This article will show how to setup Expedia to connect with myallocator.
Step 1. If you do not have an account yet with Expedia, click here to setup your property with them first:
Step 2: Select myallocator as your channel manager within Expedia
I. Login to your Expedia Extranet
II. Go to Rooms and Rates and then Expedia Quickconnect Settings
III. Select My Allocator as your System Provider
- Choose My Allocator in the drop-down
- Be sure to select BOTH Availability and Rates, as well as Booking Retrival!
- Click Submit
Step 3: Wait for myallocator to confirm the connection to Expedia
As soon as the connection is complete on both sides (Expedia and myallocator) we will send an email notifying you to map the rooms.
Step 4: Connect the channel and map your rooms in myallocator
Once you have received our confirmation email, proceed with the steps below.
I. Log into myallocator by Cloudbeds
II. Click on Manage and then Channels
III. Click "Add Channel"
IV. Select Expedia
You will notice that Expedia shows "Ready for Mapping"
V. Click Next
VI. Map your rooms together
If you need help with room mapping, please consult our Room Mapping Guidelines
VII. If presented with a Rate Selection screen, choose the "Default" Rate Plan
Since myallocator can only control one Rate Plan, we always recommend that you select the "Default" or "Standard" Rate Plan on this screen. The Default Rate is always the first (top) rate presented.
Once chosen, we will control Rates for this rate plan only - any other Rate Plans must be setup to be derived from the Defualt Rate.
More information about Expedia Rate Plans can be found here: Rateplan Support - Using Rate Plans to set multiple rates
VIII. Enter a Base Rate Adjustment (if desired)
Click here to learn more about the Base Rate Adjustment. In most cases, this can be left blank.
More information can be found here: Setting Base Rate Adjustments
- Note: If you need assistance in determining the values to enter for Net rates versus Sell rates for Tax purposes, please see this article: How should I handle taxes in myallocator?
IX. Choose the Expedia Channel-Specific Options
- The first option to choose is the Currency.
- The currency selected must always match your default currency of your Expedia Extranet.
- If you need more information about Currency Conversion, click here: How do I manage different Currencies?
- Pricing Model.
- The Pricing model selected must always match the Pricing Model of your Expedia Extranet
- For more information about Expedia Pricing Models, click here: Expedia Pricing Models - Everything you need to know
X. Channel Setup is Complete
Step 5: On your channel summary page you’ll be able to see that setup for the channel has been completed successfully.
Step 6: Save Changes and Refresh your Myallocator Account
Note: This will erase any rates and availability which were on the channel before. Only do this once you have added the availability of this channel to your inventory.
- Click to go to the "Availability" screen
- Click Save
- Select "Save to myallocator and all channels"
- Click Send to push the rates and availability you set in Step 2 to your newly connected channel.