This guide is mainly beneficial if you have existing bookings on Vrbo before connecting to Uplisting.
The VRBO API integration requires the Vrbo team’s intervention to complete the process. Here’s your basic checklist to ensure your bookings are showing after the connection.
Here’s how to connect via iCAL - https://support.uplisting.io/docs/vrbo-homeaway-via-ical
PS. We recommend this because after the Vrbo API connection is complete, we do not sync existing bookings. Only bookings made after the connection is complete will sync via API.
If you have an existing Vrbo account, please see how to go about it here: https://support.uplisting.io/docs/how-to-connect-if-you-already-have-a-vrbo-account
This means the iCAL is no longer syncing, and is not needed.Once the connection is done, your iCAL links will appear to have failed and you’ll see a warning sign on the Booking sites tab.
At this point, you can either:
- choose to leave the link as is. This ensures the bookings and unavailabilities synced remain on your calendar
- choose to remove the link. If you choose this option, you can create an Uplisting manual booking with the guests details.
Proceed to mark the booking as paid, if you have already received the booking payment. If not, you can send the guest, the guest booking page link generated, ask them for their card details and invoice them manually directly on Stripe.
You can then attribute it Vrbo by changing the Direct booking source to Vrbo.
Alternatively, you can mark those dates as unavailable so that you don’t get double bookings for those dates.
You can then attribute it Vrbo by changing the Direct booking source to Vrbo as shown above.
Updated 4 months ago