How to find this feature
Go to the inventory page and make sure onl1 1 proeprty is selected so you can see the table.
Then click on the "Actions" button to find the "Availability Rules" feature
Create a Rule
The above image shows what it looks like with no rules setup
To make a new rule you can click on the "Create" button
Affected Dates: Here you should set the date range for the rule, you can set many years ahead if you want to set for a long time
Type: Close Out, Availability Offset, Max Availability (Details below what each of these means)
This is used if you want to stop giving availability for this OTA on the selected dates
Example: You want to block all of August to Expedia as you are busy with direct sales instead.
This setting will limit the availability for the room
Example: If you have 10 rooms and set Max Availability to 5 then the channel will only see 5 rooms available even if you have 10 total.
If one room is booked and now 9 total is left the channel will still get an update to show 5. It will work like this until the total available is less than the max available rooms and then it will work as normal.
Typical Use Cases:
Limit rooms available so you don't get large group bookings
Limit rooms available so rooms look more scarce on the channel
This setting just applies a negative amount to the availability, you don't need to enter a negative sign.
If you set "2" to the offset and you have 10 double rooms total then you will have 10 - 2 = 8 rooms to sell.
Once you have 2 rooms left you end up with 0 rooms left (2 - 2 = 0)
Stop giving availability to some high commission channels when only a few rooms left
Give last room availability to selected channels or own website
Affected Channels: You need to select which OTA this rul applies to
Room Types: Choose which room types this rule affects.