Connecting AdsHotel to myallocator

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AdsHotel is Metasearch Management Platform for Hotel Ad Campaigns. It allows users to connect property directly to several metasearch engine channels: Google Hotel Ads, Trivago, Tripadvisor, Kayak, SkyScanner, Nozio, Swoodoo, and Wego (these connections should be done on AdsHotel)

It uses an easy-to-understand interface to make ad campaign management simple and drives direct bookings to your property through the Booking Engine compatible with AdsHotel (mybookings by Cloudbeds is one of such booking engines).

With AdsHotel, you have a central dashboard to track your ad spend, optimize your campaigns, and easily set your budget by channel. And if you are new to budget management overwhelms you, Ads Hotels offers AI technology to help you make strategic decisions.

AdsHotel Official Website

AdsHotel Knowledge Base (requires username and password)

Cloudbeds\myallocator customers receive special pricing on AdsHotel. See 'Connection Guide. Step 2' below for more information

Is BookNow compatible with AdsHotel?

BookNow is not compatible with AdsHotel at the moment. Metasearch engines requires that Booking Engine URLs pass certain parameters and currently, BookNow does not meet minimum standards.

Solutions:

  1. Upgrade your booking engine to a meta-compatible product. The booking engines we suggest is Cloudbeds' Mybookings booking engine, which you can find in the myallocator channels list. For more details and a demo of Mybookings, please contact us at support@cloudbeds.com
  2. Connect with another PMS which offer a compatible booking engine - you can find several others in our channels list.
    We would suggest you to contact the PMS support team and ask them whether they can provide you with a compatible with AdsHotel booking engine.
How Connection Works

If user connects to AdsHotel, he can use this channel to connect to all those Metasearch channels (Google, Trivago, Kayak, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor, Nozio) - but THOSE connections need to be done within the AdsHotel Extranet.

Myallocator, connected to a compatible booking engine only, allows rates and inventory to sync to AdsHotel (which in turn will be displayed on the Metasearch sites).

The graph below shows how the connection between AdsHotel, myallocator and supported booking engine (for example, mybookings) works:

Example: Trivago + mybookings (booking engine by Cloudbeds)

You decided to promote your property on Trivago. You also have mybookings booking engine connected in myallocator

  1. You create an account on AdsHotel
  2. You connect AdsHotel inside myallocator
  3. AdsHotel team "connects" booking engine (mybookings) to Trivago
  4. Now your property will appear on Trivago
  5. If a guest find your property on Trivago, clicking 'Hotel website' deal will redirect him to your mybookings page
  6. The reservation made by guest will be imported to myallocator
Connection Guide
Step 1. Checking your booking engine compatibility with AdsHotel

At this time, we cannot offer metasearch connectivity, like AdsHotel, for users on BookNow. Metasearch engines requires that Booking Engine URLs pass certain parameters and currently, BookNow does not meet minimum standards.

Solutions:

  1. Upgrade your booking engine to a meta-compatible product. The booking engines we suggest is Cloudbeds' Mybookings booking engine, which you can find in the myallocator channels list. For more details and a demo of Mybookings, please contact us at support@cloudbeds.com
  2. Connect with another PMS which offer a compatible booking engine - you can find several others in our channels list. We would suggest you to contact the PMS support team and ask them whether they can provide you with a compatible booking engine.
Step 2. Creating AdsHotel Account

Note that Cloudbeds/Myallocator customers receive special pricing on AdsHotel.

This includes waived setup costs and monthly subscription plans ranging from 1-2/room (4 beds = 1 room) while an advertising campaign is active. Please reach out to AdsHotel to discuss which option will best meet your needs.

Sign up at the link below. Using this link will flag you for the discounted rates mentioned above.   https://www.adshotel.com/cloudbeds-hotels-subscription/

Once AdsHotel subscription form is filled out, AdsHotel will reach out to you to

  • review the account,
  • create the property on extranet,
  • provide access credentials and training,
  • and start the campaigns.

Only after AdsHotel account manager has confirmed that you're ready to begin campaign usage and connect to myallocator - you can proceed to Step 3.

Please note that it takes several days to build out a property account on AdsHotel due to the complexity of the campaign process.

Step 3. Connecting AdsHotel in myallocator

After you sign up on AdsHotel and your AdsHotel account manager has confirmed that you are ready to begin campaign usage, you many use your access credentials to connect AdsHotel to myallocator using the steps below.

  1. Login to myallocator and go to Manage
  2. Open Channels page
  3. Click Add Channel > AdsHotel
  4. Enter the credentials provided to you by AdsHotel team and click Next
  5. Follow the mapping process: map the room type in myallocator with room type in AdsHotel
  6. Add Base Rate Adjustment if needed
    *Please note, it's recommended not to use base rate adjustment for AdsHotel: the search engines (supported by AdsHotel) will redirect your guest to booking engine which displays Base Rates by default. If the rate sent to search engine will be higher or lower than in your booking engine - it can cause confusion for your guests.
  7. Done! Keep the box on the last mapping page checked to send Full Refresh to the channel
Receiving bookings

Please note that bookings will not come to Myallocator in the same way that a normal channel sends bookings, in the sense that they will not come in directly from AdsHotel. Instead, reservations will come directly through your booking engine and will appear with your booking engine as reservation source in your reservation list (not with a source = AdsHotel, Google, Trivago, Kayak, etc.).

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