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How to book a trip?

To book a trip, the trip has to be created in the backend section. To know how to create a trip, please refer below-given documentation link:
https://wptravel.io/docs/wp-travel-user-documentation/how-to-create-a-new-trip/

Please follow the below-given steps regarding how to book a trip using the WP Travel plugin:

Step 1: The Trips created using the WP Travel plugin will be displayed on the Itinerary page where users can choose a trip for booking as per their need.

Step 2: After choosing a trip, it will be redirected to the single trip page where you will be able to book a trip as shown in the screenshot

Step 3: On the single trip page, you will see the Book Now button and when clicking it you will see the date section which will be displayed as either Date Listing Form or Calendar Form.

Figure: Date Listing

Figure: Calendar

Also, the WP Travel plugin provides the Date listing feature. For the Date listing feature you need to enable fixed Departure by going to Admin Panel > Trips > Individual trips > Prices and Dates > Dates > enable Fixed Departure. and need to add Start date and End date as shown in the screenshot below

To know more regarding the Date Listing feature, please refer to our given documentation link:
https://wptravel.io/date-listing-feature/

Then you need to choose the Dates option under Trip date listing to display available dates in the Date listing form on a single trip page by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > Trip > Trip date listing as shown in the screenshot below

After choosing the Dates option in the backend, available dates will be displayed in date listing form as shown in the screenshot below

If you select the Calendar option instead of Dates option under Trip date listing  by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > Trip as shown in the screenshot below

The calendar will be displayed on the single trip page as shown in the screenshot below

Step 4: After selecting a date among available dates, a Pax selector section will appear where you need to select a pax as shown in the screenshot below

Note: You will be able to select trip extras after selecting pax under the booking tab as shown in the screenshot below.

For detail regarding Trip extras, please refer below-given our documentation link:
https://wptravel.io/docs/wp-travel-user-documentation/tour-extras/

Step 6: After clicking the Book now button, it will be redirected to the checkout page where you need to add details in Traveler form as shown in the screenshot below

For the checkout page, you have to create a page and add a shortcode which has been provided under the checkout page input field located on Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > General as shown in the screenshot below




The page you have created using shortcode related to the checkout page should be assigned for checkout page  by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > General as shown in the screenshot below

Step 7: in the checkout page you will see the mini cart section where your order (trip) will be displayed as shown in the screenshot below

Step 8: On the checkout page under Booking/Payment, there is two Booking option i.e. Booking with Payment and Booking only option where you need to choose only one option to book a trip.as shown in the screenshot below


Available options are described below:

  • Booking with Payment: This option allows you to book a trip with payment. After selecting Booking with payment option, the available payment gateways will be displayed in the checkout page among which you have to select one payment gateway which is suitable for you under Booking/Payment as shown in the screenshot below

Note: Regarding how to display the payment gateways in the checkout page, please refer below-given documentation link:
https://wptravel.io/docs/wp-travel-user-documentation/settings/payment/

  • Booking only: This option allows you to book a trip without payment.

Step9: After selecting booking with payment option under Booking. payment, payment mode section will be displayed with two options i.e. Partial Payment and Full payment. where you need to choose only one option to book a trip as shown in the screenshot below

Available options are described below:

  • Partial Payment: Regarding Partial Payment Feature, please once refer given link.
  • Full Payment: If you select Full Payment as payment mode during booking, the trip will be booked with complete payment.

Step 10: After filling in all the required details in the Traveler form, you have to click a booking button which will redirect to the Thank you page as shown in the screenshot below

Want to know how to set a thank you page?

For Thank you page, you have to create a page and add a shortcode which has been provided under Thank you page input field located on Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > General as shown in the screenshot

The page you have created using shortcode related to Thank you page should be assigned for thank you page  by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > General as shown in the screenshot below

Note: Thank you page setting will only be available after the activation of the WP Travel Pro plugin. To know more about WP Travel Pro plugin, please once refer given link:
https://wptravel.io/wp-travel-pro/#pricing-table

Also, please refer below-given link regarding how to install WP Travel Pro and activate the license:

https://wptravel.io/docs/wp-travel-user-documentation/installation/

Step 10: After completion of the booking process, emails related to the booking as well as payment will automatically be sent to the admin and client as shown in the screenshot below.

Figure: Admin Email

Figure: Client Email

To get an email notification,  you have to add an email address in the To Emails field under respective email templates (Booking Email Templates/ Payment Email Templates ) by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > Email as shown in the screenshot below

Figure: Booking Email Templates

Figure: Payment Email Templates

Also, you can modify the respective email templates (Booking Email Templates/ Payment Email Templates ) as per your requirement by going to Admin Panel > WP Travel > Settings > Email > Booking/payment > Email Templates > Email Content as shown in the screenshot below

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