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- August 18, 2021 at 7:48 am #1172613RobertParticipant
I blocked out a specific date in Booking Rules so that guests were unable to check-in, check-out or stay on that day. However, even with these rules in place an AirBnB customer was able to make a booking that checked out that day.
They weren’t able to stay or check-in that day, but check-out was allowed. Is there something I am doing wrong or is the blocking not working correctly for third party sites?
RobAugust 19, 2021 at 5:21 am #1172906Andre FloresModerator
The issue is when adding a block in the Hotel Booking, all the selected dates are taken into account (blocked). However, when exporting such blocks to third-party platforms, e.g. AirBnB, the last date is considered as check-out date, so it is available for booking at AirBnb, the same is with the first date, which is considered as the check-in date and therefore the check-out is possible on that date in AirBnB.
We do have a request regarding this matter passed to our developers for further consideration, however, it will not likely be worked on in the near future, as our developers are currently busy with other priority tasks.
For now it is recommended to block out desired dates on external platforms as well in order to avoid booking rules overlapping.
AndreAugust 21, 2021 at 8:23 am #1173861Janina WeghornParticipant
I saw that there is option what may synchronize in ical. For example my fevered option “do not send blocks”. If you do not have updated your calendar on your website you will send block rooms.
This is great option and I do not see yet Booking or Airbnb providing it.
By the way how you manage your bookings on desktop, tablet or phone. What programs you’re using, I wonder.August 23, 2021 at 1:26 am #1174260RobertParticipant
Thanks for the info Andre. I will keep that in mind.August 30, 2021 at 5:26 am #1177326Andre FloresModerator
You are most welcome, I am glad I could help.
AndreSeptember 12, 2023 at 8:03 pm #1502485Ryan LabelleParticipant
Thank you. Any movement on this one? 🙂September 13, 2023 at 7:47 am #1502905J. DavisKeymaster
Hi, there is no news on this at the moment.September 16, 2023 at 6:53 am #1504588Vojtěch ŽohaParticipant
because buffer time is not exported (discussed here) I wanted to create block dates before and after reservation manually. But these block dates are not also exported correctly. I can crete block date before reservation, but it is not possible to create block date after reservation, there is one day difference between block date and export date.
I think that exported dates of block dates should be same as on Hotel booking calendar. When I set block dates from 7 Aug to 17 August, the export should be from 7 Aug to 18 Aug.
Please fix it.
Vojtech Zoha.September 22, 2023 at 2:57 am #1507211J. DavisKeymaster
Hi Vojtěch, thanks for your feedback. Your upvote has been added.
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