Import and Export of Booked Dates
The iCalendar Feature is a way to synchronize your listing reservation data with other websites. For example, you published several properties on our Want2Stay website, but to maximize their exposure you also added them to more expensive services like Airbnb.
Now the challenge is to mark as Booked or Blocked (in your Want2Stay site) the dates that are booked on Airbnb and vice versa.
The Want2Stay iCalendar facility will be used only by 3rd party websites (like Airbnb, HomeAway, Nightsbridge etc) to read your calendar details so there is no breach of security either way.
Note if you access your iCalendar link directly you would see only an error message. This is ok – this is how it should function. After you created your listing on Want2Stay you can go to the add property/edit property page and go to the Calendar Section in the "My Listing" user dashboard. The export/import options are there. Merely copy your Nightbridge, Airbnb etc link into the provided slot and save. Done! Your listing's bookings on Want2Stay will now update, every 12 hours, from your 3rd party website listings.
To Fetch Airbnb Export Link: "Calendar exporting lets you view your Airbnb calendar on an external calendar that supports the iCal format. To export your calendar in iCal format and add it to your external calendar:
- On airbnb.com go to Host and select Calendar
- Click Availability settings in your calendar view
- Under Sync calendars, select Export Calendar
- Copy and paste the Airbnb calendar link into your iCal applications"
To export your Want2Stay booking information merely do the reverse by copying your Want2Stay iCal link and save the Want2Stay iCal link for example into your Nightsbridge link.
A quick and easy Youtube Video on how to fetch your iCal link in Nightsbridge can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eH5fz61w38
You remain in charge of your bookings. If you reject a booking Want2Stay will not penalize you. We will merely contact the guest and provide alternatives.
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