Development news – new features and improvements
Since the original release of the Owner Holidays website in early September 2016, we have been busy in development doing lots of improvements and enhancements.
It is now possible for the owner to define prices in the currency they prefer, and for enquirers to see prices in the currency they prefer. For owners, the currency can be set on the pricing module of the property edit screen. For enquirers, the currency can be changed at the bottom left of the screen.
It is now possible to have a link to the owner’s website, and also a link to the individual websites or pages for each property. The individual property link is defined in the integrations tab of the property edit screen.
For each property you can define:
- weekly rate
- cleaning fee per holiday
- city taxes per night
- minimum length of stay
- extra price per guest above a given number of guests
- which days are weekends?
- weekend night rate
- multiple week discount
- returnable security deposit
- for each of 1-6 nights define the rate as a percentage of weekly rate or night rate or break rate
- for each of 1-4 nights define a weekend nightly rate
- allow ability to write general notes on pricing
Then, for each special price period:
- start and end date of special pricing
- weekly rate
- if night rate or break rate defined above, night or break prices for each of 1-6 days, and for weekends
- otherwise day and break rates use percentages of weekly rate
- changeover days
- minimum stay for mid-week and weekend breaks
The simplest approach is to define the default percentages, and then for each price period you only have to define the weekly rate, and the individual break rates will be taken as a percentage of the weekly rate.
Minor changes were made to this to be a better fit to the usual 4×3 or 3×2 aspect ratio photos
This now goes 2 years into the future
Various improvements on individual fields. There are now checks on
- length of text files
- format of URL fields
- format of numeric fields
- ranges on numeric fields