Independent rate restrictions
Independent restrictions allowing one restriction to be connected to multiple rates or space types
Hello from the Mews product team.
At the moment we feel that the functionality around restrictions is flexible.
You are able to apply restriction across different rates using rate groups for example, or apply them to the base rate which will restrict all related rates. Please check out our Help guides on https://help.mews.com/en/ for more information about our restrictions functionality.
We also introduced the ability to view restrictions on a calendar which provides a great overview of currently applied restrictions.
Therefore, we are currently not prioritising this request, but we will keep it open for further comments and opportunity to upvote, especially around the requests of being able to select multiple space types to apply the restriction to.
Your Mews Product Team
Mariann Ravbjerg commented
Since rate groups are often created/bundled due to cancellation/payment policies and not the monetary value of the rates; I find that using the rate groups for restrictions is not very suitable.
Example; OTA non refundable rates are in 5 different rategroups due to payment policy difference. I want to close all my non refundable rates, but will then have to make 5 different rategroups closures.
IF you were able to select multiple rategroups in 1 restrictions...then yes restrictions by rategroups would be a great tool.
Manon Van Megen commented
the restrictions in Mews are very poorly made. Sometimes I have to create several lines for a single restriction. The function is unclear. huge waste of time. Do something please. Make it simple
Linda Ohlson commented
YES, PLEASE!! To create the jungle of restrictions is waste of time. Please allow to choose many options/rates/spaces inside one restriction.
Moeke Ria de Temmerman commented
PLEASE!!! We need this as well
Andreas Westenbrink commented
And please also allow multiple timeframes on a restriction.
For example to exempt a day or week from the restriction without having to make two separate restrictions.
It is absolutely necessary to modify the way MEWS creates restrictions. We need to be able to create a restriction for different dates without creating 10 times the same restriction. We need to be able to create a restriction for more than 1 room category and one rate at a time. It is currently impossible to do a proper yield management without wasting a huge amount of time.
Tony Manager Privildoges Apparthôtel Annecy
I found a workaround, it's not 100% but saves a lot of time!
In CALENDAR VIEW under restrictions it is possible to show all your room catagories.
From there you can change restrictions per catagory much easier.
Unfortunately cannot post a screen shot here.
Aliya Babaeva commented
Super useful ! +1
STÉPHANE CH.A. commented
Indispensable pour un yield efficace
Janick Ploeg van der commented
If you currently setup a restriction, you are only able to select one rate / rate group / space etc. If you need more rates or rate groups for this restriction, you need to add another restriction. It would be perfect if this would be a check list, instead of a pick list so you can check more boxes rather than selecting just one.
Carl Rosenberg commented
Easier rate management, enables the ability to have certain rates bookable in a much easier fashion
In the Menu Restrictions, allow restrictions with multiple rates and/or multiple room types. Allow in exceptions the same fields as in restrictions : example : rates & room types
Would be great if we can select various rates/ rate groups to apply the same restriction from drop-down list.
Or in exceptions we could put that the restrictions apply to all except that particular one rate/ rate group.
Had the same issue Steve had down here.
The restriction tool is not user friendly at all when compared to the one provided in Siteminder.
In Mews, there's no way to independently select a restriction, say, for all but one space type, nor all but one particular rate group, etc.
For instance, if you do want to keep opened one specific type or rate but close all others, this forces you to create one single restriction for every condition.
When you have a long list of space types or rates, this means creating multiple lines (up to 10 restriction lines per day in my case!) and losing a lot of useful time.
Also, there's no way to make a difference for restrictions you want to apply in OTAs only, but not restricted in your own booking engine or for walk-ins or direct groups... At the moment I have to unrestrict a days whenever the front desk has to create a direct reservation on a restricted day. Every single time!
So yes, at the moment the only workaround is to manage restrictions from my channel manager instead.
This solution could be a great improvement for rate management.
Steve Croese commented
Did a test, wanted to enter a MLOS of 1 night for one room category and our other seven categories a MLOS of 2 nights.
This was near to one hundred (How many?!) 100(!) mouse clicks.
That's pretty unser unfriendly, ain't it?
Solution for now: Skip Mews and do it directly in the channelmanager(30 seconds and done),