABILITY DISPLAYS
Information provided in your General Policy & Monthly Note section appears directly below your availability
display. This section can be used any way you choose. Many use Policies & Monthly Notes to explain
cancellation policies, non-smoking rules, special off-season discounts or to announce special events in the
area.
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To Activate Policies & Monthly Notes
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Policies & Monthly Notes
- Text entered in the 'Policy #0' field will appear for all twelve months.
- Text entered in the 'Policy #1-12' fields will display for individual months.
- Click the Apply Changes button when finished.
SPECIAL NOTE: HTML is allowed in these fields.
11- HOW TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD
Your availability Online account has two passwords.
1- Master Password: Allows full access to account including credit card information.
2- Developer Password: Restricts viewing of sensitive reservation information.
To Change Your Master or Developer Password
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Password Administration > Change Developer Password or Change Master Password
- Follow the password changing instructions given on the page
To Change Your Username
Please contact us at [email protected] with the username you would like to change to. In
rare cases additional fees to change your username may apply.
12- RESERVATION & GIFT CERTIFICATE ORDER PICK-UP
When a new reservation or gift certificate order has been submitted you are immediately sent an email
notification alerting you of the guest's submission.
All information the guest submitted in the form is included in this email
notification MINUS the credit card information. This is for security
purposes.
To View Pending Reservations / Gift Certificates & to Retrieve
Credit Card Info
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center with your
Master password
- Click on the Reservation or Certificate ID# to view details.
When viewing Reservation Details you have the option to email your
guest a confirmation. To do this, click the Send Confirmation Email
button at the bottom of the page where you will then be prompted to
complete & send an email form to your guest.
After Confirmation has been sent(optional) it is recommended that you
click the Archive button found at the bottom of the Reservation or
Certificate Detail page. Archived reservations/gift certificates are saved
6 months for further viewing.
SPECIAL NOTE:
If you use desktop
reservation software such as
Vacation RentPro, iMagic,
GuestTracker, etc,
reservations can be
automatically downloaded
into your software. This will
save you and your staff time
from re-typing your guests'
information.
Please contact your
reservation software
provider directly for
information on how to
activate Availability Online
reservation downloads.
HELPFUL HINT-- Sorting Reservations: Reservations and Gift Certificate orders on the Pending page
can be sorted by Date Taken, numerically by the Reservation ID#, Customer Name or by the Arrival Date,
by clicking on the column header text.
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To View Archived Reservations / Gift Certificates
Archived reservations/gift certificates are reservations that have been moved from your Pending
Reservation page either manually or by your desktop reservation software.
Once archived, reservations are saved 6 months for further viewing.
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center with your Master password
- Select Reservation Management > Reservation Pick Up > Archived Reservations
- Choose one of the four search methods provided to find the Archived Reservation
- Once found, click on the Reservation or Certificate ID# to view details.
13- AVAILABILITY DISPLAY VISUAL SETTINGS
2-Week Calendar
General Visual Settings & Colors
To change the colors of the 2-week calendar grid:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Visual Settings > Traditional Calendar Display
- Choose the portion of the calendar you would like to edit and the Edit Visual Settings button
- Using the color pickers provided edit the colors to the settings of your choice
- Click the Submit button to save your changes
- You can view your changes by clicking Quick Links > Preview 2-Week Calendar
Header & Footer Customization (available for Premium subscribers only.) HTML/CSS knowledge is
required to update the header and footer customization for Premium accounts. Please contact us to alter
your availability page layout. Visual setting changes are usually done at no charge to you. Alternatively,
your web designer can make these changes using the following instructions:
-
Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
Click Calendar Management > Visual Settings > Traditional Calendar Display
Choose Premium Header & Footer and click the Edit Visual Settings button
Edit the HTML in the Custom Header / Footer fields and click the Submit button to save changes.
SPECIAL NOTE: When adjusting the Custom Header / Footer be sure to keep the Availability Online style
sheets in tact. These style sheets are noted.
Availability Search
General Visual Settings & Colors
To change the colors of the Availability Display page:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Visual Settings > Search & Display
- Choose the portion of the calendar you would like to edit and the Edit Visual Settings button
- Using the color pickers provided edit the colors to the settings of your choice
- Click the Submit button to save your changes
- You can view your changes by clicking Quick Links > Preview Search & Display
Header & Footer Customization (available for Premium subscribers only.) HTML/CSS knowledge is
required to update the header and footer customization for Premium accounts. Please contact us to alter
your availability page layout. Visual setting changes are usually done at no charge to you. Alternatively,
your web designer can make these changes using the following instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Visual Settings > Search & Display
- Choose Premium Header & Footer from the drop down menu provided and click the Edit Visual
Settings button
- Edit the HTML in the Custom Header / Footer fields and click the Submit button to save changes.
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SPECIAL NOTE: When adjusting the Custom Header / Footer be sure to keep the Availability Online style
sheets in tact. These style sheets are noted.
Monthly Calendars
(Monthly Calendars are available to Premium subscribers only.)
To change the colors of the Monthly Calendars:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Visual Settings > Monthly Calendars
- Using the color pickers provided edit the colors to the settings of your choice
- Click the Submit button to save your changes
14- ROOM / UNIT MANAGEMENT
As you come to your Room Management center you will see several editing options. Use the below key to
help manage your room/unit information.
SPECIAL NOTES:
Attention Vacation RentPro
and HotelMaster software
users: Room/unit names, links,
thumbnail images and
descriptions can be sent from
your Vacation RentPro or
HotelMaster software. Contact
their support staff directly for set
up instructions.
Attention CompuRes (aka
Reservations v. 6, 7, 8) users:
Room/unit names are sent from
your CompuRes software. Room
names can not be edited from
your Availability Online
administration center.
Editing Room names, links, photos & descriptions
To edit room/unit names, links, thumbnail photos and
descriptions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Click the Pencil (edit) icon next to the room/unit you need to
edit.
- Enter the room URLs, photos, names and/or description in the fields provided
- Click the Save Changes button
SPECIAL NOTE: Photos and Descriptions ONLY appear on the Availability Search page. They do NOT
appear on the 2-week calendar grid.
Calendar Labels
Labels can be added to any 2-week availability calendar display and are typically used to divide the
calendar grid into labeled sections. The example below shows two labels separating B&B Rooms from
Private Cabins. Labels can also be used to display other misc. text.
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To add a new Label(s) to your 2-week availability display:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Select the Add Label button and follow the instructions given on the page
You can then re-order the rooms/labels to the correct location on the calendar grid using the Reorder tab
on the main Room Management admin. page. See Room & Label Order below.
Groups & Room/Unit Types
Groups are made up of any number of individual rooms/units of a single type.
For example: You may have 15 identical rooms with 2 Double Beds. Instead of listing all 15 rooms
individually in your booking engine, you may combine all 15 rooms into a single Group. Only the single
group will appear to your guests.
To Create a Group
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Select the Add Group tab
- Add the Group's name (ie: Rooms w/ 2 Double Beds) and other appropriate info and click the Save
Changes button
- Select the individual rooms/units that should be included in the group and click the Save Group button
- After a new group is created, you can change which rooms are associated with a group at any point
using the blue Assign Groups icon shown below.
Room & Label Order
The order your rooms/units appear on your availability display (viewed by your guests) can be changed to
any order you choose.
To re-order the room/unit listings as they appear on your availability display:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Select the Reorder Chart tab
- Follow the instructions given on the page to reorder the room/unit listing
- Click the Save Order button
Adding a New Room/Unit
To add a new room to your availability display/booking engine:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Select the Add Room button
- Enter the appropriate room information and click the Save Changes button
SPECIAL NOTE: Auto updaters need to add new rooms/units in their reservation management software.
Doing so will automatically add the room/unit to your Availability Online account upon the next update.
InnKontrol users need to add the new room/unit to BOTH their InnKontrol software and Availability Online
account.
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Permanently Deleting a Room/Unit
To permanently delete a room from your availability display/booking engine:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Click the red 'X' next to the room/unit you need to delete (you will be asked to confirm this decision)
SPECIAL NOTE: Auto updaters need to also remove the rooms/units from their reservation management
software.
Temporarily De-Activating a Room
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Room Management > Manage Your Rooms
- Click the green flag found in the Actions column until the flag turns red
15- GIFT CERTIFICATE / GIFT CARD ORDER FORMS
Secure Gift Certificate Order Forms are available for Premium users only.
Your Availability Online Gift Certificate Order form will securely collect orders directly from your own
website. You will be responsible for any correspondence with the buyer and/or guest using the certificate.
You are also responsible for mailing/e-mailing the actual certificate or gift card. Credit card numbers
found in the order will be processed by you using your current processing method.
When a new gift certificate order has been made you are sent an e-mail notification. All order information
is included in the notification email minus the credit card number. Credit card numbers can be retrieved
using these instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center with your Master password
- Click on the pending Certificate ID# to view credit card details
General Settings
The Gift Certificate General Settings portion of your Administration Center will allow you to:
 Activate the order form
 Select a Gift Certificate or form OR a Gift Card order form
 Add your gift certificate policies and disclaimers
 Edit which payment fields will display on the order form
 Add a custom question to your order form
To access the Gift Certificate General Settings:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Gift Certif. Management > Gift Certificate Form Settings > General Settings
Color & Visual Settings
You may alter the font type, text color, background color and foreground color of your gift certificate order
form. Premium users may also add a static page header or logo to the top of their order form. Adding a
header to the reservation form is a free service that needs to be done by the Availability Online staff.
Please mailto:[email protected] for information.
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To Edit your Gift Certificate Order Form
Colors:
- Login to your Availability Online
Administration Center
- Click Gift Certif. Management > Gift
Certificate Form Settings > Colors & Visual
Settings
Our staff is always happy to help you alter
the colors of your Availability Online pages
to match your website.
above: sample gift certificate order form
Notification Setup
When a gift certificate order has been submitted you have the choice to be notified via four different
options.
1- Email. Multiple emails can be used
2- Text Message (premium subscriber feature only)
3- Fax (premium subscriber feature only)
4- Pager (premium subscriber feature only)
Note that Availability Online staff needs to be contacted to activate Fax and/or Pager Notification services.
To Edit your Gift Certificate Notification Methods
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Gift Certif. Management > Gift Certificate Form Settings > Notification Setup
Credit Card Settings
Tell our system which types of credit cards you accept. Your selection(s) will appear as payment options
on your gift certificate order form and/or your reservation form.
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To Edit your Credit Card Type Settings
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Gift Certif. Management > Gift Certificate Form Settings > Credit Card Settings
16- GENERAL SETTINGS / PROPERTY INFORMATION
The Property Information section of your Administration Center allows you to change the info which
appears within the Standard Header of a Basic Availability Online calendar display (shown below with red
arrow). This section is also used to change the property link found on your reservation and gift certificate
order form.
SPECIAL TIP:
Misc. text can be added to the
Date Row portion of your 2-week
availability calendar from the
Property Information section of
your Admin. Center (shown left
with yellow arrow). To do this:
click the 'Check to enable the
Date Row Message' box then add
the text in the 'Date Row Message
Text' field provided.
To Change your General Property Information
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click General Settings > Property Information
- Edit your property information in the fields provided. Click the Submit button to save changes
17- EVENT MANAGEMENT
Event Display for Premium Subscribers only.
An events display can be shown above the 2-week calendar or the availability search display pages as
shown below. You have ability to edit all header and description text within this display.
You can also select when to display each event. Specifically choose to show each event:
 During Event Date Range Only
 Until Event has expired
 Always show event
Add as many events as you'd like!
To Access Your Event Management Center
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Calendar Management > Event Management
- Click the Add Event tab to create a new event
or
- Click the Pencil (edit) icon next to any event to make changes
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SPECIAL TIP:
Many use the Events Display for
other purposes, such as
displaying seasonal specials or
packages..
18- ADDING AVAILABILITY ONLINE TO YOUR WEBSITE
Availability Online will need to be implemented into your site by your web designer.
If you do not have a designer, our sister company VTweb can add Availability Online to your website for a
one-time hourly fee. Please contact Ruthellen Weston or Julie Niles at VTweb if you need someone to add
Availability Online to your site.
802-774-1124
[email protected]
You have several different options when deciding how to display Availability Online on your website. If
you need help deciding which option is best for you please contact us: [email protected]
Most properties choose to show an availability display and reservation form. However you can show one
OR the other.
IMPORTANT TIP: There are several different ways to add Availability Online to your site. Below
are just a select few examples of the easiest methods. For more examples and code on how to add
Availability Online to your website:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Your Website and select the display option of your choice
OR if you don't see the display option you are looking for please contact us
([email protected]) and we can email you or your web designer the appropriate code
and instructions.
Two Week Calendar Grid
A visual example of the 2-week calendar can be seen in Section #4 of this help document.
Use the below URL to add a simple text link to your site pointing to the two-week calendar.
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
http://availabilityonline.com/availtable.php?un=XXXX
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Availability Search Page
A visual example of the Availability Search page can be seen in Section #4 of this help document.
Use the below URL to add a simple text link to your site pointing to the Availability Search page.
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=XXXX
Monthly Calendars
Monthly Calendar displays are available to Premium subscribers
There are 4 different types of Monthly Calendar displays.
1- Simple Static Monthly Image Calendar
2- Dynamic Monthly Image Calendar with a javascript "Next" button View
3- Dynamic Monthly Image Calendar with a javascript "Next" button and jQuery affects View
4- Multiple Monthly Image Calendars that change Automatically when the Month Changes
Visual examples of the Monthly Calendars can be seen in Section #4 of this help document.
Below are code and instructions on how to implement Multiple Monthly Calendars, the most common
monthly calendar display option.
Copy and paste the below image URLs into your html document. Each URL represents one month.
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
Replace the 'YYYYY" with each room/unit ID#. Room ID#s can be found in the Room Management portion
of your Administration Center or can be provided to you via email from the Availability Online support
staff. [email protected]
<img id="aoCalendarImageStatic"
src="http://images.availabilityonline.com/api/gcal/index.php?un=XXXXX&month=plus0&roomId=YYYYY"
/>
<img id="aoCalendarImageStatic"
src="http://images.availabilityonline.com/api/gcal/index.php?un=XXXXX&month=plus1&roomId=YYYYY"
/>
To show additional months, use the same URL replacing the 'month=plus' variable.
0= current month
1= next month
2= third month, etc
You can display 1-12 months for a single property.
Date Select Tool Bar
Visual examples of the date select tool bar can be seen in Section #4 of this help document.
Your web designer can alter the layout, colors, text and overall appearance of the tool bar.
Standard code of the date select tool bar can be found using these instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Your Website > Interactive Calendars
- Scroll down to Option #6
- Using the instructions provided, copy and paste the given code into your website
The code in the Your Website portion of our administration center gives only one way you can display the
tool bar. We can customize the following elements within the tool bar:
- Include ONLY the 'View All' button (points only to the 2-week calendar)
- Include ONLY the 'Search Availability button' (points to the Availability Search page)
- Configure tool bar to point to an indivual room/unit, vs. ALL units
- Pre-select the #Nights field to a specific number. For example if you ALWAYS have a 7 night
min., we can adjust the tool bar so guests can search for stays less than 7 nights.
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If you would like any of these customizations please contact us - [email protected], and we
can send you/your designer the appropriate code.
Show-Only Mode
Show-Only displays are available to Premium subscribers.
Visual examples of the Show Only displays can be seen in Section #4 of this help document.
Show-Only Two Week Display
Use the below URL to add a simple text link to your site pointing to the Show-Only Two-Week Display.
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
Replace the 'YYYYY" with each room/unit ID#. Room ID#s can be found in the Room Management portion
of your Administration Center or can be provided to you via email from the Availability Online support
staff. [email protected]
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availtable.php?un=XXXX&show_only=YYYYY&show_only_mode_view_all
_button=true&submit4=Show+Less+Properties
Show-Only Availability Search
Use the below URL to add a simple text link to your site pointing to the Show-Only Availability Search
page.
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
Replace the 'YYYYY" with each room/unit ID#. Room ID#s can be found in the Room Management portion
of your Administration Center or can be provided to you via email from the Availability Online support
staff. [email protected]
http://ao4.availabilityonline.com/availability_search.php?un=XXXX&show_only=YYYYY&show_only_mode_
view_all_button=true&submit4=Show+Less+Properties
Reservation Form
If you would like to add a link to your website pointing directly to the secure reservation form (bypassing
the availability displays) you can add this link to your website:
https://www.availabilityonline.com/reservation.php?un=XXXX
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
Other reservation form linking options can be found using these instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Your Website > Reservation Request Form
Gift Certificate Order Form
The secure gift certificate order form is available to Premium subscribers.
If you would like to add a link to your website pointing directly to the secure gift certificate order form you
can add this link to your website:
https://ao4.availabilityonline.com/gift_certificate.php?un=XXXX
Replace the 'XXXX' with your Availability Online username.
Other gift certificate form linking options can be found using these instructions:
- Login to your Availability Online Administration Center
- Click Your Website > Gift Certificate Order Form
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