How to redirect your guests to a particular room type and/or rate plan in mybookings?

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This article will walk you through creating a custom mybookings link which will redirect the guest to a particular room type or rate plan  in mybookings

In order to create a custom URL for your guests booking through mybookings, use your mybookings direct link + parameter from sections below. Depending on where you would like to redirect your guests - specific room, rate plan or base rate - you may create your custom mybookings URL using any of parameter provided below. 

Note: To find the link to your booking engine in myfrontdesk please go to Manage -> Booking engine -> mybookings

Room type
#room_type=add room abbreviation here

The accommodation abbreviation can be found in 'Accommodation types' section (Manage->Property Details -> Accommodation types)

If this parameter is added only Double room and linked rate plans will be displayed.

Room type (base rates only)
#room_type=add room abbreviation here&base_rates_only=1
Rate plans
  • if rate plan contains spaces - keep them in URL, then copy URL (together with spaces) and paste it in the browser. Click ENTER. The browser will fill the spaces with the symbols by itself. For example, https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/test#rateplan=test test  will redirect to https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/test#rateplan=test%20test
  • the rate plan with promocode will only work by redirecting the user to URL containing this promocode. You may find the link with promocode on rate plan page in myfrontdesk (see screenshot below)
  • it's not possible to redirect to 2 rate plans if they both are available only with promocode
#rate_plan=add rate plan private name here

Use the "Rate Plan Name (private)" value for this.  If the parameter is added, the system will display results only for that rate plan.

For example: Let's say you have 2 rate plans on your property. The "Rate Plan Name (private)" can be checked directly on the 'Rate Plans & Packages' page. (Rates & Availability -> Rate Plans & Packages)

In this example, we'd like to have only one rate plan displayed. This would show results only for the promo rate plan. As we can see now only the one rate plan specified is displayed.

Room type and rate plan at the same time
#room_type=add room abbreviation here&rate_plan=add internal rate plan name here

Let's use the same room type and rate plan we've checked previously in the examples to see how it will work. As we can see by using this parameter, only the room and specified rate plan will be displayed.

Room type and 2 rate different plans

It's not possible to redirect to 2 rate plans if they both are available only with promocode. As a solution you can remove the promocodes from the rate plans

#room_type=add room type abbreviation here&rate_plan=add private rate plan 1 name here;add private rate plan 2name here&checkin=2018-01-12&checkout=2018-01-13
2 different room types with the same rate plan
#room_type=add room 1 type abbreviation here;add room 2 type abbreviation here&rate_plan=add private rate plan name here

For example:

#room_type=DOU;DQL&rate_plan=Promo

2 different room types with 2 different rate plans

It's not possible to redirect to 2 rate plans if they both are available only with promocode. As a solution you can remove the promocodes from the rate plans

#room_type=add room 1 type abbreviation here;add room 2 type abbreviation here&rate_plan=add private rate plan 1 name here;add private rate plan 2 name here&checkin=2018-01-12&checkout=2018-01-13

For example:

#room_type=DOU;DQL&rate_plan=Promo;Test&checkin=2018-01-12&checkout=2018-01-13

Redirecting your guests directly to the confirmation page
#room_type=accommodation abbreviation||number of adults||number of children||number of rooms&rate_plan=name of the rate plan(private)&submit=1&checkin=year-month-day&checkout=year-month-day

For example:

#room_type=DOU||1||0||1&rate_plan=Promo&submit=1&checkin=2018-01-11&checkout=2018-01-12

Make sure to write the rate plan private name exactly as it's written in 'Rate plan & Packages'. If the name is written with a capital letter it should be written the same in the URL parameters, otherwise the parameter won't work.

DOU - accommodation abbreviation

1 - number of adults

0 - number of children

1 - number of rooms

rate_plan=Promo - the specified rate plan will be displayed

Alternatively, you can use parameter base_rates_only=1 to only display base rates.

2018-01-11&checkout=2018-01-12 - days of stay

Redirecting your guests directly to the confirmation page using particular rate plan or base rate for 2 different room types
#room_type=DOU||1||0||1;DQL||1||1||1&rate_plan=Promo&submit=1&checkin=2018-01-11&checkout=2018-01-12
Redirecting to group booking widget with city and dates of stay pre-selected

In order to use this option you need to have a group of properties within Cloudbeds - mygroup.

Use your mygroup URL (which redirects to your group booking engine) and add the following parameter to it:

(paste your group booking engine URL here)/#/?city=(enter name of city here)&check_in=15/07/2018&check_out=25/07/2018&page=1

Here is how your URL may look like:

https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/#/?city=London&check_in=15/07/2018&check_out=25/07/2018&page=1

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