Using a booking form, which is a special form of the contact form, visitors to a website can make a specific booking request, in most cases for one or more nights. The booking request can in principle also refer to a particular, time-limited event. In order to enable communication regarding the booking and, if necessary, to improve subsequent electronic processing, a corresponding online form with the appropriate form fields should be provided. This increases the usability for the visitor of the homepage because it is not necessary to take the detour via e-mail or telephone. Since the booking form data can be provided by e-mail in a structured form, further processing and management of the available time slots are also much more accessible.
Below you will find some examples of booking requests and booking forms:
Form for booking vacation apartment
You are the operator of a vacation apartment and would like to offer your potential vacation guests on your website the possibility to make a booking request in advance for a certain period of time. This way you can avoid, for example, customers calling at an inconvenient time and you can answer the booking request at a flexible time.
Form for booking an overnight stay
This is the generalized case for an online booking form of the examples mentioned here. It is also conceivable that if you have the space or do not use it yourself, you offer your apartment temporarily for overnight stays and make it available.
Form for booking hotel/hostel
As the operator of a small hotel, hostel, or youth hostel, it can also make sense to process booking requests via a corresponding booking form. Especially in the target group of these young guests, it can be strongly assumed that they would like to use the Internet as the first point of contact to make their overnight booking.
Form for booking campsite
If you are a campsite operator and present your campsites for tents and pitches for caravans on the Internet, you can also process booking requests via an online form. Thus, for example, the backpacker can still quickly request a place to sleep via his smartphone.