Listeo has an iCal synchronisation tool that allows you to import/export booking dates from your listing to exchange that data with 3rd party services.

You can add link to your listing ical file to for example airbnb and import your airbnb calendar to your listing in Listeo to avoid any risk of overbooking.  Reservations  dates of you your apartment in airbnb will be marked as booked in your listing in Listeo. This also works with any other calendar software that allows importing/exporting dates in ics/ical format.

How to set it up?

If you are using Listeo since version 1.3 it will be set for you by our Setup Wizard.

For users who upgraded from older versions, all you need to do is to create new page, name it iCal, set Page Template for that page (it’s in Page Attributes) to use Listeo iCal Output. Publish that page, and go to Listeo Core -> Pages, choose this page as your iCal page, it’s the last option on that screen.

How does it work?

Listeo runs w cron job that periodically (every 30 minutes) checks if your listing has any iCal feed imported, and if it does it imports all dates from those feeds to create a reservations in bookings table. This happens also immediately  if you add a feed, and if you delete the feed it removes all reservations added from that feed. Those reservations are not visible in your Bookings section, they are just stored in database to block available dates for your listing.