I want to have a online facility for my clients to automatically check availability & book themselves in to my hotel, the process would need to work as follows.
1. My customers all pre purchase a "coupon" to stay at my hotel - they get these automatically emailed to them as soon as they have paid - there is normally 12 months to use the "coupon"
2. they log onto my site, they would need to register themselves as a user & then from there they would be able to check availability & make a booking.
3. They would need to imput the unique id code from their coupon as a way to verify they are entitled to make a booking, once they have submitted the booking it has to check the unique id against the list of id that i have to verify the client & from their that id would be crossed off as a used id.
I would also like my staff to be able to log in & make manual bookings for clients
I would also like a instant confirmation to be sent to the client - this would be mailed merged with their personal details etc.
The calendar has to look very clean & fresh for the customer, so there is no hassle in booking in.
I would also like to have the ability for reporting down the track.
This would have to be made so it can in effect plug into my website ( currently being built)