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- August 11, 2018 at 2:40 pm #707932chandrika bhargavaParticipant
Hi guys need some specific help with how exactly to sync calendars – so for instance what EXACTLY do I need from other channels like booking.com for example. do I need a login or can I do it some other way and what link am I looking for? and where do I find it ?
thanksAugust 12, 2018 at 12:15 am #708026JoeParticipant
Log into Booking.com
Go to the individual room/apartment calendar page (I have 4 apartments).
Near the bottom is “Sync Calendar” with option to “Import” or “Export”.
Click “Export” and this generates a link to this calendar, copy this link… leave this page open..
Open new tab and log into WordPress, go to “Bookings” then “Sync Calendars”
Choose the same room/apartment (again, I have 4 – so choose correctly) and “Import Calendar” then paste the booking.com link there…
NOW select and copy the “Export” link from the same room/apartment and go back to Booking.com page…
In the same Booking.com room calendar page select the “Import Calendar” and paste your wordpress – booking calendar link.
Close Booking.com -OR- Repeat process for each room/apartment !
If you have multiple rooms/apartments, make sure you get the same rooms matched together from Booking.com & your website.
This sync’s the calendars in BOTH directions.. Your Website bookings get imported into Booking.com as “Unavailable” dates.
In wordpress – booking – “Sync Calendars” … press sync calendars.
Check wordpress – bookings – calendar to view imported bookings.
Hope ive helped without stepping on toes.
JoeAugust 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm #708942J. DavisKeymaster
Hi Chandrika and thank you Joe,
Each OTA or platform that support iCal synchronization provides a link with ics file where are stored all the bookings of certain accommodation. Thus each side downloads the file and updates information if there are new bookings to make the dates unavailable and skips/ignores existing bookings.
Here is video tutorial that explains how it works:August 22, 2018 at 9:42 am #710891Lee GarnerParticipant
I just spoke to booking.com as I cannot find the sync calendar button at the bottom of the page. They explained that only 1 room per room type can be synced.
We have (for eg) 10 single rooms – but booking.com can only use 1 room if we are to sync using this plugin.
Do you have any ideas? I bought this plugin and the theme Alpenhouse specifically for this purpose…
I would really appreciate your assistance/help asap
LeeAugust 27, 2018 at 2:59 pm #712240J. DavisKeymaster
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we can not control terms and policy of each OTA, channel or platform. All we can do is to keep supporting ical synchronization on our side and allow this for different property types.
You can try contacting booking.com asking if they can offer any solution for cases with more properties. Thank you for understanding.
JohnFebruary 7, 2021 at 6:19 am #1070765Bohiques Business And Personal SolutionsParticipant
I need to sync one calendar to multiple accommodations, but it creates conflicts (Can only be sync to one accommodation).February 8, 2021 at 3:01 am #1070988Andre FloresModerator
Are you syncing a single calendar from Booking.com to multiple accommodations in the Hotel Booking? If so, note that you are not allowed to use the same export link for more than 1 accommodation. As a workaround you may try adding some prefix to the export link, e.g. &a=1, &a=2, &a=3 etc. For example:
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