Calendar Sending for airBNB, 9flats, HomeAway etc.
Rental portals such as airbnb, 9flats or HomeAway are becoming increasingly more important, especially for owners of holiday apartments. There you can advertise inexpensively and receive numerous bookings from guests.
However you'll also have to update your listings on those sites and block the dates in which your apartments are already occupied. When you have many bookings and the same property listed on multiple sites - this can be a considerable and time consuming effort!
The Lodgit Desk add-on module "Online Systems" can relieve you of this work, as it provides you with an occupancy calendar as an ics feed (iCal calendar) for each rental unit, which can be imported from this portal.
Sync Your Vacancies Via ICS-feed
This is how it works: The Lodgit add-on module "Online Systems" generates a so-called ICS feed for each of your rental units. This is an iCal calendar in which the availability or unavailability of the respective rental unit is stored. Apart from this, no other data is shared!
Your listings on airBNB, 9flats, wimdu, HomeAway, VacationRentals.com and other similar portals access this calendar and automatically update the vacancies of the respective rental units. If you want to be found on more than one rental portal, your vacancies can be sent directly to several portals via FeWo-Channelmanager.
For you, this eliminates the effort of having to manually update your vacancies on these portals. So if you receive a booking it's sufficient to enter it in Lodgit Desk. This will automatically mark the corresponding period as occupied on the portals that access the ICS feed.
Please note: This is a one-way interface. If you receive a booking via one of these portals, it will not be automatically imported into Lodgit, you'll have to enter it manually once. However the time-consuming blocking of the corresponding date range, which you had to do manually and individually for each portal, is no longer necessary! For a 2-way interface, please see our channel manager module.
Affordable Module Connection
The ICS feed is a part of our additional module "Online Systems" which can easily be added to your existing Lodgit license for a monthly fee of 1,50 € per rental unit in our Online-Shop.