Inside your Hostaway software, you will find the calendar module. This calendar module is able to show all your reservations based on individual listings or by the multi-calendar option. Depending on your channels synchronization time, the Hostaway software automatically adds the new reservation to the calendar overview and remove those who are canceled.
Example blocking date events
Channel bookings: When a booking is made on one of the channels, the system will collect the data and start the sync process within 5 minutes.
Direct bookings: In your calendar window, you have a button to add direct bookings to the system. Once direct bookings are added, the software will start the sync to all connected channels.
Owner occupancy: When the owner is staying at the place, you can use the direct booking option or block the days manually by the calendar. Select one or more days to change the status to 'blocked'.
When an adjustment is made to the calendar, it will show an orange clock for the days. This means that the system is starting the synchronization.
When the synchronization is completed, the day will have a green checkmark. At that moment, the system will have to send all the details to the XML / API connected channels and should be updated in minutes. Sometimes it's needed to refresh your browser to see the changes made.
For the iCal connected channels, the new calendar updates are ready for "pickup" and it is fully dependent on your sales channel on when they will retrieve the updated information.
Rate and length of stay synchronization
With Hostaway, you can update your rates per listing for XML / API channels like Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and more. Length of stay can also be adjusted for Booking.com and Expedia. To do this, you can click on a single day in the calendar or select multiple days. This will show you the settings screen (on the right) for these days where you can fill in the rate for that day(s) and the minimum length of stay. When saved, the Hostaway channel manager software will start the sync to the channels. Depending on the number of days, this takes 3 to 15 minutes to complete.