STEP 1: UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
With this integration, Hostfully will automatically synchronise your property data, photos, rates (even dynamic rates if you have them enabled) and availability to TripAdvisor.
MANAGING 1 to 5 PROPERTIES
Hostfully no longer supports distribution to TripAdvisor for accounts listing less than 5 properties.
MANAGING 5 PROPERTIES AND MORE
When listing more than 5 properties, your listings on TripAdvisor will be listed on your own TripAdvisor account. When turning on the channel, an email will automatically be sent to the TripAdvisor sales department, which will contact you within 5 business days to set up your account.
Once your account is set up, it will automatically be synchronised with Hostfully.
STEP 2: GET STARTED WITH THE HOSTFULLY CHANNEL MANAGER
Here’s how to get started:
Navigate to your Channels page
This can be found through the drop-down menu under your agency profile tab:
STEP 3: TURN ON THE TRIPADVISOR CHANNEL INTEGRATION
The Integration is not immediate. After turning the channel ON you'll be contacted by a TripAdvisor representative before the connection is established.
If you would like to adjust the rate for your listings on TripAdvisor, you may do so with the Rate multiplier. However, since TripAdvisor adds their fees onto the price you are charging, we recommend leaving this setting at 0%:
STEP 4: IMPORT YOUR TRIPADVISOR iCALS (More than 5 properties only)
TripAdvisor's API only provide a one-way synch for calendars (Hostfully -> TripAdvisor). In order for the TripAdvisor's bookings to appear on Hostfully automatically, import all your TripAdvisor iCals to Hostfully:
- on TripAdvisor, go to a listing, Manage Calendar, then click on Export Calendar, copy the URL (see image below)
- on Hostfully, go to Calendar Import, select the property, select TripAdvisor, paste the iCal URL, and make sure to check the box "Keep calendar automatically synchronized", then click "Start Synchronization".
Once bookings are made on TripAdvisor, they will automatically appear on your multi-property calendar, and will be automatically synchronised to all the other calendars you connected to Hostfully. TripAdvisor bookings will appear in dark green, as below:
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org