Why does a hotelier need a hotel reservation system?
In today’s hotel business, it is highly recommended to use automated systems to handle complex or manual tasks and make an online presence. A good hotel reservation system must have two things:
First, the option to create a website, and second, a booking engine that allows you to manage all your hotel operations and give your customers options to book rooms online.
QloApps is a free open-source Hotel Reservation System (HRS) that doesn’t just help you to create a beautiful-looking website.
But rather gives you various features to bring ease to your daily complex works with just a click of a button. Though it has numerous unique features, it is customizable according to the need of a hotelier.
Now I’ll be listing those features which make QloApps a must-have for Hotel Reservation System
Simple Installation Process
Download QloApps, install it on your server, upload your data, and launch your hotel website. Now with QloApps, you can synchronize your rooms, display rates, and availability of rooms to users.
You can upload high-quality pictures of rooms and display room features to help users make clear choices and book rooms online. This not only increases Hotel revenue but helps you make clients easily rather than depending only on OTA (online travel agencies).
No need to worry about maintaining data of rooms on registers. With QloApps you can do desk bookings as well. Its shows all the occupancy status of rooms whether they are full, partially full, or empty, and you can instantly book rooms for arrived guests.
You can also store customer information such as their names, addresses, and payments made by them.
Section 1 – Here you can select dates for bookings, and select hotel names and rooms. Hitting the ‘Search’ Button will display all the rooms available in that hotel.
Section 2 – This section shows both the calendar and occupancy status of rooms in the selected hotel.
Section 3 – This section presents detailed information on different types of rooms along with room number and their occupancy status. You can then select any room and allot it to the guests.
Advance payment option
Thinking of having an advance payment option? Well, QloApps has this option as well! You can set an advanced payment option for your customers so they can initially pay in advance to confirm their booking and pay the rest when they check in at your hotel.
Customer-end Advance payment screenshot 1
Section 1 – When a customer approaches checkout he gets 2 options for payment, Full and Advance Payment. If he selects the advance payment option then the amount to be paid is displayed as shown in the screenshot.
Customer-end Advance payment screenshot 2
Section 1 after clicking the ‘OK’ button – Here the advance payment is shown along with the due amount.
Section 2 – The cart shows breakdown payments showing the Total cost of rooms booked, Advance amount, Due amount, and the amount being paid at that moment.
Back-end Advance payment screenshot
Section 3 – The advance payment option is available for each room type. You can Enable/Disable this option from
Hotel Reservation System -> Settings -> Hotel General Configuration -> Advance Payment Global Setting.
Here we opted to apply the Advance payment type in Percentage (%).
Integrated Online payment
Online payment has become a standard mode of payment nowadays. That is why we have integrated the Paypal gateway as it is the most popular payment gateway. Not only Paypal, but if you’d like to integrate any other payment gateway, our developers will also get it done for you.
To update or change settings: Go to – Hotel Reservation System -> Settings -> Payment Module Setting
Back-end Paypal payment Settings screenshot
Customer-end Paypal payment process:
1 – Customer selects Paypal payment method
2 – A page appears that redirects a customer to the Payment gateway after 10 seconds.
3. – Finally the Paypal gateway opens up a form to be filled by the customer before payment.
Hotel reservation system with multiple hotel room bookings in a single cart
It is very tedious for a customer to book multiple hotel rooms in one go, as in most of the websites/Online Travel Agencies customer has to book different hotel rooms separately.
But QloApps has a solution for this, customers can easily add multiple hotel rooms in a single cart and book them effortlessly.
Easily manage Refund rules
Suppose a customer cancels his trip due to some reason and you want to refund the booking amount, with QloApps you can manage refund rules and complete the refund process without any complications.
Location-wise search for your customers
Location-wise search helps travelers find hotels in their desired place of visit. QloApps provides a location-wise search on the landing page through which travelers can search city-wise, state-wise, or country-wise and check the availability of rooms between desired rates.
The search box on a landing page
Section 1 – This search box is similar to the one on the landing page.
Section 2 – The rooms available according to the search query are displayed here with prices, room features, max capacity, reviews and the number of rooms left, and the quantity of a room, which can be increased or decreased. The rooms on this page can be sorted by ratings and price.
Section 3 – Customers can use filters to refine their search for an ideal room.
Testimonials on the Landing page
Reviews and testimonials help tremendously customers to make decisions. Testimonials are proof of customers’ satisfaction which encourage future customers to trust in your services and feel secure while investing their money. With QloApps you can display testimonials on the landing page and promote your hotel.
Hassle-free Tax Management feature
Managing tax is no big issue with QloApps. You get options to create city and state taxes and tax rules so you can apply them to your room rates as per the requirements.
Informing your customers about confirmed bookings is a must to avoid any confusion. QloApps has an instant e-mail notification feature that sends alerts to your customers about confirmed bookings thus increasing trust in your website.
Room Reallocation feature
One more extraordinary feature provided by QloApps is the Room Reallocation option. Suppose a customer needs a room on the top floor instead of the first floor, then you can easily reallocate with this option with a click of a button.
Give Discounts and promote your hotel
A good way to attract customers is to give them discounts. QloApps has an option for you to create multiple discount offers for various types of customers. You can provide discount vouchers on the whole cart or on certain rooms indirectly tempting them to book rooms in your hotel.
Hotel Reservation System Supports Multiple Languages and Currencies
Since your website will be accessed by visitors around the world, it will be difficult for them to understand your services if it’s not presented in their language.
QloApps can easily manage translations i.e you can translate your website in multiple languages. In addition, it also supports multiple currencies thus allowing your customers to view the price of the rooms in their currencies.
Screenshots show the drop-down option to change language and currency from the footer.
Add and manage unlimited Hotels/Rooms
QloApps helps you manage unlimited rooms and hotels. Hotels have different room types with different room features, with QloApps you can add unlimited types of rooms at different prices.
If you have a hotel chain, you can add multiple hotels with multiple rooms to your website helping you manage all in just one platform.
A website needs to be user-friendly. Our QloApps is built to bring ease of use to users through a quick check-out process and an easy-to-manage back-end interface for you.
You can increase the popularity of your website through search engine optimization. By this search engines will be able to put your hotel website in higher rankings.
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That’s all from the Why Qloapps For Hotel Reservation System
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Qlo Reservation System: Free open-source hotel reservation system.
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