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iCal

iCal is a personal calendar tool developed by Apple Inc for all iOS platform devices. iCal allows to you import reservation, appointments and tasks from an external file.

Using ICAL calendar, you can prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates by syncing your any ICAL calendar like Airbnb, Home Away, VRBO and so with your PMS calendar. Here we are going to discuss about AirBNB Ical import and Export.
To Enable the ICalendar you have to contact the sales.
Calendar importing to AIRBNB
Calendar importing allows you to automatically keep your Airbnb calendar up to date with PMS calendar that supports the iCalendar format, including Google calendar or the calendar on Home Away or VRBO.
To import a calendar:
1. On airbnb.com go to Host and select Calendar
2. Click Availability settings in your calendar view
3. Under Sync calendars, select Import Calendar
4. Copy the Export URL of Particular Room type from your PMS calendar into the Calendar address (URL) field
5. Name your calendar
6. Click Import calendar
If you edit a PMS calendar that syncs with your calendar on Airbnb, it will take a few hours for those changes to be visible to guests viewing your listing.
Calendar exporting from AIRBNB:
Calendar exporting lets you view your Airbnb calendar on a PMS calendar that supports the iCal format. To export your calendar in iCal format and import it to your PMS calendar:
1. On Airbnb.com go to Host and select Calendar
2. Click Availability settings in your calendar view
3. Under Sync calendars, select Export Calendar
4. Copy and paste the Airbnb Export calendar link into your PMS iCal applications.

Steps to Import and Export the Ical from PMS Sync Calendars:
1. To import & export a PMS calendar:
2. On setup go to OTA and select SYNC CALENDARS (ICAL)

3. This will take you to Sync calendars (ICAL) page.

 

4. Select the room type you want to export or import.

 

5. Click on import calendar and paste the Airbnb calendar link under calendar address (URL) and name your calendar and then click on import calendar to import your reservation data.

6. Once the URL has been imported into the PMS for particular room type then every 3 minutes synchronize will happen automatically.

7. Copy the URL from PMS calendar for your Airbnb calendar by clicking on export calendar to export your reservation data to Airbnb calendar and that URL will be getting copied in clipboard which will be pasted in import calendar of Airbnb calendar.

8. Similarly ICAL can be applied for multiple number of room types by uploading or downloading the .ics file for that room type.