To see create, edit and manage Sources, go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | SOURCES. Sources, like Agents, are used to track the origin of bookings. Unlike Agents, Sources do not affect pricing, availability or commissions. Sources are viewed on in the booking details for of all guest bookings, see Booking Information, and use used in some reports as a sort function . Use in sales reports, see such as the Revenue Report and the Bookings Report, You can also use this function to create guest marketing lists, see Search Bookings and sales reports, see Reports
Sources in Online BookingsWhen bookings are made with links that do not have Source assigned, then the system uses the default source WEB
Booking and Guest Marketing lists using Search Bookings.
Sources can be used on the website booking process and selected by the Guest to find out where guest
they are finding your property. However, this must be enabled in SETUP | SETTINGS | BOOKING ENGINE SETTINGS . Then, select the source. click edit
and set it
to Yes or No for Publish Online
Publish Online "Yes". See below.
Sources in Online Bookings
- Bookings from your website automatically have the Source filled in as "WEB"
- Bookings from OTA Channel Connections and GDS will autmatically have the Source filled in. For example, "Expedia", "Booking.com", etc.
Common Examples of Source Codes: WEBSITE for the properties main website or EMAIL for links added to your outgoing e-mail signatureSources created for the Front Desk are Groups, Corporate, Walk-ins, Phone, Referral, etc.