Can I charge a deposit at the point of booking?
You can set different deposit rules for each rateplan, (eg card-for-security or first night for Bed & Breakfast, payment in full for Advance Purchase. Caterpay supports 3D Secure and will charge the guest's card, with the money reaching you based on the terms of your merchant account - which is usually between 3 and 5 working days.
Is it easy for the guest to book?
With the growth of mobile booking, we took this on board in designing our web booking engine. We only collect the bare minimum data required to allow your guest to book. You can then send a link to a pre-arrival screen where each guest's contact data can be entered to save time when completing registration cards on arrival.