Online Bookings | Managing Rates and Availability to your Front Desk, Website, GDS and Global Booking Networks via MyPMS
Posted by Jeff Tweddale on 04 May 2009 01:37 PM
To manage rooms and rates to your Front Desk, GDS or Website from MyPMS, you have three choices.
1. Agent Allocations: Go to Setup | Relationships |Agent Relationships. Use the 'allocation' method to allocate your Room Types, at specific Rates, to each Agent. See Add Agent Allocations.
Notice, this technique allocates these Rooms for ALL DATES, so proceed warily, as if you forget to turn it back on again, you may be removed from various travel sites when, in fact, you have rooms available. To learn more about using Agent Allocations, please visit https://docs.bookingcenter.com/display/MYPMS/Understanding+Agent+Channels
2. Hard Allocations: Use 'Hold bookings'. For this method, you book the rooms using an actual Booking or a Group Booking. The Group Booking 'Hard Allocation' is an easy way to 'hold rooms' back. Then, when you no longer wish to 'block' the room, you simply 'cancel' the 'hold' booking and it has no bearing on your occupancy or REVPAR analysis. Hard Allocations
See the following sections of the online manual to learn more on managing agent allocations to online channels: