We’re thrilled to introduce our full Airbnb API integration, the new way to manage your Airbnb listings inside your Lodgify account.
As one of the most requested features from our users, we’ve spent a lot of time developing and testing this seamless new upgrade for our channel manager.
How does the Lodgify-Airbnb integration work?
By connecting directly with Airbnb’s API, our two-way integration allows real-time synchronization of booking information, availabilities, rates and messages between Lodgify and Airbnb. Additionally, there is the option to synchronize listing details between the two platforms.
For owners and managers who are not yet advertising on Airbnb, this connection allows you to create a brand new Airbnb listing from inside your Lodgify account with just one click.
Why is the Lodgify-Airbnb Integration so great?
When you connect your Lodgify properties with Airbnb, your listings will be open to a much larger volume of travelers – in fact, Airbnb has seen 300 million guest arrivals in total. Given that the site is active in over 81,000 cities and more than 191 countries, presence on Airbnb can highly increase your chances of obtaining better occupancy rates.
This seamless new integration is an advanced development for the industry. Not only are listing details and booking information synchronized, but the connection also pushes rates, availabilities and messages between the two platforms in real-time. Owners and property managers will save hours of admin time and be able to enjoy the convenience of managing everything from one place – inside your Lodgify account.
Professional vs. Basic Connection
Previously, the Lodgify channel manager offered a standard connection of calendar availabilities via an iCal link. This connection still exists and is now called the Basic connection. The API integration has a wider range of features and is called the Professional connection.
For a comparison of the features of the Basic and Professional connection, please see the table below:
|Basic connection||Professional connection|
|Import of reservations||✔️||✔️|
|Instant synchronization of reservations and availabilities||❌||✔️|
|Import number of guests||❌||✔️|
|Import of total booking amount||❌||✔️|
|Export of rates from Lodgify to Airbnb||❌||✔️|
|Import/export of guest messages||❌||✔️|
|Create Airbnb listing from within Lodgify||❌||✔️|
How to enable the Airbnb API integration
Getting set up and activating this integration is a simple process that requires users to have Instant Book enabled on Airbnb. Just go to your Channel Manager inside your Lodgify account, and click on the icon for the Professional connection. From the sidebar, you will then be able to contact us and request your connection.
For complete details on synchronization settings and restrictions, please refer to our knowledge base article: Connect Lodgify to Airbnb.