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BookingCenter has an Airbnb interface to manage availability to your Airbnb profile.  Please review the details here: http://www.bookingcenter.com/interfaces-and-modules/airbnb-interface/ and let us know if you are ready for us to connect to your Airbnb profile. The interface is very easy to setup, and even easier to manage on a daily basis, as it's a seamless '2-way' interface that includes all your 'Listings' and all taxes, service charges, and the 'payout' amount from each booking, so that BookingCenter can track your complete Airbnb business.

In order to activate the interface, we only you to contact us to agree to the pricing of $30/month, and then you will have to 'authenticate' that BookingCenter will be your Channel Manager and that we can connect your Airbnb 'listings' to your BookingCenter 'rooms' and rates. Once BookingCenter has confirmed activation of the Airbnb interface, the information below will help you manage the interface.

Airbnb Interface


 Once BookingCenter has confirmed activation of the Airbnb interface, make sure you:

  1. Understand Availability and Rates. BookingCenter will update and manage both your rates and availability to Airbnb , as it does to other OTA channels.
  2. Rates: Customers can decide to use BookingCenter's 'restrictions' to set 'close outs', Minimum Length of Stay, Maximum Length of Stay, etc on their Rates for specific Airbnb listing(s). Or they can elect to use Airbnb's 'auto-rate tools' to have Airbnb 's automatically adjust rates as their 'market analysis' decides.
  3. Booking details and all Guest Messaging can still be found in the Airbnb app or website, but all messages and updates to Guests and bookings will also automatically be entered into BookingCenter (messaging is implemented via MyGuest), as occurs via other OTA and GDS channels.  
  4. The Airbnb 'booking ID' given to the Guest will also be your BookingCenter 'Booking ID'.  Check In the booking when the Airbnb Guest arrives, as you would any booking.
  5. Payment from Airbnb (as opposed to Guest). Since payment comes from Airbnb via their 'pay out' method, you can manage the complete income and expense of an AirBnB via 3 ways:
    1. apply the 'Payment' to the folio using either a new receipt type called 'Airbnb Payment';
    2. Direct Bill payment, which can be reconciled with your 'Pay out' method setup with Airbnb as an 'Accounts Receivable';  
    3. or the actual method Airbnb pays you by, such as: PayPal, bank transfer, direct deposit, etc. 

Regardless of which method you use, we recommend placing the transaction reference from Airbnb into he 'description' field when entering the payment for tracking purposes. This way, the folio is balanced and you can reference the actual AirBnB payment to the folio of the Guest.