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Booking, Booking & Reservations

This plugins requires Solidres component (FREE) to be installed first.

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This plugin is dedicated to Tour (attractions, adventure, sightseeing) & Activity (appointment, facility, event) booking for Joomla.

What is the main use cases of Experience plugin?

There are three main use cases:

  • To build online booking site for tour & activities for the traditional tour operator companies/travel agencies.
  • To build online booking site for local experiences (organized by local people), this is the new trend in tourism industry, example sites are Airbnb.com Experience, Vayable.com, Triip.me
  • To build activity booking site like appointment booking, facility booking, event booking .etc.

What is the main functionality of Experience plugin?

  • Site admin and partners can manage experiences (info, availability, pricing) and its related components (like categories, transportation and experience booking) from backend of the site or from front end Hub Dashboard (require Hub plugin)
  • Experience’s prices can be set per pax (for example $50 / pax) or set different price per pax depending on the number of pax (example: $50/pax if book 1 to 5 pax and $45/pax if book 6 to 10 pax). Pricing for children is also supported.
  • In front end guest can search for Experiences by start/end location and price ranges, then guest can book online directly. There are 04 payment methods available at this moment: PayPal, Pay Later (Cash), Bank Wire and Offline.
  • Support multilingual with Falang integration
  • Support both Bootstrap 2 and Bootstrap 3
  • Ability to automatically create Joomla menu item for experience
  • Responsive layout
  • Allow customer to register an account while booking, and then auto populate customer information when customer logged in and book next time.
  • Allow generating invoice, downloading invoice as PDF, email invoice to customer.
  • Support booking per time slots and per resource (tour guides, staffs)
  • Support adding custom fields for guest info
  • Support deposit
  • ICal support
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Facebook Pixel integration
  • Statistics and reports
Functionality
I've followed this ext for a whle and decided to purchase it because it is now mature a lot with many new functionality
Ease of use
Yes it is easy to use, the installation was straight forward
Support
They provides good and fast support during their support window
Documentation
Docs can be improved further
Value for money
Perfect
I used this to: We are running our own local tour website and this ext works best for us
Functionality
Has many good features like ICal, activity logging, online payment gateway
Ease of use
Easy
Support
Very good, outstanding support from developers
Documentation
Good
Value for money
Not very expensive
I used this to: building online booking website for tours
Functionality
Perfect to be used for developing Joomla site for tour and activity booking, especially for the local tours trending
Ease of use
This ext has a clean and easy to use UI
Support
Very good
Documentation
Good enough
Value for money
This ext deserves it
I used this to: Building tour and activity booking site based on Joomla CMS

Well worth the investment



Posted on 25 November 2016
Functionality
It is really good, both back end and front end features are well developed
Ease of use
Quite easy to understand the concept and general steps
Support
Great, the team was verys supportive
Documentation
Good which has instructions for configuring basic system steps by steps
Value for money
Very good
I used this to: building online site for local adventure and sightseeing
Functionality
this plugin was built for tour and activity booking, it does what it said very well
Ease of use
it is quite straightforward from installation to configuration and making first reservation
Support
good with a friendly support staff
Documentation
the documentation for tour and activity is quite good with easy to following screenshot
Value for money
i paid for a well worth extension and very happy about it
I used this to: building online booking site for local tours where local tour guide can register and post their own tours
Functionality
Works fine out of the box, support online booking with online payment methods like pay later, paypal. I'd suggest adding more payment gates
Ease of use
Very easy to use especially if you had some prior experience with Solidres component
Support
Fast and friendly
Documentation
Good but I think it is better to have more, may be video tutorial?
Value for money
For the amount that I paid, Experience plugin worth it
I used this to: building online booking site for camping activities and team building tours
Functionality
It does basic things like accept bookings...it only uses Bootstrap 2.3.2 (Bootstrap 4 is coming out soon). It functions, but is not special.
Ease of use
It was alright...not as intuitive of a backend as some of the newer extensions...only took a few hours to get the hang of.
Support
Support was quick but not helpful. I had a problem which made the extension almost unusable (they used outdated bootstrap) and no help.
Documentation
The documentation for installation was great, but for actually using the product or customizing it was very poor.
Value for money
I don't think I'd buy it again..it was expensive and didn't meet my expectations
I used this to: I built a tour (fat biking, canoeing, etc) site..I've used a lot of extensions like this in the past but was not impressed by it nor the support. Wouldn't buy or use again.
Owner's reply: Hi,

Thank you for your time to write this review.

About Bootstrap version, Experience plugin and Solidres use Boostrap v2.3.2 and it is the Bootstrap version that is officially supported by Joomla. We also documented it in our FAQ - Template - How to choose a good Joomla template for Solidres

https://www.solidres.com/support/frequently-asked-questions

Bootstrap 2.3.2 is the official and bundled version supported by Joomla, it is very stable, battle tested, fully functional and works very well for Joomla and its 3rd extensions. As a professional software developer, we use what is best for our product, we do not try to use the latest Bootstrap version (like v3, or upcoming v4) without a clear and proved benefits to our product.

We asked you to post a new feature request for Boostrap 3 in our forum: https://www.solidres.com/forum/feature-requests-suggestions, but we've not seen anything yet.

We need you to post a feature request because it is the only way we can see how many users actually need that feature. So far we've received very few request regarding Bootstrap 3/4.
Functionality
Cover the most important features of tours booking business, again make Joomla a very strong candidate CMS for hospitality and tourism
Ease of use
Easy to use with clean and logical UI
Support
The team was very useful and answer all questions with their honest
Documentation
Good for basic tasks
Value for money
Very well worth what I paid
I used this to: Building tour and activity (diving) booking site for hotel and resort
Functionality
It has all features we need to add tour and activities booking into our hotel booking site.
Ease of use
Very easy if you used Solidres before, this plugin has the same look and feel with Solidres which make it very familiar.
Support
Very good job
Documentation
Nice
Value for money
Very worth it
I used this to: Building online booking site for both hotel & tour
Functionality
What I love is the ability to post tour for independent tour operators (personal, not company) unlike traditional tour company.
Ease of use
Took me a while to get familiar and fully understand the system, quite easy to follow
Support
Good
Documentation
Good
Value for money
I love what I paid for
I used this to: building online booking site for local tour operators
Functionality
It is best to be used for online booking and listing for tour, support multiple categories, can pay directly via Paypal or by cash
Ease of use
Configuring is quite easy and the front end is very easy to use for guest
Support
The support provided by the team was good and very helpful
Documentation
Good but need more docs, perhaps video?
Value for money
Very cheap comparing hiring a developer to build this solution from scratch
I used this to: Building online booking site for tour and hotel
Functionality
It has all features needed to build an online booking site for tour booking, guest can book and pay directly from Joomla site or pay later.
Ease of use
From my own experience, it is quite easy to use and configure, may be because I am already familiar with Solidres.
Support
The team worked hard to provide me the best support during my development time till my site launch
Documentation
Good
Value for money
Very worth it
I used this to: building an online booking site for tours (both domestic and international)
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Experience (Tour & Activities) for Solidres

Version:
1.1.0
Developer:
Solidres Team
Last updated:
Apr 05 2018
Date added:
Jul 01 2016
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Related free extension :
Solidres
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Compatibility:
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