Meet Bob, an extreme “hodophile” (One who loves to travel). After his most recent trip to Africa, enthralled by the beautiful landscapes and captivated by the majestic “Big 5”, he couldn’t help himself but trawl to your website to plan his next trip to Africa.
However, his booking experience has left a bitter taste in his mouth, after finding the process to be slow, and difficult to view on mobile – as a result, Bob, unfortunately, decides to abandon his booking.
Just like Bob, there are many users/customers who experience the dissatisfaction of a poor booking experience. One thing that is crucial to note, is that your guests’ first experience of your business begins with the success of their booking experience.
So just how can you tap into this opportunity and turn it into a success for your lodge?
The place to start is with our booking widget, ResNova.
What is ResNova?
ResNova is our booking widget, which enables you to embed your ResRequest availability and rates anywhere on your website. It offers two formats so you can show your information in either a calendar matrix or a quick search…or both!
You have choices when it comes to deciding how you would like to set your widget up. You have the option of simply showing availability, or enabling the full booking process.
You even have a list of payment gateways that you can choose from, to ensure your guests can make payments during the booking process.
Our most recent development on ResNova, means that it is now built with technologies that provide a sleek and stable booking experience. Just like Bob, most of your guests will access the internet using their mobile devices and with our latest development, we wanted to ensure that their user journey is optimal and user-friendly.
Our new features include:
- Let your users make bookings in a few quick and easy steps from any device.
- Customise the buttons, colours, and hover states to align with your website branding.
- Now includes an integration to DPO payment gateway.
- Payment plans are now accessible to users making bookings from your ResNova widget.
- Track where your bookings are coming from by selecting a source per widget.
- Extended search functionality allows the guest to select and filter properties.
- Back-office live chat to stay connected to our team, for any ResNova queries that might pop up.