EXCITING UPDATE for users of Airbnb, HomeAway, TripAdvisor & other iCal compatiable brands:
We've combined two-way calendar sync and 365's integrated email to bring you CALENDAR SYNC PLUS. You can now sync calendars two-ways, seamlessly integrate booking data and communicate with guests who book through these channels - all from your 365villas account. 365 instantly notifies you of all developments, while multiple failsafes prevent double bookings. Calendar Sync Plus delivers many of the benefits of the channel manager, without the added cost. It's free with your Professional subscription.
The channel manager gives you two-way calendar sync, the ability to sync rates, seasons, and property details, and to advertise your property freely on over 40 of the world's leading portals. We offer low flat-fee per property per month pricing, with unlimited bookings and channels, subject to your location and portfolio size.
Both let you sync calendars in two-directions. Both notify you instantly of syncing and new bookings. Both let you seamlessly integrate booking data with the rest of your work-flow and both prevent double bookings. Most channels are supported on either platform.
The channel manager is available for a separate low flat-fee per property per month pricing, with unlimited bookings and channels, subject to your location. You can have the channel manager mark up your pricing accordingly to pass these fees onto your guests.) With Calendar Sync Plus, your relationship with the channels is independent and there are no additional fees for its use.
2) Calendar Sync Plus syncs calendars and booking data, but it does not support synchronisation of rates and property details. To do all of these things, the channel manager is required.
3) There are a few key channals such as Booking.com, Expedia and Agoda which are only supported on the channel manager.
4) Airbnb is not currently supported on the channel manager. It is supported on Calendar Sync Plus.
5) Refer to the infographic at the top of this page to confirm which channels are supported by which platforms.
After extensive research, we chose Rentals United as the clear leader in channel manager solutions. Their offering completes the the circle for us, truly making 365villas one of the most comprehensive and innovative technology solution providers in the world of short-stay rental management. Users get the best of all worlds – the leading property management solution and leading channel manager in one, all controlled via the industry’s most modern, elegant, and easy-to-use interface.
While each solution stands as best-in-class on its own. Integration give users near total control over their entire business in a one place. The time savings, error mitigation, and opportunities for increased bookings are huge.
Nope, you can move them over. If you're currently on a paid subcription plan with a particular portal and you move it to the Channel Manager that listing will become free. You'll then pay a fee per booking to the portal provider in question
This depends on the channels you use. For example Booking.com and Agoda have strict no cancellation policies, whereas HomeAway and VRBO, along with most others allow a 24 hour grace period for you to vet the prospective guest and decide. Conditions are clarified by each channel's terms of service, which you can review when considering which ones you want to use.
Sure. There are overlapping and different portal providers on each platform. Using both can give you further market reach. You should decide based on the portals you prefer, and the different terms, features and services available on each.