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. You can also use the ical link to block individual rooms in your calendar whenever you have a booking for the entire property. 

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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, Wimdu, OnlyApartments and House Trip.

NOTE: The imported information will be visible in the Calendar in light grey. No information will be imported in your Reservations.

  1. Go to Menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Calendar Import/Export
  3. To import a calendar, click Add calendar
  4. A pop-up window appears. Insert the Ical URL
  5. If you have more than one property select the one corresponding to the ical URL. Then insert the Source of the link.
  6. Click Confirm mapping.

NOTE: In case your Channel Mananger 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.


Export your Lodgify calendar

  1. Go to Menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Calendar Import/Export
  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
    Export all reservations



    • Export direct bookings from Lodgify
    • Manual bookings from Lodgify
    • Bookings imported from external sites
    • Closed periods from Lodgify

    Add to your personal calendar
    Export same information as Export all reservations but with more booking details included.
    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 you want to export the calendar to.

Block calendar for individual rooms if the entire property is booked

If you rent out individual rooms of a holiday house but guests can also book the entire property you need to make sure to avoid double bookings. The solution are internal calendar imports.

Example: If the Holiday house has the rooms Guercino and Poussin, see

You will need to set up the following imports:

  • Ical of whole house imported into Guercino
  • Ical of whole house imported into  Poussin
  • Ical of Guercino imported to whole house
  • Ical of Poussin imported to whole house

To import Guercino to make whole house booking impossible do the following:

  1. Go to Menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Calendar Import/Export.
  3. Go to the export section and select Export only Lodgify reservations.
  4. Copy the Guercino ical URL.
  5. Go to the import section and click Add calendar.
  6. In the new window paste the Guercino ical URL and select Guercino to Holiday House.
  7. Insert a conclusive Source, e.g. Guercino to whole house and confirm mapping

NOTE: Don't forget to do the rest of the imports.

To also have external imports in this case you cannot use the Channel Manager. For imports from i.e. Airbnb set up ical imports

Ical of whole house from Airbnb imported into Guercino
Ical of whole house from Airbnb imported into Poussin
Ical of Guercino from Airbnb imported to whole house
Ical of Poussin from Airbnb imported to whole house

Additionally you will need to set up the standard Airbnb imports:

Ical of whole house imported from Airbnb to whole house
Ical of Guercino from Airbnb imported to Guercino
Ical of Poussin from Airbnb imported to Poussin

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