Tips and Tricks

Copying rates from year to year in Lodgical Solution

Lodgical Solution makes it easy to copy rates from year to year, so you don't have to reinvent the wheel every time the calendar flips over.

With Lodgical's Rate Class Manager, copying rates from one year to the next takes only a few clicks. Lodgical also allows you to copy over length-of-stay rules associated with your rate classes, so you don't have to recreate those, either.

Here's how to copy your rates:

  1. In Lodgical Solution, go to Utilities, Configuration, Rate Classes.
  2. The Rate Class Manager window will appear. Double-click on the rate you wish to copy.
  3. The rate class editor window will appear. Click the "Copy From" button.
  4. The Copy From Rate Class window will appear. Select the rate class you wish to copy from, and enter the dates you wish to copy from and copy to. In this example, we're copying our 2017 rack rate class to 2018, so we select 1/1/2017 for the From Date, 12/31/2017 for the To Date, and 12/31/2017 for the Start On date under Copy To. The reason the Copy To Start On date is 12/31/2017 is it has to match the day of the week you chose for your From Date.  You can also copy the length-of-stay rule by checking the "Include LOS Rule" box.
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for any other rate classes you wish to copy.

Questions?

If you have any questions about how to use this feature, give us a call at 920.746.0606.

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Connecting Lock-Off Units to Web-Booking Engines

Lodgical Solution Enterprise now supports selling lock-off units on web-booking engines. Lock-off units, also known as add-ons or adjoining rooms, are units that have access to each other via a connecting door.

This new setting must be set up in Lodgical’s GDS- Internet Reservations interface. To set up your system to support selling these units, follow these steps:

Configuring Lock-Off Units

Before configuring the CRS interface, Lodgical must be configured to support lock-offs in the general settings of Lodgical. Each lock-off must be set up in Lodgical, as well as on the CRS side.

  1. Each lock-off grouping of rooms must be configured as a room type. For example, let’s say we have 3 combinations: (A, B, C); (A, B); (A, C). Each of those combinations would be configured as a separate room type in Lodgical.  

    Set up for Lock Offs in Configuration
  2. Once these are configured in Lodgical, rates must be created for each grouping in Rate Classes.

    Set Up of Lock Off Rates
  3. The CRS Interface can now be configured with the CRS mappings.
    1. Open the GDS – Internet Reservations interface
      Set up of GDS Lock-Off
    2. Double Click on the CRS you want to map to
    3. Click the Lock Offs button
    4. The CRS value is the value in your GDS platform for the unit.
      The LockOff is the value in Lodgical for the unit.
      Repeat for each type

 

If you have any questions, contact Bay Lakes at 920.743.0606.

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