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The new version, that we plan to release in mid 2015 will provide the hoteliers the ability to set multiple rates for one single room. This will give the hoteliers more control over rates and simplify the availability update process.
Joomla 3.4 is stable so you should update your Joomla. If you use one of our Joomla 3 packs, such as Base, Classic, Minimal, Boutique or Glassy, we recommend tu upgrade your Joomla to be ready for the upcoming releases.
We are currently preparing a new version of the Cloud Admin Panel administration system, a new version of the Joomla client CloudHotelier Booking Engine and a new generation of templates based on the UIkit framework.
Version 2.5.0 of CloudHotelier is now available for download. This new version incorporates a new single hotel view: availability calendar. With this new view your users can easily check the availability and prices of different rooms. Also, when a user does not find availability, there's automatically displayed the improved availability calendar, so he or she can navigate through months of the year to find available dates.
You can upgrade installing the cloudhotelier_1.5.0.zip package or via Joomla! control panel auto-updates.
Version 2.4.1 of CloudHotelier now available for download. This is a maintenance release that fixes some bugs of version 2.4.0 installation. It also recovers the availability calendar appearing when no avaliable room is found on a search, making a much more informative screen when no avaliability is found for a given dates.
We have also added 2 small useful features, custom error messages, and ability to use the ISO codes for currencies, rather than currency signs.
Introducing our new design 'Natura'. This new Theme has been developed intensively with CSS3 techniques: shadows, transparency, rounded corners, gradients and transitions form a spectacular set that flows naturally in your browser.
At home page we have built a spectacular presentation with colorful effects. Superimposed on the big images, we have put the booking engine in horizontal position, so the website visitors will inevitably feel attracted to begin the booking process. Once started the booking, and with CloudHotelier 2.4 installed on the site, they no longuer be able to stop the reservation until they have confirmed their booking!
It's now available for download the new version 2.4.0 CloudHotelier extension for Joomla!
Without doubt, the greatest novelty of this version is the ability to collect credit card numbers of guests within a 2-step reservation porcess, just as booking.com and other booking portals.
During this morning we've launched a series of improvements in CloudHotelier that affect both our home page and the control panel. That's because when we launched CloudHotelier in late November, it was all a bit rushed. CloudHotelier was not sufficiently developed at a marketing level, we knew from the beginning that we would need a lot of work to be ready.
I'ts been a long road from when we've started developing cloudhotelier. We have been working on toursim industry with Joomla! for some years now. We had the vision to offer our professional tools to the Joomla! community, and that's what we are doing now!
Cloudhotelier is a new kind of Joomla! extension, that is connected to a centralized control panel. Maybe you find this is a rare thing, but this is the only possible approach, in the hospitality industry, to build a serious tool.