VRBO/HomeAway Connection - Overview
ResOnline is one of the first trusted channel managers in Australia to seamlessly integrate live inventory and bookings to VRBO. Eligible properties can apply to be listed on VRBO via ResOnline, export from Resonline, and map all content, inventory, and rates to new or existing listings in VRBO.
Please note restrictions do apply:
If you are a traditional accommodation provider such as a Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, or Serviced Apartment you are required to meet VRBO's standards in order to apply. For more information please click here. Not all properties will be accepted and we strongly encourage properties to consider their fit before beginning the application process.
Save time with seamless integration
Easy to add new listings and manage your inventory on VRBO
Maintain calendars, rates, and listing details all in the one place
Avoid wasting time on following up inquiries for periods already booked out
drive more bookings by having up-to-date pricing and availability
Unique and loyal global audience and direct business
Less dependency on the big OTAs
Use your own unique wording for room and hotel description
Lower cancellation rate
Higher guest engagement
Important things to know
These are the key differences between traditional OTAs and some setup limitations:
Listings structure: 1 listing per room type and per rate plan needs to be created/mapped
Host-centered: VRBO guests select the place they want to book based on both the property features and the host profile. Your host profile is hence as important as your listings.
Personalisation and personality: You have to write all descriptions and titles as none of it is automated. It is your chance to highlight what is unique about your property and differentiate yourself from the competition. The key is to be informal and personalised
Hospitality standards: VRBO has high-quality standards when it comes to guest experience. Properties can be suspended if they do not meet these standards.
Please click below to access the VRBO Onboarding Guide.