Booking.com is one of the largest online travel agencies in the world. The powerful booking channel enables properties worldwide to reach a global audience and grow their businesses.
A few steps need to be taken to set up the connection before RoomRaccoon can map and connect to your Booking.com account.
Setting up the rates in RoomRaccoon
RoomRaccoon works with occupancy-based pricing, meaning we would need a rate for each occupancy. We always advise you to use the derived rates to make your life easier.
What are derived rates?
Derived rates modify an existing rate (the base rate). For example, including breakfast would increase the rate. See the examples below to fix your rate plans:
How it should look like:
How it shouldn't look like:
In this case, we recommend creating a rate plan for all the OTA channels or only for Booking.com and then using the derived rates for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or any other guest numbers you have.
If you do not put a price, the derived rate will be the same amount as the rate plan you derive it from. (In the examples above, 1 guest is the base rate, and 2nd, 3rd, or 4th guest rates are derived, with the 2nd guest being the same price, and 3rd being 25$ more expensive, and the 4th being 50$ more expensive than the 1 guest rate plan)
If you do not do this step, we will revert to you to fix your structure for everything to be set up properly.
Read the following article to learn how to structure your rates.
Adding existing reservations into RoomRaccoon
With Booking.com reservations, it is straightforward. We are importing all your future reservations automatically. You do not and should not import(through the sheet with your implementation manager) or create any reservations from Booking.com. If you do, you must remove all the manual reservations yourself and assign the Booking.com reservations we add.
Why are we doing this? Because once we import them for you, any modification that comes through from Booking.com for any of these reservations will automatically reflect in RoomRaccoon, and with manual ones, it will not.
RoomRaccoon is not liable for anything that happens during this process as this is something that the client should be aware of.
How to initiate the connection?
Step 1: Click the "Account" button in the top right corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on "Connectivity Provider" in the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Click on "Search."
Step 4: Enter "RoomRaccoon" in the search box.
Step 5: Click on "next." All ticks must remain set - including the tick for contents and photos!
Step 6: Accept the Terms and Conditions.
Step 7: You are done when you see this screen.
Requesting the connection through the Help Center
After you've completed the above, the last step is to provide us with the information about what you would like to connect.
Example of how you should request the connection:
“Hi RoomRaccoon Support team.
Can you please connect our property with Booking.com?
I confirm that I have read the Help Centre article and did not manually import any reservations from Booking.com.
Booking.com ID: 123456
Booking.com category ID: 46285328 - RoomRaccoon category: Deluxe Double Room
Booking.com category ID: 46285329 - RoomRaccoon category: Junior Suite
Rate plans to connect: OTA non-refundable with breakfast, OTA non-refundable without breakfast.”
Good to know
After completing these steps, please submit a ticket to inform our Customer Support team.
There is no added cost to connecting with Booking channels on RoomRaccoon.
Read the following article to learn how to make changes to your Booking.com listing on RoomRaccoon.
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