Availability Calendar – Show fully booked dates on general calendar

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  • #1140504
    Dave Adams
    Participant

    Hi there,

    I really like the plugin and what it offers, however there is 1 element that isn’t functioning how I would desire.

    When you use the general availability search calendar (so not a specific accommodation calendar), it does not take into account all the accommodation bookings – so therefore shows dates as available even if every single accommodation is booked.

    Can the general availability calendar be amended to block out fully booked dates?

    It seems strange that this option is not available, as this calendar already shows admin blocked dates but not fully booked dates which essentially means the same to the customer?

    The main reason I ask for this is that we find customers will often “fill the gaps” and change their dates to fit our availability, and with the general search form they could search for 1 week with exact dates and find no availability, but in reality if they moved check-in by 1 day they would find availability – but they cannot see this as the calendar doesn’t take into account fully booked dates?

    I hope this makes sense – and would also be useful for others? I have seen this requested before also.

    Many thanks

    Dave

    #1141302
    Andre Flores
    Moderator

    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for your detailed feedback, it is much appreciated.
    We do have a similar feature request indeed and continue collecting feedback from our users. I have added your up-vote to the feature request as well and in case there are more requests from other users, we might consider implementing this feature in one of the plugin future updates.
    We will keep you posted in this topic.

    Regards,
    Andre

    #1148847
    Leen Verbeiren
    Participant

    Hello Andre

    I absolutely agree with what Dave says.
    On my website it is possible to book 2 different accommodations. On my homepage I integrated the search availability form. I don’t want to add a specific ID, because I want them to see which of the 2 is available.

    I struggle with the following:
    The customer chooses check-in and check-out date, gets the results and (hopefully) books. When neither accommodation is available, the result page is empty, customer has to try again with a new date. During the summer months my website is very popular, so I am fully booked in no time. If my customer has no indication of the booked dates, he has to try over and over again until he finds an available date by accident. That’s not the user experience I’m aiming for.

    The solution to add an accommodation ID, means I must integrate 2 search forms, one for each accommodation, which isn’t very attractive and for the customer it makes no sense.

    Hopefully the feature can be integrated soon.

    In the meantime, if anyone knows a solution to my problem (described above) that would be awesome.

    Kind regards.
    Leen

    #1151178
    Andre Flores
    Moderator

    Hello Leen,

    Thank you for your detailed feedback, it is much appreciated.
    I am following your concerns and I hope that the feature will be selected for development in the near future.
    As for your specific case, I understand you do not want to have two booking forms, so I would suggest that you add two availability calendars – one for each accommodation type – below the form, so your guests could actually see what dates are available before they search for desired dates in the booking form datepicker.
    Hope this option will suit you better.

    Regards,
    Andre

    #1151203
    Leen Verbeiren
    Participant

    Thank you Andre!
    That’s exactly how I solved it and I’m certainly happy with it.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Kind regards
    Leen

    #1152358
    Marcel Folaron
    Participant

    Having the dates where nothing is available marked as booked in the search calendar would be very important. As OP mentioned customers will try multiple times to check which dates are available.

    #1153657
    Andre Flores
    Moderator

    Hello Leen,

    You are most welcome, I am glad I could help 🙂 It would be very much appreciated if you share your positive feedback about the Hotel Booking plugin at: https://motopress.com/products/hotel-booking/#edd-reviews-respond.

    Thank you in advance!

    Regards,
    Andre

    #1153660
    Andre Flores
    Moderator

    Hello Marcel,

    Thank you for your feedback, your up-vote has been counted.

    Regards,
    Andre

    #1154595
    Rafael Cavalcante
    Participant

    it would be awesome if fully booked dates be showed as blocked dates.
    my clients are having to try many times to find a avaliable date.
    waiting for this upgrade! thanks

    #1154689
    Robert
    Participant

    We continue to get this feedback too. This is the biggest gap at the moment with the user journey. Would love it if this was put into development.

    #1155099
    Andre Flores
    Moderator

    Hello Rafael and Robert,

    Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. I have added your up-votes to the feature request.

    Regards,
    Andre

    #1166131
    Rachel Brown
    Participant

    Upvote for this feature as well. It would make a massive difference in the user experience!

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