With Tashi’s Calendar sync feature, you can keep your property’s availability up to date across all of your Online Travel Agent (OTA) sales channels such as Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO etc.

What can you do with Calendar Feeds? 📆

You can export calendar feeds from Tashi and import them into OTAs to ensure that your OTA calendar is up to date. Tashi’s calendar feed will automatically block out the availability in the relevant OTA for dates that have been booked or blocked in Tashi.

Conversely, you can import calendar feeds from OTAs into Tashi to block out the relevant booking dates in your Tashi calendar to prevent double bookings.

Managing your Calendar Feeds ✏️

To manage your Calendar feeds, go to Back Office -> Settings -> Calendar Feeds.

There are three tabs.

  1. Rooms: This is a list of the rooms you’ve set up on Tashi. You can import/export that rooms calendar feed by clicking edit.

  2. Room Types: This is a list of the different Room types you’ve set up on Tashi.

  3. Bookings: This is a list of the blocked out bookings added to Tashi via your imported Calendar Feeds.

Importing your Calendar Feeds ⭐️

You can import calendar fees for a specific room or a room type from the different OTA channels you use. To ensure that the availability is synced, you’ll want to import a calendar feed for each different OTA channel.

To import your Calendar Feeds:

  1. Locate the relevant Room in the Rooms list and click edit

  2. Click ‘Add Link’

  3. In the ‘Title’ field, give the Calendar Feed a name. We recommend the name being the source of the Calendar Feed and the name given to that Room in that source. E.g. Booking.com Double Bedroom 1

  4. Paste the calendar feeds link for that room from your source in the Link field.

  5. Click Save

Pro Tip 💡: We recommend importing different calendar feeds for each room, but we've provided the import by Room Type option as we've come across some calendar feeds that don't specify a particular room or rate plan.

Exporting your Calendar Feeds 🙌

You can export calendar feeds from Tashi for a specific room and import them into different OTA channels that you use.

This will ensure that the OTA’s availability is updated to reflect the availability calendar that you’re maintaining in Tashi.

To export your Calendar Feeds, then:

  1. Locate the relevant Room in the Rooms list and click edit

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the modal to the ‘Export Feeds’ section.

  3. Copy the appropriate Rate Plan link and import it into your OTA channels.

Pro Tip 💡: Different Rates Plans are set up in Tashi for Website /Agent/OTA bookings in the image above. You may want to have a different Rate Plan for each OTA calendar so that you can easily block out availability on a Rate Plan (OTA) by Rate Plan (OTA) basis.

Or, you may have only one Rate Plan, which is fine. If that’s the case, copy the link for your Default Rate Plan.

What’s an Accommodation Rate Plan? See-> HERE.

Manually refreshing the Calendar Feeds

You can refresh the calendar feeds at any time by using the refresh button.

This is useful where there's a delay in an expected blocked-out booking coming in or you want to check if you're missing bookings.

Once you've clicked this button you'll get a success message and prompt to check the 'Bookings' tab in Calendar Feeds modal for any Bookings that this refresh brought into your account.

Checking what Bookings have come in via Calendar Feeds

Do you want to check the bookings that have been created via the Calendar Feeds? Simply go to the Back Office -> Settings -> Calendar Feeds -> Bookings tab.

Here you can filter and view all bookings that have been created in Tashi via your setup Calendar Feeds.

How to identify a Calendar Feed (iCal sync) Booking

You can view your Calendar Feed (iCal sync) bookings in your overall Bookings list and Calendar. They have the following characteristics:

  1. Booking Status = Blocked Out

  2. Booking Source: iCal

Not sure how to import/export calendar links

into your different OTA channels? 🔎

Here's a quick video showing you how to find the Import/Export Calendar function in the most popular Accommodation OTAs

For Help Article links on how to do it, click on the relevant link below:

  1. Airbnb

  2. Booking.com

  3. VRBO: Import and VRBO: Export

  4. Tripadvisor

  5. Expedia

If your OTA is not listed above, and/or you’re still not sure how to do it, then we’d recommend asking for customer support from your OTA channel.

Skip ahead to:

  1. Edit an Accommodation Booking

  2. Create a new Accommodation Booking

  3. Create a Group Booking

  4. Create a Room Type

  5. Room Types vs Rooms

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