Trivago

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Connect BookingAutomation with trivago Direct Connect

trivago Direct Connect allows you to promote your website rates on trivago and run cost-per-click campaigns.

General

Capabilities

  • BookingAutomation.com can send price and availability to trivago
  • BookingAutomation.com can send descriptive information about your property
  • Guests are sent to your booking page to make a direct booking


Note: The data communication is initiated by trivago. trivago pulls the data from BookingAutomation (we can not push data to trivago). That means that trivago sends us a request for prices and availability and we then send your data.

Limitations

trivago does not automatically activate all markets. If you have a marktet which is not activated please send us a support ticket.

Set up on trivago

  • Log into your trivago account and go to DIRECTCONNECT. trivago will automatically detect BookingAutomation as your booking engine if your property information in BookingAutomation is exactly the same as in trivago. If BookingAutomation is not detected as an IBE, please contact trivago support.
  • Click on "Start Now" to start a campaign. You can find detailed information on how to set up a campaign in the trivago help.

Set up on BookingAutomation.com

  • Make sure you have entered your address in the "Location" section in SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION. The address and the property name there needs to be exactly the same as the details you use on trivago:
    • Check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name"
    • Check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago.
  • trivago requires the use of a tracking pixel to show you your performance data. The tracking pixel is automatically included on the BookingAutomation confirmation page. If you use your own confirmation page meaning you have specified a "Booking Return URL" in SETTINGS > BOOKING PAGE > PAGE DESIGN > BEHAVIOUR you will need to implement the tracking pixel on your confirmation page. What you need to do is explained here.

What we send

Prices

Rates and daily prices for offer 1 with the trivago channel selected are sent to trivago.

Tax and Extra fees

If you want to send obligatory additional taxes to trivago make sure they are set up as "obligatory tax" in SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->UPSELL ITEMS. All percentage upsell items except for the ones set to "refundable" defined for the property will be included.

Cancellation rules

trivago uses the cancellation rules set in the BookingAutomation system. The default is to never allow cancellations.

  • To allow cancellations go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->BOOKING RULES and change the setting for "Booking Cancellations by Guest"
  • We send offer 1 to trivago. To allow cancellations for offer 1 go to SETTINGS->PROPERTIES->ROOMS->OFFERS and change the setting for "Booking Cancellations by Guest"

Currency

  • The currency code sent to trivago is defined in SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION "Currency Code" and must be set to match your prices entered in BookingAutomation.

Activation

  • Set "Synchronise" to "Booking (price inc. breakfast) if your prices include breakfast
  • Set "Synchronise" to "Booking (price exc. breakfast) if your prices are without breakfast

Common Errors

BookingAutomation is not automatically detected as IBE
Go to SETTINGS -> PROPERTIES -> DESCRIPTION and check the information you have entered there as 'Property Name" and also check you have entered your address details under 'Location'. Make sure they are exactly the same as the address details you have on trivago. 

If they are please contact trivago support and give them your Beds4 property ID.