The MANAGE RATES function allows you to quickly change the rate and restrictions for a rate plan for a specific day or date range up to 57 weeks in advance. This is often used to manage rates for peak periods – Long Weekends, Special Events, Holidays, Weekly Rates, etc.
All changes to Rates and Restrictions are done in SETUP | RATE | MANAGE RATES. A Default Rate Plan must first be set up SETUP | RATE | DEFAULT RATES. If you need to add a new Rate Plan or change the description of the Rate Plan go to Default Rates
Once a default Rate Plan is set up, it must then be "managed" in MANAGE RATES. This means that all changes to rates and restrictions, from today's date forward, needs to be done in MANAGE RATES. The rate that you entered will be the default for the Rate Plan. Once the Rate Plan is set up, it will appear in the drop-down list in MANAGE RATES.
Managing Rate Plans
Each Rate Plan is assigned it's own Rates and Restrictions and is managed with Manage Single Rate Plan unless selected with other rates for a multiple rate change.
If you want to change multiple rates at the same time using a % or $ adjustment. See Manage Multiple Rate Plans
The Rate Grid also gives you the ability to make a Daily Rate Change by clicking on the rate. To change a daily rate, see Rate Grid - Daily Rate Change
Restrictions and No. of Guests are unique to each Rate Plan and must be adjusted individually.Therefore,when changing those items, you must make the changes to each of the Rate Plans you need to adjust in Manage Single Rate Plan
How to Manage Rate Plans
- Daily Rates can be managed either individually (Manage Single Rate) or for multiple Rate Plans (Manage Multiple Rates)
- Additional Adult or Children Charge: These are unique to each Rate Plan and must be adjusted individually .Therefore, when changing additional guest charges for any single rate, you must make the changes to each of the Rate Plans using the Manage Single Rate Plan method.
- Restrictions: Restrictions are unique to each Rate Plan and must be adjusted in Manage Single Rate Plan. Therefore, when changing Restrictions for any single rate, you must make the changes to each of the Rate Plans using the Manage Single Rate Plan method. See Rate Restrictions - MIN LOS, CTA
- Weekly Rates: Rate Plans also have the option of including Weekly Rates. See Weekly Rates If you have unique weekly rates and want to enable the Weekly Rates feature, go to Booking Engine Settings