Hi does anyone use a channel manager and if so who as we are looking at a way of managing our calendars over several booking sites .
Many thanks in anticipation
susan and rory
Preface my comments by saying Airbnb do not condone or accept responsibility for the use of external software in conjunction with their platform.
I have personally not had the need to use a channel manager but, in discussions with those who do Kigo seems to be a prefered choice. It does seem to operate reasonably reliably with Airbnb and most other STR platforms
I hope this helps.
Yeah times area a changing Jeff, 18 months ago Airbnb would not endorse 'smartlocks' or any external software. Two years ago February 7th-13th they had a 'purge' on multi-listing hosts....de-listed a lot of them. The CC was full of it at the time.
Now look, there are a few with in excess of 500 listings!
It's difficult to keep up with the changes these days, almost pays to keep your mouth shut!!
We have just started with RU and has given us a real headache as we use a pms as well. How do you find the LOS pricing / Discount structure, As our PMS can only sync one or the other - Which in turn is not great for managing multiple connections.
I've been using Nuevah pms and channel manager and it's really useful... It syncs with most channels out there and the integration is really smooth, no issues really so i'm very happy with it.
The UI is very intuitive too and it has a mobile ios app which i use all the time.
Hope this helps you! Nuevahospitality.com
I tried Red Awning and found out that your existing reviews from Airbnb will not follow to they platform. Then I tried Sirvoy and it is better but still does not have all the answers for me. They all seem to have their drawbacks.
You can check out HotelRunner. I have been using them for almost a year now. They have a direct two way connectivity with Airbib and are connected with all major OTAs. Havent run into a problem yet, maybe give them a try.
Hello All, I've tried many channel manager there and was a lot of work. I used roomaxis, Tokeet, Cloudbeds and Smoobu. I can recommend you by far Smoobu because it's very easy to use!
Smoobu synchronizes portals such as Airbnb and Booking.com and also automates everyday tasks such as billing or communication.
If you register via the following link you will have 2 months for free!!
I use Rentals United directly (without a PMS) and it allows me to be on Airbnb, booking.com, homeaway, Spain Holiday, Tui Villas, and and and ... (I'm on 20 sites!). I use Beyond Pricing which is connected so as to not guess my pricing anymore, DOINN also connected for my housekeeping, and Hello Here for the welcome app. I save so much time compared to before!!!
Check out HotelRunner, they have a great all-in-one system where I manage every part of my properties business ( online payments, promotions, booking engine, channel manager, custom emails sent to each customer before, during, and after their stay ).
I also found the system to be quite easy to use, and had help setting up my account with one of their agents from the support team.