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 (i.e. Airbnb) you can choose between a standard iCal integration or special integrations via the Channel Manager. We always recommend to use the Channel Manager, and only in the case that Lodgify is not used as your central reservation system you might prefer to just synchronize your calendars via standard iCal.

Go to Menu and access the Channel Manager to see the different connections you can set up.

💡 Note: If you connect to Airbnb Professional and you don't have a property set up yet in Airbnb, you can easily create a new listing in Airbnb by exporting all property 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 property already set up in the respective channel. In general, it is not possible to make changes to any imported booking in Lodgify, so to edit the booking you must log directly into your account, i.e. Airbnb or Booking.com 

Channel
Connection Type
Airbnb Professional
Find out how to set up the connection to Airbnb Professional.
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 property details are exported from Lodgify to Airbnb. 
Airbnb Basic
Find out how to set up the connection to Airbnb Basic.
Airbnb Basic is synchronized via iCal. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and the Lodgify calendar is exported to Airbnb every two hours. 💡 Note: The reservation details imported don't contain the price of the booking nor the number of guests.
Booking.com
For more details and to set up the connection see here.
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.
9flats
Find out how to set up the connection.
9flats is synchronized via API. Reservation details are imported into Lodgify and there is instant updating on calendar availabilities.
Outswitch
To connect to Outswitch please contact your Account Manager at support@lodgify.com.
Outswitch is an external channel manager which is synchronized via API. Its yield management feature offers dynamic pricing for your properties and exports the rates to other channels incl. Airbnb, Booking.com, and Agoda as well as back to your Lodgify site. Reservation details are also imported into Lodgify and there is instant updating on calendar availabilities. For more information on Outswitch, have a look at our blog.
Calendar Sync
Find out how to set up the connection.
For examples of platforms that offer connections via iCal click here TripAdvisor, Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Traum-Ferienwohnung.de, Atraveo, 9Flats, MisterB&B, Apartments Unlimited, Arbitel, Be My Guest, Booking.com (only in some cases), CitiesReference, FlipKey, 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.
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: No reservation details will be imported or exported.



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