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Rezgo 6 launch scheduled for October 1st

New Rezgo Dashboard provides access to vital information about your tour or activity business.

I am excited to announce that Rezgo 6, which has been in beta since the middle of July, is now ready for prime time.  On October 1st, Rezgo 6 will roll out as live.  In preparation for the live release, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the things you will need to do in the Beta in anticipation of the release.

Update your images – Rezgo 6 is designed to showcase your high definition 720p photos.  Since Rezgo no longer supports the traditional square thumbnail photo, it is important that you upload at least one hi-res 1280 x 720 image to compliment each tour.

Update your site template – The new booking website is built on a responsive design which adjusts automatically based on the screen size of the device being used.  When Rezgo 6 was launched into Beta, a copy of your existing template was copied to the Beta system.  If you have made changes to your live template since that time or if you signed up with Rezgo after the Beta was launched, your template will not be updated and will need to be copied from your live account.  The easiest way to copy your template is to go to your current Settings > Site Templates, copy the template and paste it to Notepad (on Windows) or a text editor.  Log into the Beta, go to Settings > Templates > Full Site Template.  Click on the Modify button and paste the template code.  Save your changes and the template will be updated.

Customize your email messages – Rezgo 6 gives you the ability to customize the confirmation and status update messages sent by the system.  If you would like to customize the message sent to your customers, go to Settings > Templates and add the customized text to the Booking Confirmation or Booking Status Change message.

Get familiar with the new administration system – Although the main functions and features of Rezgo have not change, how you navigate to them in the new administration system has changed.  In order to make the most of your experience with the new system, please take a few moments to look around and get familiar with it.  In almost all cases, we have reduced the number of steps to find features and made the navigation simpler.  You will probably find that what took two or three clicks can now be accomplished with just one.  We will be releasing new documentation over the next few weeks to coincide with the release of the new system.

Finally, I would like to thank you for your feedback and continued support as we roll out this brand new system.  The entire Rezgo team has been working very hard to make sure that Rezgo 6 is the best and most efficient Rezgo yet.  Your feedback and bug reports during the Beta have helped us improve the system even more during the Beta period.  Over the next two weeks, as we prepare for the release, we will continue to update you.  In the mean time, if you have any questions, please let us know.

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Stephen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rezgo. He has been working as a travel & tourism technology consultant since 1995. Stephen is active in fostering tourism technology and is a Past Chair of the OpenTravel Alliance. He is also a regular contributor for Tnooz, a leading travel technology media site, and speaks regularly at conferences around the Globe on travel & tourism technology, messaging standards, and industry trends.

8 thoughts on “Rezgo 6 launch scheduled for October 1st

  1. Hi Laura. Requiring that the images are high resolution means that you are protected against having low resolution images in the future. If you upload a low res image, it doesn’t scale the image because the quality of the image would degrade. If you upload a nice higher res image, the quality of the image will be great regardless of the size it looks on the screen. Remember, these images are used on a variety on a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops.

  2. Requiring an image to be 1280×720 when it never displays that large on screen is extremely frustrating! Our images are only about half that size and display with a black box around them even when sized at 200px in the template.

  3. Great news.
    Again, regarding the wordpress plugin/integration, will the wordpress integration be working without issues after upgrade to Rezgo 6 and before wordpress plugin release?

    Thanks a lot!

  4. Hi, from Japan. I’m new to rezgo but so far your beta version is very intuitive, easy to operate, and beautiful. One thing I would like to comment is that since I’m located in Japan and the Google maps are also in Japanese, the location indicator gets garbled. Also, a rotate function of uploaded images would be great. I had some pictures were uploaded upside down, and had to tamper with the original and then upload again. Another request is, to add currency selection option for customers. My dominant currency is JPY but it would be easier for customers to check the price in their currency. Thanks!!

  5. The WordPress plugin will be updated shortly after the release. It will take into account the new layout and image format. It will be based on the front-end design so the white label would give you a good indication of what the WordPress plugin will look like. I would recommend that you download and install it on a test server first to make sure it looks the way you need it.

  6. Hi Stephen,

    Great job on the new backend! Thats again a huge step forward and the usability is excellent!

    How does it look with the wordpress plugin? Will the wordpress integration also be affected by the new image format and the template changes? If yes, is there any way to test this right now?

    Thanks,

    Christian

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