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Calendar Sync for VRBO

Use iCal to sync calendar data with VRBO

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Written by Brent Kleinheksel
Updated over a week ago

iCal can be used to sync availability between your Lodgix and VRBO listings. However, we always recommend using the VRBO integration for calendar syncing as it provides the added benefit of syncing both listing and guest booking data.

Location of Lodgix iCalendar Menu

Exporting Calendar Data from Lodgix into VRBO

Cut and paste the provide iCal export URL for each property into the corresponding VRBO listing. See next step.

VRBO iCal import instructions above and linked to below.

Importing Calendar Data from VRBO into Lodgix as Blocks

VRBO exports calendar data as an iCal feed for each listing on VRBO. This feed is limited to data like check-in / check-out dates and times and the guest name., Because the data is extremely limited, Lodgix can only create blocks on the calendar tape from iCal data. The blocks will assure that no reservations created on Lodgix will double book with reservations created on VRBO. Additionally the blocks from VRBO can update your calendars at Airbnb and any other platforms that accepts iCal importing to assure that bookings on those platforms don't result in double bookings.

iCal Import Display on the Lodgix Calendar Tape

Imported iCal data is shown in black. The callout display will show who created the block and from what iCal source the block originated.

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