This guide will explain how to setup the parameters for your Affiliate booking Engine (ABE), this will include the default searches, what type of product is shown to book through the website along with some specific operator settings.

*When talking about the search gadget, we are referring to the main landing page of the Affiliate Booking Engine (as shown below)



Step One - From the Affiliate Booking Engine settings menu item, click the search gadget settings tab

The search parameters have been outlined below.


Search Set-up

  • Default Nights - The number selected will be the number of nights the gadget shows by default
  • Default Adults - The number selected will be the number of adults the gadget shows by default
  • Default Children - The number selected will be the number of children the gadget shows by default, we recommend setting this as 0
  • Default Operator Category - The number selected will be the number of nights the gadget shows by default.


Accommodation Set-up

  • Display Accommodation Operators - If selected as yes, the accommodation menu item will display, if set as No this menu item will not show
  • Include Unavailable Accom Operators - If selected as yes, operators who do not have availability or meet the min night requirements will still show. If set as no only available operators will be displayed.


Tours Set-up

  • Display Tour Operators - If selected as yes, the tours menu item will display, if set as No this menu item will not show
  • Include Unavailable Tour Operators - If selected as yes, operators who do not have availability will show the next available date. If set as no only available operators will be displayed.


Event Set-up

  • Display Event Operators - If selected as yes, the events menu item will display, if set as No this menu item will not show
  • Include Unavailable Event Operators - If selected as yes, operators who do not have availability will show the next available date. If set as no only available operators will be displayed.


Car Hire Set-up

  • Display Car Hire Operators - If selected as yes, the car hire menu item will display, if set as No this menu item will not show. we recommend setting this to no unless advised by your partnered centre.


Packages Set-up

  • Display Packages - If selected as yes, the packages menu item will display, if set as No this menu item will not show. we recommend setting this to no unless advised by your partnered centre.

Region search set-up

Enabling the Region Search will break down the location search options into State, Region and Location. It is recommended you only use this option if the operators available for bookings encompass an entire state or country. To activate the region search simply choose yes from the menu item



General Set-up

The general setup includes 3 settings, campaign ID, Sell specific operators only and hide specific operators


  • Campaign ID - Set the specific campaign ID provided by your partnered centre. Leave blank if this has not been provided.
  • Sell Specific Operators - Enter the operator ID's of the specific operators you want to list. Separate multiple ID's with a comma EG 81112,83354,36548 - If using this feature only the operator ID's entered will be displayed.
  • Hide Specific Operators - Enter the operator ID's of the specific operators you want removed from your Affiliate Booking Engine (ABE). Separate multiple ID's with a comma EG 81112,83354,36548 - If using this feature the operator ID's entered will not show on the Affiliate Booking Engine.


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