Connect Lodgify to external booking channels

Synchronize Lodgify with your listings on external booking channels, so that your availability is always up-to-date and reservation details can be accessed in your Lodgify reservation system. We differentiate between two types of connections, one is via Channel Managers which allow the synchronization of reservation details and management of all bookings via your Lodgify reservation system. The second connection type is via iCal which only updates your availability calendar. In some cases (e.g. Airbnb) you can choose between a standard iCal integration or a special integration via the Channel Manager. We always recommend using the Channel Manager, and only in the case that Lodgify is not used as the central reservation system you might prefer to just synchronize your calendars via standard iCal.

Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and access the Channel Manager to see the different connections you can set up.

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๐Ÿ’ก Note: If you connect to Airbnb Professional and you don't have a rental set up yet in Airbnb, you can easily create a new listing in Airbnb by exporting all rental information from Lodgify and save a lot of manual work. To connect to any of the other external channels, you will first need to have an account with the rental already set up in the respective channel.

Channel Connection Type

Airbnb Professional
Find out how to set up the connection.

Airbnb Professional is synchronized via API. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and there is instant updating on calendar availabilities and messages both ways. Rates and rental details are exported from Lodgify to Airbnb.
Airbnb Basic
Find out how to set up the connection.
Airbnb Basic is synchronized via iCal. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and the Lodgify calendar is exported to Airbnb every two hours.
๐Ÿ’ก Note: The reservation details imported don't contain the price of the booking nor the number of guests.
Booking.com
Find out how to set up the connection.
Booking.com is synchronized via API. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and there is instant updating on calendar availabilities. Rates are exported from Lodgify to Booking.com and Booking.com reservations can be charged in Lodgify.
Expedia
Find out how to set up the connection.
Expedia is synchronized via API. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and there is instant updating on calendar availabilities. Rates are exported from Lodgify to Expedia and Expedia reservations can be charged in Lodgify.

HomeAway/VRBO
Find out how to set up the connection.

HomeAway/VRBO is synchronized via API. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and calendar availabilities are updated every hour. Rates are exported from Lodgify to HomeAway/VRBO and HomeAway/VRBO reservations are managed and charged in Lodgify.
PriceLabs
Find out how to set up the connection.
PriceLabs is an external Revenue Management System for Vacation Rentals and is synchronized via API. Dynamic and intelligent pricing is imported into Lodgify based on multiple factors such as competition, occupancy, and many more. For more information on PriceLabs, have a look at our blog.
Calendar Sync
Find out how to set up the connection.
Here are some examples of platforms that offer connections via iCal:
TripAdvisor, Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Traum-Ferienwohnung.de, Atraveo, 9Flats, MisterB&B, Apartments Unlimited, Arbitel, Be My Guest, Booking.com (only in some cases), CitiesReference, Holiday Velvet, HolidayLettings, Homelidays, Housetrip, Loving Apartments, Only Apartments, Owners Direct, Top Rural, WayToStay, Wimdu, etc.
๐Ÿ’ก Note:  There are many more, less common platforms that also use iCal. The provided list is not a guarantee, as platforms can change the offered connections at any time.
To synchronize calendar availabilities with other external channels such as HomeAway, Tripadvisor, and any other channel that supports iCal, use the Calendar Import / Export Tool. The calendar synchronizes every 2h.

๐Ÿ’ก Note: No reservation details will be imported or exported.

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