In case you have a bigger sales territory to look after, you can save time and money if you decide not to return home on some days but to stay overnight on your sales-route.
Go to Overnight stay on the way and click Custom settings to define which days of the week can be scheduled by portatour® for an overnight stay on the way. Additionally, you can set the minimum distance between your home location and the accommodation. Thus, portatour® only schedules an overnight stay on the way if the drive back home at the end of the day would be longer than the distance in miles or the duration in minutes.
Note that portatour® does not schedule an overnight stay on the way in any case simply because you have allowed it for certain weekdays. An overnight stay on the way must meet the above minimum distance criteria and also bring relevant benefits in terms of time savings to be suggested by portatour®.
If you already have preferred locations for overnight stays in your territory – e.g. favorite hotels or hotels with special rates – you can additionally specify within which maximum travel duration this preferred location for overnight stays should be selected. The management of these locations is explained in section My Places. If, after a customer call, portatour® does not find a preferred location for an overnight stay within the travel distance defined here, the schedule ends at the last customer. The choice of a nearby hotel is yours.
Hint: If you want to stay overnight at a specific location – e.g. your favorite hotel – create an appointment at the end of the working day – e.g. 6 pm – with the exact accommodation address (see section Create appointments), which lasts until the departure time on the next morning. By using the Find hotel feature, it is then possible to book a hotel room directly via Booking.com (see Find a hotel).
Organization default resets the settings for overnight stays on the way to the default values of your organization.