Syncing Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway, Booking.com, Flipkey and more
If you are listing your unit on multiple platforms (or channels as some may call them), then you have likely run into an issue of syncing your calendar.
One of the worst things that can happen as a host is to accidentally double book two guests for the same stay!
A double booking means that one of the guests who booked is going to be very unhappy! But, you can prevent this.
Luckily, most platforms provide a way to automatically sync calendars, if you know how to set it up.
The key is setting it up correctly in the beginning, before getting bookings.
Airbnb, VRBO, homeaway, flipkey.com, booking.com and most others allow you to both Import and Export an Ical link.
This is important because you need both import and export links if you are going to keep everything synced up and running smoothly.
How do I sync an Airbnb Calendar to my own wordpress site?
This is where things get a bit tricky. Syncing between Airbnb and homeaway, vrbo etc is pretty easy as we showed you above.
But syncing between your own calendar on your wordpress site with Airbnb and others can be a lot more challenging.
Now there is a plugin that can syncing between ANY Platform and your own website super easy!
Vacation Rental Calendar Sync is a free WordPress tool that provides a calendar, Stipe / Paypal payment gateway (in the pro versions), and Airbnb calendar syncing, VRBO / Homeaway calendar syncing platform all in one tool.
It is a responsive plugin meaning that it automatically resizes for any device (ipad, phone, laptop etc) and it really makes running your own vacation rental site a lot easier!
I really like this plugin because it makes the job of running your own vacation rental site super easy, and getting some bookings on your own away from some of the big players can definitely help you out in the long run.
So if you are looking to diversify, show your latest calendar on your website, and maybe even start taking some bookings, then this is a great tool that can help you.
Will VR Calendar Sync send my website bookings back to Airbnb or VRBO?
Yes, the VR Calendar Sync Plugin Pro or Enterprise version has a 2 way sync feature, which will sync all bookings you get on your own website automatically back to Airbnb, VRBO, etc.
This way, you can accept reservations on your own website, and they will instantly get blocked off on any other platform to prevent double bookings and reduce your workload significantly.
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FYI for those looking for Airbnb and VRBO Calendar Sync instructions: