When doing this link, if you receive a reservation for a room, the cottage will not be available anymore: the availabilities will switch to 0 for the cottage. If you receive a reservation for the cottage, all the rooms linked will be unavailable.
As this synchronization is working when receiving reservations only, you can put availabilities at 0 on the rooms on your inventory if you propose only the cottage during a certain period of the year, it will not block the cottage.
Here are some example of cases you may want tu use this functionality:
- In the case of communicating rooms: you sell 2 rooms independently (room A and room B), but they can be booked together at a lower price. In this case, the cottage will be the 2 rooms together, and we will link the room 1 and the room B to the cottage.
- In the case you propose rooms, which can also be all booked together, in a cottage or as a privatization. The cottage will be your unit of privatization in general.
- In the case you have 2 rooms, and the clients can either rent 1 room or an other, but two clients cannot book the two rooms. The cottage will be 1 room, and the room will be the other room.
To be able to link your rooms to a cottage, first click on > Booking Engine in the sidebar of your Amenitiz administrator area. A submenu will appear below, click on > Settings and go to the "Options" section:
You can here authorize the link by clicking on "Yes":
Click on > Save to update the changes.
If you don't have the section "Allow linking of a room to a specific cottage" on your account, contact our support team so that they can add it on your account.
Once you saved, go to > Property in the sidebar and click on > Rooms. You will be able to link the rooms you want to a cottage by editing the room you want to link. To do so, click on > Edit room:
Once you are sent to the editing page, choose the accommodation type by setting privatization/cottage/communicating rooms as "cottage", and the other rooms as "room":
If you change the accommodation type after the link has been created, the sharing if availabilities will not work anymore.
You will then find the section "Link to a cottage". Here you will be able to select the cottage you have on your property and that you wish to link with your room:
Do not forget to click on > Save to update the changes.
Do not forget that if you want to link multiple of your rooms to your cottage, you have to repeat this action for each of the rooms you wish to link.
A client doing a reservation on the booking engine will not be able to book both a cottage and a room at the same time, but if you have all your accommodations on 1 account on an OTA, clients will be able to book both at the same time.