Gap nights are nights that are sandwiched between two bookings. Meaning, there is a booking directly before and a booking directly after, much like this one:
Gap nights aren’t necessarily for just one day. Gap nights are any nights that are unbookable due to a higher minimum stay. For example, if someone had a 3 night minimum stay, a 2 night opening in the calendar would be considered a gap night.
By default, Wheelhouse's algorithm already takes into account less desirable shorter stays and applies a discount for gap nights. Additionally, you can either create a discount to entice customers to book your gap nights or create a premium to ensure a higher quality booking.
By default, Recommended will be selected which adds a discount if the stay date in question is part of a gap. The discount will increase for shorter gaps and weekdays.
Selecting More Conservative will add a significant discount .
Selecting More Aggressive won’t add any discount for stay dates that is part of a gap.
Creating your own discount or premium using Rule-based setting
Select the specific listing you'd like to set a custom Gap night premium or discount.
On the Settings page, click the Gaps & Adjacencies on the left panel.
Click on the Add first rule +.
Select the Type of rules (In between, Only before or Only after).
By default, all days of the week are selected. Click the day/s of the week that you don't want to include in the rules.
Set the number of nights where the adjustment will be applied.
To set it up as a discount, enter a negative sign on the Adjust price by field. (Example. -20)
Once added, make sure to save your changes by clicking Save & Sync on the upper right.
Note: The 'Up to # night' essentially means the minimum the gap night must be for the premium or discount to apply. In the example before, if there is a 3 night gap on either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, the rate will increase by 20%.
Click the Save change button to apply the Gaps & Adjacencies to your pricing.