Setting up Country Rates

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Attract travellers from countries and regions you want to target by offering Country Rates. Use Country Rates as part of your pricing strategy to unlock domestic and international demand.

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Understanding Country Rates

Activating Country Rates

Editing or deactivating Country Rates


Understanding Country Rates

Country Rates can help you unlock domestic and international demand by offering great prices to travellers in countries you particularly want to target. You can boost your bookings by customising the discounts you offer to specific markets: the country where your property’s located, other individual countries, entire regions or the whole world.

Adding Country Rates is a proactive step that you can take as part of your pricing strategy in order to increase your property’s occupancy. You’ll strengthen your pricing position by offering a discount only to potential guests in the countries you need a boost in. And if things change, you can manage your Country Rates at any time.

You can choose to offer any discount amount of 5% or above. We’ll only display this discount amount to people using our platform in the countries or regions you want to target. Country Rates are active throughout the year, and you can choose a maximum of 30 blocked dates when they don’t apply.

Country Rates apply to all of your rooms and Rate Plans. The Country Rate discount is on top of any Genius discounts you offer and any other promotions you’ve set up, except Mobile Rates and Limited-time Deal.

To find out more about Country Rates, take a look at this Solutions page.

Keep in mind that depending on the country your property is based in, this feature may not be available to you due to legal or commercial restrictions. We’re working to roll out Country Rates to all countries as soon as possible.


Activating Country Rates

Here’s how to set up Country Rates for your property

  1. Log in to the extranet
  2. Click on Rates & Availability and then click on Country rates
  3. Select the countries or regions you want your Country Rate to apply to. We display these in the order we recommend you prioritise each country or region based on what we know about your property and your previous bookings. If there’s an arrow next to a region, you can click on it to select individual countries within that region.
  4. Enter the percentage discount you want to offer
  5. Choose any check-in dates when you don’t want your Country Rate to apply
  6. Click on Review and then click on Activate if everything looks right

Editing or deactivating Country Rates

You can always update the settings of your Country Rates or deactivate them so that potential guests no longer see them. Here’s how to pause or edit your Country Rates:

  1. Log in to the extranet
  2. Click on Rates & Availability and then click on Country rates
  3. Click on the name of the Country Rate you want to edit or deactivate to see its current settings
  4. Click on Edit or Deactivate
  5. If you clicked on Edit, update your percentage discount and any dates when you don’t want your Country Rate to apply, and then click on Review and then on Activate
  6. If you clicked on Deactivate, click on Deactivate again to confirm

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