You can now specify whether a Service Type booking length is calculated by Days rather than Nights. This will enable you to enter bookings based on the way the service is sold. An example of this is Rental Cars are sold per Day, while Accommodation is sold by Nights.

Rental car bookings are sold at a daily rate and in day-range bands. Each band represents the number of days a traveller can hire the vehicle, and the rate is the cost per day. For example, the rate for a ‘Manual Economy Toyota Yaris’ is $85 for 1-3 days, $82 for 4-6 days or $77 for 7-13 days.

Setup

There are three new columns added to the Tools > Setup > Service configs screen.

  • Calculate Nts/days:
  • Enable Endtime:
  • 24 Hr Chg:

Calculate Nts/days: Specifies whether a Service Type’s booking length is calculated by Days or Nights. You can quantify the services in the Nts/Days column.

Enable End Time:  If this is checked, the checkbox next to the End Date is checked by default in the Booking Editor.

24 Hr Chg?: If this is checked then the number or days/nts is calculated in 24 hour intervals.

Adding a day range in the Supplier Price editor window

The Service Type which has days enabled has two new fields added, To and From. These fields allow you to add a date range for a Service Option to specify the days that the Rental car option would be available.

Let us look at the steps to add a Rental Car booking to an itinerary:

  1. Add the From and To values for each pricing option and repeat it for all the Rental Car services.
  2. To book a rental car for the duration desired, select the right pricing option.
  3. Here’s a scenario illustrating a wrong option choice. Drag & drop a Rental Car service to the itinerary. Let’s say you add the “Premium Wagon Toyota Highlander”  to the itinerary. Then if you add a value of 4 Days after you select the option 01-03 Days, you will receive a warning message notifying that a different option is available for the day chosen.

  1. You can still enter a value outside the day range by closing the warning box. However, a red warning sign will appear on the itinerary if the rate chosen does not match the corresponding day range.