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''Connect Beds24 with trivago Direct Connect''
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<div class="heading">Trivago</div>
 
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  This page is about the menu {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > TRIVAGO and explains how the connection with Trivago Rate Connect works and how to set it up.
== Coming Soon! ==
 
  We will publish NEWS when we are live with Trivago.
 
 
 
trivago Direct Connect allows you to promote your website rates on trivago and run cost-per-click campaigns.
 
  
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trivago Rate Connect allows you to promote your website rates on trivago and run cost-per-click campaigns. 
  
 
==General==
 
==General==
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*Beds24.com can send price and availability to trivago
 
*Beds24.com can send price and availability to trivago
 
*Beds24.com can send descriptive information about your property
 
*Beds24.com can send descriptive information about your property
*Guests are sent to your beds24 booking page to make a direct booking
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*Guests are sent to your booking page to make a direct booking
  
If you have more than one property in the same Beds24 account, all you need to do is enter the same trivago property code for all of them  When trivago request a price for that code we will send prices for all the properties that have the same code. They will appear on trivago as different room options in your trivago property.
 
  
  Note: The data communication is initiated by trivago. trivago pulls the data from Beds24 (we can not push data to trivago). That means that trivago sends us a request for prices and availability and we then send your data.
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<span style="color:#fe746c;“ >{{#fas:exclamation-triangle}} </span>The data communication is initiated by trivago. trivago pulls the data from Beds24 (we can not push data to trivago). That means that trivago sends us a request for prices and availability and we then send your data.
  
 
== Limitations ==
 
== Limitations ==
 
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*trivago does not automatically activate all markets. If you have a market which is not activated please send us a support ticket.
*If multiple rooms with different occupancies are booked trivago will apply the highest occupancy price for both rooms
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*You need to use the responsive version of the booking page if you activate markets which require a different currency than the currency your booking page uses.
*If your booking type is set to collect a deposit trivago will collect the credit card details from the guest. You can then manually charge the deposit account to the card.  
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*You can only activate markets for which your booking page can display information in the appropriate language. This means that the markets language needs to be activated for the booking page and all descriptive information is provided in this language.
 
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*Beds24 does not support "Express Checkout".
trivago requires us to send a confirmation to the guest. The system uses your normal booking confirmation.
 
  
 
== Set up on trivago ==
 
== Set up on trivago ==
*Log into your trivago account and go to DIRECTCONNECT. trivago will automatically detect Beds24 is your booking engine.  If Beds24 is not detected as an IBE, please contact trivago support.  
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*Log into your trivago account and go to RATE CONNECT. trivago will automatically detect Beds24 as your booking engine if your property information in Beds24 is exactly the same as in trivago.  If Beds24 is not detected as an IBE, please contact trivago support.  
 
*Click on "Start Now" to start a campaign. You can find detailed information on how to set up a campaign in the trivago help.
 
*Click on "Start Now" to start a campaign. You can find detailed information on how to set up a campaign in the trivago help.
  
 
== Set up on Beds24.com ==
 
== Set up on Beds24.com ==
*trivago requires the use of a tracking pixel to show you your performance data. The tracking pixel is automatically included on the Beds24 confirmation page. If you use your own confirmation page meaning you have specified a "Booking Return URL"  in SETTINGS  > BOOKING PAGE > PAGE DESIGN  > BEHAVIOUR you will need to implement the tracking pixel on your confirmation page. What you need to do is explained [http://developer.trivago.com/fastconnect/tracking-pixel.html here].
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*Make sure you have entered your address in the "Location" section in  SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION. The address and the property name there needs to be exactly the same as the details you use on trivago:
*Go to SETTINGS->CHANNEL MANAGER->TRIVAGO ->CONTENT DATA for  a collection of information about your property required to use  trivago Direct Connect. In particular check the following are all filled in and correct:
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**Check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name"
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**Check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago.
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*trivago requires the use of a tracking pixel to show you your performance data. The tracking pixel is automatically included on the Beds24 confirmation page. If you use your own confirmation page meaning you have specified a "Booking Return URL"  in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > PAGE DESIGN  > BEHAVIOUR you will need to implement the tracking pixel on your confirmation page. What you need to do is explained [https://developer.trivago.com/conversiontracking/conversion-pixel.html here] .
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By default the booking page is opened when a guest click to book on Trivago. If you want the booking to take place on your embedded booking page on your web site you can set a "Booking Redirect" to this page in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR.
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=== What we send ===
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'''Prices'''
  
a. Your room descriptions
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Rates and daily prices for offer 1 and offer 2 with the booking page (www.beds24.com) selected are sent to trivago. If you have both prices for offer 1 and 2 the lowest of these are sent.
  
b. Your general policy (check-in check-out policy) text
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In your rates or daily prices, make sure you have ticked "www.beds24.com" under the tab "Channels" (rates) and under "Enabled" (daily prices). "www.beds24.com - agents" will NOT work.
  
c. Your cancellation policy text
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Both the net price without VAT and the end price including VAT tax and extra fees are sent.  
  
=== What we send ===
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If you want to accept multiple room bookings on Trivago you need to activate this option in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE >PAGE DESIGN.
'''Prices'''
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'''Tax '''
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If you want to send obligatory additional taxes to trivago make sure they are set up as "obligatory tax" in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  >  UPSELL ITEMS.
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'''Extra fees'''
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All remaining obligatory upsell items defined in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  >UPSELL ITEMS except for the ones set to "refundable"  will be sent.
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'''VAT'''
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VAT is sent as a seperate item. The VAT is calcualted on prices taxes and extra fees as per you VAT setting in  {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  PROPERTIES > BOOKING RULES.
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'''Deposit'''
  
Rates with the trivago channel selected and daily prices are sent to trivago
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If you require a deposit at the time of the booking this is notified to trivago.
The price of a rate sent is composed from the Single, Double, Room and extra person prices, not the export price.
 
  
 
'''Cancellation rules'''
 
'''Cancellation rules'''
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*To allow cancellations go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->BOOKING RULES and change the setting for  "Booking Cancellations by Guest"  
 
*To allow cancellations go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->BOOKING RULES and change the setting for  "Booking Cancellations by Guest"  
*We send offer 1 to trivago. To allow cancellations for offer 1 go to  SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->ROOMS->OFFERS and change the setting for  "Booking Cancellations by Guest"  
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*We send offer 1 to trivago. To allow cancellations for offer 1 go to  {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > ROOMS > OFFERS and change the setting for  "Booking Cancellations by Guest"  
  
'''Pictures'''
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'''Currency'''
  
*As property picture we will send picture number 1 from SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES. The room pictures is the ones selected in SETTINGS->BOOKING PAGE->PICTURES as "room pictures".
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*The currency code sent to trivago is defined in {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  PROPERTIES > DESCRIPTION "Currency Code" and must be set to match your prices entered in Beds24.
  
'''Currency'''
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'''Multiplier'''
  
*The currency code sent to trivago is defined in SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION "API currency" and must be set to match your prices entered in Beds24.
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You can set a multiplier to adjust the prices sent to Trivago if required.
  
 
===Activation===
 
===Activation===
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== Common Errors ==
 
== Common Errors ==
 
  '''Beds24 is not automatically detected as IBE'''
 
  '''Beds24 is not automatically detected as IBE'''
  If Beds24 is not detected as an IBE, please contact trivago support.
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  Go to SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION and check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name" and also check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago.
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If they are please contact trivago support and give them your Beds4 property ID.
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'''No price shown for activated market''' {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  >  INTERNATIONALIZATION.

Latest revision as of 19:16, 19 November 2020

Trivago
This page is about the menu  (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > TRIVAGO and explains how the connection with Trivago Rate Connect works and how to set it up.

trivago Rate Connect allows you to promote your website rates on trivago and run cost-per-click campaigns.

1 General

1.1 Capabilities

  • Beds24.com can send price and availability to trivago
  • Beds24.com can send descriptive information about your property
  • Guests are sent to your booking page to make a direct booking


The data communication is initiated by trivago. trivago pulls the data from Beds24 (we can not push data to trivago). That means that trivago sends us a request for prices and availability and we then send your data.

2 Limitations

  • trivago does not automatically activate all markets. If you have a market which is not activated please send us a support ticket.
  • You need to use the responsive version of the booking page if you activate markets which require a different currency than the currency your booking page uses.
  • You can only activate markets for which your booking page can display information in the appropriate language. This means that the markets language needs to be activated for the booking page and all descriptive information is provided in this language.
  • Beds24 does not support "Express Checkout".

3 Set up on trivago

  • Log into your trivago account and go to RATE CONNECT. trivago will automatically detect Beds24 as your booking engine if your property information in Beds24 is exactly the same as in trivago. If Beds24 is not detected as an IBE, please contact trivago support.
  • Click on "Start Now" to start a campaign. You can find detailed information on how to set up a campaign in the trivago help.

4 Set up on Beds24.com

  • Make sure you have entered your address in the "Location" section in SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION. The address and the property name there needs to be exactly the same as the details you use on trivago:
    • Check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name"
    • Check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago.
  • trivago requires the use of a tracking pixel to show you your performance data. The tracking pixel is automatically included on the Beds24 confirmation page. If you use your own confirmation page meaning you have specified a "Booking Return URL" in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > PAGE DESIGN > BEHAVIOUR you will need to implement the tracking pixel on your confirmation page. What you need to do is explained here .

By default the booking page is opened when a guest click to book on Trivago. If you want the booking to take place on your embedded booking page on your web site you can set a "Booking Redirect" to this page in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE > BEHAVIOUR.

4.1 What we send

Prices

Rates and daily prices for offer 1 and offer 2 with the booking page (www.beds24.com) selected are sent to trivago. If you have both prices for offer 1 and 2 the lowest of these are sent.

In your rates or daily prices, make sure you have ticked "www.beds24.com" under the tab "Channels" (rates) and under "Enabled" (daily prices). "www.beds24.com - agents" will NOT work.

Both the net price without VAT and the end price including VAT tax and extra fees are sent.

If you want to accept multiple room bookings on Trivago you need to activate this option in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > PROPERTY BOOKING PAGE >PAGE DESIGN.

Tax

If you want to send obligatory additional taxes to trivago make sure they are set up as "obligatory tax" in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE > UPSELL ITEMS.

Extra fees

All remaining obligatory upsell items defined in (SETTINGS) BOOKING ENGINE >UPSELL ITEMS except for the ones set to "refundable" will be sent.

VAT

VAT is sent as a seperate item. The VAT is calcualted on prices taxes and extra fees as per you VAT setting in (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > BOOKING RULES.

Deposit

If you require a deposit at the time of the booking this is notified to trivago.

Cancellation rules

trivago uses the cancellation rules set in the Beds24 system. The default is to never allow cancellations.

  • To allow cancellations go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->BOOKING RULES and change the setting for "Booking Cancellations by Guest"
  • We send offer 1 to trivago. To allow cancellations for offer 1 go to (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > ROOMS > OFFERS and change the setting for "Booking Cancellations by Guest"

Currency

  • The currency code sent to trivago is defined in (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES > DESCRIPTION "Currency Code" and must be set to match your prices entered in Beds24.

Multiplier

You can set a multiplier to adjust the prices sent to Trivago if required.

4.2 Activation

  • Set "Synchronise" to "Booking (price inc. breakfast) if your prices include breakfast
  • Set "Synchronise" to "Booking (price exc. breakfast) if your prices are without breakfast

5 Common Errors

Beds24 is not automatically detected as IBE
Go to SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION and check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name" and also check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago. 

If they are please contact trivago support and give them your Beds4 property ID.

No price shown for activated market  (SETTINGS)  BOOKING ENGINE  >  INTERNATIONALIZATION.