Setting up an Early Booker Rate Plan

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A great way to secure revenue early, fill rooms faster, and reduce the need for last-minute discounts is to set up an Early Booker Rate Plan. It can help you appeal to travelers who like to plan ahead.


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Understanding the Early Booker Rate Plan

Reservations made by guests more than 15 days before check-in are eligible for the Early Booker discount, which is one of the many customizations available for Rate Plans. These reservations are available at a discounted rate, which encourages travelers to book.

You can decide how many days before check-in a guest can take advantage of Early Booker discounts. You also choose how much of a discount to apply and what your cancellation policy will be. To keep your offer compelling, we recommend making sure Early Booker is your cheapest offer available. 


Setting up an Early Booker Rate Plan

You can set up an Early Booker Rate Plan by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the Extranet
  2. Click Rates & Availability, then select Rate plans
  3. Click Add new rate plan
  4. Choose Early Booker, then click Add rate plan
  5. Set up the details of your Rate Plan, then click Review
  6. Click Activate rate plan

FAQ

How is an Early Booker Rate Plan different from an Early Booker Deal?

Early Booker is a Rate Plan customization you can use along with Weekly or Monthly Rates, Occupancy Based Pricing, and child rates to appeal to different types of travelers. These customizations are most effective when they make up the foundation of your pricing strategy and are always available. 

An Early Booker Deal is set up for a limited time and only visible to potential guests during the period you specify. This deal is designed to be used strategically and offers higher discounts to help resolve short-term occupancy challenges.

How does an Early Booker Rate Plan work with other discounts and promotions?

We combine Early Booker Rate Plan in the same way as other customizations, meaning you can apply multiple Rate Plans, customizations, and deals at the same time.

How many days before check-in can a guest book with an Early Booker Rate Plan?

A guest can book between 360 and 15 days before check-in to get an Early Booker discount. 

Can I add an Early Booker Rate Plan to multiple properties at once?

If you manage multiple properties, you can set up an Early Booker Rate Plan using the Bulk Editing tool on the Extranet. Click Early booker rate plan and follow the same steps outlined above.   

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