Calendar view; show the available bookable dates per apartment type to guests.
Currently a guest can only search for dates; checkin and checkout. Some guest have a strong preference for a particular apartment type and they want to know on which dates this apartment type is available. Currently this is not possible. Guest can only try a million times by entering dates and hope it is bookable. The solution can be calendar view or at least provide info on which dates there is the first availability. Apartment 'Superior' is available on July 25'th for 4 nights. With a calendar view (see AirBnb example) it is easy to see the free available spots. Easier for guest and they do not have to call to get the information. Easier for hoteliers and occupancy will go up; the free spots (1 - 2 nights) will also be booked.
Bianca McKell commented
We are shopping an external booking engine just to access a calendar view. Your booking engine would have zero faults if it only had a calendar view.
Brandon Makowski commented
This would be very helpful.
Kai Stückmann commented
It would be very cool if MEWS would make a big update to the calender and search functionallity of Distributor booking engine.
We are missing a roadmap and functionality like searching for x adults and y children for z nights. Many other booking engines are offering this feature and show possilbe stays and restrictions CTA, CTD, Minimum stay) directly in the calender of the booking engine. MEWS is fine but in this step behind competitors...
It would be fine if we had a "midleware" making the calender happen, showing it nearly like DIRS21 or hotel network sulution onepagebooking silution BUT link direkly to the MEWS booking engine (show rooms step of API) after the guest has choosen valid arrival and departure dates. So booking with products/extras would be directly in MEWS without using a channelmanager booking process.
We would love have such a functionaliy.
Maybe a good idea for a few MEWS users to develop this together. Or is the anybody knowing a sulution for this?
Jena Thornton commented
Offering a calendar view in MEWS would be the decision maker for me to use this system.
It would be great if guests would be able to see room availability via Calendar View in Mews Booking Engine.
Also showing prices in calendar view would be appreciated
Ross Brown commented
In the booking calendar pop up, include each date's lowest price point and blackout dates where there's no availability.
For example, see the Depart date calendar pop up at https://www.flyswoop.com/
Markus Levin commented
Best Available Rate to be displayed already in the first section of the calendar view in Distributor. Similar to an airline "Lowest fare"