Calendar export for airBNB, 9flats, HomeAway etc.
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.
Sync Your Vacancies Via ICS-feed
How it works: Lodgit's optional module "Online Systems" creates an ICS feed for each of your rental units. This iCal calendar software feed exports only the information about occupied and vacant dates. No other data apart from that is passed on.
Your listings on airBNB, 9flats, wimdu, HomeAway, VacationRentals.com and other portals access this calendar and automatically update according to the bookings you have in your Lodgit Desk reservation schedule.
This 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. So now when you check your airbnb calendar, 9flats calendar etc, it will now show the new booking.
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 first approved 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. . 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.