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Add arbitrary notes to any calendar day

Status: Requested 7 Votes
Tim
Jan 3, 2020 2:19 PM
Joined Oct, 2018 47 posts

It would be fantastic to be able to add notes to the calendar, such as "early checkin" or "water heater repairman coming today", etc without blocking the date. Want to make it REALLY FANTASTIC and possibly less work to code? Overlay a Google Calendar on top of the booking calendar!!! Then we can put whatever we want on the Google calendar and see it overlayed with bookings. I am getting excited just thinking about it. I know we can already do the reverse, but it's not as good because in google calendar we can easily click on bookings and navigate right to what we need

Valerie R
Jan 14, 2020 12:22 PM
Joined Sep, 2019 119 posts

Hi Tim,

Perhaps you could create a booking custom field for "Misc" or "Notes"? Then, when you run the Daily Checklist report you'll be able to see those notes.

I have a similar custom field we call "ETA" (estimated time of arrival). If the guest lets us know when they expect to check in we add that information to the ETA custom field on that guest's booking. Then each day when we run the Daily Checklist report we can see that information if the guest is checking in that day.

Matthew M
Nov 15, 2023 12:11 PM
Joined Aug, 2022 8 posts

Putting Notes on the calendar would be a great feature.  Maybe have it work like the "Block Off Time" feature except the option would be "Note" and simply capture text.

Robert P
Jan 27, 2024 12:31 PM
Joined Aug, 2023 33 posts

I REALLY need this feature, or a different take on it.

It would be really great if our rate seasons could show on the calendar.

For example, I need to see when Easter is each year on the Calendar, along with my Easter season. In my old software I used to be able to just create a booking with a Pending status that didn't block the dates at all, and it would show up as a strip on the dates in a Ribbon calendar so I could easily see when each important Season started and stopped, and could mark specific local event days in the Calendar in the same way as well.

Management Speci
Jan 30, 2024 4:50 PM
Joined Feb, 2022 1 post

A notation showing the "2024 Men's Final Four Basketball tournament" could help explain to travelers who are asking why rates seem high for this particular weekend, if the event shows on the calendar it would help close the sale, no?

Robert P
Jan 30, 2024 5:16 PM
Joined Aug, 2023 33 posts

This brings up a good point. It would be ideal if calendar notations could be marked so that they are public (anyone can see them) or private (only we do).

Tim
Jan 30, 2024 6:02 PM
Joined Oct, 2018 47 posts

A notation showing the "2024 Men's Final Four Basketball tournament" could help explain to travelers who are asking why rates seem high for this particular weekend, if the event shows on the calendar it would help close the sale, no?

This request is specifically for hosts-only, to be able to indicate internal notes only. You're talking about a public-facing calendar, which is completely different. 

Shawn H
Feb 1, 2024 4:28 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2021 224 posts

Several different ideas are in this one Feature Request. But I wanted to point out you can create custom Holidays if you want them to be guest-facing (when on your Hosted website or on OR Widgets on your external site). For example, I created a custom holiday with 2 occurrences (back to back - 2 days) as being NCAA Tourney days. You can apply the holidays to all or specific properties. Here's what that looks like on the mult-calendar widget:

They show in-app on the Month or Ribbon views:

Robert P
Feb 2, 2024 12:23 PM
Joined Aug, 2023 33 posts

This really doesn't help when none of this shows in the calendar we are viewing when we are creating quotes!!!!!

I need to see this stuff when I'm preparing quotes for guests. I also need to see availability for ALL of my properties, and to be able to prepare multiple quotes for multiple properties in response to a single inquiry.

While we're on the subject...

Could we please have the facility to add multi-day holidays, or seasons, to the calendar instead of individual days? I'm currently adding two different two week seasons to each of the next two years, and it is really tedious to enter 14 individual days for each of them.

And please duplicate holidays so that they can be easily edited for subsequent years?

Thanks!