Adding Dates To Your Seasons
Notice, after creating your Season you can tick the days of the week that apply to the Season. By default these are all ticked, meaning the rates and rules that you will later apply for this Season, will apply to every day of the week. This will work fine for you if your pricing consists only of weekly rates.
However, if your pricing is a little more complex and based more around nightly rates where a Saturday is more expensive than a Tuesday for example, you most likely will need to untick some of these days.
For example, if you create one Season for the period 1 – 31 January – let’s call it ‘JanWeekdays’ and tick the Mon-Thurs days. Then you create another season for the same period 1-31 January called ‘JanWeekends’ ticking the Fri-Sun days. This will allow us later to apply a different nightly rate for weekdays and weekends. Setting up your seasons this way will also allow us to apply a minimum 3 night stay for JanWeekends and a minimum 4 night stay for JanWeekdays.
At this stage we’ve just created Price Bands (Seasons) without actually applying any rates. However, you have just completed the most complicated and time consuming part of setting up your pricing. You still need to apply your rates though so now go to Step 2 – OWcal > Rates