21 May, 2022

A study on how Airhotels script paved way to build touristhousefinders.com



This case study will list out the features of Airhotels which impressed Gaetano Matera in taking it up as a ready-made solution to setup his website which now serves as a source for travelers to find accommodations.

Case Presentation

The requirement of Gaetano Matera was to develop a site touristhousefinders.com which could serve as a place for finding accommodation houses and hotels in and around Rome, Italy for tourists. He had an idea on how the vacation rental system should look like and what functionalities should be embedded in. Airhotels had it all and hence it was made use to live his dream.


Search and booking system

Gaetano wanted to create a smart and uncomplicated search system for the site that would allow visitors to instantly indulge in their search process and get the relevant suggestions which perfectly matches their requirements.

Airhotels script’s search box on the home page with search options based on location, Check-in, Check-out and ‘Number of Guests’ was an apt fit for this requirement.The booking system is as simple as the smart search option.

Customers can easily get to know the list of available and booked dates in a calendar view and based on it they can continue their booking process.
Price calculation of the service for the booked dates can be automated using ‘Calculate the Price’ button. Visitors can also get in direct touch with the owners of the rented property through ‘Contact Owner’ button on the property detail page.

Property Information

Detailed information on properties was the main focus of Gaetano Matera as he believed that furnishing all the minute details would serve as a benefit for the property owners in wooing customers and for visitors in choosing their best suitable accommodation.

Airhotels had provisions for providing such additional information as one of its built-in features.By making use of it, site owners can add descriptive contents for their properties, facilities, provide information on the equipments available (home appliances and kitchenware) and also mention the rules and regulations (time limits, Do’s and Don’ts) if needed.

In addition, this vacation rental script has the ability to display an alternative hotels suggestion list closely related to the current one which a customer is viewing. Integration of Google maps will help customers to spot the properties and plan their way to board it during their vacation.

Customer Reviews

Registering a customer’s hands-on experience upon using a property can be used as testimonials to lure more customers in the future. This idea of allowing customers to write down their reviews on a property was made possible using the review system of Airhotels. Note: Reviews can either be approved or disapproved by the property owner.

Back-end controls for touristhousefinders.com

In addition to catering to the specific needs of touristhousefinders.com, team Apptha made sure that the back-end controls are functioning smoothly. Here the list of options available in the back-end for both site owners and property owners.The site administrator can have a complete control over property approval, cancellation of bookings and can also delete or moderate properties from the site by sending notifications to the hosts (property owners).

Site owners have the freedom to set different commission rates for the hosts and service fee for customers. Images for the home page banner can be handpicked by the admin from the ‘Recent’, ‘Popular’ and ‘Selected’ categories.Hosts can enjoy the privilege of listing any number of properties in the site and clearly classify them under categories and sub-categories. ‘Track Booking History’ option can be used to track the list of customers who have previously made use of their property. Properties can be listed with some quality images giving a complete insight of its facilities and features for the customers.


As Airhotels script matched each and every single requirement of Gaetano Matera, and thus touristhousefinders.com came into existence.

How was Gaetano Matera benefitted?

Gaetano Matera’s dream of launching a vacation rental website came into reality. touristhousefinders.com is now serving as one of the best online marketplaces to find accommodation spaces in Italy.

What we infer?

The ability of Apptha’s technical team to develop such technically sound and sturdy clone-script has resulted in the successful launch of a vacation rental website.

To know more about Airhotes, visit Airhotels – Accommodation rental booking scriptAir Hotels

Alex Sam is a digital marketer by choice & profession. He munches on topics relating to technology, eCommerce, enterprise mobility, Cloud Solutions and Internet of Things. His other interests lies in SEO, Online Reputation Management and Google Analytics. Follow Me Socially: Habr , Dev.to & Viblo .

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