Before adding Booking.com channel for a property at QloApps Channel Manager, the user has to complete some mandatory steps.
Sign in or create an account here: https://account.booking.com/
Booking.com has two-step security with passcodes texted to the phone, thus this step is best done by the property.
First, copy the property code at the top of the navigation.
Because you will need this after some time inside Channex to connect the account.
Go to ‘Account’ and in that select ‘Connectivity Provider’.
Click on ‘Search’.
In that search for Channex. Thus, you will find Channex.io on the list.
Note: Channex is our connectivity partner for Booking.com Channel.
After selecting the Channex, a delivery box is displayed. You have to click on the ‘Next‘ button.
To agree to the terms and conditions, check the box and click the “Yes, I accept” button.
Now you have to be in waiting status until your request is accepted.
When your request is accepted, then you can create a channel for Booking.com for your property at QloApps Channel Manager.
Once the above steps are done Go to the QloApps Channel manager to add the Booking.com OTA.
Users can add the channel Booking.com by the given steps.
From the Main Menu:
- Go to channels.
- Click On Add Channel
- Here in the Select Channel from drop-down click on Booking.com.
- Then click on Proceed.
Now Fill the General Settings.
- Property ID: The ID of the Hotel used in the Booking.Com OTA.
(Below Is the Reference Image To get the Property ID from Booking.Com OTA)
- Currency: Currency used for the Property Booking.Com OTA.
- Conversion Factor: Enter the currency conversion rate. This conversion rate is between the Booking.com OTA Property’s Currency and the QloApps Channel Manager Property’s Currency
Live Currency Converter: Here you can enable the live currency converter. This will automatically update the conversion rate. After that, click on Test Connection.
Test Connection: By clicking on test connection we can check channel property is successfully established or not.
After that, once the connection is tested successfully user can click on Submit Button for establishing the channel and proceed with Mapping.
Here the mapping is done between the QloApps channel manager room type and Booking.com OTA room type. Also, between the QloApps Channel Manager room rate and Booking.com OTA room rate.
For Reference See the below image:
Then click on Save Mapping.
Once the channel is added successfully and mapping is done. The channel can be seen on the channel list page.
From Actions, column users can edit and delete the channel.
Note: The user can only delete the channel when the Status is Disabled.
The user can synchronize each channel by clicking on the synchronization button.
By clicking on the “synchronization” button inventory, rates, and bookings will get synchronized.
Given processes can be performed by clicking on the Synchronization button.
By clicking on Synchronize button,
- Rooms and Rates are fetching from the channel.
- Bookings are fetched from the channel if the Booking Synchronization option is enabled.
- Only bookings will get fetch in which arrival date is today and afterward.
- Bookings, Inventory, and Rates get managed according to the below-selected options.
Rates of rate plans will be sent to the channel only if this option is enabled.
Availabilities of room types will be sent to the channel only if this option is enabled.
Inventory will get manage on booking notification from the channel only if this option is enabled. Also, fetch bookings from the channel.
Once you synchronized the channel successfully then you can proceed further for Price And Inventory In the QloApps Channel Manager.
This was all from the process of setting up Booking.com for QloApps Channel Manager. I hope I was able to clarify it for you.
If you want to learn more about QloApps Channel Manager then click here.
If you want to learn about the functionality of QloApps then you can visit this link: QLO Reservation System – Free Open-Source Hotel Booking & Reservation System
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