The Windsurfer® Booking Engine
With cross-selling features and suggestive selling prompts, the Windsurfer hotel booking engine is fully optimized for single-property independents, multi-property groups, and large hotel brands, making it easier to increase bookings across all markets.
Guests view your site and booking engine on a variety of devices. With Windsurfer, a single, responsive booking engine is all you need to reach every guest using the formats you need for every device.
The Shopping Cart
Guests can feel at ease when shopping for a room or as they add or edit items in their cart, booking multiple dates of stay, each with multiple rooms and multiple occupancies, and booking at multiple properties within the same chain within the same reservation, plus much more.
By displaying relevant availability messages under room types and/or packages, persuasive messaging can help you create a sense of urgency for a booking confirmation, or just to reassure a guest they’ve made a great choice.
Call to Continue™
Once a guest has searched and added reservation information to their cart, they have the option to enter a call to continue by simply touching a number on their mobile device. The reservation information is sent to the hotel’s call center with a unique Cart ID, allowing it to go to an agent to pick up where the guest left off, completing the booking.
Save for Later
Guests can save a cart by entering an e-mail address. A link to their cart is then e-mailed to them so they can complete the booking process later instead of losing their information.
Enhanced Add-On Features
Windsurfer allows items to be added in the cart view—even if the itinerary is multi-room and multi-property. Guests have the option of viewing their itinerary costs in an easy to read and understand Summary or Detail format.
When a guest is viewing availability for a desired rate and that rate is unavailable on one or more of their selected dates, a pre-determined rate can fill-in the unavailable dates providing the guest a desirable alternative of blended rates, saving the booking, and saving your guest added frustration.
Special rates and offers can be available exclusively for mobile bookings. Combined with the ease of mobile booking offered via the booking engine, your guests will enjoy special mobile rates with no hassle booking.
Room Attributes Filtering
Guests can quickly filter availability results by selecting desired room attributes. For example, the guest can see all available rooms that have king-sized beds and direct pool access or all available suites that have an ocean view.
Enriched Discount Code Fields
To facilitate promotions and up-selling, Windsurfer offers a Discount Code field on the shopping cart and checkout screens. These screens also highlight any discounts the guest has already received during the booking process.
Easy Channel Management
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