How to load free charges for child/baby pax?
Currently, there are some Channel Managers that are not able to load their prices indicating free charges for child and baby occupancies. To avoid this problem, we have developed a new functionality that allows buyers to indicate that specific rates work with free child/baby.
When creating/editing a rate you will be allowed to set passenger conditions in contract terms.
In order to avoid any disruption with the existing product, both check-boxes are going to be unchecked by default. It means that, by default, the system behaviour will remain the same as now.
As you may know, Inventory-X works with three different types of price, and each Channel Manager loads their product using one of them.
The Room Price is not going to be affected by this new feature.
All the room occupancies have the same price unless there are pax supplements loaded.
The Occupancy Price is not going to be affected by this new feature.
This price already allows to update the final price for each occupancy with no additional calculations from the InventoryX system.
Standard Occupancy Price
On the contrary, this type of price is going to be affected. The child and baby passengers are going to be considered as a free pax depending on the Free of Charge set value.
Please, see the below study case for the new price calculation.
The Standard Occupancy value is 3.
When a free of charge checkbox is checked, the pax supplement is always going to be considered as an Exclusive type regardless of if the supplement is Amount or Percent type.
- The Standard Occupancy value is 3
- 3-0-0 = 300€
- Child supplement = 50€
- Baby supplement = 10€
Channel Manager Updates
When the Channel Manager updates product for a particular rate that has Free of Charge configured, the Free of Charge value set will always prevail over the update. It means that our system always will consider the specific pax as a free pax regardless of the Channel Manager update.
Detail Price Calculation Study Case
Using the following room occupations:
And the same occupancy price for all the rates:
The following price calculation logic will be applied for these example occupations: