Booking.com's occupancy-based pricing can now be managed within your iBex channel manager. This means iBex can send the maximum occupancy to Booking.com, and update additional pax rates at Booking.com. To be able to set additional person prices, your Booking.com account needs to have Rate Level Occupancy pricing (RLO) enabled. If unsure, please contact Booking.com directly.
Booking.com will use your additional guest fee set in the channel manager to compute maximum occupancy pricing.
Maximum occupancy pricing: Nightly Base Rate + Additional Person Rate x Additional Guests
Here's a sample Standard Rate in iBex. Nightly rate is $200 based on 2 guests, and additional guest fee is $20 per person, up to 5 guests.
Maximum occupancy pricing: $200 + $20x3 = $260.
iBex will send the base room rate of $200 to Booking.com, and they will apply an offset amount for higher levels of occupancy.
To apply additional pax pricing at Booking.com you can set this in your Booking.com connection in iBex:
Go to your Booking.com channel connection where you will be taken to the “Channel mapping” tab (Search Sales Channels in your side menu then click on the bookcom ID)
Ensure you have “Rate Level Occupancy” ticked and click Save
Under the Additional Pax Pricing column set the additional guest fee for the selected room - see screenshot below
If additional pax pricing is set to “blank” the default additional pax price set at Booking.com will be used.
If additional pax pricing is set to “0” a warning will alert users that additional guests will not be charged and can stay free of charge.
4. Click Save and then Save & Update Channel to update Booking.com with the additional pax pricing
5. You can validate in the Sales Channel Update Log to confirm that Rate Level Occupancy pricing has been updated successfully- click on the View Log button
Maximum occupancy at Booking.com will be updated by iBex, limited by the total number of guests set on the rate plan and the max. occupancy set on the room type.
E.g. if the room is set to max. 5 guests, but the rate plan is limited to 2+2 guests, the maximum occupancy at Booking.com will be updated to 4 guests.
The API doesn't allow to increase the maximum number of guests at Booking.com. Please contact Booking.com directly if this needs to be changed.