If you have a live account with Flight Centre Travel Group (previously Quickbeds) now you can now automate availability, rates and bookings by interfacing/connecting your iBex account to Flight Centre Travel Group.
If you do not have an existing account with Flight Centre (Quickbeds), their mapping document and HGIF form is attached below the the connection instructions. Flight Centre normally asks hotels to complete these 2 forms in order to work with them.
|Please read the important notes (bottom of page) about interface limitations.|
Set up the connection yourself FREE OF CHARGE using our self help instructions below.
|Note: If you would like Seekom support to make the connection for you, a charge of $110 per hour (+tax) will apply with a minimum charge of $50 (+tax).|
|1||Login to your /flight centre quickbeds supplier account|
(you will need to obtain your quickbeds room codes)
Click on the Room Details tab.
|Click on the Edit link for a room type.|
|4||Note the room code which will be displayed in the page address.In our example below the room code is 43637|
|5||Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each room type.|
Still logged into flight centre/quickbeds click on the Property Details tab
|Click on Property Information and take note of your Property ID as you will need this to make the connection.|
|8||Click on the ‘Contact’ tab.|
|9||At the field, Channel Manager, select Seekom / iBex|
|10||Ensure the field Booking Confirmation link is NOT checked (as shown below).|
If this field is checked iBex will not receive bookings from quickbeds so please contact your quickbeds account manager to remove this setting – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|11||Scroll down and click the button Save Changes.|
|12||Log out of flight centre/quickbeds.|
Login to your Seekom iBex account – click here
|From left menu select Sales Channels > Add a sales Channel|
|14||At the pop up window titled ‘New Sales Channel’ click the button Register Available Sales Channel|
|15||Enter flight into search field at top right of window and press enter on your keyboard.|
Matching results will be displayed – see example screen image below.
|16 ||If this the first and only connection to quickbeds click the green plus icon adjacent to Quickbeds (see above example).|
If this is an additional connection select Quickbeds (Connection 2 or 3) as appropriate. Refer Important Notes section below.
|17 ||Optionally update General section fields as required.Notes are private. Refer sample example screen image below.|
| 18||At Rules section:|
|19||Click Register Sales Channel button.|
You will progress to the Channel Mapping tab.
|20|| Enter your email address at iBex Notification Emails To field.|
|21|| It is recommended that iBex Email on New Booking are set as follows:|
|22||It is recommended that iBex Booking Email Rule is set to ‘Do not send emails’.|
|23||At Channel Property ID enter your flight centre/quickbeds Property ID.|
|24||At Channel Operator ID enter your flight centre/quickbeds User ID.|
|25||At Channel Password enter your flight centre/quickbeds password.|
|26||Set Allocation Handling field as required (we recommend Total per Room).|
This is really only relevant if you will be mapping a single room type from iBex to multiple room types at quickbeds (eg. for length of stay price variations, etc).
| 27||Click Save button|
| 28||Room and rate mapping will now be set – refer sample screen image below.|
Complete each room mapping row as follows:
Channel Room Name – select as required (this is the room type name at flight centre/Quickbeds).
iBex Rate Name – select as required.
|29||Click Save button.|
|30||Click Save & Update Channel button.|
|31||Wait a few minutes and click View Log button.|
If the Remote Service Log Viewer indicates queued updates are pending, wait a further few minutes and click the ‘Refresh’ button.
|32||If you have performed the connection successfully you will see OK messages for inventory and rates uploaded. See example below.|
Flight Centre/quickbeds receives the base room rate only from iBex – you will need to maintain any changes to extra adult/child prices directly at flight centre/quickbeds.
Flight Centre/quickbeds cannot accept multiple rates or minimum stay variations from iBex for a single room type. If you wish to provide availability from iBex to flight centre/quickbeds for differing rates / minimum stay periods on a room type you will need to duplicate the room at flight centre/quickbeds for each rate / differing minimum stay.
Base 1 pax rates from iBex not transmitted to Flight Centre/quickbeds unless the max guest count in the rate is also 1. Where a room holds more than 1 person and the base rate in iBex is 1, the 2 person rate will be transmitted to flight centre/quickbeds.
Flight Centre/quickbeds can only receive rates and inventory from iBex to a maximum of 1 year ahead.
We understand commission charged by Flight Centre/quickbeds to be as follows, however please confirm this directly with flight centre/quickbeds:
After any extensive modification of your rates/prices within iBex it is recommended you perform a full re-synch to quickbeds. Click Here for instructions.