There are 2 ways to synchronize Vrbo and Tripadvisor 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 files
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 Vrbo
Login to Homeaway -> Calendars -> Reservations -> Click the button with the 2 arrows (upright) -> Export Calendar -> Copy URL
2️⃣ Paste it on Tripadvisor
Login to Tripadvisor-> Calendar -> Import -> Paste URL
3️⃣ Copy ical URL from Tripadvisor
Login to Tripadvisor -> Calendar -> Export -> Paste URL
4️⃣ Paste it on Vrbo
Login to Homeaway-> Calendars -> Reservations -> Click the button with the 2 arrows (upright) -> 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.
You can register for a free 14-day trial.
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