Hot Deals can be activated or deactivated at anytime by the booking centre. If you have a Bookeasy Website, hot deals are a great marketing tool. It can give you the opportunity to promote your operators tourism product and promote down periods in your region. You may decide to have a hot deal campaign which your operators pay to be a part of or offer this for free.
Hot Deals link on homepage
Hot Deals Search Page
Hot Deals Search Results Display
The link on each Non-Accommodation Operator Listing in Hot Deals pages (campaign.asp, campaign_result.asp, packages.asp) reads View More Detail and for Bookable Operators reads: Book this Hot Deal.
•Clicking on the link for Accommodation Operators will direct the user to the Operator’s Accommodation Inventory page.
•Clicking on the link for all other types of Operator will direct the user to the Operator’s Main page.
Setting up a Hot Deal
Activating Hot Deals - Left Menu Template (this appears below your Site Content Pages on the left menu)
1.From the main menu of your Staff Console, under the heading Administration, click on the option Controlling Data.
2.Approx half way down the page you will see the box Activate Hot Deals – if you tick this box a Hot Deals menu bar will appear in your left menu near the bottom.
3.You will now need to link Operators to your Hot Deals Listing.
4.Go back to your main menu and click on Operator Search and enter the name of an operator that you want to include in your Hot Deals List.
5.When the operator information is displayed, click on Update Other Details.
6.Ensure that the Has Hot Deal box is ticked and click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.
7.This Operator should now appear in your Hot Deals List.
Redirecting Your Hot Deals Search Page to One Of Your Site Content Pages.
1.From the main menu of your Staff Console, under the heading Website and Marketing heading, click on the site content option.
2.At the top of the table click on Add Page.
3.Enter in your Page Heading and unique Page number.
4.In the Redirect To field type in campaign.asp and click Save at the bottom of the page.
5.You may need to log out and log back in to see the search page appear.
Adding a picture to your Hot Deals Page
1.Save your picture with the file name, campaign1.jpg and make the size no more than 250 pixels wide.
2.Upload your picture by clicking on the option Upload Images under the Website and Marketing heading in the main menu area of your staff console.
Adding text to your Operators Hot Deals page:
1.Click on Controlling Data under Administration from your Main Menu.
2.In the Hot Deals Box, enter your text here and press SAVE at the bottom.
Adding text to the Hot Deals Campaign page:
1.Click in Hot Deals Site Content page
2.Update text or link a PDF file and press SAVE at the bottom.
Adding Hot Deals to an Operator's Web Pages
1. Operators can add Hot Deals from their online administration console in 2 ways.
2. Under Specials – tick – My Hot Deal – An Operator can only have 1 Hot Deal at a time.
3. In Hot Deals under the General Details Area – This appears in a red box on the Operators Main web page.
4. It is a good idea to enter your special into both areas above.
PLEASE NOTE: HOT DEALS ARE ONLY BOOKABLE ONLINE IF IT IS SET UP IN THE SPECIALS AREA. IF IT IS SET UP IN THE HOT DEALS BOX THE CLIENT WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE BOOKING CENTRE OR REQUEST IN THE COMMENTS FIELD WHEN MAKING A BOOKING THAT THEY WOULD LIKE THE HOT DEAL AND THE PRICE MAY NEED TO BE AMMENDED MANUALLY.
Hot Deal Statistics
There is an Add On Feature which can be activated so that the booking centre can track all the hits that they have received against specific operators hot deals. Click here for further information.