What is a Booking Agent Area?
Booking Agent Areas are web page that are created in Bokun to give your booking agent access to your experience products. Booking Areas are one of the ways that agents can make a booking.
Note: You can only use booking areas for experiences and not accommodation/car-rentals
What types of Products can be Added to a Booking Areas?
Only Experience products can be added to Booking Areas.
How do I get started with Booking Areas?
The first step is to add agents to Bokun, if you have not done that already.
Here is more information on how to add booking agents to Bokun.
Then, create product lists to group experiences together that you want to make acessible to the booking agent.
How to Create a Booking Area:
To create a booking area go to "Contracts" from the top menu bar and then select "Booking areas" from the drop down list.
Click on "Add" to create a new booking area.
Add the following information:
Title: Add a title for the booking area. The agent will see this title
Logo: Upload the logo you would like to show on the booking area
Landing page photos: Add one or more photos that will dispay on the booking area on a rotating basis every time the agent logs in
Landing page list: The products from the selected product list will appear on the booking area's front page when the agent logs into the booking area
Landing page highlight list: You can set a second product list to dispay pictures, one at a time, on a rotating basis
Product lists: The lists(s) you select here should contain all the products you want your agent to be able to book. These lists are accessed from the front page of the booking area.
Languages: Select one or multiple languages that you want to translate content for this booking area.
Disable currencies: Check the box to disable currencies. Disabling currencies means the agent cannot change the currency displayed in the booking area, the default currency will be the agents default currency. You can find the default currency in the agent terms.
Theme: Select the theme of your booking area. The theme is the look and feel of your booking area. Booking areas have a default theme, but you can set up your own customised look by selecting "Contracts" from the top menu bar and then "Booking area themes." Here is more information on how to edit your theme.
Save all of your settings.
How do I Assign Agents to a Booking Area that I have Created?
To assign an Agent to a Booking Area, go to "Contracts" from the top menu bar, and then select "Booking Agents."
Click the blue "edit" button next to the agent's name.
Scroll down to "Booking area settings." Then, select a booking area from the dropdown list.
After selecting the Bookign Area, create a subdomain name. The subdomain name will be the URL link to the Booking Area. This is the link that the Agent will use to access the Booking Area.
How do I Preview the Booking Area?
If you scroll to the top of the Edit Booking Area page, you will see another tab that says "Agents using this area."
Select "Preview" to take a look at the Booking Area and see how it works.
Here is an example of a booking area:
How do I navigate around the Booking Area?
If you select "VIEW ALL EXPERIENCES", you get a full list of all the experiences, and filters to search for a specific one. It is recommended to add pictures to all of your experiences. Otherwise your booking area will end up showing grey pictures, like in this example:
How Do I Book an Experience in a Booking Area?
To book an experience, select an experience, and enter the booking process.
Follow the steps until you reach a check out page. The checkout settings are determined by the supplier in the Agent Settings.