Discounts management

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DiscountIcon.jpg Discounts management

With ET, you can manage discounts and special offers. Just click DiscountIcon.jpg to open the discount area. Click AddDiscountButton.jpg to add a discount.


On the screen above, you can add the discount for the Hotel.
Discount is valid for the booking period from Starting at to Finished at
Room type: you can choose any particular room, or just keep it with ------- if the discount will apply for all of your rooms.
Is Active: Discount can be deactivated for future and activated back.

Fixed discount allows you to provide the fixed discount values in percent, depending of the arrival period. This discount will be visible to your agents, and will automatically reduce the rates for online channels as well.
Minimal period, days - will work only for the agents and Lanka Houses. It will not work for the rest of OTA, like booking, agoda, etc...
Room Only - If you check it, then the discount will be applied only for the RO plans. Discount will automatically applied to OTA, while sending the RO rates.
Bed & Breakfast - discount for Bed & Breakfast plans only
Half Board - discount for Half Board plans only
Full Board - discount for Full Board plans only

Apply discount for the Room Rate only - It's a bit complicated but very useful feature. ET will automatically calculate the difference between RO Rate and other rates like BB, HB, FB, AI. Then apply the discount only for the base RO rate, and add the meals difference on top, with the relevant MarkUp. As a result, you will not provide the discount for the food, but the room rate itself will be discounted.

You can create as many discounts as you want with different criteria. Same way, you can give a discounts even 4 days prior to arrival. By using this feature you can easily sell your available rooms even for a half price or more. Any room is a perishable resource so it’s better to have some clients, than have none. Same way, you can add a discount for gaps in your booking agenda. Let’s say you are fully booked, but there is 5 days gap when you have no guests.
Why not to create a discount for this period only, mark 5 days minimal, and put 360 days before. As a result, this discount will always be available, and you will get much more chances to make your hotel fully packed.
You can see the example below in the list of all available discounts.

Advance Discounts base on rooms availability gives you even more power! Check it out !

Rates_flow_and_manipulations_Diagram Check the rates manipulation diagram to understand how Effective Tours manipulate the rates