Setting different rates for one room type is what we refer to as Rate Plans.
Not all distribution channels support rate plans, while others offer extremely customizable features for varied pricing. To allow the greatest level of flexibility, myfrontdesk sends out a single standard Best Available Rate (BAR) across all your channels. This helps ensure a consistent sync across your multiple OTAs.
This article is only for Booking.com Rate Plans. For all other channels, please read the following article: Distribution Channel Rate Plans.
The rate plans and packages settings available in myfrontdesk are only for your booking engine mybookings and direct reservations.
How it works
Myfrontdesk sends the standard rate (BAR) of your accommodations to Booking.com. Once your Booking.com account is properly configured, you can create various rate plans based on the BAR.
Private Room, occupancy 2 person
Base available rate (BAR) sent from myfrontdesk: 1500
In booking.com, you could then have the following rates derived and displayed to your customers:
Per Person Pricing
- 1 Person: Base rate (1500)
- 2 People: Base rate +200 (1700)
Per Person Pricing must be created by your Booking.com account manager, who is responsible for making these settings in their system.
This is called derived price, and you will have to inform your account manager that Cloudbeds is sending the base rate for X number of person(s) and ask them to add the price for each extra adult (by deriving up from Cloudbeds base rate).
Rate plans available on Booking.com
- Standard Rate: Managed by myfrontdesk (XML enabled)
- Last Minute Rate: Standard rate -10% (restrictions applied)
- Non-Refundable: Standard rate -10€ (different policies)
Rate Plans can be created and edited on Booking.com extranet.
Booking.com Rate Plan inside myfrontdesk
When the rate plan is XML Enabled, it can be configured inside Booking.com channel mapping on myfrontdesk, however, the configuration can only be done by percentage (%) (e.g. 10% higher than the base rate) and not fixed amount (e.g. the base rate +10 USD).
If you'd like to set up the rate plan using the fixed amount, the rate plan has to be configured directly on Booking.com extranet with further assistance of your Booking.com account manager.