Affordable website design for your hotel based on CONTAO Content Management System:
- easy to use
- add and edit content yourself
- responsive design for mobile devices
- incl. picture galleries, slider, forms
- optional integration of the Online Systems
Rental portals such as airbnb, 9flats or HomeAway are becoming increasingly more important, especially for owners of holiday apartments. They allow you to advertise inexpensively and receive numerous bookings from guests.
However you'll also have to update your vacancies on those sites and block the dates in which your apartments are already occupied. When you have a lot of bookings and multiple listings of the same property - or want to be present on not just one but a number of those websites - this can be a considerable and time consuming effort!
Lodgit Desk's additional online modules can take this work out of your hands, as it provides you with an occupancy calendar for each rental unit as an ics feed (iCal calendar), which can be imported from this portal.
How it works: Lodgit's optional module "Online Systems" exports an ICS feed for each of your rental units. This iCal calendar feed exports only the information about occupied and vacant dates. No other data apart from that is passed on.
Syncing your calendar means that you'll no longer have to update your vacancies on each and every one of those websites manually. So when you receive a booking all you have to do is enter it in Lodgit Desk. Then the respective timeframe will automatically be marked as "occupied" on all the websites accessing the ICS feed.
Please note: The ICS feeds provides a one-way interface. If you receive a booking through one of the portals it will not be imported into Lodgit Desk automatically but has to be entered manually by you. However the time consuming job of having to block the respective timeframe on every portal you're listed on individually will no longer be necessary.