The ARI Sync - Inventory (OTA) is used to notify a booking source of the inventory amount available at a specific hotel property.
It allows the Property Management System and Central Reservation Systems or other booking sources to synchronize the number of inventory items available for sale between them.
Inventory values are updated by room type and can also be set at the hotel level. The inventory count specified should be the number of rooms available for sale. Any rooms not available for sale such as Out of Order rooms should be calculated into the inventory values that are sent for update.
The Inventory Count Notification message also allows for the update of Group Block inventory amounts. A group block can be updated with a number of allocated rooms that have been committed to the group block. Rooms allocated to a group through this update are not removed from general inventory.
<Inventories HotelCode="10001" HotelName="Test Hotel" >
<StatusApplicationControl AllInvCode="true" Start="2019-01-01" End="2019-01-31"/>
<InvCount CountType="1" Count="10"/>
<StatusApplicationControl AllInvCode="true" Start="2019-02-01" End="2019-02-28"/>
<InvCount CountType="1" Count="8"/>