Setting up new properties in Lodgix has never been easier – at least for HomeAway customers. Last year we coded the ability for a property manager to import inventory setup on HomeAway / VRBO into Lodgix.
This feature can save a bunch of time, as the alternative would be to manually copy and paste all marketing and amenity data into Lodgix – FOR EVERY PROPERTY. Yuck. No one cares to do that. Initially, the HomeAway import was limited to property data only. Not any more.
Today Lodgix can also import all existing HomeAway reservations and reviews into Lodgix. Most property managers wish to integrate to HomeAway. Integrating to HomeAway wipes out all property and reservation data on HomeAway and overwrites that data with data from Lodgix. Thus before the integration can begin, all property data must be present on Lodgix so it can be sync’d back to HomeAway to update and / or create listings.
Reservation data needs to either be imported into Lodgix via ical and then turned into a reservation (old way) or better yet, imported into Lodgix from HomeAway (new way). Once all HomeAway reservations are present in Lodgix, the integration to HomeAway can be done and then all listings on HomeAway will be sync’d with Lodgix and all future reservations taken on HomeAway will be pushed into Lodgix. Reservations taken on Lodgix (or other channels) will sync with HomeAway and block those dates on the HomeAway calendar.
Additionally, Lodgix can now import your existing HomeAway / VRBO reviews, which will make populating your existing wordpress site, super easy.