ICAL SYNCHRONIZATION FOR HOTELS
Import, export and synchronization through iCal
The iCal is a tool that allows you to communicate the availability of a specific type of accommodation to an online sales portal, a tour operator or external collaborators.
Communication via iCal is unidirectional, so it is possible to send information regarding the availability of the PMS Slope to the service where the iCalendar was entered, but not vice versa.
Whenever a reservation is received from the portal in which the iCalendar was entered, the latter is not automatically communicated to the PMS, but must be entered manually.
The iCal generated by Slope can be reached via URL and allow unidirectional communication (1-way) of the information: consequently it is possible to update the availabilities from the PMS to the portal or service where the address of the iCalendar is inserted.
The calendar is automatically updated from the management Slope to the variation of the availability of the lodging.
When is it beneficial to use iCal?
The connection via iCalendar calendars can therefore be considered sufficient in the case of connections with portals from which you do not receive a high number of bookings, thus making the manual entry of the same sustainable.
The most popular portals that can be updated via iCalendar are channels like Airbnb and Homeaway, it is possible to use this tool to automatically update openings and closings on both portals.