as you know, the multiple rates on booking.com have boring limits. So, booking.com is changing the architecture in few weeks. This is a good news: properties will have a better solution: more simple and fast.
We’re already working to be prepared and we have our ideas and our solution. However, we would like to share them, eventually considering your feedback before to go on with our work.
Let’s make a little resume.
The multiple rates architecture on booking.com will be designed with the same model currently used by Expedia and Hotel.de.
What does it mean?
This is the current profile: if you have 10 double and 2 rates (standard and NR, for example), you assign a part of your availability to the standard rate and another one to the NR one (for example, you will sell 7 Standard Double and 3 NR double).
This is the new model: you will not distribute your availability between rates. You will say: I have 10 double. Then, booking.com will sell them as Standard or NR, depending on restrictions and customer wishes. When a double is sold, the availability becomes 9.
One can say that the new architecture is similar to the WuBook virtual room.
Now, WooDoo has a unique limit we need to work on: currently, WuBook has a unique restrcitions set. While there are multiple pricing plans (so that you can control different rates with different prices), you can’t treat different rates with different restrictions. Moreover, the “rooms multiplication model” won’t be usable for the new architecture.
Our idea is to develop a feature like the Pricing Plans management: you will be able to create and manage multiple restrictions sets. Then, you will be able to associate a restriction profile to each of your rate.
We think this is the better solution (better flexibility). What do you think about?
Each kind of feedback/comment is very appreciated and potentially precious: we’re beginning to work hard on this direction and your comments will allow us to proceed on the better way.