Set a minimum duration for time-based bookings

My hosts have inquired about adding the functionality to have an hourly minimum booking duration for their listings. For example, they want their users to be able to have a choice of time slots by hourly duration (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm), but have a required minimum of 2 hours for each booking, so when they request to book they have to choose two different one hour duration time periods (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm). This would allow the flexibility of booking in hourly durations, so if the user would like to book for 3 or more hours (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, and 5:00 - 6:00 pm) that would be possible. Thanks

Thanks for your suggestion, this would definitely improve Bookings. We plan to add more precise options for managing bookings, e.g. the “delay” option between bookings, if some preparation time is required.

Hi @ihor This is extremely important especially for time based marketplaces. Is there an estimated arrival time for this feature?
Please note that the minimum booking in my case for example, must be sequential. This means, if the minimum booking duration has been set to 2 hours, guests must book 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Guests should not be able to book 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Thanks. Cheers.

We’ll try to include this to the next update. Currently non-sequential time slots can be selected, but they are merged into a continuous time slot range in the confirmation form so this is a temporary UI issue.

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