There are 2 ways to synchronize Airbnb and Vrbo calendars. The first one is by exchanging ical files through the 2 channels and the other one is by using a channel manager like Hosthub.
Let’s see both options extensively:
✔️ Exchange ical
The process is easy and free of charge. The only downside is that the synchronization through direct ical has 2-4 hour delays at a minimum. That means a high possibility to have double bookings. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
1️⃣ Copy ical URL from Airbnb
Login to Airbnb -> Switch to hosting -> Listings -> Select the listing that you want -> Pricing and availability -> Scroll until the section “Calendar Sync” -> Export Calendar -> Copy URL
2️⃣ Paste it on Vrbo
Login to Vrbo -> Owner Dashoboard -> Calendar -> Import & export -> Manage imported calendars -> Import a Calendar -> Paste URL
3️⃣ Copy ical URL from Vrbo
Login to Vrbo -> Owner Dashboard -> Calendar -> Import & export -> Export Calendar -> Copy URL
4️⃣ Paste it on Airbnb
Login tο Airbnb -> Switch to hosting -> Listings -> Select the listing that you want-> Pricing and Availability -> Scroll until the section “Calendar Sync” -> Import calendar -> Paste URL
✔️ Use a channel manager
If you have a lot of bookings or you manage a lot of channels, the best solution is to use a channel manager like Hosthub. Hosthub will update all your availability and rates in real-time even if you have less than 5 properties. The price is $19 per month, per rental including features like expense management, charts & reports, 24/7 support, unlimited active channels, and much more.
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