Edit channel configurations for Airbnb Professional

If your rental is connected to Airbnb Professional via the Channel Manager, you can see for which room types (and IDs) the connection is set up, you can publish or unpublish an Airbnb listing and edit the mark-up, cancellation policy, rate type, etc., directly on the rental's Channels page.

Find out how to edit the channel configurations for Expedia, HomeAway/VRBO, and Booking.com.

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How to edit channel settings

For Airbnb Professional you can configure a variety of settings directly in your Lodgify account.
๐Ÿ’ก Note: The updates will not be instantly visible but only once Airbnb crawled the XML which can take a couple of hours.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Rentals.
  2. Choose the rental you want to edit and go to Channels in your Optional Settings.
  3. In the section Airbnb API, you can see which Airbnb listing is connected to this Lodgify rental. Now click on the three dots next to the Status column and select Edit Settings.2019-11-18_1454.png
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: The table will display all connected room types for this rental.
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: If you click on the title of your Airbnb listing you will be transferred to your Airbnb listing. In case you are redirected to the Airbnb search page instead, your Airbnb listing is most likely not configured correctly and you should get in touch with Airbnb's support team.
  4. A new block will open up where you can edit the following settings.
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: If you want to connect a new rental please get in touch with our Connectivity Team.
Setting Notes
Listing Type Airbnb listings are categorized in three room types: 
  • Shared rooms: Guests share the entire space with the host or others and don't have a private room to themselves.
  • Private rooms: Guests share some common areas with the host such as kitchen or bathroom, but have their own private room to sleep in.
  • Entire homes/apartments: Guests rent the entire unit and don't have to share the space with the host or anyone else.
Status

Publish or unpublish your Airbnb listing.

Cancellation Policy

Here you can edit which Cancellation Policy to apply in Airbnb. Find out more about Airbnb's Cancellation Policies.

  • Flexible 
  • Moderate 
  • Strict
Security Deposit

If you want to configure a different Security Deposit for bookings from Airbnb, fill in an amount between $100 and $5000. If you leave this field blank, and you have set a manual damage deposit in Lodgify, this will be applied to Airbnb bookings (it doesn't work for pre-authorized damage deposit).

๐Ÿ’ก NoteNo authorization hold will be placed for the money, and the guest will only be charged if you make a claim on the security deposit after the departure.

Mark-up

The mark-up is the percentage adjustment that will be applied to the base rate sent to Airbnb. You can use the mark-up to increase or decrease the price sent to Airbnb.

Example:
Base rate in Lodgify: $100 per night
Mark-up: -10%
โžก Base rate in Airbnb: $90 per night
Rate Type The rate type represents the derived rate to be used for this listing when synchronizing prices with Airbnb. You can apply one default rate per listing.
Weekly Price Discount

This discount will be applied in Airbnb for bookings between 7 and 27 days.
๐Ÿ’ก Note: The discount is applied to the daily rate.

Example:

Daily rate Weekly discount Stay range Total w/o discount Total with discount
$100 10% 8 days $800 $800-$80=$720
Monthly Price Discount This discount will be applied in Airbnb to bookings for more than 28 days.
๐Ÿ’ก Note: The discount is applied to the daily rate.

Example:

Daily rate Monthly discount Stay range Total w/o discount Total with discount
$100 30% 31 days $3100 $3100-$930=$2170
Max. Nights  This is the maximum number of nights you allow a booking to have. 
Advance notice (hours)

 This field is used to avoid last-minute surprise bookings by setting how much in advance you need to know about a booking. 

Example:

Advance notice Same-day booking
24h Not possible
3h Possible but only if the booking is created min. 3h before midnight = 9pm
Advance notice - Allow Request to Book

If this field is set to Yes, you will still receive a booking request although a booking doesn't meet certain requirements such as:

  • The guest tries to make a booking outside your advance notice, e.g. the advance notice is set to 12h and the guest tries to make a booking only 10h in advance.
  • The guest does not meet your set requirements for instant bookings.
  • There are specific restrictions on the listing, e.g. the listing is not suitable for children but the guest's booking includes children.
Booking window How much time in advance a guest can make a booking, e.g. max. 365 days in advance
Preparation time

How much preparation time do you need between two bookings?

Example:

If the preparation time is set for one day, the setting will block the calendar one day before and after each booking. 

Check-in: June 6 
Check-out: June 8

โžก The calendar will be blocked June 5,6,7,8 and 9.

 

How to unpublish a listing

For Airbnb Professional you can unpublish an Airbnb listing directly from your Lodgify account.
๐Ÿ’ก Note: The updates will not be instantly visible but only once Airbnb crawled the XML which can take a couple of hours.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Main Menu in the top left corner and select Rentals.
  2. Choose the rental you want to edit and go to Channels in your Optional Settings.
  3. In the section Airbnb API, you can see which Airbnb listing is connected to this Lodgify rental. Now click on the three dots next to the Status column and select Unpublish.2019-11-20_1240.png
    ๐Ÿ’ก Note: The table will display all connected room types for this rental. 
  4. Your Airbnb listing will be unpublished the next time Airbnb crawls the XML. 
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