According to our research, family bookings have a 48% higher ADR and a 12% lower cancellation rate compared to non-family bookings.
In this article, we will share with you the tips and recommendations to make sure you will not miss out on family bookings.
How to optimize your setting
Please make sure that “Allow infants in the property” and “Allow children in the property” is enabled!
Step 1. Go to YCS
Step 2. Go to the Settings tab
Step 3. Click on the Property Settings menu
Step 4. Select Property age policy page
Step 5. Enable Allow infants in the property and Allow children in the property
Step 6. Click on Save
Please make sure “Allow children in this room” is enabled and the number of children allowed for free is set more than one (1).
Step 1. Go to YCS
Step 2. In the Settings tab, select Room Setup page
Step 3. Select your desired room type
Step 4. Go to Room occupancy tab
Step 5. Select Yes to Allow children in this room field
Step 6. Define Number of children allowed for free
Step 7. Click on Save
[Agoda Campaign] Family & Group Bookings: Optimize Your Settings
Did you receive the email “Increase your share of bookings from families” on the 6th of January 2021?
- Why did you receive this email?
We noticed that your settings on YCS are inconsistent. Based on your Property Settings, you allow children to stay for free on existing bedding. However, for one or more of your rooms (which allow children) the number of children allowed to stay for free on existing bedding is zero (0).
- How can we help?
To increase your chances of securing valuable family bookings, we can increase the number of children who can stay for free on existing bedding from zero (0) to one (1) on 18th January 2021.
The number of children allowed for free set as zero (0).
The number of children allowed for free will be optimized to one (1).
Frequently Asked Questions
How to revise the property’s age & bedding policy?
If I want to adjust children’s information in this room type, what should I do?
You may revise the settings by log in to YCS > Room Setup > Select your desired room type > Room Occupancy. For further details on set up, you may visit the article “MaxAllowedFreeChildren (MAFC) YCS Setting”
Will this free child get breakfast?
Yes, the free child will get breakfast for free if you selected ‘Breakfast’ as a benefit in the rate plan. Please note that the free kids should receive the same benefit provided in that room types if the selected benefit on YCS does not specific for adults or number of people.
You can visit the article “How can I manage my rate plans?”