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VRBO /Homeaway iCal
This page is about the menu  (SETTINGS) CHANNEL MANAGER > VRBO ICAL and explains synchronise calendars with your VRBO/ Homeaway calendar.  


1 Capabilities

  • Beds24.com can export inventory.
  • Beds24.com can import bookings.
  • Beds24.com can import booking modifications.
  • Beds24.com can import booking cancellations.

For details please click here

We also have a certified XML connection which is more reliable. You should only use iCal if you are not eligible to the the API connection.

2 Limitations

  • Prices cannot be exported and must be set in the VRBO/Homeaway system.
  • VRBO/Homeaway initiate the inventory update of their calendar, we cannot control how often they update their calendar.
  • Past bookings are not imported.
  • Guest email addresses are not imported.
  • You might still need to log into VRBO/Homeaway and press "Update" in the calendar settings so VRBO/Homeaway registers that you are maintaining your listing.

3 Before you connect


Even though prices are not sent you need valid prices in Beds24 so we can send availability.

Rooms and room types

If you have room types with a quantity greater one in other channels you can set up virtual roooms

4 What you will need

You need to save the Beds24 "Import Calendar (Inventory)" URL into the VRBO/Homeaway Calendar Import so VRBO/Homeaway can update their calendar from Beds24.

You need to save VRBO/Homeaways Export Calendar URL into the "Export Calendar (Bookings)" setting so Beds24 can import VRBO/Homeaway bookings.

5 Setup

5.1 Export Inventory to VRBO/Homeaway

We have no control over how often VRBO/Homeaway update calendars. 
  • Tick the Inventory checkbox to make your Beds24 availability calendar available to VRBO/Homeaway and save.
  • Copy the " Import Calendar (Inventory)" URL from the VRBO/Homeaway Channel Manager page in Beds24.
  • Log into VRBO/Homeaway and go to "Calendar".
  • Click on the calendar icon in the top right of the calendar
  • Click on "Calendar Import"
  • Paste the Beds24 Calendar URL where requested in VRBO/Homeaway

5.2 Import Bookings to Beds24

  • To import bookings tick the Bookings check box and save.
  • Log into VRBO/Homeaway and go to "Calendar".
  • Click on the calendar icon in the top right of the calendar
  • Click on "Calendar Export"
  • Copy the URL listed for "Export Calendar"
  • Paste the VRBO/Homeaway Export Calendar URL into the "Export Calendar (Bookings)" setting on the VRBO/Homeaway Channel Manager settings page in Beds24 and save.
  • If you do not want to import "Requests" into Beds24 set "Booking Requests" = ignore.

6 Common Errors

We were not able to connect to that calendar service. Please check the URL you entered and try again.
*check that  "Inventory"  is ticked. 
*double check the link is correct. 

7 Disconnect

  • Unticking "Inventory" and "Bookings" will stop the synchronisation for a room.
  • Log into your VRBO/Homeaway extranet and delete the Beds24 URL.