MaxLos – Maximum Length of

What is the meaning / definition of MaxLOS – Maximum Length of in Hotels in the industry?

At a hotel, sometimes the number of nights an individual guest, couple or family can has to be limited, even if the hotel is intensely focused upon maximising revenue! This can apply to a group booking, too, particularly if arrival is planned for a certain date and where a group booking discount has been offered and availed of.

The hotel’s management team, in conjunction with the overall hotel manager, will assess the situation and possibly impose a booking limitation, after considering how many rooms could be sold to other customers at higher rates. Imposing this restraint is done by using a controlling tool called Maximum Length of or MaxLOS. This is orginally from airlines, and is not so much used in hotels.

City hotels are using it currently to avoid long-stay ‘ghost’ reservations which are used for obtaining a Visa. Such reservations are cancelled late or no-show, but as a ghost credit card is use, the hotel cannot charge a penalty fee. Hotel protect themselves from these types of bookings by use the yield restriction.

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  • MinLOS – Minimum Length of



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