In Myallocator, we can set two types of Rates:
1. Single Use Rate
The Single Use Rate is the price for your room when only one person books the room. Only certain channels allow us to set a Single Use Rate. Other channels will ignore this rate.
Channels that currently support single use rates are: Orbitz, ClearTrip, Goibibo, LastMinute, Booking.com, Bedandbreakfast.it, Decolar.com / Despegar, Tomas, Bedandbreakfast.eu, Atrapalo, BestDay, Agoda, Reconline, Traveloka, MakeMyTrip, BBPlanet, Ostrovok, Expedia (OBP pricing only), BookVisit, Atraveo, HotelTravel, GTA, TripAdvisor.
The "Rate" is the price for the full occupancy of the room.
- Room: Standard Queen
- Rate for full occupancy: 100
- Single Use Rate: 90
You will notice that we are unable to set other occupancy rates, such as for 3 people, 4 people, 5 people, etc. The "Rate" is considered the "Full Occupancy" rate, and the only other rate we can set is for Single Use.
Since Myallocator cannot set rates for other occupancies, can I do that directly on the channels?
The answer is Yes - for those channels that support Rate Plans. Not all channels support Rate Plans (like Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, and most other hostel-based channels). Other channels do support Rate Plans (like Agoda, booking.com and other hotel-based channels).
How do occupancy prices work with the BookNow widget?
The example below shows the different prices for the "Single Use" rate versus the regular "Rate".
In this example, 1 person is booking the "Private 2 person" room at a rate of $30.00 for Single Use. The "Total" will be 30.00 since it is just for one person.
In this example, 2 people are booking the "Private 2 person" room (full occupancy) at the standard "Rate" of 50 for both people combined.
Again, Myallocator can only update two "Occupancy-based" rates - the full occupancy "Rate" and the "Single Use Rate". We hope to add more support for other occupancy rates soon.