One of the most lucrative business model in the Internet is providing hotel booking and reservations service. Getting a commercial website script will surely cost a lot, due to the popularity of the business. However, you can actually get decent or even some very good hotel booking/reservations PHP script, if you know where to look at. Here I compile some of the best/well known hotel booking scripts that are free and open source.
List Of Free Open Source Hotel Booking/Reservations PHP Scripts:
Cultuzz, the Specialist for Online Distribution, offers you CultBooking, a comprehensive and free-of-charge Internet Booking Engine (IBE). The drawback is that you can only display offers from Cultuzz.com, the company that provides this engine.
• State-of-the-art Technology and Open Source code (GNU/GPL License)
• Running on your own Web server
• Completely customisable in function and design
• You can sell all your hotel products plus add-ons (tickets for travel and entertainments, meals and much more)
• Rates & availabilities transferred directly from your PMS
• Special promotion codes available
• Arrangements and vacation packages
• Dynamic Rates (Yield Management)
• Customisable guest communication
• Enhanced booking summary
• Reporting and statistics
• Integrated part of the Cultuzz Product Suite
Solunas hotel management and online booking engine
Solunas is the leading hotel management and booking system of the open source community. The Solunas Booking Engine Software is aimed at Hotels and Holiday Homes of between 1 to 150 units who are seeking to market their accomodation over the internet. Because the trend in online bookings has remained constant/continues to grow, experience shows this system to be well liked by customers with growth in orders extending into the double digits.
The end user has two methods to reserve his accomodation. Firstly, a visual reservations calendar displaying room availability, offers the customer direct booking online by mouse-click. The second method, offering a manual selecction of the booking period and number of persons, involves a list of available units or groups can, likewise, be booked directly online. Details of the total price and last minute bargains are generated straight from the system.
Solunas version 2.x is build on top of Ruby on Rails.
- Php-Residence Hotel Management Software
Php-residence is an open source program for hotel management developed by DigitalDruid.Net. Thanks to the great flexibility of its web interface it can satisfy a wide range of demands, from those of vacation houses with few apartments to those of hotels with hundreds of rooms.
* Configurable number and characteristics of apartments, periods, rates, etc.
* Automatic assignment of the apartments with user defined rules.
* Possibility to add weekly-daily or percentage extra costs to the rates.
* Visualization of documents with inserted data for printing.
* Creation of templates to check availability from an internet site.
* Multi-user with privileges system.
* Management of apartments and stockrooms items inventory.
* Comparative statistics about occupancy and revenues.
* Software released under AGPL license (free and modifiable) plus proprietary modules.
* In english, italian and spanish plus modules for other languages.
* Backup of all its data on a single text file.
You can start using php-residence instantly by activating its hosting service. On the hosting service you will find already pre-installed the php-residence add-on modules that, once integrated with your website, enable you to collect reservations from Internet without additional commissions and synchronizing with your Booking.Com account.