During the holidays, you may charge a special rate for your rooms or rentals. WebReserv allows you to setup special holiday rates for your bed & breakfast rooms, vacation rental, campsite, or other rental types. See how below.
Setting up Holiday Rates
In your WebReserv account, go to Setup – Rates. To create a holiday rate for your products, click on Rate Categories in the left hand column. Click Add Category.
Note: You may already have a Holiday Rate Category created with the initial set up. If so, there is no need to create another one. Skip to the next step on entering the rates into the Rate List.
On this page, you will create a Holiday rate category by adding the following information:
- Name – give a specific name for the category, in this case, Holidays.
- Description – this is an optional field, enter a short description, if desired.
- Type – choose Holiday (as defined in system setup)
- Click Save.
If you have not yet defined your holidays in the system, click the Edit Holidays button below the Type. You can define specific holiday dates and set minimum stay requirements, if applicable.
Next, you will enter the special rates for your holidays in your Rate List. Go to Setup – Rates. On the Rates page, you will click on the Rate List to edit.
In the Rate List you will see the new Holiday Rate Category you just created. Enter the special rates for the holiday for each room/rental. Click Save and continue to save your changes.
Finally, use the Rate Tester to ensure the rates are calculating properly for the holidays. Go to Setup – Rates. Click on Rate Tester in the left hand column. Enter room and holiday dates. The Rate Tester will show you how the rate for each day is calculated. It also indicates which Rate List and Rate Category the system is pulling the rates from.
Check this out! Notice how in the example below that the tester was able to pick up a the correct rate category for each day booked? In the example, 12/20 is not included in the holiday setup. If the booking dates occur with some holiday dates and some that are not holiday, then the system is able to successfully find the correct rate for each day in the booking.
Success! You have now set up Holiday Rates in WebReserv.