NOTE: Step 4 is unique to this Channel. Take special care to complete it.
STEP 1: UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
With this integration Hostfully will automatically synchronize your property data, photos, rates (even dynamic rates if you have them enabled) and availability to TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor's API provides a one-way sync for calendars (Hostfully -> TripAdvisor). This is different than the other channels. In order for TripAdvisor's bookings to appear on Hostfully automatically, import all your TripAdvisor iCals to Hostfully. See step 4.
MANAGING 5 PROPERTIES AND MORE
When listing more than 5 properties, listings on TripAdvisor will be listed on your own TripAdvisor account. When turning ON the channel an email will automatically notify 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 synchronized with Hostfully (don't forget Step 4).
STEP 2: GET STARTED WITH THE HOSTFULLY CHANNEL MANAGER
Here’s how to get started:
Navigate to the Channels page, found under the drop-down arrow by the Agency Name:
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 need 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
TripAdvisor's API provides a one-way sync for calendars (Hostfully -> TripAdvisor). This is different than the other channels. In order for TripAdvisor's bookings to appear on Hostfully automatically, import all your TripAdvisor iCals to Hostfully:
- On TripAdvisor: go to a listing, Manage Calendar, click on Export Calendar, copy the URL (see image below)
- On Hostfully, go to Calendar Tools from your Agency drop-down, select the property, select TripAdvisor, paste the iCal URL, and check the box saying Keep calendar automatically synchronized. Then, click Start Synchronization.
After you have imported the iCal for each listing and checked the box to auto sync them, as bookings are made on TripAdvisor, they will now automatically appear on your multi-property calendar (in dark green).
Your bookings will also be automatically synchronized to all the other calendars you connected to Hostfully.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org