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A widget is a piece of software that displays important information or features that visitors benefit from. There are widgets in socials and browsers, that can be displayed both on smartphones and desktops. For example, calendar, clock and weather in your smartphone are all widgets.
Widgets can also be added to the hotel booking engine. They increase sales on the hotel website be attracting guests, giving discounts and special offers.
Open the «Widgets» section in the «Booking engine» menu:
What you can do here:
If you do not see the «Widgets» section, please contact your manager to enable it.
If your website has several language versions, provide links to booking engines in every language:
This should be filled in, if language versions are on different domains. By clicking on the widgets, clients will be redirected to links you have provided.
We have analyzed the most effective ways to draw guests' attention and created some widget templates:
Best price — offer lower prices than they do on OTAs.
Special offer — create a rate on specific conditions, e.g., offer a discount when booking 30 days in advance.
Black Friday — create discounts for seasonal sales.
Promo code when leaving website page — offer a guest the discount promo code when he leaves without booking.
Custom widget — create a unique-styled widget.
Click on «Create a widget» and choose a template.
Set a script
If you have several hotels choose which one will be linked to the widget. Choose what should be opened when clicking on the widget — booking engine or particular rates.
Edit widget texts and look at its preview on the right side:
Choose the colour using a color:
Choose either icon or image:
Publish the widget
Click on «Preview» button to look at the widget before publishing it. If the result works for you, tick on "Publish" box and click on "Done" button.
For a template-created widget the custom widget settings are available.
If our templates do not match your idea, create your own:
The Widget Creation Wizard contains more settings than the template one. Let`s have a closer look at additional settings.
Set a script
Choose when visitors will see the widget once they open the page or when they are about to leave it.
Set its style
Style settings will make your widget look unique.Style settings will make your widget look unique. Choose:
colours and opacity levels
button, heading and message text fonts
angles and shadows of the button.
If you have any website language versions, translate the widget message:
The «Multilingual» tab appears, if there are other language versions.
Set widget display on the website
Choose the widget layout and the time gap between the page opening and the widget popping up.
Mark whether widget reappears and set in how much time you want this to happen.
Provide links to pages where you want the widget to be displayed.
Publish the widget
Guests will see special offers you create on their smartphones and tablets. When you create a widget, it is already mobile-friendly. The updated widgets have some additional settings.
1. The “Show in mobile website mode” box is ticked by default, if you already created widgets for desktops. Clear a tick box, if you do not want them to be displayed on mobile devices.
2. Write in the “Message” and click “Multilingual” to add the translations to other languages.
3. Choose an icon and colours.
4. Set the widget’s layout.
This is what clients see on their mobile device:
If you have any questions, you can always contact the technical support manager.
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