FAQ - Export and import your calendar via iCal

If you receive bookings via your website as well as other booking platforms, or use an external reservation system, you can export your Lodgify bookings to an external calendar or import reservations and blocked periods into Lodgify via iCal. Please note that when importing reservations from Airbnb via iCal, no guest details will be imported! You can also use the iCal link to block individual rooms in your calendar whenever you have a booking for the entire property, to do so please get in touch with us.

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Import an external calendar to Lodgify

Importing will allow you to automatically keep your Lodgify calendar up to date with external calendars that support the .ics format.
Example of an iCal URL: https://www.airbnb.com/calendar/ical/2790429.ics?s=850a104a80c6c87f19cb5c0e35a97628.

Calendars that support the iCal format are for instance Airbnb, VRBO, OnlyApartments, and House Trip.

๐Ÿ’ก Note: The imported information will be visible in the Calendar in light grey. No information will be imported into your Reservations.

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Settings.
  2. Select Calendar Import/Export.2019-10-14_1227.png
  3. To import a calendar, click Add calendar
  4. A pop-up window appears. Insert the external iCal URL, select the corresponding property/room, and insert the Source of the link for reference. Then Confirm mapping.

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๐Ÿ’ก Note: In case your Channel Manager is activated a warning will pop up to prevent double import. You can ignore this as long as the Channel Manager is not activated for this property on the same external listing site.

The calendar auto-refreshes every 2h. If you need the import immediately click Synchronize now.

๐Ÿ’ก Note: Please note that VRBO/FeWO Ical update ONCE EVERY 24HOURS

๐Ÿ’ก Note: Only current and future bookings will be imported into your calendar. No bookings that lie in the past will be shown 

Export your Lodgify calendar

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Settings.
  2. Select Calendar Import/Export.2019-10-14_1234.png
  3. In Export Calendar select the property you want to export.
  4. In the drop-down menu on the right select which reservations you want to export.
    Use... to...
    Export only Lodgify reservations


    • Export direct bookings from Lodgify
    • Manual bookings from Lodgify
    • Closed periods from Lodgify
    • Bookings imported from external sites which appear as booked (red) in your calendar
    Export all reservations


    • Export direct bookings from Lodgify
    • Manual bookings from Lodgify
    • Closed periods from Lodgify
    • Bookings imported from external sites, including bookings imported via iCal that appear in your calendar in grey
     
    Add to your personal calendar Export the same information as Export all reservations but with more booking details included.
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: Use this iCal only to export information to your personal calendar where you need details such as guest names.
  5. Copy the link address.
  6. Insert the Lodgify iCal link in the appropriate section of the app/website where you want to export the calendar to. Find instructions about where to exactly paste Lodgify's iCal URL for each channel:

Export Lodgify calendar into Google calendar

If you want to have the reservations from your Lodgify calendar synchronizing into your Google calendar follow steps 1 to 5 from above (Export your Lodgify calendar). Then follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Google calendar. Click on the little wheel icon of your Settings Menu and select Settings.2018-05-15_1155.png
  2. In the Menu bar on the left click Add calendar and choose From URL.
  3. Insert your Lodgify iCal URL and click Add Calendar.
    Your reservations will now be exported to your Google calendar.

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