Learn how Area Descriptions are created and used.

Area Descriptions are used to describe an area, i.e. a stop within an itinerary, where the customer can overnights and choose from a selection of optional activities.

Steps to create Area Descriptions

Please Note: In order to create an Area Description, the area, i.e. its location, must be created beforehand.

Please refer to the following article for more information: Areas

  • Go to Inventory
  • Click on Package Builder
  • Click on Area Description

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  • If the Area is already created, click on Create Area Description and select your desired area from the drop-down menu.
    • Add a Key sentence (mandatory), and a short and long description (optional)

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    • Upload a representative, high-quality picture of the area (we suggest at least 3)
      • In order to add pictures, they need to be upload first into the picture library. Please refer to the following article: Pictures

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    • Add Highlights
      • In order to add highlights, they need to be created first. Please refer to the following article: Highlights

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    • Add Translations

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Please Note: The area description is still in draft mode and needs to be set to Published. Areas that are set to Draft do not appear in the drop-down menu when adding stops to an itinerary.


Area Actions & Publishing 

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Remove Deletes the area description, which cannot be retrieved.
Translate  Opens the area descriptions on the tab Translations, which allows translating the content easily in the Cockpit.
Publish Will publish the product and set the status on Published.
Set to draft  Sets the published version back on status Draft and allows to alter the content. 

Important Notes: 

  • Unlike products, modules and templates, Area descriptions and Highlights do not have any revision numbers.
  • Setting these options to draft, results in them not appearing on the Frontend.
  • The published version will no longer be live until the draft is published again.
  • Equally, removing a draft will also result in the description being deleted. 

Display in Discovery, Planner and on the Travel Documentation 

The Area Descriptions are displayed in different places on the Frontend:

Discover 

In Explore, all of the most important stops/areas of the Template will be indicated:

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Click on Show Details to display the detailed overview of the trip. The area description will then be displayed in short...

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... and in full after clicking  Read more

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Planner

In the Planner, the stop/area is listed and its accommodations and activities displayed. 

Clicking Show Highlights will direct you to more information on the area.

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Please note: Clicking on Show Highlights will open the same view as in the screenshot above, i.e. after clicking "Read More" on Explore.


Travel Documentation 

In Planner, click on Itinerary & Services to be directed to the itinerary overview. 

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