Less than 7 weeks until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: where are you staying?

Published on: Apr 30 2018 by Gaelle Dehors

It’s less than 7 weeks until the 2018 World Cup is with us again.  How will you be getting involved? I’m getting into the spirit with new shirts of my national team bought just last week.

But what if I wanted to go to Russia and get behind my team? I know where the first 3 matches are taking place, but what about if we’re lucky enough to progress beyond the group stages? Nothing can be sure so far.

How can I provisionally hold my hotel rooms without having to pay upfront?
Amadeus Hotel offers over 2.3 million shopping options from GDS, aggregators like TotalStay and others (more info here). Holding a room is easy using GDS content, but the hotel I am interested in is through an aggregator: what can I do?

You can now hold a room for an aggregator sourced hotel. All the details are in this simple video.
In a nutshell, in Selling Platform Connect (only) and for aggregators with Agency Account contract:
1. For the aggregator rate you are interested in, check the cancellation rules.
2. On the payment page, select “On hold until” and enter the automatic cancellation date
3. You can later confirm the booking from the Booking Management interface
4. Reminder emails will be also sent to the agency.


Bedsonline goes even further. If you have an account with them, you can benefit from a grace period: if a travel agent cancels a booking they made with one of these providers, no costs are incurred.
More details can be found here.

Planning hotel options has never been simpler!

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