How can I synchronize Vrbo and TripAdvisor calendars?

Synchronize Vrbo and Tripadvisor calendarsThere 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. Our Channel Manager features include expense management, charts & reports, 24/7 support, automated messaging, unlimited active channels, and much more.

You can register for a free 14-day trial.

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Happy bookings!


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