Products & Services
Sleeping-OUT offers the followings products & services to help your business grow.
Free Accommodation program
Free accommodation is an exciting new initiative from Sleeping-OUT. Guests now have the opportunity to stay for free at establishments across the country. The program is simple and gives guests a 10% chance of being refunded in full for their booking. Unlike a frequent flyer program, they do not need to collect points for FREE ACCOMMODATION. Their very first booking can be free! Watch the video below to see how it works.
As you know, Sleeping-OUT is the only true multi-currency, multi-lingual South African Accommodation website offering guests whose home language is English, French, Dutch, German or Afrikaans, a website designed specifically for them. If you would like to attract these customers from overseas, Sleeping-OUT offers a translation service where the information on your Sleeping-OUT web pages can be translated to one of the following languages.
This is a one off cost and does not cover any future updates although these can be arranged quite easily:
|German - R400 excl vat|
|Dutch - R300 excl vat|
|French - R300 excl vat|
|Afrikaans - R400 excl vat|
Click here to request the translation service.
Online Booking and Availability
Receive bookings even when you are not there, using Online Booking and Availability. Our partnerships with availability specialist such as Nightsbridge enable guests to check your availability themselves and make bookings, without the need for you to receive and respond to enquiries.
Get the bookings first
Many guests would like to book immediately, especially if it is a last-minute or business booking, or one leg of a longer trip. Having availability online means you get the booking there and then, before the competition.
Make your life easier
Are you swamped with queries and emails back and forth while guests change their minds on rooms, dates and numbers? Rather give your guests the opportunity to book online where they can check availability of rooms and select it themselves.
Keep control, but gain flexibility
You don't need to reserve or block off rooms for the system to function. You also don't need to be online all the time. You simply keep your bookings up-to-date on your computer and synchronise when you've made a change.
Some of the main features and advantages of the Online Availability service include:
Easy-to-use booking software
nightsbridge is a Sleeping-OUT business partner and provides the nightsbridge booking software. Enter your room types, rates and availability with the nightsbridge software on your own computer. Synchronise with the central computer at the press of a button. Update the room availability when you take bookings personally.
Update availability in one place...
Your room availability is stored on the nightsbridge central computer. From here, it is queried by Sleeping-OUT's Online Availability service system.
...but view on many sites.
From the nightsbridge computer, the room information is available through your own website or any other website that you select that is also a nightsbridge partner.
Plus get access to these other great features (click on each link to read more)
With QwikBook and the nightsbridge system, potential guests searching for accommodation online can check your room availability for the dates they require. They can then book confidently, because the information is completely up to date.
Online bookings automatically update the room availability on your central calendar. The next person checking your availability will then only see the rooms available after the last booking was made.
Both Sleeping-OUT and nightsbridge use SMS technology to advise you when you have received bookings. You then synchronise your computer to the nightsbridge database in order to view the online booking details on your computer.
If you take a booking via phone or email, all you have to do is enter the booking in the nightsbridge calendar on your computer and then press update. The information will be instantly reflected in your online availability.
Or, you can use the nightsbridge application on your cellphone. Quick and easy. This is also convenient for checking your room availability when you are out and about.
Show off your establishment at its best. Send us between 12 and 20 high quality photos and we'll make a video slide show complete with animations, transitions and copyright free back ground music that you can load on your Sleeping-OUT page and also on your own website. There is no charge for this service. We're happy to do this for free. Please try to ensure the photos are all the same dimensions. If they are too large for email try using www.wetransfer.com and specify email@example.com as the destination address.
Make your establishment the one that guests choose by showing them a professional video giving a virtual walk through and highlighting the features that show your establishment at its very best.
Photos of Africa specialises in multiple multimedia marketing tools for the Travel & Tourism Industry and has produced numerous titles including unique DVD advertising packages which are sold in South Africa and overseas. These tools play an integral and effective part in destination marketing.
Video / DVD content
Videos are powerful tools to inspire the viewer to visit, explore and experience our beautiful country. Visuals, audio and presentation of the footage focus on places to see, establishments to visit and activities to enjoy. The information and footage is applied in documentary style to be informative and to inspire the guest's imagination.
- Director of Photography: Chris du Plessis
- Post-production: Photos of Africa
- Distribution: Sleeping-Out
|R1,250 for a 1 minute video + R750 for a voice over|
|R4,000 6 to 15 rooms (2min - 3min)|
|R10,000 for hotels (2min - 5min)|
|R20,000 for large resorts (3min - 5min)|
|** All prices exclude vat.|
Includes editing, voiceover, text, link on sleeping out web site and your web site and music.
Click here to request more information.