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Other iCal Channel Management

Besides our API connections with some of world’s leading vacation rental channels, we also offer a number of other channels by iCal integration. You can connect our vacation rental channel manager software with OwnersDirect, Tripping.com, Wimdu, Perfect Places, OneFineStay and many more.

Although the information provided by iCal per reservation is limited, you can easily adjust all the information in your reservation overview page. Below, you will find an explanation about the iCal connections and Hostaway.

2-way iCal channels:

An iCal calendar link contains reservation level information. In most cases, this data includes check-in, check-out, guest name and sometimes email and booking sum. These links can be used to download the information into your own calendar but it is also used by some sales channels to sync your reservations. A big difference with API connections is the time it takes to sync which is a limitation of iCal itself. Hostaway imports the iCal every 30-45 minutes but this depends on the channel and when they import it on their end. Some channels may take up to 1-6 hours before synchronisation.

1-way API / iCal channels:

In most cases, these channels only allow you to upload new reservations and reservations are not downloaded from these channels. At Hostaway we only ever use these channels as back-up options and you can manually add new bookings in your dashboard very easily with a few clicks.

For your listings

Channel connection
Number of listings5 and more1 to 4
Type of connection2-way iCal2-way iCal
Multiple account supportYesYes
Listings content
Listing importNoNo
Listing exportNoNo
Listing update importNoNo
Listing update exportNoNo
Rates & LOS sync
Automatic Rate ImportNoNo
Dynamic rate import (24h)NoNo
Rate exportNoNo
Rate markupNoNo
LOS importNoNo
LOS exportNoNo

For your guests

Reservations syn
Reservations import5-30 min5-30 min
Reservations exportDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest details import
Guest nameDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest emailDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest phoneNoNo
Booking sumNoNo
Cleaning feeNoNo
Security deposit feeNoNo
Nr of guestsNoNo
Nr of ChildrenNoNo
Check in – check out dateYesYes
CC for StripeNoNo

For your listings

Channel connection
Number of listings5 and more1 to 4
Type of connection2-way iCal2-way iCal
Multiple account supportYesYes
Listings content
Listing importNoNo
Listing exportNoNo
Listing update importNoNo
Listing update exportNoNo
Rates & LOS sync
Automatic Rate ImportNoNo
Dynamic rate import (24h)NoNo
Rate exportNoNo
Rate markupNoNo
LOS importNoNo
LOS exportNoNo

For your guests

Reservations syn
Reservations import5-30 min5-30 min
Reservations exportDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest details import
Guest nameDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest emailDepends on channelDepends on channel
Guest phoneNoNo
Booking sumNoNo
Cleaning feeNoNo
Security deposit feeNoNo
Nr of guestsNoNo
Nr of ChildrenNoNo
Check in – check out dateYesYes
CC for StripeNoNo