Seasonal management modes

It is possible that when a traveler makes a reservation they will choose dates that overlap two or more seasons at the same time. At AvaiBook we allow you to choose how restrictive you want to be when these circumstances occur according to your business model.

There are 3 options to choose from:

  • Restrictive: The reservation must meet the minimum days required in each of the seasons that affect the dates chosen. 
  • Moderate: Must meet at least the minimum days required in the most restrictive season. Only the nights booked in that specific season are taken into account, not the total. 
  • Permission: The reservation must meet the minimum number of nights required for the most restrictive season. The total number of nights booked will be taken into account, regardless of the season. 

Here's an example to help you understand how it works.
Example:

Season 1: Dates from 01/10 to 31/10 minimum stay 2 nights. Season 2: Dates from 01/11 to 30/11 minimum stay 3 nights. The traveller booked from 30/10 to 03/11, 4 nights in total.

  • If the mode of booking is Restrictive the traveler will not be able to book.it complies with season 1, book two nights in that season (30/10 and 31/10)But does not comply with season 2, only stays two nights in that season (01/11 and 02/11). In order to book you must take one more night in November. That is, from 30/10 to 04/11.
  • If the booking mode is Moderate, the traveller will not be able to book. the system will check which season is the one that asks for more nights, in this case season 2. it does not meet season 2, as it only stays two nights in that season (01/11 and 02/11). In order to book you must take one more night in November. This time you don't have to spend two nights in October. If you would like to keep the number of nights you have booked you can book from 31/10 to 04/11.  It is only important to comply in the most restrictive season.
  • If the mode of reservation is Permissive the traveler will be able to book, the system will check which season is the one that asks for more nights, in this case season 2 that asks for 3 nights.  Given that the total booking is 4 nights you can book without major problem.

How can I configure it?

You can define the mode of managing your seasons from the menu Accommodations -> My Accommodations.
Choose the property where you want to update this information and go to the Booking Options tab.

When you're done, hit the Save button.  

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