As of May 2021, myallocator supports Minimum and Maximum Advanced Booking Offset restrictions.
Where can I find these restrictions?
You can find and set up these restrictions on your myallocator Availability page.
By default, these restrictions will be hidden from the availability grid. Follow the steps below in order to show them:
- Click on Display
- Check the boxes Min. and Max. Adv. Offset
- Click on Set
What is the meaning of these restrictions?
Minimum Advanced Booking Offset (Min Adv Offset) - it is a Cut off restriction.
It allows you to set how many days before the arrival date guests are allowed to book. It is mainly used for properties that want to have a lot of advanced bookings by offering a heavily discounted rate if guests book at least an x amount of days in advance.
Example: Suppose you have set up booking cut off to 3 days. If a guest is looking to book for May 4th, your guest will only be able to book (or see availability) before May 1st.
Maximum Advanced booking Offset (Max Adv Offset) - it is a Last Minute restriction.
It allows you to configure how many days before the arrival date guests can book. It is mainly used to boost last-minute reservations.
Example: Suppose you have set up last-minute booking to "3 days." If a guest is looking to book for May 4th, your guest will only be able to book (or see availability) after May 1st.
Do we send these restrictions to all Channels / OTAs?
No! They are not being synced over to myallocator and on to the channels that support it - It's currently only Google, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and BookNow.
We plan to add support for Cutoff and Last Minute restrictions to more channels, in the future.