Homeaway.com iCal

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VRBO /Homeaway iCal
This page is about the menu {{#fas:cog}} (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > HOMEAWAY ICAL and explains synchronise calendars with your VRBO/Homeaway calendar.  

http://www.homeaway.com

Capabilities

  • BookingAutomation can export inventory.
  • BookingAutomation can import bookings.
  • BookingAutomation can import booking modifications.
  • BookingAutomation can import booking cancellations.

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{{#fas:lightbulb}} We also have a certified XML connection which is more reliable. You should only use iCal if you are not eligible to the the API connection.

Limitations

  • Prices cannot be exported and must be set in the Homeaway system.
  • Homeaway initiate the inventory update of their calendar, we cannot control how often they update their calendar.
  • Past bookings are not imported.
  • Guest email addresses are not imported.

What you will need

You need to save the BookingAutomation "Import Calendar (Inventory)" URL into the Homeaway Calendar Import so Homeaway can update their calendar from BookingAutomation.

You need to save Homeaways Export Calendar URL into the "Export Calendar (Bookings)" setting so BookingAutomation can import Homeaway bookings.

Setup

Export Inventory to Homeaway

We have no control over how often Homeaway update calendars. 
  • STEP 1: Tick the Inventory checkbox on your BookingAutomation Setting ->Channel Manager->HomeAway and save.
  • Copy the "Import Calendar (Inventory)" URL from the Homeaway Channel Manager page in BookingAutomation.
  • Log into Homeaway and go to "Calendar".
  • Click on the calendar icon in the top right of the calendar
  • Click on "Calendar Import"
  • Paste the BookingAutomation Calendar URL where requested in Homeaway

Import Bookings to BookingAutomation

  • To import bookings tick the Bookings check box and save.
  • Log into Homeaway and go to "Calendar".
  • Click on the calendar icon in the top right of the calendar.
  • Click on "Calendar Export".
  • Copy the URL listed for "Export Calendar"
  • Paste the Homeaway Export Calendar URL into the "Export Calendar (Bookings)" setting on the Homeaway Channel Manager settings page in BookingAutomation and save.
  • If you do not want to import "Requests" into BookingAutomation set "Booking Requests" = ignore.

Common Errors

We were not able to connect to that calendar service. Please check the URL you entered and try again.
*check that  "Inventory"  is ticked. 
*double check the link is correct. 

Disconnect

  • Unticking "Inventory" and "Bookings" will stop the synchronisation for a room.
  • Log into your Homeaway extranet and delete the BookingAutomation URL.