Connecting AdsHotel to myallocator

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AdsHotel is Metasearch Platform that allows you to advertise your property on Google, Trivago, Tripadvisor, Kayak, and many other popular meta search channels. AdsHotel gives you a central dashboard to track your advertising performance, optimize your campaigns, and easily set your budget by channel. If you are new to metasearch advertising, Ads Hotels offers AI technology to help you make strategic decisions.

Please note that advertising campaigns drive direct bookings to your property and require a compatible Booking Engine (e.g., Cloudbeds mybookings). Check out our blog post and the Adshotel website to learn more.

Things you should know before you get started:

  • 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.)
  • Please check the Frequently Asked Questions section of this article before connecting to this channel

How to connect AdsHotel to myallocator

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. Find an alternate booking engine compatible with Adshotel - reach out to your PMS provider or Adshotel for recommendations on compatible bookingn engines. 
Step 2. Connecting AdsHotel in myallocator
  1. Login to myallocator and go to Manage
  2. Open Channels page
  3. Click Add Channel
  4. Search for AdsHotel and click on 'Not Setup'
I do not have an account on AdsHotel
  1. Click on 'Create a new account on AdsHotel'

IMPORTANT! Before proceeding, ensure that the following fields are correctly populated on myallocator, or AdsHotel account setup will be delayed:

  1. Full Property Address (Street, City, Country)
  2. Geolocation (Latitude / Longitude)
  3. Property Type
  4. Property Website URL
  5. Property Contact Email
  6. Default Currency
  7. All Property and Room level descriptions, images, and details

2.     Check the box 'I have read and agree to the terms & conditions for AdsHotel'
3.     Click on 'Create AdsHotel Account' to proceed

4.   AdsHotel will contact you in the coming days with next steps - It may take 2-5 business days.

If no one has contacted you within 2-5 business days, you may reachout to support@adshotel.com.

5.   AdsHotel will walk you through the necessary setup steps and, when ready, they will provide the credentials. Once you receive the credentials, proceed with next steps below 'I already have an account on AdsHotel'

I already have an account on AdsHotel

You many use your access credentials to connect AdsHotel to myallocator using the steps below:

  1. Click on 'I have an account on AdsHotel'
  2. Enter the credentials provided to you by AdsHotel team and click Next
  3. Follow the mapping process: map the room type in myallocator with room type in AdsHotel

4.     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.

5.    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 source in your reservation list (not with a source = AdsHotel, Google, Trivago, Kayak, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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@myallocator.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.
Have more questions? Contact Support

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