Markets, Sources, & Origins of Booking
Markets, sources, and origins of booking can all be configured from Settings > Reservations.
Markets are defined by the rate type or guest type being applied to reservations. Both markets and sources are the two most common things that hotels can track in segmentation reports. Furthermore, markets are often broken into transient and group markets. Transient markets can include retail, bar, discount, package, promotion, corporate, negotiated corporate, government, and net/retail OTA rates; whereas, group markets tend to include group, group corporate, group associate, group convention, group government, and group social rates.
From the Markets section, you can choose to add whatever markets you like and can be turned ON or OFF for your hotel with the Use markets toggle.
To add a new market code, simply select +ADD NEW, enter a NAME, and select SAVE CHANGES.
Sources tend to paint a larger overall picture of how your hotel gets reservations. From the Sources section, you will also see a list of existing sources that can be turned ON or OFF for your hotel with the Use sources toggle.
Likewise, to add a source, simply click +ADD NEW, enter a NAME, and select SAVE CHANGES.
Whereas markets and sources can almost always be interfaced from a CRS, origins of booking are not generally going to come through a CRS interface and tend to be manually assigned.
Just like markets and sources, from the Origin of Booking section, you will also see a list of existing origins of booking that can be turned ON or OFF for your hotel with the Use Origin of Booking toggle.
Again, to add an origin of booking, simply click +ADD NEW, enter a NAME, and select SAVE CHANGES.