Daily rates is a quick and easy way of adding a nightly price.
- You need to make sure different bands of dates don’t overlap e.g. if you end one pricing band on the 31st March, then the next one must start on the 1st April, not the 31st March!
- The dates of any band refers to the first and last night of the booking. So, a three day weekend band from Friday to Sunday means your customers arrive on Friday, stay 3 nights and leave on the Monday.
Here’s a video on how to add daily rates:
Weekly and short break pricing combined
Click on Setup > Rates > Daily / Time, then click on the Category / Unit you would like to update.
Click 'Add Rate' and complete your first date band. For example, this could be a three night price from the 1st of May until the 31st of May. Make sure you add in the daily rate, and not the total price of the stay.
Complete the process for the 4 night and the 7 night price (exactly the same dates each time).
Once you have added in the price bands you can then select the minimum number of nights (the lowest length of stay, in this case being '3'), and then select your arrival and departure days (Monday and Friday).
This will now set the rules for this particular date range, allowing 3, 4 or 7 night stays from Monday / Friday depending. The 3 night stay will always start on a Friday, and the 4 night stay will always start on a Monday.
You can follow this same process for 2-7 night stays with different pricing, and select the minimum of nights as '2', leaving all Arrival / Departure days selected if you allow this flexibility.
Weekly Pricing only in Daily Rates
Daily rates is the best method to achieve flexibility within the system to match your pricing.
Setup > Rates > Daily / Time, then select the Category / Unit
Click 'Add Rate' and enter your first price band e.g. you may have a price of £700 per week from the 1st of January - 31st of January.
Once added, set the minimum number of nights as '7' and untick the arrival days that do not apply (you may only have a Friday or a Saturday).
Once completed, you can add your next date band (remember, date bands cannot overlap so it would need to be the next date e.g. 1st of February).
If the price changes per week the price band would need to start on the Friday for example, and finishing on the following Thursday. Allowing the new weekly price to start on the Friday.
You can add multiple weeks at once if the weekly price does not change for a while (as displayed in the videos above).