When you click the “Add Tour” button you will see a new page that looks like this:
The best way to complete the listing is to start at the top left and work your way down.
This is the business name or another descriptive title for the tour.
After you add a title, a permalink will appear below the title field.
Here you enter a description about the operator and the kind of service they provide, etc.
2.1 Content Formatting
A range of formatting tools are at your disposal (top), to add headings and bullet lists.
They work just like in MS Office Word.
3. Excerpt/Short description
The excerpt is the text that is displayed in the featured slider on the homepage and on search results. It is important to write this carefully like a informative call to action.
A word counter is on the bottom, so you can optimize the excerpt to the right length.
4. Tour Photos
Upload photos from the tour/operator, these are displayed as a slideshow on the listings page. Please try to upload high quality images that are bigger than 1280 x 800px.
4.1 Upload Photos
Click into the Field and select a photo from your computer.
To add more photos click the “+” button to add another photo.
> Click “Update” – to save/upload your photos to the server
4.2 Photo Description
After you have uploaded the photos you can enter the photo description. This is important for SEO and it is good if you try to use keywords in the description.
See Hint: “Enter Photo Description”
4.3 Set Main Image
> Click “star”
And a preview of the selected image will appear in the right sidebar.
The main image is the main image that will be used on the website to display the tour. For this you should use your best and highest quality photo because we need a good size for the featured listings slider, and so it looks appealing to visitors.
4.4 Change Photo Order
You can change the order of photos in which they appear on the Tour listing gallery.
To change the order of the photos simply drag and drop them into the desired position.
5. Tour Information
5.1 Tour Type & Lead in Rate
The Lead in Rate is used for sorting of listings by price.
The Featured button set the priority for the listing, an easier way to set priority is in the All Tours overview page.
The address is not crucial to the Tours because the individual tour resources have their own location. But city and state are important for sorting and display of the tour.
After you have entered the address save the listing.
This will show up the Google Maps position for the Tour Operator.
5.3 Google Maps Position
> Click “Update” to refresh or display the Maps location.
After saving the listing with a correct address you will see a preview of the marker position. If the position is incorrect you can manually position the marker using coordinates.
To get Coordinates:
1. Online Tool
2. Google Maps
6. Tour Features
On the top right hand side you can find the Features box. The features are important to create relationships between listings and to group them.
7. Booking Resources
Here is where we enter the individual tours an operator has to offer, this needs to be filled in correctly for the booking system to work properly. Again you try to fill in as much as possible for best results.
To enable a price for other passenger types
> Click the ON/OFF switch and
> > Enter Price
7.2.1 Custom Departures
If you want to let the visitor choose a departure time for tours such as helicopter or plane flights, then change
> Custom Departures: ON
7.2.1 Daily Departures
If the tour is departing every day of the week then leave
> Daily Departures: ON
7.2.2 Individual Departures
To enter tour departures for specific days then disable “Daily Departures”
> Daily Departures: OFF
This will enable you to set individual time and days.
To Enable a day:
> Change ON/OFF switch next to day
> > Enter departure and arrival times
7.2.3 Tour Times
To enter departure and arrival times click into the field and a tool will popup.
7.2.4 Multiple Tour Times
If you have more then 1 tour departing per day
> Click the “+” Button
An extra field will appear for you to enter departure and arrival times. To delete extra departure use the “-” button.
Enter how many seats we can book per departure.
Gives you the ability to sell optional extras to the customer like:
– better lunch, diving, upgraded accommodation,….
Left Field: Description
Right Field: Price (to not include XX.00)
7.5 Custom Tour Location
If the tour goes a long distance from the operators location, then you can insert a custom location for the Tour.
It works the same way as entering a cutom location with Google Maps.
To get Coordinates:
1. Online Tool
2. Google Maps
7.6 Multiple Tour Resources
To add another tour: simply click the “+” Button on the bottom of the box and you will be able to insert all data.
To delete a tour: simply click the “-” Button on the bottom or the Booking Resource box
You can enter unique payment & cancellation policies and terms & conditions for each Tour Operator.
They will appear on the bottom of the listing and are part of the booking process.
9. Contact Info & Payment
Are currently not used on the front end and are not cruicial for listings or bookings.