Once the configuration is completed it will output to the Availability & Rate Plan Search pages.
The Availability page now includes a new ‘Include Overbooking’ checkbox located under the advanced filters (User + to expand filters). The default value for this is taken from the ini Settings ‘Include Overbooking by default’ setting
When checked the results grid will include an additional value in square brackets which is a sum of remaining availability + Overbooking values. This gives the total number of rooms permitted to be sold.
Where Overall House values have been applied these will also display in the same way on the ‘Total Avail’ row of the grid.
An example of a Room Type Fully booked where overbooking value has been set to 1
An example of a Room Type where overbooking value was 1 and has been used
Rate Plan Search
The Rate Plan Search has also been updated with the ‘Include Overbooking’ checkbox. The default value for this is also taken from the ini Settings ‘Include Overbooking by default’ setting
When the Rate Plan results are displayed the grid header will now include the overbooking values.
Changes to this page include;
- Display of Total Hotel Availability
- Display of Total Hotel Availability + Overall House Overbooking value in square brackets
- Display of Room Type Availability + Room Type Overbooking value in square brackets
If physical/actual availability is zero or exceeded, BUT there is an Overbooking value with remaining availability, the user will be informed that they are going to overbook using predefined Overbooking values.
This does assume the user has been granted user access right permissions to overbook from predefined values (‘Allow Booking of Pre-Defined Overbooking Values’) OR has the SuperUser access rights permitting them to overbook. If they do not, then they will be presented with the following.
Groups and Room Blocks
When adding Block values to a Group or Room Block the system follows the same logic and warnings as shown on the Rate Plan Search page.
If the user wants to view the Overbooking values, they will be able to view these on the ‘Block’ tab when choosing to ‘Show Availability’
When toggled to display the user will be able to see the Overbooking values.