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11. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting mojorob

Something else I forgot to mention before though. Is there any particular reason why US Dollar is the default currency? Not only that, but why is it the US Dollar way down in the list, rather than the US Dollar in the first 5 currencies?

Would it be possible to have the default currency linked to the user's citizenship or country where they live (as these can differ) found in their profile - and then if the user has chosen not to select that field to have a particular currency as the default?

Well, there is a reason and that's because our booking partner only processes in USD at the moment, so the final charge will always end up being in USD anyway!

But of course, you're quite right that we could be smarter and show some cleverly discovered currency as a default to make life a little easier for most people. In the other languages we actually do show different currencies (i.e., EUR for Dutch, Rubles for Russian, etc.. ) . But English is one where we just had to make a choice and USD is still the most natural in this situation.

Good point on which one is highlighted as well. Will research!

12. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

Thanks! Having US Dollars as a default currency is something that really irritates me when booking something not in the USA (and where they don't generally use that currency)!!

I'm from the UK, living in Australia so GBP, EUR & AUD are more natural currencies for me to think about! Particularly at the moment when the USD is so weak that more eyes are looking towards the EUR for a "standard" currency.

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Just uploaded a new improvement to the interface. If we have the co-ordinates available, you can now sort properties in a city by distance.

You can also see what the distance is from. Say you want to search for a hostel in Sydney that is as close to the opera house as possible, you would go to the Sydney hostels page. Then click on the "Distance" option in the bar just above the results. It will order them there based on the center of the city roughly. Then click on the "Show Sydney Accommodation Map" link. Pan the map around, to center it on the Opera House (or drag the little red marker to the spot). As you pan the map around, all the accommodation options below will automatically be re-ordered depending on which is closest to the center of the map! I'm sure I'm not the only one who has often wanted to be able to do this!!

14. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Apparently I'm a bit slow (not surprising I know;)) but I can't figure out how to actually rate a property. Help please. Thanks!

15. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

Apparently I'm a bit slow (not surprising I know;)) but I can't figure out how to actually rate a property. Help please. Thanks!

On a property page, like this one, click on either the "What did you think?" link, or the "Write a review" link to go to the rating / review page.

16. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Okay, say I'm trying to review The Yellow in Rome (which I actually am) I'm only getting to this page http://reservations.bookhostels.com/travellerspoint.com/hostel.php?HostelNumber=743&SubID=en which doesn't seem to have any other links?

[ Edit: Corrected hotel ]

17. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

Okay, say I'm trying to review The Yellow in Rome (which I actually am) I'm only getting to this page http://reservations.bookhostels.com/travellerspoint.com/hostel.php?HostelNumber=743&SubID=en which doesn't seem to have any other links?

Ah... you're not using the new beta accommodation site. Check out this link. The Yellow, Rome

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 11, 2008, at 3:49 PM by Hien ]

18. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

How do I use the new accommodation sight? I'm just clicking on the Accommodation link

19. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

How do I use the new accommodation sight? I'm just clicking on the Accommodation link

Click on the big "Beta" button to access the new system.

Or click on this link, it will do the same: http://www.travellerspoint.com/budget-accommodation-en.html

[ Edit: Corrected beta ]

20. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Thanks guys! Sorry for being so incompetent