Managing your availability through your Connectivity provider
Loading enough availability on our platform can help you to be visible in as many guest searches as possible, which is essential to getting more bookings. It’s good practice to have rates and availability loaded for at least the next two years – or the maximum duration allowed by your Connectivity provider – even if you plan to update them later on.
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Updating your availability as a connected partner
If you work with a Connectivity provider, you should always use their software to update your property’s availability on our platform. This is because the data from your provider will usually overwrite any changes you make to your availability via your Booking.com extranet or Pulse calendars.
To ensure potential guests are always seeing up-to-date information, you should adjust your rooms, rates, prices and restrictions on your Connectivity provider’s platform. If you want to close one of your rooms on Booking.com, you should also do this through your provider’s platform.
Optimising availability through availability opportunities
The right availability strategy can have a huge impact on your property’s performance on our platform. To help you get the most out of your availability, we regularly offer tailored, actionable advice – which we call ‘opportunities’ – that can help boost your property’s visibility. These opportunities are based on information like which dates rooms are open and bookable on, and the last dates for which you have rates and availability loaded.
You can see opportunities in both the Booking.com extranet and your Connectivity provider’s platform. As with updating your availability, make sure you implement opportunities via your provider’s platform and not the extranet. Read this article to learn more about maximising availability through opportunities.
Read this article if you’d like to learn more about how pricing and availability can bring your more business. To learn more about how availability can help you recover from low booking periods, check out this guide.
Working with a Channel Manager
- How do I change or disconnect my channel manager?
- How do I finish the process of setting up my channel manager?
- Making sure the extranet and your channel manager are synced
- Is my channel manager connection live?
- Managing channel manager connections if you’re a property’s new owner
- What is a channel manager, and how does it help with my pricing?
- Deciding on a channel manager
- How do I change a connectivity provider for multiple properties?
- Closing availability on rooms or units when using a channel manager
- Setting up rooms or units on your channel manager
- I work with other OTAs, as well as Booking.com. How can I manage my availability?
- Maximising availability through opportunities
- Managing your availability through your Connectivity provider