Setting up rooms or units on your channel manager
If you're working with other OTAs and providers, the best way to avoid overbookings and give you peace of mind is to connect with a channel manager. A channel manager will let you manage different rooms and rates across the different websites you may be working with. You’ll save money and time — and help improve your sales.
If you’ve created a new room or unit or added new rates in the extranet, you’ll need to map these new rooms, units or rates to your channel manager. This will connect the two systems, so that your information is identical on both.
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Mapping rooms or units and rates from the extranet to your channel manager
There are two ways to map new rooms, units or rates to your channel manager:
- Most channel managers automatically map all new rooms or units and rates that you add to the extranet – check with your channel manager to see if they do this
- Some channel managers let you map new rooms or units and rates yourself – check with your provider and follow their instructions
Once you or your channel manager have mapped your rooms or units and rates, add availability for them using your channel manager. These new dates will then become available for travellers to book on our platform.
Finding the ID number to map a room or unit to your channel manager
If you’re mapping a room or a unit to your channel manager yourself, you might need its ID number. You can find this by following these steps:
- Log in to the extranet
- Click on Property
- Click on Room details or Property layout, depending on your property type
- Search for the room or unit you’d like to find the ID number for
Under each room or unit name, you’ll see a unique ID number that you can use to map rooms to your channel manager.
Working with Connectivity Providers
- Reopening availability using your channel manager if your guest checks out early
- Managing rates on your channel manager
- Closing availability on rooms or units when using a channel manager
- Setting up rooms or units on your channel manager
- Managing your availability through your Connectivity provider
- Setting up pricing per guest through your Connectivity provider
- Understanding pricing per guest models