The Default Rates area displays a list of all of the Rate Plans you have created for your property. Here you can create a new Rate Plan and modify the Description of an existing Rate Plan, but any actual Rate and Restriction changes must be done in Manage Rates and Manage Restrictions
Each Rate Plan includes the option to add a "Meal Plan" to create a Rate Plan Package with Meal Included. There are several Meal Plan Options to choose from.
It is important to use a RATE ID and Description that will identify these Rate Plans with the Meal Plan included. For Example: QUEENBKF - Queen Room - Breakfast Included. The Rate Plan ID can be used to Report Revenue, Bookings Reports so be sure to use a Rate ID coding system that makes it easy to choose the rate plan from the Front Desk.
Create as many Rate Plans as needed and then allocate these Rate Plans to Room Types in the specific channel that you want to offer the Room Type/Rate Plan allocation ( see Manage Agent Relationships). Although each Room Type can only be assigned one default Rate Plan in the Room Type List (see Room Types), multiple Rate Plans can be allocated to the same Room Type for seasonal rates and promotions. See Agent Relationships and Promotions
When setting up a Default Rate, think about the different Room Types you offer and how the rate plans will apply .Once this Default Rate is entered, you can manage rate changes and length-of-stay options in Manage Rates. After you have set up the Rate Plans, create the Room Types to associate with the default Rates.
To add a a Meal Plan to a Default Rate Plan, go to SETUP | RATES| DEFAULT RATES. Click on the Rate ID to open the Rate Details.
A new screen will appear with the Rate Plan details.
Enter the following information:
Each Rate has 3 Price rules – Weekday, Weekend and Weekly or Extended Stay. This allows you to set different rates depending on the day of week and length of sta. Enter the Adult daily, weekly, and weekend per day rates.
Adult Weekend – Rate for weekend nights. To define a Weekend, go to SETUP | SETTINGS | GENERAL SETTINGS and select the Weekend Nights (Fri, Sat and Sun) by choosing Yes.
Adult Week – Rate for stays of 7 nights or more If using Flat Rate stop now. If using Per-person Rate continue.