Leisure Linx UK Unveils New Low-Cost Internet Booking Software

21st Sep 2001

Leisure Linx UK, the United Kingdom`s leading supplier of room management systems for hotels, Inns and guesthouses, has just unveiled its latest ResLinx® software package, designed to provide properties with an easy to use facility that enables room bookings to be made over the Internet.

ResLinx® has been developed by Resort Systems Inc., a Canadian company with over twenty years experience in the hotel room management sector.

ResLinx® is a sophisticated yet cost-effective program that can be installed on virtually any PC and which, once set up, allows prospective guests to make room bookings over the Internet. With prices starting at as little as £49.99 including VAT, even smaller properties can now benefit from the potentially global audience and guest numbers that the Internet can provide.

In addition to the software itself, the ResLinx® package includes a dedicated three page directory listing on the Leisure Linx UK Web Site, in which individual properties will soon be able to upload text and images, giving fuller details of the facilities available at the property. Leisure Linx UK is also offering instant access to its innovative InnstaBookT facility, which can be placed on any Web Site specified by the accommodation owner, free of charge. InnstaBookT enables prospective visitors to make an immediate room reservation at the property of their choice, using state of the art secure server technology that safeguards their credit card details by using the latest encrypted transmission techniques.

Uniquely, ResLinx® allows properties to amend their own details, rather than needing to rely on the software provider making alterations on behalf of the property, as with many other competitor systems. This enables accommodation proprietors to amend room rates, plus details of availability, without needing to wait for third party intervention. This eliminates one of the major bugbears of other supposedly similar systems - their requirement to send the original software provider an e-mail in order to amend even the most basic details.


From the guest`s perspective, ResLinx® is totally seamless in operation. Prospective visitors simply log onto the property`s own Web Site or the LeisureLinx UK directory - or indeed anywhere else that the accommodation proprietor adds his or her InnstaBookT button. Properties simply require a bank merchant account to enable visitors to utilise their credit cards, and to facilitate the transfer of booking commission payments.

Once InnstaBookT has transmitted the card details, a booking confirmation is displayed in the user`s Web browser. This incorporates a unique reference number, which can be printed by the guest to confirm the reservation. For added certainty, the guest also receives a separate e-mail confirming the booking, reservation details and price to be paid.

Unlike other so-called similar packages, Leisure Linx UK does not charge a monthly fee for subscription to ResLinx®. The only cost to proprietors is the initial set-up cost, plus an 8% booking fee, charged on the gross booking amount, for the duration of the stay that the guest originally books via InnstaBookT. Furthermore, the initial price includes basic staff training on the operation of the system, something that other systems often charge separately for.

ResLinx® also incorporates comprehensive reporting tools that allow properties to collate text based information on each guest. This can then be exported to most popular contact manager programs, to enable straightforward compilation of guest databases, for use in mail shots. ResLinx® can also print copies of the actual reservations made, and even comes with a configurable registration card printing facility, which can be customised with the property`s own logo.

Importantly, potential visitors can access all properties that choose the ResLinx® system direct from the Leisure Linx UK Web Site and directory. www.leisurelinxuk.com is an online accommodation resource that features a wide variety of hotels, Inns and guesthouses throughout the United Kingdom, from which visitors can select their preferred accommodation. Only properties that operate the Internet booking systems marketed by Leisure Linx UK are able to take advantage of the InnstaBookT instant booking facility.

Prices for ResLinx® are as follows: -

£49.99 including VAT for properties with fewer than ten rooms (£42.54 excl VAT).

£99.99 including VAT for properties between ten and 24 rooms (£85.10 excl VAT).
£175.00 including VAT for properties with more than 24 rooms (£148.94 excl VAT).

According to Peter Hawley, Managing Director of Leisure Linx UK, the new ResLinx® system represents the perfect package for properties needing an Internet booking system to supplement their existing manual or computerised room management solutions. `Because ResLinx® starts from under fifty pounds, it is an ideal package for all sizes of property wanting an easy to operate, cost-effective way of increasing their business using the power and convenience of the Internet. ResLinx® doesn`t need expensive permanent Web connections, yet incorporates a whole range of user-configurable facilities, including the unique ability to amend property details straight from the software. I believe that this combination of value and functionality will provide proprietors with one of the easiest ways yet devised of increasing guest numbers,` he said.

For more information on ResLinx®, together with the full range of solutions offered by Leisure Linx UK, visit www.leisurelinxuk.com or telephone the sales department on 01952 504 777.



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