The VRBO two way connection is a real-time connection that allows you to manage your listing 24/7 even when you are asleep = saving time and $$$
However, if you desire to use the Airbnb iCal link for other channels like VROB, you can activate the Airbnb iCal within Resonline and then apply the iCal link to the VRBO platform. iCal links will keep your calendar updated, and the channel will make a call on the iCal link to refresh availability every 2-3 hrs. We do not recommend using iCal if you are on "instant book" with these channels. Request booking is fine. Please keep in mind that has not been developed with this functionality for other channel platforms.
Please note: iCal is a one-way connection for Availability and Stop Sells only
Bookings from iCal would need to be manually processed into your Resonline account or connected Property Management System. We do not recommend Instant Booking functionality when updating via i-cal.
Using VRBO's iCal importing feature, you can automatically keep your VRBO iCal calendar up to date with ResOnline using the "Airbnb" iCal link from ResOnline.
ResOnline will update your iCal calendar for 365 days, only Availability and Stop Sells will be synced. Please note: rates or minimum nights are not synced or updated via the iCal connection.
The below steps
1, In your ResOnline account, ensure that the Airbnb iCal in ResOnline distribution is activated and rate plans are ticked on prior to activating on the Ical link in VRBO:
2. In the VRBO platform>> Calendars>> Reservations - Above the calendar (import) >> Delete any preloaded calendars completely.
3. Under VRBO platform>> Calendars>> Reservations - Above the calendar (import) - by copying the exact iCal link from ResOnline:
4. Check that the calendar loads correctly internally on the VRBO platform.
ResOnline is unable to support if troubleshooting is required. Clients that utilize the Airbnb iCal link for other channels, do so at their own risk. In stating this, it is just an iCal link and we have multiple clients utilizing these links on VRBO plaforms without concerns.