Airbnb - Onboarding - Step 4 - Choose sync method

1. Go to What​ ​to​ ​Sync. 

A. There are two different ways to manage your Airbnb listings: “sync everything” or “limited sync.” i. “Sync​ ​everything”​ means you will manage content, rates and availability from your channel manager. 
B. “Limited​ ​Sync”​ means you will only manage rates and availability from your channel manager. With this option, you will be able to manage content within your Airbnb account and not have it overridden by your property management system. After you make this choice, you will be able to adjust the choice at a later date. The content changes you make on Airbnb will not be pushed back to your property management system.


Your​ ​Sync​ ​Options 

What​ ​does​ ​this​ ​sync​ ​do? 

Anything​ ​else​ ​I​ ​should​ ​know?

Sync​ ​everything

Listing​ ​details,​ ​booking​ ​settings,​ ​pricing, availability,​ ​messages,​ ​and​ ​reservations​ ​will​ ​all be​ ​managed​ ​via​ ​your​ ​PMS. 

You​ ​can​ ​view​ ​these​ ​things​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Airbnb​ ​website but​ ​you​ ​will​ ​only​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​edit​ ​them​ ​using​ ​your PMS.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​chosen​ ​to​ ​“Sync​ ​everything”​ ​and​ ​you map​ ​your​ ​existing​ ​PMS​ ​listing​ ​to​ ​an​ ​existing Airbnb​ ​listing,​ ​the​ ​listing​ ​descriptions,​ ​photos, and​ ​amenities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Airbnb​ ​listing​ ​will​ ​be replaced​ ​with​ ​the​ ​information​ ​from​ ​your​ ​PMS. Your​ ​Airbnb​ ​reviews​ ​and​ ​ratings​ ​will​ ​remain.

Limited​ ​sync

Only​ ​your​ ​pricing,​ ​availability,​ ​messages,​ ​and reservations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​managed​ ​via​ ​your​ ​PMS. Your​ ​listing​ ​details​ ​and​ ​booking​ ​settings​ ​will​ ​be managed​ ​via​ ​the​ ​Airbnb​ ​website. 

This​ ​option​ ​is​ ​great​ ​if​ ​you​ ​want​ ​to​ ​customize your​ ​listings​ ​description,​ ​photos,​ ​or​ ​booking settings​ ​to​ ​appeal​ ​to​ ​Airbnb​ ​guests.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​chosen​ ​to​ ​“Limited​ ​sync”​ ​and​ ​you map​ ​your​ ​existing​ ​PMS​ ​listing​ ​to​ ​an​ ​existing Airbnb​ ​listing​ ​the​ ​listing​ ​descriptions,​ ​photos, and​ ​amenities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Airbnb​ ​listing​ ​will​ ​remain. Your​ ​Airbnb​ ​reviews​ ​and​ ​ratings​ ​will​ ​also​ ​remain.

 2. Last but not least, go to the Sync​ ​to​ column. There are two ways to sync listings to Airbnb. Under the “Sync to” section you can, 

A. choose to map a PMS listing to an existing Airbnb listing, by searching for the appropriate listing in your Airbnb account. 
B. You can choose to Sync to a “New Listing” which will create a new listing on Airbnb.

C. Note: Instant book will be turned on for all synced listings. Learn more about Instant Book on Airbnb.

3. Once you have set everything up correctly click the “Sync all listings” button in the top right. You can also sync individual listings using the sync button on each row. By clicking the Sync button, you are turning all selected listings live on Airbnb and will begin to receive messages and bookings from Airbnb guests!