Configuration – DYNAMIC Event Trip Tool

Customizing the Event Trip Tool

Event managers, venue managers and meeting managers may customize the TripProximity Event Trip Tool for use with any event page, any blog or any enterprise system that powers ticketing and registration for events or lists/aggregates events.

It can be hard coded with a single event’s information, or an organization that has multiple events or that lists/aggregates events can use our dynamic trip tool.  For the dynamic version of the trip tool, you would pass the variable parameters to us at time of display of the trip tool, customizing literally hundreds or thousands of pages.

There are several parameters that need to be passed to the event trip tool to operate correctly. These must be rendered in the web page as JSON data dictionary within an Html script tag like the sample at the bottom of this page.

The trip tool can be hardcoded with all of this information for your event (such as on an EVENT page on your corporate website).  If the trip tool is being used for a system that has multiple events, you will substitute the %VARIABLE NAMES% with the correct data from your landing page for the event at transaction time.

The JavaScript variable name must be set to widgetVars.  See the Venue trip tool customization for the details on customizing the trip tool variables.

The following event date parameters govern how the checkin and checkout dates work for hotel, how the pickup and dropoff dates work for car and the arrival and departure dates work for air.

The Event Trip Tool Variables

Parameter Name Description Mandatory Format/Defaults
eventStart The starting date of the event N YYYY/MM/DD  can be a variable, present in toolkit for static widgets
eventEnd The ending date of the event N YYYY/MM/DD DD  can be a variable, present in toolkit for static widgets
The event trip tool variables drive the hotel check-in and checkout dates.  They also drive defaults for the car rental and air dates.  If the hotel dates are changed, the car rental and air dates will reflect the change.

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