Blocking dates in your calendar

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There may be times when you don’t want to receive any bookings for specific rooms or units. You can avoid these bookings by blocking dates in your calendar, either in the extranet or on the Pulse app.

How you do this depends on the kind of calendar you use. If you’re not sure which one you use, take a look at the screenshots below and follow the instructions that match what you see in the extranet or on Pulse.


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Blocking dates in the extranet

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List view

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Monthly view


List view: Closing rooms in the extranet

If you’re viewing the calendar in list view, here’s how to block individual dates:

  1. Log in to the extranet and click on either Calendar & Pricing or Rates & Availability, and then on Calendar
  2. Click on the Room status of an open and bookable date that you want to block

Here’s how to block longer periods of time in list view:

  1. Click on Bulk edit
  2. Select the start and end dates for the period you want to block
  3. Use the checkboxes to select which days of the week you want to block
  4. Click on Room status and then click on Close room
  5. Click on Save changes

Monthly view: Closing rooms in extranet

If you’re viewing the calendar in monthly view, here’s how to block dates:

  1. Log in to the extranet and click on either Calendar & Pricing or Rates & Availability, and then on Calendar
  2. Select the room or unit that you’d like to block from the drop-down list
  3. Select the dates you want to block this room or unit for, either by dragging the two three-lined icons on the calendar itself or by entering the dates into the Start date and End date fields
  4. Under Open or close for bookings, click on Closed to block those dates
  5. Click on Save and the dates will turn red to confirm that they’re now blocked for bookings

To see an overview of your property’s long-term availability, switch your calendar to the yearly view. To do this, click on the drop-down box that displays the name of the view you’re currently using and then click on Yearly view.


Blocking dates on the Pulse app

You can also block off dates in your calendar using the Pulse app. How you do this depends on whether you use the old or new calendar.

 

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Old Pulse calendar

 

Old calendar

 

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New Pulse calendar

 

New calendar


Old Calendar: Closing rooms on the Pulse app

If you’re using the old calendar, here’s how to block individual dates:

  1. Open the Pulse app and tap Availability
  2. Select the date you’d like to block
  3. Scroll down to the room or unit that you want to block, then change the room status from Open to Closed
  4. Tap Closed in the Room status section

Here’s how to block longer periods of time using the old calendar:

  1. Open the Pulse app and tap Availability
  2. Tap Edit multiple dates under the calendar
  3. Select the date range you’d like to block
  4. Tap Open or close rooms
  5. Tap Save if you’re using iOS, or tap the tick if you’re using Android
  6. If you have multiple properties, select the one you want to update
  7. Select the room or unit you want to block dates for
  8. Tap Close in the Room status section
  9. Tap Save if you’re using iOS, or tap the tick if you’re using Android

New calendar: Closing rooms on the Pulse app

If you’re using the new calendar in list view, here’s how to block individual dates:

  1. Open the Pulse app and tap Availability.
  2. Scroll down to the date you’d like to block and tap the toggle button next to the applicable room or unit. The status will change from Bookable to Closed.

If you’re using calendar view, here’s how to block individual dates:

  1. Open the Pulse app and tap Availability.
  2. If you have more than one property, tap the one you’d like to update.
  3. If you’re using the calendar view, tap the room or unit and date you’d like to block. If you’re viewing the dates in a list, scroll down to the date you’d like to block.
  4. If you’re using iOS, tap the toggle button next to the room or unit name to move it to the Closed position. If you’re using Android, tap the toggle button on the Room status row to move it to the left position.
  5. Tap Save if you’re using iOS, or tap the tick if you’re using Android.

Here’s how to block longer periods of time using the new calendar:

  1. Open the Pulse app and tap Availability.
  2. If you have more than one property, tap the one you’d like to update.
  3. If you’re using the calendar view, tap the room or unit type you’d like to block. If you’re viewing the dates in a list, scroll down to the dates you’d like to update and then tap on the room or unit type you want to block.
  4. Tap Edit multiple dates and then select the date range you’d like to block.
  5. Tap Open or close rooms and then tap Closed in the Room status section.
  6. Tap Save if you’re using iOS, or tap the tick if you’re using Android.

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