In Part 1 of our series on the new HomeAway Secure Messaging Platform we reviewed what data and formatting can be sent to a guest who inquiries through HomeAway. In a nutshell, ONLY plain text will be allowed. Many Lodgix subscribers have customized HTML response templates that are used to respond to HomeAway inquiries. […]
HomeAway recently announced that they will be moving to a secure messaging platform. This is not a Lodgix initiative, we can only code our platform to make the changeover as seamless as possible for our users. I do feel bad however for those who use HomeAway as the primary source of their bookings, as
Lodgix now integrates to a variety of different booking channels including Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor. These channels have no mechanism to collect a signed digital signature on a rental agreement. That creates a problem for property managers that require a signed rental agreement with every booking, regardless of where it originated. Currently every
READ THE DOCUMENTATION!!! Our integration to Airbnb has launched. It may still require a bit of tweaking in the next couple of weeks (July 2017), but we felt it was close enough to warrant it going live. Airbnb REQUIRES that a new Airbnb account be established for the integration. Lodgix will then populate your
Lodgix publishes a WordPress plugin to sync Lodgix inventory with a WordPress website. Within that plugin there is a rentals search widget. The rentals search widget can be used by guests to search for properties and narrow down the search results. Property managers can optionally choose to search by: Location # of Bedrooms Price
We’ve added a bit of new flexibility to the triggers interface. It is now possible to NOT send trigger communications depending on the source of the booking. This is directly related to our new Airbnb integration which will be launching soon. Airbnb collects the guest payments and remits the host payments to property
Custom property variables have been a part of Lodgix for a long time. Custom property variables allow for custom fields like for example, wi fi codes, gate codes, directions to property, pool instructions, special notes, etc.. These fields can then be referenced using merge tags in guest communications, rental agreements, etc. Super convenient and flexible.
The arrival report has been cleaned up and enhanced a bit. Previously there were separate columns for invoice notes, services and housekeeping notes. We’ve combined all into one column with an identifier showing what sort of notation is being displayed: When an invoice has both arriving housekeeping notes, invoice notes / block reasons, and a