To synchronize your AirBnB calendar with your Bookerville calendar, you can use Bookerville's iCal export feature. Here's how:
Within AirBnB go to Manage Listing and choose Calendar and Pricing:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to get to the Calendar Sync, and choose Edit/View details (it might say add/import if you have never done this before):
Import a new calendar:
Choose the listing:
and the calendar source:
Find your iCal export URL in Bookerville (property setup page, purple box in the upper-right), and copy it into the place on AirBnB after clicking "Found it":
don't try to enter in the above example URL. You need to use your own, located in your Property Setup page. Ask for help if you need it.
Done! It will sync periodically or you can choose a sync now option.
Bookerville would like to express many thanks to member Penelope ("noeflat") for providing this to help others. Well done Penelope, thank you!
If you have any questions, just contact us.
gene_galindo, August 7, 2014:
how do you sink your airbnb & flipkey calendar to your bookerville calendar
John Amato, August 11, 2014:
Hi Gene - I think we spoke about this on the phone but I wanted to chime in here for anyone else you might read this.
The sync is one-way, from Bookerville to the other sites. This tends to work very well as you may be getting bookings from a variety of sources, so once they are entered into Bookerville, they will appear on your FlipKey and AirBnB calendars, and any other site that will read a standard iCal feed.
As always, let us know if we can help.
sunspot, November 17, 2014:
Does this export the Pricing for each unit from Bookerville as well? Or just whether the unit is booked or available?
John Amato, November 18, 2014:
Hi sunspot - this only exports availability data.
I believe AirBnB has an API that might facilitate richer integration, but I think they only open it up for managers with many properties. I would ask your AirBnB rep about that - tell them you're using Bookerville and you want integration. Have them reach out to us.
miamibeachrents, November 21, 2014:
John , im just setting up my properties in bookerville, so i have to enter booked dates manually for every propery i list?
John Amato, November 23, 2014:
Yes, although if you use the Auto-Responder, then it's just a click of a button from your Dashboard.
Rahim Lakhani, September 2, 2015:
John. I'm still a little confused here. Let's say I get a request on Airbnb itself. Will it show on Bookerville automatically or will I have to enter this manually on Bookerville?
John Amato, September 3, 2015:
If you're not using the Channel Manager (BookingPal), then yes, you'd have to enter them manually into Bookerville.
AirBnB will sync their availability calendar by reading Bookerville's iCal feed, so it's one-way using that technique.
Question: does AirBnB provide an iCal export that Bookerville could read?
Consider using the BookingPal Channel Manager: Bookerville has partnered with them. There is no extra cost to use them. When you go that route, you get full data integration, including features/amenities, rates, taxes, photos, etc. and also two-way, real-time calendar sync.
Learn more: BookingPal and Bookerville