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If you already have enrolled with and set up  your account setup, you are ready to start the connection process to your BookingCenter software. If you need to enroll with, go to | New Account Setup

STEP 1: Please complete these items with the Market Manager

  • Tell your Market Manager that you are participating in their Direct Connect program using BookingCenter Provider ID: 477.
  • All room rates based on Double Occupancy. All other rates will be derived from those.  If you have different rates for a single guest, please define that with your Market Manager.  If you have different rates for more than 2 guests, please define that with your Market Manager.
  • Review the Room Type descriptions set up the in the Extranet. The descriptions can be different in Expedia than they are in your Extranet since we will map by Room Type ID We will just need to know which matches to the MyPMS Room Type ID if the descriptions are different. Also, please set up any images, room amenities, policies, etc. in your extranet.
  • Turn OFF the auto-replenish for these two settings: cancellations AND for closed-out rooms.  For smaller properties especially, this is key to control potential over bookings.
  • If you have any current promotional programs through, you will need to suspend those until our Direct Connection is confirmed.

NOTE: Once this is completed, the team will activate the ‘Channel Manager’ link on your extranet

STEP 2: Start the XML Signup Process in your Extranet

  1. Go to Property Info, in the left menu under Property Level, click on Channel Manager. When it says "if you already have a channel management provider", Click Start .
  2. Step 1 - Select Your Provider: In "Search for Providers", enter and select BookingCenter. The Channel Manager Provider is BookingCenter (477).
  3. Select Connection Type: "Two-way Reservations and Availability"
  4. Click Next to complete Step 2. Once Step 2 is completed, BookingCenter will receive an email to request connection and mapping.

STEP 3: Complete Mapping and Activate Connection

  1. BookingCenter will create a new Agent Channel - BKGDIR which will appear in Agent Relationships.See | Agent Allocations
  2. We will complete mapping in the BKGDIR Channel based on the Room Types and Rates mapped in your Extranet. Please be sure that these are correct in your Extranet.
  3. While we are completing the mapping, you can check the status of the connection request in the extranet under the "Channel Manager" link.
  4. Once mapping is complete, BookingCenter will confirm the connection and you will receive an email notification to activate the connection. See Step 5.

STEP 4: Activate Connection

  1. You will receive email notification that the connection has been confirmed and given instructions on how to activate the XML connection.
  2. To activate the connection, Go to Property Info, in the left menu under Property Level, click on Channel Manager.  In Step 4 - Confirm, click the blue button "I Confirm..." to activate the XML connection.
  3. When BookingCenter receives notification that your connection is activated, then we will upload rates and availability and you will be LIVE.

When all four steps have been completed, your connection will be LIVE.

Remember, that you need to confirm to activate the connection in Step 4.



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