Sources, like Agents, are used to track the origin of bookings. Unlike Agents, Sources do not affect pricing, availability or commissions. Sources are viewed in the booking details of all guest bookings, see Revenue Report and the Bookings Report, You can also use this function to create Booking and Guest Marketing lists using Search Bookings., and used in some reports as a sort function in sales reports, see such as the
Sources can be used on the website booking process and selected by the Guest to find out where they are finding your property. However, this must be enabled in SETUP | SETTINGS | BOOKING ENGINE SETTINGS and set to Publish Online "Yes". See below.
Sources in Online Bookings
Common Examples of Sources created for the Front Desk are Groups, Corporate, Walk-ins, Phone, Referral, etc. To understand how to create custom HTML links to track Source Codes, read more here.
To see create, edit and manage Sources, go to SETUP | PARAMETERS | SOURCES. Your list of Sources will appear in the default view.
To add a Source: Click Add and a new browser window will open to add Source details.
To Edit a Source: Click on a the Source Name and a new browser window will open. Here you can edit all fields EXCEPT for the Source I.D. which must remain for data records. Click Save when finished.