Introduction to Room Inventory Management and Availability Controls

  • Author: DCT
  • Level: Introduction
  • Study time: 4 hours
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This course is the perfect introduction to basic inventory management principles and includes the various controls that can be implemented to manage guest room availability.

Complete the course quizzes for a DCT-Online Certificate of Completion.
  • Video time: 11 lessons
  • Exams: Four Quizzes

What you will learn


How to estimate the available room inventory of a hotel  


How to determine your ideal room inventory mix


How to establish or recommend room rates that maximize profitability


Why hotels use overbooking practices and the advantages and disadvantages of the same


How and when to apply overbooking practices to maximize occupancy


How to apply length-of-stay availability controls to your hotel 
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