HotelAvailability request message

Tabular overview of all nodes, which may occur in this message. See legend below for description of table columns.
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NodeDescriptionValuesOccursExample
<HotelAvailabilityRQ>
Hotel availability request root element1
@version
Version number. 0..1 1.0
@Lang
ISO language code. A two letter code as defined by ISO-639-1. This code specifies the requested language for text content. Default value is 'en'.0..1
<SaleInfo>
Sale information group0..1
<CityCode/>
City code. 0..1 MIA
<CountryCode/>
Country code. 0..1 US
<CurrencyCode>
Currency code. 0..1 USD
@NumberOfDecimals
Decimal position in fare amount. 1 2
</CurrencyCode>
</SaleInfo>
<ChainCode>
Hotel chain code. 0..1 HH
@Source
Identifies the source of this element. In other words where the content originates from. Not limited to GDS, applicable to direct connect as well. 0..1 1A, 1V, or other.
</ChainCode>
<PropertyCode/>
Property code. 1 002343
<CheckInDate/>
Check in date in ISO 8601 format (yyyy-mm-dd). 1 2001-12-25
<CheckOutDate/>
Check out date in ISO 8601 format (yyyy-mm-dd). 1 2001-12-25
<NumberOfNights/>
Number of nights. 1 1
<CityCode/>
City code. 1 MIA
<NumberOfPersons/>
Number of persons.
This cannot be more than 2 in any GDS.

For HRS:
- the number of adults per room must be specified (up to 4).
- children must be specified in Children element, not allowed to be included here

Values are:
1 = Single room
2 = Double room

HRS only:
3 = Double room with additional bed (3 adults)
4 = Double room with 2 additional beds (4 adults)

[1] [2] [3] [4] 1 1
<Children>
Group of child elements defining age and bedding type (optional) for each child.0..1
<Child>
Child elements - one per requested child.1..N
<Age/>
Age of child in years (allowed values are 0-17).
The age should be specified for the date of the hotel checkin.
[0] to [17]1
<ExtraBed/>
Defines if child will need its own bed ('Y') or sleep in parents bed ('N'). If omitted no extra bed is required.[Y] [N] 0..1
</Child>
</Children>
<AlternateCurrencyCode/>
Desired alternate currency. Used if another currency, than the currency corresponding to the city, is requested. 0..1 GBP
<HotelOptions>
Hotel options group0..1
<NumberOfRooms/>
Number of rooms. 0..1 2
<RoomType/>
Room type code. The code consists of three parameters: room category, number of beds and bed type. 0..1 A1K
<RateCode/>
Rate code. 0..1 RAC
<BedType/>
Bed type code. Values are:
D = double
K= king
P = pullout
Q = queen
R = run of the house
S = single
T = twin
W = waterbed
[D] [K] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [W] 0..1 K
<RateAccess/>
Rate access code. This is a special code corresponding to a negotiated rate. 0..N IBM
<RateCategory/>
Rate category. Values are:
ASN = Association
CLB = Club
CON = Convention
COR = Corporate
DAY = Day room
FAM = Family
GOV = Government
MIL = Military
NEG = Negotiated
PKG = Package
PRO = Promotional
RAC = Standard RAC
SPE = Special
SRS = Senior citizen
STP = Stopover
TUR = Tour
TVL = Travel industry
WKD = Weekend
[ASN] [CLB] [CON] [COR] [DAY] [FAM] [GOV] [MIL] [NEG] [PKG] [PRO] [RAC] [SPE] [SRS] [STP] [TUR] [TVL] [WKD] 0..3 GOV
<RateRange>
Rate range group0..1
<Lowest/>
Lowest rate in a range search. 1 100
<Highest/>
Highest rate in a range search. 1 200
</RateRange>
<CDNumber/>
Corporate Discount number0..1
</HotelOptions>
<MoreRoomsToken/>
Token used to request more rooms following a previous hotel availability response. This token number is sent back in the previous hotel availability response. 0..1 RTDBSGRT
</HotelAvailabilityRQ>

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ColumnDescription
NodeName of message node (element or attribute). Nodes in bold type are mandatory, if their parent element occurs in the message. Point mouse cursor at table cell to view complete XPath.
DescriptionDescription of meaning and usage of the node.
ValuesList of predefined values (each in square brackets) or range of values ("[a] to [z]") allowed for the node, if formally defined in the schema.
OccursMinimum and maximum number of times the node must/may occur, if its parent element occurs in the message. Examples:
0..3 Node is optional and may occur up to 3 times.
1..N Node must occur at least one (mandatory) and may occur any number of times.
2 Node must occur exactly twice.
ExampleExample value for the node.

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