The advantages of having a Real-Time Availability System

A question you might ask yourself is “Why would I need a Real Time Booking System like StaySYS?”

I’ll start by saying that it is a means for your establishment to receive more bookings. How you ask? If you are looking at a website that advertises accommodation in a certain area, in order to check an establishments availability, you have to email or phone them. If they are not able to answer your email or call, yonullu end up waiting and eventually moving on to the next establishment. Again you make another call or type out another email and then wait for a response. When a listing has StaySYS integrated into it, it is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing your arrival date, departure date, number of adults and children and then checking their availability and rates. If you are happy, you can go ahead and make a booking and even pay for your booking by credit card or EFT.

Many establishments in South Africa do not have a credit card machine. South Africa attracts millions of tourists every year and they all need somewhere to sleep. For them, paying by credit card is the easiest solution. If an establishment does not have a credit card machine, the tourist will need to seek alternate accommodation. StaySYS offers credit card facilities which means that an establishment does not need a credit card machine. They simply pay for their booking with their credit card through the StaySYS software. The payment goes though the credit card gateway and is then transferred into the establishments bank account. StaySYS is able to accept Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express.

StaySYS also provides various features that allow you to add, remove and change bookings as you need to. Here are some of the built in features:

  • Availability Calendar where you can manage your rooms, rates and availability.
  • Allows you to find a booking through various search options.
  • Setup seasonal rates and create custom long stay discounts, Stay for X pay for Y and so much more – create multiple custom rate packages.
  • Various reports:, e.g. check in report, check out report, outstanding payments report, bookings report and guest list to name a few.
  • Add products and services such as morning newspapers, transport, internet access.

There are many accommodation websites which allow establishments the opportunity of using a booking system. Two prime examples are and If you have a listing on their websites, you could use StaySYS on one or both as well as your website for as little as R100 monthly.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can click here to get hold of us. If you would like to have this functionality for your establishment, please click here.

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