iCalendar support


Here you will find answers to questions concerning iCalendar.

iCalendar constitutes a standard of exchanging calendar information. iCalendar allows for exchanging data concerning reservation dates between BedBooking and portals (OTA) such as for example Airbnb.

Synchronizing the BedBooking calendar is performed automatically. You manage the available dates in other calendars from the level of BedBooking. You no longer have to make changes in other OTA portals.

Yes. BedBooking provides 3 variations of synchronizing calendars with the use of iCalendar:
1. Importing from iCalendar to BedBooking.
2. Exporting from BedBooking to iCalendar.
3. Both importing and exporting (a two-sided exchange of calendar information).

Yes. BedBooking allows to simultaneously connect a room with iCalendar and BedBooking.

1. Importing reservation from iCalendar to BedBooking takes place automatically every 5 minutes.
2. Exporting reservations from BedBooking to iCalendar takes place automatically after adding or editing a reservation in BedBooking.

1. Activate a BedBooking premium account.
2. Activate the iCalendar service in BedBooking.
3. Perform a configuration of iCalendar with BedBooking.
4. Perform an integration configuration of iCalendar in an OTA portal.

1. Log in to your BedBooking account.
2. In the order form pick the iCalendar service.
3. After paying for the order the iCalendar service will be activated automatically.

1. Log in to your BedBooking account.
2. Activate the iCalendar service in BedBooking.
3. Launch the iCalendar integration wizard.

1. Find an OTA portal on the list and familiarize the information provided on a given website.
2. Log in to your account at the given OTA portal and follow the instructions.

9flats.com

9flats – www.9flats.com
https://faq.9flats.com/hc/en-gb/articles/200565916-Import-external-calendars
https://faq.9flats.com/hc/en-gb/articles/200565926-Export-9flats-calendar

Airbnb.com

Airbnb – www.airbnb.com
https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/99/how-do-i-sync-my-airbnb-calendar-with-another-calendar

Abritel.fr

Abritel HomeAway – www.abritel.fr
https://aide.abritel.fr/articles/Comment-puis-je-synchroniser-mon-calendrier-HomeAway-avec-un-autre-calendrier

Agoda.com

Agoda – www.agoda.com
https://agodahomeshelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006604248-How-do-I-sync-Agoda-calendar-with-other-websites-

Aluguetemporada.com.br

AlugueTemporada – www.aluguetemporada.com.br
https://ajuda.aluguetemporada.com.br/articles/Como-faco-para-sincronizar-o-meu-calendario-HomeAway-com-outro-calendario

Atraveo.com

Atraveo – www.atraveo.com

Aura.travel

AuraTravel – www.aura.travel
https://aura.travel/sync-calendars.html

Bedandbreakfast.eu

BedandBreakfast – www.bedandbreakfast.eu
https://www.bedandbreakfast.eu/blog/innkeepers/2013/07/17/new-synchronize-the-bedandbreakfast-eu-calendar-with-your-other-calendars/

Booking.com

Booking.com – www.booking.com
https://partnerhelp.booking.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115005213509-How-to-export-or-import-a-calendar

Citiesreference.com

Cities Reference – www.citiesreference.com

Flat4day.com

Flat4day – www.flat4day.com
https://www.flat4day.com/page/tutorial-export-gcal

Fewo-direkt.de

FeWo-direkt – www.fewo-direkt.de
https://hilfe.fewo-direkt.de/articles/Wie-synchronisiere-ich-meinen-FeWo-direkt-Kalender-mit-einem-anderen-Kalender

Flipkey.com

Flipkey – www.flipkey.com
https://helpcenter.flipkey.com/articles/FAQ/noc-How-does-calendar-sync-work

Hemenkiralik.com

Hemen Kiralik – www.hemenkiralik.com

Holidaylettings.co.uk

Holiday lettings – www.holidaylettings.co.uk
https://help.holidaylettings.co.uk/faq/view/noc-How-does-calendar-sync-work

Homeaway.com

HomeAway – www.homeaway.com
https://help.homeaway.co.uk/articles/How-do-I-sync-my-HomeAway-calendar-with-another-calendar

Homelidays.com

Homelidays – www.homelidays.com
https://aide.homelidays.com/articles/Comment-puis-je-synchroniser-mon-calendrier-HomeAway-avec-un-autre-calendrier-HDFR

Housetrip.com

HouseTrip – www.housetrip.com

Only-apartments.com

Only apartments – www.only-apartments.com

Ownersdirect.co.uk

OwnersDirect – www.ownersdirect.co.uk

Spain-holiday.com

Spain holiday – www.spain-holiday.com
http://www.spain-holiday.com/rentalbuzz/ical-keep-all-your-calendars-in-sync

Tripadvisor.com

Tripadvisor – www.tripadvisor.com
https://rentalsupport.tripadvisor.com/articles/FAQ/noc-How-does-calendar-sync-work

Vacationhomerentals.com

Vacation Home Rentals – www.vacationhomerentals.com

Vacationrentals.com

Vacation Rentals – www.vacationrentals.com
https://help.vacationrentals.com/articles/How-do-I-import-my-iCal-or-Google-calendar

Vrbo.com

Vrbo – www.vrbo.com
https://help.vrbo.com/articles/How-do-I-import-my-iCal-or-Google-calendar

Waytostay.com

Way to Stay – www.waytostay.com

Wimdu.co.uk

Wimdu – www.wimdu.co.uk
https://contact.wimdu.com/hc/en-gb/articles/204312043-How-can-I-synchronize-my-Wimdu-calendar-with-other-calendars

You haven’t found the OTA portal on the list?
Most portals offer the possibility to exchange calendar information with the use of iCalendar.
Write a message to the portal asking about the possibility to synchronize the calendar with the use of iCalendar.

Yes. With BedBooking you can freely manage rooms connected with iCalendar.

Yes. Additionally, when removing a room connected with iCalendar a warning is displayed.

Verify whether the room is connected with Booking.com. If the room is connected with Booking.com and has a reservation (currently or in the future) then it is impossible to remove it.

Verify whether the room is connected with Booking.com. If the room is connected with Booking.com then editing the number of people is possible only after disconnecting the room with the configuration creator.

At BedBooking we have a good and clear offer for you. We do not determine the price basing on the number of rooms, reservations, or users. We do not charge any fees for the reservations. You can find the current offer in the pricelist.

Yes. If you are registering a new account in the BedBooking system, you will be able to use the iCalendar integration for free during the 30-day trial period. This is a period during which you will have the chance to verify whether BedBooking meets your expectations. After the free trial period ends, access to iCalendar will be deactivated. Testing iCalendar for free is available for 30 days from the moment of creating an account.

Purchase of an iCalendar integration is only possible, if at least 1 month remains until the end of your Premium subscription. The length of the Premium subscription, must be at least equal (or longer) then the period of an additional iCalendar option you are trying to purchase. If the remaining Premium subscription period is shorter than 1 month, it is necessary to extend the subscription period (1 month Premium = 1 month iCalendar).

An information exchanged via an iCalendar integration applies only to the availability and depends on what information the OTA portal provides. This information usually includes:
– Date
– Name
– Booking Number

More detailed information, i.e. names of the remaining guests, address, telephone number etc. needs to be added manually.