Vacation Rentals provides various price feed delivery modes partners can use to send pricing updates to Google for vacation rental properties. The process Google uses to develop the pricing cache (and determine itinerary combinations) consists of the following steps:
- After listing feed ingestion and troubleshooting are completed, partners can set up their Hotel Price Integration by providing a source URL that Google can use to request updated itinerary prices for properties.
- Partners provide Google with values for:
- HIPs: The total number of hotel itinerary pairs we request from your server per second. (Note: This doesn't apply when using the Changed Pricing integration method.)
- Batch size: The number of hotels that Google should query for in each message.
- Maximum parallel connections: The maximum number of simultaneous connections (or threads) that your server can support when connected to Google.
- Partners complete the initial price or authentication if necessary. When a connection is made using default settings, feedback is given to partners to help them increase their bandwidth capabilities to production levels.
- Partners fill the cache with itinerary prices.