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Syncing your Airbnb calendar with other calendars

If you list your place on other websites, you can prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates by syncing your Airbnb calendar with your other calendars. Learn more about updating your Host calendar to address any issues with blocked dates.

Calendar synching

Calendar synching prevents multiple guests from booking the same dates. Also, you can export your Airbnb calendar to your personal calendar (ex: Google, Apple) to find your Airbnb reservations within your personal context. Calendar synching requires one time setup (using iCal links ending in .ICS) and you’ll benefit from the automated updates.

Importing calendars 

Your Airbnb calendar automatically resyncs every 3 hours to update availability from calendars that you imported (ex: HomeAway, VRBO). You can also manually refresh each imported calendar to display the latest availability on your Airbnb calendar.

To import a calendar:

  1. Go to Calendar and select the listing calendar you want
  2. Go to the panel on the right side or click on Settings  to find your pricing and availability settings
  3. Click Availability Calendar sync
  4. Click Import calendar
  5. Copy the URL from your external calendar (ex: VRBO) into the calendar address field. Make sure your external calendar address URL (iCal links) ends in.ICS
  6. Name the calendar you want to import
  7. Click Import calendar

Learn how to import a calendar from VRBO, Booking.com, and Tripadvisor.

To refresh your imported calendar:

  1. Go to Calendar and select the listing calendar you want
  2. Go to the panel on the right side or click on Settings to find your pricing and availability settings
  3. Go to Availability > Calendar sync
  4. Click Import calendar
  5. Choose your imported calendar (ex: VRBO)
  6. Click Refresh calendar

We import up to 2 years of data. You can’t pause an imported calendar. If you want to stop, then start back up and delete the calendar. To remove a synced calendar, click or tap the trash can icon next to the synced calendar.

To export a calendar:

  1. Go to Calendar and select the listing calendar you want
  2. Go to the panel on the right side or click on Settings  to find your pricing and availability settings
  3. Go to Availability > Calendar sync
  4. Click Export calendar
  5. In the Export calendar window, copy the link, then paste it into your other iCal-based calendar
  6. Exit the Export calendar window

Learn how to export your Airbnb calendar to Google and Apple to see your bookings on your personal calendar. 

The sync frequency of an exported calendar is determined by external calendars (ex: Google, Booking, Apple). We export 2 years of data for Luxe Hosts and one year for all other Hosts.

Note: Third-party calendar applications or services can’t exceed 600 sync requests per minute per IP address. More than this will trigger a 429 error, so you’ll need to slow down your calendar requests, spread them out, or retry later.

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