The BookingCenter Booking Engine can be used to deliver selected Rates and Availability to a guest, agent, group, etc. by creating unique URL or link. When this URL is opened, it will display your Booking Engine with the selected allocation of rates and availability. For example, if you only want to make the KING Room Type available to a particular guest, agent, group, etc. You would insert the Room Type ID in the URL as follows:
There are several unique parameters that can be used in the URL string to deliver specific rates and availability as follows:
To learn how to insert these parameters into the Custom URL, see below.
NOTE: If you need greater control than what is offered in the examples above, please see our interface APIs that enable even greater control of the Booking process so you can make your own Booking Engine process. An especially common request is the ability to retrieve a calendar view of availability, and even the lowest rate available on a day, so that you can display it for your entire property or for a specific Room Type. See our interface APIs and note themessage: "OTA_ HotelAvailCalendarRQ/RS" to retrieve and format this data as you wish.
To use the Quick Reservation Feature for "Discount/Agent", "Source", "Room Type", and "Guest Type" tracking, see Booking Engine | Quick Reservation
How to create a Custom URL with a specific parameters to send to guests or agents.
The Custom URL you create must start with the correct URL for the Booking Engine Template you are using, contain your Site ID (exactly as shown in the setup area of MyPMS) and then the specific Parameter ID and Value for the rate and availability search you want to display. This example is using Booking Engine Template 1 (option 1), the MYPMS Demo Site and an agent parameter called "ABCTRAVEL". Use this model to create your custom URL by inserting your site specific values.