The RDP system has been installed at over 1000 locations over the last 20+ years. To accommodate the requirements of this large and diverse customer base has required the development of a very powerful rate and package system that is included with our core system at no additional charge.
All rates can be calculated by season, room type, and number of guests. In addition to room only rates and packages, RDP has the ability to create Discount Rates, Rate Plan Patterns, and Best Available Rates.
The RDP package system uses a “pool of reusable package components”. You define a package component one time, and this component can then be used in many different packages. For example, you may wish to include a bottle of wine in 10 different packages. The “wine component” is defined one time, including its price, general ledger account, etc. This component can then be used in any package. This design allows you to create new packages “on the fly,” in less than a few minutes.
The system has the capacity to have thousands of different packages, each with up to 99 components. Packages are configured with “start and end” dates, and other parameters to make the reservations department as efficient as possible. A reservationist enters the arrival date, departure date, and number of guests. The system then displays the rates and packages available for those dates in less than one second.
In addition to the information in this section, please see Yield Management for related information.
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