Booking.com: Import Properties from Booking.com to BookingAutomation

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Booking.com: Import properties from Booking.com to BookingAutomation
This page is about the menu {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > BOOKING.COM > CONTENT and explains how to import properties from Booking.com to BookingAutomation. 

Import Properties from Booking.com

You can create a new property and rooms in BookingAutomation from a property in Booking.com. The Booking.com hotel and room IDs will be automatically added to the channel manager settings.

Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Initiate the XML connection with Booking.com

Initiate the XML connection from the property menu within the booking.com extranet and then do the BookingAutomation setup.

  1. Login to Booking.com and go to ACCOUNT->CHANNEL MANAGER. If you do not see this option contact Booking.com and tell them you want to use a channel manager
  2. Click the Start button and search for BookingAutomation.
  3. Choose NOT to connect automatically Bookingmanual.png view large
  4. Complete the rest of the on screen instructions and make sure you select a two-way connection and content.
  5. When ready you will receive a notification from Booking.com.
{{#fas:exclamation-triangle}} IMPORTANT: DO NOT confirm the connection in Booking.com until you perform the STEPS, below in BookingAutomation. If you confirm the connection Booking.com will remove your prices and we will not be able to import them.

Step 2: Import Property shell with rooms and prices

  1. Go to {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) PROPERTIES then click on "Import from OTA" and choose "Booking.com".
  2. Click on the "Import Property" button.
  3. Enter the Booking.com hotel ID of the property you want to import then click on "Import from Booking.com".
  4. Go to the CALENDAR and check that your prices imported properly.
  5. Go to SETTINGS->CHANNEL MANAGER-BOOKING.COM and
    1. Click on the "View Actual Data" Button to check which prices and availability will send to Booking.com.
    2. Check that all tick boxes for "Inventory and Prices" and "Bookings" are ticked for all rooms.

Up to 10 prices will import as daily prices. Minimum stays will not import.

At this stage Booking.com will NOT send all content. You can check what Booking.com sent when you click on the "View content sent to Booking.com" link so you can see which information needs to be set up in BookingAutomation.

Step 3: Confirm the connection in Booking.com

When your prices are correct you can confirm the connection in Booking.com.

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Booking.com will remove your prices and BookingAutomation will now automatically update prices, availability and import bookings.

Step 4: Import content and existing bookings from Booking.com

  • Click on "Manage Content".
  • Click on "Property" and select "Import from Booking.com"
  • Go back to SETTINGS->CHANNEL MANAGER->BOOKING.COM and click on the the "Import existing bookings" button to import bookings which for future dates.


Step by Step Guide



Step 1: Request Import

Sent us a support ticket via SUPPORT in the top you your control panel in which you give us the Booking.com hotel IDs of the properties you want to import.

Step 2: Confirmation from BookingAutomation

After we have confirmed your import request you can import the property shell and prices.

Step 3: Import Property Shell with Rooms and Prices

  1. Click on "Manage Content".
  2. Select "Import New Property from Booking.com".
  3. Click on the "Import New Property from Booking.com" button.
  4. Enter the Booking.com hotel ID of the property you want to import then click on "Import from Booking.com".
  5. Go to the CALENDAR and check that your prices imported properly.
  6. Go to SETTINGS->CHANNEL MANAGER-BOOKING.COM and
    1. Click on the "View Actual Data" Button to check which prices and availability will send to Booking.com.
    2. Check that all tick boxes for "Inventory and Prices" and "Bookings" are ticked for all rooms.

Step 4: Initiate the connection with Booking.com

After your prices have imported you can initiate the XML connection from the property menu within the booking.com extranet and then do the BookingAutomation setup.

  1. Login to Booking.com and go to ACCOUNT->CHANNEL MANAGER. If you do not see this option contact Booking.com and tell them you want to use a channel manager
  2. Click the Start button and search for BookingAutomation.
  3. Complete the rest of the on screen instructions and make sure you select a two-way connection and content.
  4. When ready you will receive a notification from Booking.com.

{{#fas:lightbulb}} Booking.com will remove your prices and BookingAutomation will now automatically update prices, availability and import bookings.

Step 5: Import Content and existing Bookings from Booking.com

  • Click on "Manage Content".
  • Click on "Property" and select "Import from Booking.com"
  • Go back to SETTINGS->CHANNEL MANAGER->BOOKING.COM and click on the the "Import existing bookings" button to import bookings which for future dates.

{{#fas:exclamation-triangle}} Booking.com will not send all content. You can check what Booking.com sent when you click on the "View content sent to Booking.com" link so you can see which information needs to be set up in BookingAutomation.