Most of the process during setup is driven by the timeline of the booking platforms.
Timeline for Importing Property Data from Airbnb:
- Can be done in 24-48 hours
- Sync can be done within 24 hours
- Airbnb Help documentation
Vrbo (HomeAway) Timeline for Establishing a Full API Sync is 7-10 days.
- Turn on HomeAway Channel in Hostfully. This sends an automatic notification to HomeAway via Hostfully.
- A HomeAway representative will contact you within 2-3 days to start the process
- Typically the process with HomeAway takes 7+ days
- Vrbo Help documentation
The process for setting up Booking.com typically takes 3 to 5 weeks.
- Setup account and listings in Booking.com
- Choose Hostfully as channel manager
- Hostfully accepts responsibility as channel manager
- You will get an email from Booking.com asking you to validate the channel manager selection as Hostfully
- You will need to go to Booking.com and click the button there to activate this from within Booking.com.
- After you’ve activated in Booking.com. You will need to turn on the sync from Hostfully platform
- There will be a waiting period after this step where your listings may not be live, and you may need to wait 2-3 days before the full sync is activated and your listings are live.
- Booking.com Help documentation
Process for Setup (3 to 5 weeks)
- TripAdvisor will email you within about a week to get started
- Follow the steps that TripAdvisor advises, including choosing Hostfully as the channel manager within TripAdvisor
- TripAdvisor Help documentation