Added a new rule in our Aggregation & Preference Plugin

Dear Partner,

We are releasing a new functionality for the Hotel-X plugins Preference and Aggregation (cheapest_price) that can be used in our Search Query.

What is it?

In order to enjoy this new functionality you just need to add the value “eqRates” to the Hotel-X Search plugins “preference” and “cheapest_price”.

This will be useful in order to combine the rateRules of an option and the ratePlans associated with the rooms of an option. For example, let’s say you want to group all the options with ratePlan “PUBLIC” and rateRule “NON_REFUNDABLE” to compete with each other and return only the cheapest one.


This functionality allows discarding options that may be the same since the concepts “rateRules” and “ratePlans” could be equal for you.

What do I need to do?

First, you should upload via FTP a new file YOUR_CONTEXT_rateplanraterule.csv (here you can find a more detailed documentation for the csv format).

Once the csv file is fully processed, all you need to do is add the word “eqRates” to the primaryKey parameter used in our Search Query settings.