You can create a widget that will only show availability for a promotion that you have made for a special event. For example, the comedy night promotion below that is bookable at 7pm on the 28th of February 2025:
Firstly you need to create a specific channel to link a single promotion to booking widget. Do this by going to Promote>>Manage Booking Channels and add a new channel:
Edit your event promotion and attach it to this channel you have created:
Then create a new widget for booking by going to Promote>>Widget Configurator>>Create New Theme (Select Standard Widget Type)
- Name the widget
- Use the Channel Code that you have just created
- Fix the promotion for your event to that widget.
- Select "Continue" to save then the "Standard" widget display option
- Highlight and copy the widget link code as below:
To take the customer straight to this date, we need to add a default parameter to the widget link.
Once you have this, paste into your URL and add the date parameter to the end of the link, ?date=YYYY-MM-DD and put in the correct date, in our case "?date=2025-02-28".
This would mean our link would read as https://booking.resdiary.com/widget/Standard/TomsTapas/31638?date=2025-02-28
Add that link to a promotional email or to your website and direct customers straight to the correct place to book the promotion! Below is a quick video overview of the steps above: