What is Drip Feed Availability and how does it Function

STAAH MAX - What is Drip Feed Availability and how does it Function?

Drip Feed Availability feature allows you to set a restriction of maximum rooms available for the OTA(s), for a specific room type or date range.

Currently all rooms in STAAH MAX, are pushed out to the respective OTAs (10 rooms in STAAH – 10 rooms are sent to OTAs – meaning all 10 rooms are bookable).

Example
  1. If you are pushing out the Studio Room, which has 10 rooms in total;
  2. and for December (full month) you want a maximum of 5 rooms to be available
  3. You are now able to use Drip Feed to manage the maximum number of rooms available to OTA(s) for each room type.
You can apply Drip Feed at a channel level, room level or via Bulk Update. Watch our video to learn how to change your Drip Feed via Bulk Update or via Channel.



Where?
First up, you need to enable this feature for your property. This is easy to do, simply enable from the Setup Menu.
      • Setup menu
      • General permissions
      • Drip Feed permission, enable toggle


If you do not have access to this module, please contact your local partner services team

From the Availability & Rates tab, simply select the channel you want to apply restriction, then select the restriction from the control options menu.
Drip Feed restriction set at Base rate level, will apply to all connected channels.



Next, is setting the Drip Feed restriction.
 

You can apply Drip Feed at a channel level, room level or via Bulk Update. Watch our video to learn how to change your Drip Feed via Bulk Update or via Channel


What do the various Drip Feed options mean?
You will see there are 3 options available in the Drip Feed restriction drop down



Off - Drip Feed is not yet set, this is displayed as ‘OFF’, which shows that no Drip Feed is applied.

Closed – Allows you to push 0 inventory for the Room type/channel, without reducing inventory, example. 
                  o Standard room has availability of 5.
                  o For a specific day, you want to offer these rooms direct via Booking engine
                  o Set restriction to closed, this will trigger 0 inventory to channel for the selected room type.

Set Value – Works like a counter and will limit the number of bookings that can be made for that Room type via Channel.  Set value, as bookings are received the Drip Feed restriction is reduced, example.
                  o Standard room has availability of 5.
                  o Restriction is set at 3, as you only want a total of 3 bookings for this room type/channel.
                  o As bookings are received, the Drip Feed restriction is reduced (i.e 1 booking received now 2)
                  o Not applicable to updates set at Base rate level.

Number – Allows you to set the maximum rooms that are available on the channel for the set Room type/Channel.
                  o Standard room has availability of 5.
                  o Restriction set at 3
                  o A maximum of 3 available rooms are bookable via channel.
                  o When inventory is below the Drip Feed restriction, inventory is pushed based on what is available.



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