Bulk Import and Calendar Updates
In this article we cover the newly added Bulk Importer, along with an interesting update to your booking calendar. New users can now import all their reservations data in just a few minutes from one screen, and all users can get a bird’s eye view of their hotel operations, including Revenue and Occupancy, right from their booking calendar.
This update only affects new users who have upgraded their accounts and need to import their full reservations data. The bulk importer may also be used during the Trial period if you would like to get an idea of how your hotel would look in its current state.
You can find the Bulk Importer in your hotel dashboard under ‘Settings > Hotel Details.’ Click ‘Import’ in the panel under your subscription details.
Here you can enter up to 25 reservations at a time to import. Just enter a name, dates, select a room, how many guests are booked, and then enter a price for the booking. All the fields are required, and make sure to enter the check-in/out dates in the correct order.
The price you enter here will override the price generated by your reservations calendar, to match up with any existing reservations you may have. Also note that you must select the exact room in which the booking will be made (not just the Room Type). Ideally, you want to match up with your existing reservations exactly as they are.
Any reservations made using the Bulk Importer will update your channels, if they have already been connected. If you don’t want to update your channels during this step, make sure to use the importer before you connect your channel manager, and select not to publish availability when connecting each room type.
Your reservations calendar just got a whole lot more informative. Until now you would need to go to the Reports (main menu) to get stats on revenue and occupancy. Now you have these stats every time you view your reservations calendar!
Your calendar now lists the total reservations, occupancy and (expected) revenue for all the bookings that fall under the selected date range. In this way, the hotelier knows if their property is being run optimally. You can find even more stats on booking sources, guest distribution by country, etc. under the ‘Activity’ and ‘Guests’ tabs in your booking calendar.
It’s now even easier to move all your operations over to our platform. You can import all your reservations on one screen in just a few minutes. Also, you now get a bird’s eye view of your hotel operations, including revenue and occupancy, right in your booking calendar.