Implementation Guide for Ingle International

Click on the images below to see the widget types that are available to Ingle

The Opportunities

At its most basic, TripProximity is a VISIT US page for any type of venue.  From your existing product and client base, we believe these are the top categories that are candidates for how you implement the smart trip tool.

Any place in your systems or your apps that you have listings of these types of venues or events, the smart trip tool can be added to that page.

We will work with you to analyze your various existing sites and apps to determine the best candidates for a pilot and assist in developing a marketing rollout plan for each subsequent category.

The Capabilities

Click on the image to download the Getting Started Guide for Events and/or Venues.  This can be useful for socializing the capabilities of the widget with your team and your clients.

 

 

To raise money for any cause that you or your clients care about

Our Smart Giving anywhere tool can be used by Ingle  or any of your client’s loyalty program members to raise money for their favorite non-profit.  Instead of our normal 10% donation annually to your charity of choice, with the use of the Smart Giving tool, on a quarterly basis, we will donate 25% of our gross revenues from bookings made using the tool.

Each individual widget can be a separate campaign for a different charity.  This product is being released 1JUN18 to our client base and as an enterprise client, it will be available to you as soon as it is available.  We will keep you posted.

Press Release Draft

We will work with you to write a press release once you have launched the product in the selected pilot product.

We are also pleased to announce that as a part of a comprehensive relationship, we are implementing Ingle travel insurance into our product offering.  Please note that at this time, we do not have the flexibility to add an insurance offering into the buying path.  We have plans to migrate to a new  booking tool in 3Q18 and once that is in place, we will be able to have a direct offer of your products.  The cost to escalate that work is a one time fee of $50k.

Announcement to your Client Base

We will work with you to craft an announcement to your client base that highlights all of the benefits to them.

Recommended Help Text

We will write the help and FAQ text for your site as it relates to the use of the smart trip tool.

Login Popup Message

We recommend adding a popup message to announce the new capability for each of your products as a part of a comprehensive rollout plan.

Introduction to your Portal

You should have received an invitation to your TripProximity Portal.  This toolkit allows you to view the stats for your tools, create new ones, manage those that you have created, estimate revenues from your various web properties/clients and to manage those that have access to the system.  We will provide training on the use of the portal and assist you in creating new widgets and also palette templates.

Link to the Customization Guides

Click HERE for our basic implementation and customization guide

See the navigation below for your specific implementation information.

The Anywhere Widget for your Customers

The Anywhere widget is one of our Smart Trip tools.  It allows you to embed trip planning to any location for any reason for your customers and loyalty program members.  Each member can have their own Smart Trip Anywhere widget as a member benefit.

Dynamic Tool - Customizing with variables from your system

Here is the dynamic snippet for your Anywhere tool.

<script type="text/javascript" data-id="tp-widget" data-token=
"Ro4D39NXAJkNyXB73447CM8f5nb54MXj76NwRe9zE1HX9T00PMYVeZ836f6RDTC3" 
src="https://widget.tripproximity.com/js/widget.min.js">
</script><div class="tp-widget" id="tp-widget"></div>

Add to the widget snippet the dynamic variable elements that you wish to pass at display time.  Follow the variables with the closing code segment.

We’ve included the recommended variables for Ingle (shown encased in %VARIABLENAME% signs, which you will strip out in your actual entry):

<script type=”text/javascript”>
tripWidget({
daysFromToday: ‘7’,
numberOfDays: ‘1’,
headerText: ‘Plan your trip to ‘,
appendPOI: ‘Y’,
poiName: ‘%CONTACTNAME%’,
address: ‘%STREET%, %CITY%,%STATE%,%POSTCODE%’,
mapTab: ‘0’,
trackingCode: ‘%CUSTOMERTRACKINGINFO%’,
imageUrl: ‘%IMAGEURL%’,
imageLink: ‘%IMAGELINK%’,
})
</script>
Once you have the code installed, contact us with the test link and we will help to test on multiple platforms and on multiple browsers.

Your Variable Settings can be modified in your TripProximity Portal

  • The tool type is set to VENUE
  • The header text is set to “Plan my trip to “
  • Pass the Company or Venue Name as a variable
  • The POI name will be appended to the header text
  • We have stored a default image that you can override at display time
  • Pass the Tracking number at display time from your customer information
  • Pass the location information in the address field at display time
  • We default to the US and USD for currency
  • The booking brand will default to the hotels nearby
  • The color scheme uses #8cba50 as the button color and #3e5058 as the header color
  • The widget is set to display the MAP in front.  If you would like a HOTEL widget as the default, we can change it or we can provide a separate widget for that purpose, which could be called based on a business rule
  • We have enabled the Air and Driving tabs
  • The user can enter the departure and arrival airports at transaction time
  • The travel dates will default to 7 days from the day that the widget is displayed
  • The default trip length is 1 night
  • These can both be overriden by the traveler

The Event Widget (dynamic)

The Event widget is one of our Smart Trip tools.  It allows you to embed trip planning in any event in your system or on your site.  It is distinct from the Venue widget in that it has a specific date range for the event and a location where the event is held.

On the top of the page, click the Event widget to see the dynamic widget that can be customized for any events.

The next section includes your snippet that you can use to test the tool.  Then you will find the instructions for our Dynamic tool, which shows you how to substitute your data for our variables in real time, so that you only have to install the widget snippet once.  Once it is installed and tested, you will simply register as an enterprise client and you will receive an invitation to our portal.  Then if you wish to make changes, you can edit the base elements of the widget in our Portal and you do not have to reinstall the snippet. See the defaults in the last section.

Dynamic Tool - Customizing with variables from your system

Here is the dynamic event code snippet

<script type="text/javascript" data-id="tp-widget" data-token=
"3HPNON9Uzo4I8HP1fm10szyI2bpngqFJ54SNOGlF50NWW4q48dRewZ2bZiOA3xFO" src=
"https://widget.tripproximity.com/js/widget.min.js">
</script><div class="tp-widget" id="tp-widget"></div>

Add to the widget snippet the dynamic variable elements that you wish to pass at display time, preceded by the following two lines, shown in green. Follow the variables with the closing code segment, shown in green.

We’ve included the recommended variables for Ingle (shown encased in %VARIABLENAME% signs, which you will strip out in your actual entry):

<script type=”text/javascript”>
tripWidget({
eventStart: ‘YYYY/MM/DD’,
eventEnd: ‘YYYY/MM/DD’,
headerText: ‘Plan your trip to ‘,
appendPOI: ‘Y’,
poiName: ‘%EVENTNAME%’,
address: ‘%STREET%, %CITY%,%STATE%,%POSTCODE%’,
mapTab: ‘0’,
trackingCode: ‘%CUSTOMERTRACKINGINFO%’,
imageUrl: ‘%IMAGEURL%’,
imageLink: ‘%IMAGELINK%’,
})
</script>
Once you have the code installed, contact us with the test link and we will help to test on multiple platforms and on multiple browsers.

Your Variable Settings can be modified in your TripProximity Portal

  • The tool type is set to EVENT
  • The header text is set to “Plan my trip to “
  • Pass the Event Name as a variable
  • The POI name will be appended to the header text
  • We have stored a default image that you can override at display time
  • Pass the Tracking number at display time from your customer information
  • Pass the location information in the address field at display time
  • We default to the US and USD for currency
  • The booking brand will default to the hotels nearby
  • The color scheme can be totally customized to your website palette.  Each widget can have its own color scheme.
  • The widget is set to display the MAP in front.  If you would like a HOTEL widget as the default, we can change it or we can provide a separate widget for that purpose, which could be called based on a business rule
  • We have enabled the Air and Driving tabs
  • The user can enter the departure and arrival airports at transaction time
  •  The event dates should be passed to us at transaction time

The Venue Widget (dynamic)

The Venue widget is one of our Smart Trip tools.  It allows you to embed trip planning on any page in your system or on your site or blog where there is a venue with an address.  A venue can be a physical place, like a university or a hospital, or it can be a location like a museum, a park or a beach mentioned in a blog.  As long as we can pinpoint a latitude/longitude, we can “trip enable” any photo or video..

This tool is distinct from the Event widget in that the dates of travel are relative to the date that the tool is displayed, e.g. travel 7 days from today for 1 night.

Click the HDQ widget above to see the widget for the Ingle International corporate website for people traveling to see your HDQ staff.  You can create a similar tool for every one of your locations worldwide.

The next section includes your snippet to use to test the widgete.  Then you will find the instructions for our Dynamic tool, which shows you how to substitute your data for our variables in real time, so that you only have to install the widget snippet once.  Once it is installed, if you wish to make changes, you can edit the base elements of the widget in the Portal and you do not have to reinstall the snippet. See the defaults in the last section.

Your code snippet (paste in as Text or in a Raw HTML container) for HDQ

<script type="text/javascript" data-id="tp-widget" data-token=
"w354341k8QjHT8IIH06ZR4XX5cEN4477CI855Qinfg39x9rpWD511i11Kl3OiVn8" 
src="https://widget.tripproximity.com/js/widget.min.js" 
async onload="tripWidget()"></script><div class="tp-widget" id="tp-widget"></div>

Dynamic Tool - Customizing with variables from your system

Here is the dynamic venue snippet.

<script type="text/javascript" data-id="tp-widget" data-token=
"ar32Re6i21yM57viIfCMAb779DaK3bfTY0shCjq3593w5r0GY4274KXAYBD1Jw68" 
src="https://widget.tripproximity.com/js/widget.min.js">
</script><div class="tp-widget" id="tp-widget"></div>

Add to the widget snippet the dynamic variable elements that you wish to pass at display time, preceded by the following two lines (your snippet). Follow the variables with the closing code segment.

We’ve included the recommended variables for Ingle  (shown encased in %VARIABLENAME% signs, which you will strip out in your actual entry):

<script type=”text/javascript”>
tripWidget({
daysFromToday: ‘7’,
numberOfDays: ‘1’,
headerText: ‘Plan your trip to ‘,
appendPOI: ‘Y’,
poiName: ‘%CONTACTNAME%’,
address: ‘%STREET%, %CITY%,%STATE%,%POSTCODE%’,
mapTab: ‘0’,
trackingCode: ‘%CUSTOMERTRACKINGINFO%’,
imageUrl: ‘%IMAGEURL%’,
imageLink: ‘%IMAGELINK%’,
})
</script>
Once you have the code installed, contact us with the test link and we will help to test on multiple platforms and on multiple browsers.

Your Variable Settings can be modified in your TripProximity Portal

  • The tool type is set to VENUE
  • The header text is set to “Plan my trip to “
  • Pass the Company or Venue Name as a variable
  • The POI name will be appended to the header text
  • We have stored a default image that you can override at display time
  • Pass the Tracking number at display time from your customer information
  • Pass the location information in the address field at display time
  • We default to the Canada and CAD for currency, but this can be modified
  • The booking brand will default to the hotels nearby.  For a one time fee of $1200 you can have your own private label on the booking site.
  • The color scheme can be customized to match the palette of the individual site where the widget resides using our custom palettes.
  • The widget can be configured to show the MAP in front.  Simply provide your Google API key in the Account page of the portal.  If you would like a HOTEL widget as the default, we can change it or we can provide a separate widget for that purpose, which could be called based on a business rule
  • We have enabled the Air and Driving tabs and social sharing.
  • The user can enter the departure and arrival airports at transaction time
  • The travel dates will default to 7 days from the day that the widget is displayed
  • The default trip length is 1 night
  • These can both be overriden by the traveler

What brands can I choose from for the booking system that the traveler sees?

Depending on how you implement the widget, you may have a different need for targeted messaging in the booking system.

For example, in a corporate implementation, you may want to use TheHotelsNearby Companies.  Or for your student system,  TheHotelsNearbyUniversities.  We also own TheHotelsNearbyHospitals.  Or if you are designating all of the upside from using the widget to your favorite charity, you can use TravelingToGive.   The next selection shows you all of the possibilities.

The Brand Options

The default refid is 5135 and the default brand is The Hotels Nearby.
To change the brand to one of our niche brands, you must use the combination of the refid and reflickid2 below.
These can be overridden at transaction time by using the refid and refclickid2 variables
refid= Brand refclickid2=
5135 The Hotels Nearby
6832 The Hotels Nearby Amusement Parks hotelbyattractions
6832 The Hotels Nearby Assisted Living hotelsbyamusementparks
6832 The Hotels Nearby Attractions hotelsbyassistedliving.com
6832 The Hotels Nearby Bloggers hotelsbybloggers
6832 The Hotels Nearby Companies hotelsbycompanies
6832 The Hotels Nearby Convention Centers hotelsbyconventioncenters
6832 The Hotels Nearby Cruise Ports hotelsbycruiseports
6832 The Hotels Nearby Doctors hotelsbydoctors
6832 The Hotels Nearby Embassies hotelsbyembassies
6856 The Hotels Nearby Events hotelsbyevents
6832 The Hotels Nearby Festivals hotelsbyfestivals
6832 The Hotels Nearby Funeral Homes hotelsbyfuneralhomes
6988 The Hotels Nearby Golf Courses hotelsbygolfcourses
6832 The Hotels Nearby Hospice hotelsbyhospice
6855 The Hotels Nearby Hospitals hotelsbyhospitals
6832 The Hotels Nearby Military Bases hotelsbymilitarybases
6832 The Hotels Nearby Museums hotelsbymuseums
6832 The Hotels Nearby Nursing Homes hotelsbynursinghomes
6832 The Hotels Nearby Places hotelsbyplaces
6832 The Hotels Nearby Prisons hotelsbyprisons
6832 The Hotels Nearby Racetracks hotelsbyracetracks
6832 The Hotels Nearby Spas hotelsbyspas
6832 The Hotels Nearby Theatres hotelsbytheatres
6832 The Hotels Nearby Trainstations hotelsbytrainstations
6857 The Hotels Nearby Universities hotelsbyuniversities
6832 The Hotels Nearby Wineries hotelsbywineries
6832 The Hotels Nearby Zoos hotelsbyzoos
7028 TravelingtoGIVE

Private Label Branding

Can we use our own brand?  Absolutely!

For a one time fee of $1500 you can provide your own header artwork to us for the booking back end.

External System Interaction

The TripProximity widget interacts with the following systems:

  • Google Places for lookup of the venues and addresses in the address field
  • Google Maps for lookup of the latitude/longitude of any address

Once the input from the widget is received, we pass a search string to our booking system.  It contains:

  • Brand to be displayed in the booking system
  • Travel parameters
  • Tracking information to provide reporting back to you for each client

CSS

The widget has its own style sheet that governs the display of the widget within a container.

 

Rules for Display

The widget can be populated with event and venue information, as well as contact information.  Ideally, the widget needs the full address to do a lookup of the hotels nearby.

If you only have a city/state, we recommend that you use the conditional map field to display the map with city/state, but to prompt the user to use the Google Places functionality to look up the name of the organization, venue or street address of the place that they are going.

The date fields for events can be coupled with a business rule.  For instance if you have an event that begins before noon, you may want to set the date of arrival to 1 day before the event begins.  If the event ends after 3pm, you may want to set the date of departure to 1 day after the event.

Just a reminder, even if there is no address or a partial address (city/state), our new widget with the GooglePlaces lookup can find the precise address of the venue or company that they are visiting (even a Starbucks or TopGolf! or finding a hotel near someone’s house that works from home).

Review the terms and register

There is no long term commitment for use of the TripProximity tool.   There are terms and conditions that describe our relationship and prior to registering to become an enterprise client, it is important to understand the terms.

Click HERE to review and register.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

For any other details regarding widget customization, please access the Support Center.