A reservation source indicates the origination of a reservation request, for example, walk-up, email, VEMS, and so on. You can specify a reservation source at the time that the reservation is being made in the Reservation Wizard, or at a later date. You can also specify the reservation source as part of the search criteria when searching for a reservation in the Browser. Configuring a reservation source simply consists of naming or describing the source.
To configure a reservation source
1. On the EMS menu bar, click Configuration > Other > Reservation Sources.
The Reservation Sources window opens. This window lists all the reservations sources that are currently configured in your EMS database and that have a status of Active.
Reservation Sources window
Optionally, to view all reservation sources in your EMS database, regardless of status, under Show, click Inactive.
2. Click New.
The Reservation Source dialog box opens.
Reservation Source dialog box
3. In the Reservation Source field, enter a name or description for the new source, for example, Phoned In.
The reservation source can be a maximum of 50 characters, including spaces.
4. Leave Inactive blank to add the reservation source as an active source. Optionally, select Inactive to inactivate the source.
5. Click OK.
The Reservation Source dialog box closes. You return to the Reservation Source window with the newly configured source automatically selected.