Create a promotion

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Create promotions available on your booking engine, and set discounted prices with specific conditions, such as promotion over a specific period of time, a rule for early bookings, or a rule for last-minute bookings.


To create and manage your promotions, simply click on
Booking Engine in the sidebar of your Amenitiz administrator area. A submenu will appear below, click on the Promotions tab:

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Here you will have an overview of all promotions you created for your booking engine.

To create a promotion, click on Create a new promotion:

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    1. Promotion type: First, you'll be invited to choose the type of promotion you wish to create:
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      Basic: set for a chosen period of time;

      Last Minute: set for a chosen period of time AND if the reservation is made shortly before the date of the stay

      Early Bird: set for a chosen period of time AND if the reservation is made a long time before the date of the stay

    2. Name and Description: Regardless of the type of promotion, you must give it a name and a description. Remember to do so for all the languages that you have activated

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    3. Specific promotion settings: when choosing the promotion type "Last Minute" or "Early Bird" you have access to specific settings.

      Last Minute: you can specify how far in advance the customer can benefit from this promotion:

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      Early Bird: you can indicate how many days ahead of the booking date the promotion will apply:

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      Tip

      You can create a Non-Refundable Early Bird Promotion by creating Non-Refundable sales terms, and selecting them in the field "Select the sales terms you want to apply". 
      Visit this article to learn how to create sales terms

       

    4. Common promotion settings: these settings are general to any type of chosen promotion.

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      Define a minimum required stay: you can choose to not apply one, to apply the same one as the rate plan you will associate (next step), or define a specific one to this promotion independent from the linked rate plan (in this case, you'll be able to set the number directly).

      Discount Type: you can choose if the discount applied is in percentage or fixed value.

      Select the rate plan: Your promotion must be applied to at least one of your rate plans. The discount will be calculated on top of the rate plan price.
       

      Example: In your standard rate your night costs 100€. You set-up your Last-minute promotion with a 10% discount linked to this rate and a 3 days in advance policy. If a client books through your booking engine 2 days ahead of the stay date, the final price will be 90€.

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      Select the sales terms you want to apply: you can choose which one of your existing sales terms should apply to this promotion. They can be different from the rate plan associated.

      Define the period and weekdays of your promotion: define the date range and weekday during which the rooms you just chose should be booked to activate the promotion

      Example: You can specify a promotion only for rooms that are booked in January, during the weekends.
    5. Advanced settings (only for Basic promotion type): you can select the time period of when clients will be able to book prior to the promotion:

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      Example: I set a promotion for the summer holidays and I wish this promotion to be visible on customer side before Christmas. I'll define the period of my promotion being from the 1st of July until the 31st of August and I will set the promotion to be visible from the 1st of December until the 31st of December.

      Do not forget to click on > Save to update all these settings into your booking engine.

      Promotions are not applied to OTAs even if they are linked to an OTA rate plan. They are only applied to your booking engine.

       

See your promotions in action: Your promotions will be displayed on your booking engine as it follows:

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