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Combined Bookings are bookings that involve more than one property or unit. Although relatively rare, they are common enough that we would like to provide support for it in Bookerville.

With Release 3.5, Bookerville supports Combined Bookings at the Manager level. This means that once a booking has been created, you can click into it and add more properties to it. A pop-up lists your available properties, sorted by occupancy and base price. When you check or un-check properties in this list, the occupancy base price totals are updated at the bottom, to help you accommodate the needs of your guests.

This is a handy feature, and a far cry better than having to manually enter separate bookings for each property in the Combined Booking. But there are probably some enhancements that can be made, and here is where we need community feedback.

What happens with the rates in a Combined Booking? What should Bookerville do as an automatic default? Just sum up the rates for all properties in the Combined Booking? Should some kind of discount be applied automatically? If so, then is this a simple percent discount, or does the discount get larger as the number of properties increases? How would we want Bookerville to automatically calculate a default price for Combined Bookings?

What about cleaning fees? Security deposits? Should these just be added together for all properties in the Combined Booking?

What about Guest Options? These can be different per property. Should all of the Guest Options be presented for all properties in one pop-up? Or should it pop-up separate Guest Option lists, one for each property in order to keep the options grouped and focused on the property they belong to? Or should Guest Options just be ignored for Combined Bookings?

Please let us know your thoughts!

Thanks,

John

 
6 Responses:

jmw11, February 4, 2012:

John, I have added my thoughts below:

What happens with the rates in a Combined Booking? What should Bookerville do as an automatic default? Just sum up the rates for all properties in the Combined Booking?
>>If I understand the question I think that by default it should add the rates that are set for each property, apply any discounts across the properties and populate each property income individually so that when reporting you will see the revenue for each unit.>>

Should some kind of discount be applied automatically? If so, then is this a simple percent discount, or does the discount get larger as the number of properties increases?
>>It would be great if we could set a discount for each # of combined properties booked. So if two properties are booked perhaps we input a 10% discount, and another 5% for additional ones perhaps? Maybe each owner could enter the amount of a discount in a field for multiple properties booked.>>

How would we want Bookerville to automatically calculate a default price for Combined Bookings?
>>If I understand the question I would use the set unit pricing and then apply discounts>>

What about cleaning fees? Security deposits? Should these just be added together for all properties in the Combined Booking?
>>For accurate reporting everyone may want these applied to each unit?>>

What about Guest Options? These can be different per property. Should all of the Guest Options be presented for all properties in one pop-up?
>>That would be great if in the pop-up it breaks it down by each property. So Property #1 may need a crib, Property 2 may need roll-aways etc. But then it posts these items and ties them to the correct property.>>

Or should it pop-up separate Guest Option lists, one for each property in order to keep the options grouped and focused on the property they belong to? Or should Guest Options just be ignored for Combined Bookings?
>>See above>>
DP, February 4, 2012:

I have two seperate homes that when we combine them have a new price. it is not based on a %. The combined property would only have one damage waiver not one per house. The cleaning fee is also different not combined. It has a larger reservation deposit (it is combined). I would like to see it as a seperate listing and only showing it available, as combined, if both properties are available.

If our rentals cross two fee schedules in prime time we prorate the amounts out for each night for each time period.

rkmaui.com, July 3, 2018:

John, I have two reservations as a combined booking for two homes. I am trying to "un-connect" and the system will not allow.
The checkbox is grayed out and will not let me un-select. Suggestions?

John Amato, July 3, 2018:

Hi rkmaui - please email me the confirm code for the booking, and we will see what's going on.
rkmaui.com, July 3, 2018:

Hey John,
I just ended up turning one of the homes into a "booking request" and the reprocessed it using "book it". Perhaps not the most efficient way to disconnect the two but it did what I need it to do. Thanks! Shelly
John Amato, July 4, 2018:

Oh ok - very good!

 
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