Before you can define the age specific surcharges for children in the rate plans you need to define the age categories for that property first. The age categories can cover the age range from 0 to 17 years.
Now that you have defined age categories you can enable children prices in your rate plans. Children always have to be accompanied by one adult. Depending on the number of adults already in the unit you can define the surcharge for every additional child per age category.
Let's have a look at the above example of a family room with a capacity of 4 persons in total assuming a base price for one person of 150,- EUR. The age categories are defined as shown in the screenshot above.
Example 1: A family with two adults and a baby with an age of 1 year plus the elder brother with an age of 4 years. On top of the base price of 150,- EUR there will be added a surcharge of 20,- EUR for the second adult. The baby will be for free and an extra of 5,- EUR will be added for the 4 year old son as he is accompanied by 2 adults. In total that would be a price of 175,- EUR per night.
Example 2: A father travelling with his two children aged 10 and 13. The older child with an age of 13 years will be treated as an adult, as there is no age category defined for children older than 12. This means a surcharge of 20,- EUR plus the 5,- EUR for the younger child, that is accompanied by 2 adults. In total that would be 175,- EUR per night.
Children in reservations
When you create the reservation the number of adults and the ages of the children you specified during the booking process will be stored on the reservation. Changing the number of adults and the age of the children can be done on the travel dates tab in the reservation as this can have implications on the price or on the city tax amounts.