You can sync your Floorspace website calendar with online booking platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, and others.
Our calendars use the standard iCal format, which means you can export bookings from your website to Airbnb, VRBO, etc. and you can import bookings to your website from Airbnb and others. This prevents double booking on your website or any other online booking platform.
Setting up calendar sync is a 2 part process. You’ll need to:
- export a calendar URL to an external channel/channels (to notify them about the bookings made through your site) and
- import the link from them to your site (to notify your site about the bookings made through the channels).
During synchronization, Floorspace downloads bookings from the external booking platforms (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) by the imported links. And all other external channels download the bookings from your Floorspace account by the exported links according to their internal schedules. Again, this prevents double booking.
To configure calendar sync, go to Bookings > Sync Calendars.
Click the Edit button and insert the external links provided by external booking platforms.
Click Add New Calendar and insert all the external links (no limitation) and Update to save the changes:
Now you can export the internal calendar links of your website (the Export column) to other booking platforms following their instructions, e.g:
Once all your platforms are linked to your site, you can manually sync by clicking the ‘Sync all external calendars’ button.
By default, calendars will sync automatically once every hour. To change these settings, go to Bookings > Settings > General and scroll down to ‘Calendars Synchronization Scheduler.’