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Event Registrations and Payment routed to external site

I am a small scuba diving club - The Whalers Dive Club http://www.whalersdiveclub.com (less than 100 members); most of our events free such as monthly meetings; a few special events require registration and a fee. WildApricot event registration, reminders and payment processing works great for these.
However, we outtask all of our monthly and annual dive trips to an outside organization. Registration and payment must be made to them. By doing this I lose visibility to who in our club is going on these trips. I can request the members to register on our web site, and then go to our travel agency partner to register again and pay, but that's not going to go over well with our members.
I would like to be able to have our membership complete a simple "I'm going" registration on our web site, and then be re-directed to an external partner site to complete a full registration and payment process using their tools. I'm not too concerned about changes or cancellations made on the partner site - I'm really looking to get a feel for how and how many are planning to attend. Is this something other small clubs also desire?

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    Rick DalvenRick Dalven shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks Rick.

        To our clients: if you have similar needs, please post here. Most useful are detailed examples of events you run this way.

      • Rick DalvenRick Dalven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dmitry,

        Yes (RSVP), and Yes, go to -- either automatically or via informative text and link, to the partner site to complete registration and payment. Understand some folks may get confused, but with appropriate formatting (big red "YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT UNTIL . . . yada yada yada) I think I'm OK.

        And Yes, these would be considered normal events that appear on the calendar

        Thank,

        Rick

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Rick, in other words, you want a very basic 'RSVP' style registration on your site - and then have people go to the external website for actual full registration and payment?

        (Also, keep in mind that in this case you might have some people who do this first step on your first step but don't complete the full registration/payment)

        These events - do you want to display them on your main event calendar?

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