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Now you can create your own hotel website design using the QuickontheNet.com easy site builder.

If you're in the accommodation industry, this is a 'must-have' business tool. It's ideal if you own a bed and breakfast, guest house or hotel.

We also offer website design templates for holiday home owners.





Our hotel website templates have a number of important features to help you run your hotel business:

  • Online Booking Form
  • Photo Gallery
  • Online Branding
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Job Board (Optional - No Extra Cost)
  • Site-Builder Tools
  • Domain Name (Web Address: www.myhotelname.com)
  • Hotel E-commerce Solution (Optional - No Extra Cost)
  • Document Upload (Optional - For Brochure and Menu Documents)

    1. Online Booking Form

    Now you can receive customer bookings online using our booking form. Make no mistake, this is about increasing the business opportunities at your hotel!

    How to make a Hotel Booking Form
    It's very simple. The customer fills out the form on your website, clicks the [Submit] button and you get a hotel booking request email message immediately. The hotel booking email contains the requested booking dates and the number of rooms required, along with the customer contact details (email, phone, name etc).

    Weddings, Events and Corporate Functions
    Perhaps you are thinking you might receive the occasional booking for a romantic weekend for two? In fact, based on our experience and the feedback from our hoteliers, the biggest users of the online booking systems are those who are organising events. It's ideal for:

  • Wedding Receptions
  • Business Events
  • Company Conferences
  • Business Meetings
  • Business Presentations

    In fact, if your hotel offers corporate meeting room facilities for business events and conferences, you can create a booking request form for that purpose alone. We offer unlimited contact forms in our websites.

    Holiday Hotels
    If your hotel is based at a popular holiday destination, customers can use the booking form to submit advance bookings directly to your email inbox. It's quick and simple! We believe this makes our hotel website templates ideal for:

  • Summer Holiday Hotels
  • Beach Resorts
  • Winter Skiing Hotels
  • Ski Chalets
  • City Break Hotels
  • Small Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfast Establishments
  • Country Guest Houses
  • Family-run Hotels
  • Youth Hostels
  • Holiday Homes
  • Holiday Apartment Letting


    2. Photo Gallery

    As you know, advertising your business in the local media is very expensive. Regardless of the costs, the classified ads along with your entry in the yellow pages will never capture the spirit of your hotel or holiday home.

    We show you how to create your own photo gallery and give your website visitors a guided tour of your hotel and its guest rooms.

    At QuickontheNet.com, it's so easy to add pictures of your hotel. You can make a listing of thumbnail images (mini-pictures) and brief descriptions of the photos, which link or click-through to large pictures and full descriptions of the images.


    3. Online Branding

    Remember, there are a number of ways you can apply your hotel branding to your new website. Yes, you can of course insert your business logo, but it is the extra touches that really make the difference, like uploading your own background, graphics and photos. You can take it a stage further by branding your menu buttons and typestyle, and use your own domain (web address).

    Your website should be an extension of the customer experience at your hotel, so now is the time to use it to your full advantage and get more customers through the door.


    4. Search Engine Optimisation

    All of our hotel websites are indexed by all major search engines, including:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • MSN
  • Dogpile

    We have designed our hotel site builder in such a way that each web page on your hotel website can have its own page listing on a search engine index. This can give your business a significant amount of exposure on the search engines and pull in more traffic from business people and holiday makers alike.


    5. Job Board (Optional - No Extra Cost)

    How much money do you spend on recruitment? How much time do you spend trying to find the right staff for your hotel business?

  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Hotel Cleaners
  • Head Chef
  • Trainee Chef
  • Head Waiter
  • Experienced Bar Staff
  • Dish Washer
  • The list goes on...

    Please note, this feature is completely optional, at no extra cost.

    At Quick on the Net, we recommend that you post your job roles on your site using our unique gallery feature. When you create your own gallery of jobs, you can sort your jobs in any order you like and turn them on/off with ease.

    Job seekers in the hotel industry can view your job opportunities and apply online. By the way, we also offer recruitment website design solutions.

    For catering jobs in restaurants and hotels in the UK, you can also visit caterer.com...

    Jobs in Restaurants


    6. Site-Builder Tools

    Of course, you still get all of our regular site-builder tools, including:

  • Web hosting
  • Register domains for website design (use your own domain or web address)
  • Choose from a range of 'ready-to-go' professional website design template options
  • Unlimited contact forms e.g. 'Contact Us' or 'Booking Form'
  • Logo uploading tool and apply your own small business branding
  • Free e-commerce options for your customer credit card payments using PayPal
  • Animation, graphics and photo uploading tools
  • Menu builder and graphical menu buttons
  • Easy site search
  • 'Tell a friend' options ('email a link' features)
  • Free help and support
  • Optional: Website document upload feature (for your food menu and/or wine menu), using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents


    7. Domain Name (Web Address)

    What is a domain name?
    This is your unique web address for you accommodation business e.g. www.myhotelname.com. It is estimated that there are more than 60 million registered domain names. If you want an international flavour, go for a .COM, otherwise country codes such as .CA for Canada and .CO.UK for the United Kingdom are widely used top level domains.

    For domain registration, check out our preferred suppliers. Register yours today!

    If you are purchasing your 'own domain' to use with your site at www.QuickontheNet.com, we recommend 123-reg, where you can buy the following types of web address extensions:


  • .CO.UK United Kingdom
  • .ORG.UK United Kingdom
  • .BIZ Universal
  • .COM Universal
  • .INFO Universal
  • .NET Universal
  • .ORG Universal
  • .TV Universal

    You do not need to buy a hosting solution from your domain name provider, as your website will be hosted by QuickontheNet.com as part of our service. However, you may wish to buy a business email package with your domain, so that you can create business email accounts e.g. info@myhotelname.com.

    How to Register a Domain Name

    Enter your domain name precisely (after www.) and click ‘GO’.







  • Select your preferred domain name(s) and then click 'add to basket'.
  • Click 'continue' (top right).
  • To use our website service, please select 'Domain only' - you do not need to buy web hosting (because we are hosting your website).
  • Then, sign-up with 123-reg (for a new customer account) and register your domain name(s).
  • It's fast, simple and easy!



    Domain and Email Hosting

    Once again, enter your domain name precisely (after www.) and click ‘GO’.







  • Click 'add to basket'.
  • Click 'continue' (top right).
  • Please select ‘Add email accounts’ – if you wish to add email accounts on the back of your domain name e.g. sales@mynewdomainname.com.
  • Remember to add a separate email account address for each name that you require. For example, sales@ and contact@ are 2 different email address accounts.
  • Please note that the email service is supported by 123-reg and not QuickontheNet.com (we provide free help and support with your website hosting).
  • Finally, sign-up with 123-reg (for a new customer account) and register your domain name(s) and email account(s).


    IMPORTANT
    It is important that you keep your 123-reg username and password handy, because you/we need to set up your domain when the registration is completed.



    8. Hotel E-commerce Solution (Optional)

    This is completely optional and it can easily be introduced to your website at a later date, if you prefer.

    There are many ways of adding an e-commerce solution to your hotel website; some of them very expensive and some complicated.

    As you would expect from QuickontheNet.com, we are offering you a quick and simple solution. That means both quick and simple for you and your customers.

    Cheap E-commerce Hosting
    We can offer you free e-commerce integration - and you can't get cheaper than free!

    We provide 2 e-business solutions:
  • PayPal
  • WorldPay

    Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

    PayPal Costs
    There are no set-up costs with PayPal. For more details on our PayPal website solutions, please see: PayPal Website Design Templates.

    WorldPay Costs
    The cost of your WorldPay payment solution will depend on your exact needs, but it is likely to cost from £200 setup, £360 per annum, plus transaction charges plus VAT. For more details on our WorldPay website solutions, please see: Low-cost WorldPay Integration.

    How Does E-Commerce Work?
    Understanding e-commerce is not as complicated as you might think.

    In summary:
  • Payment button is added to your website
  • Customer visits your website and clicks on your payment button
  • Customer arrives at your payment page
  • Customer makes payment using credit card or debit card
  • As soon as the transaction takes place, you and the customer immediately receive transaction confirmation emails from your e-commerce provider (PayPal or WorldPay)
  • Within a pre-defined period of time (1 month at WorldPay), the funds are transferred to your business bank account
  • Transaction charges are levied by the e-commerce provider
  • As a rough guide, please assume your e-business provider will charge you 5% for the transactions

    E-Commerce Scenario 1: Payment Collection
    Imagine that a new customer is searching for a hotel in your location using a search engine:

  • Customer performs a search on Google and clicks through to your website
  • Customer fills out your online booking form, as outlined above
  • As the hotelier, you instantly receive an email message with the room booking request
  • You check the room availability on your schedule
  • The room is available - so you log into your www.quickonthenet.com website and turn on your payment page and also enter the room details and price
  • You send an email to the customer and confirm the room availability and price
  • Your email contains a link to your payment page on your hotel website
  • Customer receives your email, clicks the link and visits your hotel payment web page
  • Customer clicks the 'Make Payment' button and arrives at your payment provider's secure payment page e.g. PayPal or WorldPay
  • Customer makes secure payment online using credit card or debit card
  • You and the customer instantly receive confirmation emails
  • [WorldPay only, if you are using pre-authorisation, or pre-auth: you review your WorldPay fraud alerts and conduct your own anti-fraud checks]
  • [WorldPay only - you accept the business, if you are satisfied that there is no fraud]
  • Payment is received in your account at PayPal or WorldPay
  • Payment is transferred to your business bank account and transaction charges are deducted (approx 5%)
  • And that's it! It may sound long-winded, but in fact it's very quick indeed and a lot of the steps are automated, including the fraud alerts
  • This same principle will work if you simply wish to secure a deposit from the customer, instead of the total payment
  • BENEFITS: You receive up-front payment, your cash-flow is improved and your hotel guests are less-likely to cancel if they have made a payment

    E-Commerce Scenario 2: Special Promotions
    Let's assume that every weekend, you offer fixed price 'Weekend Breaks' (the price will obviously vary per weekend, depending on seasonality).

    Imagine that a new customer is searching for a weekend break in your location using a search engine:

  • You create a 'Gallery' of 'Weekend Breaks', creating 52 gallery items i.e. one for each weekend of the year
  • Each 'Weekend Break' item has a product description, price and 'Payment Button', which is linked to PayPal or WorldPay
  • That's going to take around half a day to set up, but you can make the whole process very quick by doing a copy and paste, and you simply adjust the date and price as you go
  • Customer searches for a 'Weekend Break' on Yahoo and clicks through to your website
  • Customer views your selection of 'Weekend Breaks'
  • Customer wishes to buy a particular 'Weekend Break'
  • Next to the weekend in question, customer clicks the 'Make Payment' button and arrives at your payment provider's secure payment page e.g. PayPal or WorldPay
  • Customer makes secure payment online using credit card or debit card
  • You and the customer instantly receive confirmation emails
  • [WorldPay only, if you are using pre-authorisation, or pre-auth: you review your WorldPay fraud alerts and conduct your own anti-fraud checks]
  • [WorldPay only - you accept the business, if you are satisfied that there is no fraud]
  • Payment is received in your account at PayPal or WorldPay
  • Payment is transferred to your business bank account and transaction charges are deducted (approx 5%)
  • Again, that's it!
  • In terms of ongoing maintenance, you log into your site every week and update the selection of 'Weekend Breaks'
  • So, as the calendar rolls forward by another week, simply knock off a weekend and add a new one
  • If you can see that a particular weekend is fully booked, just turn that item off, or mark it as 'Fully Booked'
  • Easy!
  • BENEFITS: You can plan ahead and take more bookings throughout the year ahead; advance payment is received and you can improve your cash-flow and better plan your staffing needs, based on forthcoming demand


    9. Document Upload (Optional - For Brochure and Menu Documents)

    We offer a unique website document upload feature for your hotel and/or restaurant site, whereby you can upload Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF documents to your internet site.

    Upload your own documents to the internet at QuickontheNet.com | Microsoft Word: DOC | Microsoft Excel: XLS | Microsoft PowerPoint: PPT | Adobe Acrobat: PDF | Rich Text Format: RTF | Plain Text: TXT

    This means you can present your food menu and/or wine menu on your hotel and restaurant website as a PDF document (or Word document, if you prefer). Equally well, you can present your existing hotel brochure on your site.

    All of the photos, graphics and logos contained in your menu will be displayed online. This internet feature is particularly attractive to the corporate sector, when business people are shopping around, gathering brochures and comparing prices.




    I want a Hotel Website! How do I sign-up?

    Easy! Just try our site builder today to build your own hotel website design (please select 'Accommodation', followed by 'Hotel') and then check out our low-cost website prices.



    Are you interested in Restaurant Websites?

    Yes, we also offer restaurant website design solutions.





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