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 below, please see our interface document that enables even greater control of the Booking process. Click here for an HTTP and XML (including SOAP service) specification intended for developers and webmasters to replace our Booking Engine layouts with their own custom forms.
To use the Quick Reservation Feature for "Source" and "Guest Type" Tracking, see Booking Engine | Quick Reservation
How to create a Custom URL with a specific parameter 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.