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FAQ - 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 API, it allows the synchronization and management of reservations and rates via your Lodgify reservation system.
The second connection type is via iCal, it only updates your availability calendar.
We always recommend using the API connection. 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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Once a rental is connected, you can see which booking channels it is connected to in the Rental Overview.
💡 Note: The VRBO icon shows once the connection has been set up on Lodgify side. Do keep in mind that in order to complete the synchronization setup, VRBO must take steps on their end. Learn more.

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Channel Connection Type

Airbnb Professional
Find out how to set up the connection.

Airbnb Professional is synchronized via API.
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

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.

💡 Note: You can create new listings in Airbnb directly by exporting all rental information from Lodgify. This is the only channel working this way.

Airbnb Basic (Legacy feature)
Find out how to set up the connection.

⚠ This is a legacy feature!
Airbnb Basic is synchronized via iCal.
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

Only certain details of the reservation are imported into Lodgify.
The Lodgify calendar is exported to Airbnb every two hours.

Booking.com
Find out how to set up the connection.

Booking.com is synchronized via API.
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

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. 
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

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 / Abritel / FeWo-direkt
Find out how to set up the connection.

HomeAway/VRBO/Abritel/FeWo-direkt is synchronized via API.
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and calendar availabilities are updated every hour.
Rates are exported from Lodgify to HomeAway/VRBO/(etc.)
HomeAway/VRBO/(etc.) 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, take a look at our blog.

Beyond Pricing
Find out how to set up the connection.

Beyond pricing is an external Revenue Management System for short-term rental managers and owners, and is connected via API.

Beyond Pricing will send to Lodgify their flexible and dynamic price, the minimum and maximum stay, and other settings.
For more information on PriceLabs, take 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, Abritel, 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.
💡 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.

These channels are synchronized via iCal.
Find out more about the information imported and exported.

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.

💡 Note: Most of the time, reservation details are not imported or exported with iCals.

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