Applying and using Bonus codes and Badge

Modified on: Wed, 4 Jan, 2023 at 2:57 PM


Leverage the Web Reservation Systems` flexibility by controlling access to special rates and prices through the usage of various codes.

Important: All codes are CASE and SYMBOL sensitive.

Bonus codes

Bonus codes are the most straightforward tool to use in order to control access to special rates/prices.

Important: When using bonus codes, you are simply attaching a code to an existing rate in order to hide it from the general public. The code itself does not modify the price. You must first create the rate with its special conditions and (usually) discounted price and only then attach a code to it.

Make sure you have enabled the 'Bonus code' field in the BookDirect settings. More info HERE.

To create a bonus code and attach it to a rate navigate to menu Settings-> All Settings-> Rate Plan. Load the rates for which you want to apply a Bonus Code, edit them  and from column 'WRS' you can apply the bonus code.

Note: A rate must be published on the BookDirect. Simply attaching a code to a rate will not publish it.

Note: You can use the same code for many rates, but also one rate can have several codes (separated by comma).

Once saved, the rate will be hidden to the general public and only guests who enter the bonus code on the first step will see the rate, which will be indicated by a tag (as seen below).

Please note that guests will still see all other rates compatible with their search and not only the rate hidden behind the code.

You can use the bonus codes for various needs - offer promotional rates with discounted prices; have special rates and prices for loyal guests; offer a bonus code for a discount in your social media campaigns and others.


Along with a bonus code, you can also apply a 'Badge' to the rate. The badge is visible next to the name of the rate. You can apply badges to any of the rates that are published to the BookDirect, not only to ones hidden behind a Bonus code.

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