WebHotelier supports a special mode of availability that promotes individual room types, rates or a group of rates that share the same name. The promoted rate(s) are always displayed first. If other rates are found for the same availability request, they are displayed below the promoted rates on a separate table.

Table of Contents
  1. Parameters
  2. Usage
  3. Examples of POST requests
  4. Examples of GET requests

Parameters

NAME TYPE RANGE REQUIRED DEFAULT EXAMPLE NOTES
offer string varchar(255) YES* &offer=special_offer  
rate integer 1 – ∞ YES* &rate=123
&rate=123,124
Can be a list of rates ( comma-separated )
room string varchar(6) YES* &room=STD
&room=STD,SUI
Matches room codes, not names.
Can be a list of room codes ( comma-separated )
direct void NO &direct Automatically selects the first available rate if present
and directly displays the payment form
exclusive void NO &exclusive Only presents rates that match the offer or room parameters.

Usage

When using this method, the system automatically launches availability. The checkin date defaults to rate start or today's date.

* Please use one of offer, rate, or room parameters. If no rates are found matching the promotion or the rates are no longer active or available, then the default availability table is displayed.

The offer parameter consists of the rates name in lowercase format. All spaces are replaced with the underscore character (_) and all other special characters should be URL encoded. Using this parameter promotes all rates that share the same name. The rate parameter only promotes the rate with same id.

The room parameter accepts the room code. Room names will be ignored.

The offer or rate parameter can be combined with parameters of the Check Rates method.

Example of POST request using a standard HTML form

<form action="https://example.reserve-online.net/" method="post">

	<label>Please select an offer</label>
	<select name="offer">
		<option value="honeymoon_package">Honeymoon Package</option>
		<option value="akropolis_tour">Akropolis Tour</option>
	</select>

	<button type="submit" class="prime">Check Availability</button>
</form>

Examples of GET requests

https://example.reserve-online.net/?offer=honeymoon_package
https://example.reserve-online.net/?offer=akropolis_tour&checkin=2017-02-28&nights=7&adults=2

https://example.reserve-online.net/?rate=123
https://example.reserve-online.net/?rate=123&checkin=2017-02-28&nights=7&adults=2

https://example.reserve-online.net/?room=STD
https://example.reserve-online.net/?room=STD&checkin=2017-02-28&nights=7&adults=2