Integrating with Vacation Rental Sites

Vacation RentPro optionally integrates with 3rd party vacation rental advertising sites and Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s). Some of these are full 2-way integrations and others are 1-way. Please check the Purchase page to see which VRP licenses include these interfaces.

Direct Integration with HomeAway / VRBO

  1. HomeAway / VRBO – Full Listing Updates and Online Bookings integration
    VRP optionally provides a direct 2-way integration with HomeAway / VRBO. This allows VRP to take full advantage of all features offered by HomeAway’s API, including Guaranteed Pricing, Rate structures, Cancellation Policies, Amenities, Photos, Payment Schedules, etc. Since HomeAway is owned by Expedia, your listings can also be distributed to Expedia and it’s subsidiaries, such as Travelocity, Hotels.com, Trivago, etc. Note: The HomeAway interface requires a $149/year fee payable to VRP.

Integration with Channel Managers

VRP integrates with the following Channel Managers, who in turn, integrate with various OTA’s:

  1. BookingPal – Full Listing Updates and Online Bookings integration – BookingPal.com is a 3rd party Channel manager service which allows your listings to be published and integrated with many other sites, including: Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, and many others.  BookingPal allows you to keep your own accounts and branding with the various channels. And they do not mark up the rates on your listings, (unless you choose to).

    BookingPal costs = 2% of rent (+ channel’s fees), which can optionally be paid for by guests when using the automatically adjusted rates export to channels feature in VRP.
  2. RedAwning – Full Listing Updates and Online Bookings integration – RedAwning.com is a 3rd party Channel manager service which allows your listings to be published and integrated with many other sites, including: Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, and many others.  RedAwning is a “full service” channel manager, meaning that they provide credit card processing, damage insurance, and handle initial contacts and inquiries from the guest. You also do not need to create your own accounts on the various OTA sites.

    RedAwning costs = approx. 10% (+ channel’s fees), which are paid for by guests.

Other Integrations

  1. TripAdvisor – Full Listing interface
    VRP provides a direct 1-way interface of listing details , calendars and rates to TripAdvisor.com. However, TripAdvisor now requires a 50 property minimum. If you do not meet this minimum, you can use one of the Channel Managers above instead with TripAdvisor.
  2. FindRentals.com – Full Listing interface
    VRP provides a direct 1-way interface of listing details, calendars and rates to FindRentals.com. FindRentals offers fixed price advertising (much like the old VRBO), and they link all listings back to your own website.
  3. EmeraldCoastByOwner.com – Full Listing interface
    VRP provides a direct 1-way interface of listing details, calendars and rates to EmeraldCoastByOwner.com, which is a regional advertising site.
  4. HelloHere.com – Guest Service Mobile App interface
    VRP has developed an interface with HelloHere.com, and is currently waiting for HelloHere to complete their setup and testing on their end.

iCal Calendars Interface

  1. VRP can export iCal calendars to your own website (or our server if you do not have a website). iCals can then be shared to any other 3rd party sites (such as: Airbnb, VRBO, and others), which accept iCal calendars.
  2. VRP can also import iCal calendars from 1 or more 3rd party sites into VRP. This feature can be used in 2 ways:
    1. For automatically checking 3rd party calendars and comparing them to available dates within VRP.
    2. For automatically importing blocked dates from 3rd party calendars, and creating “External Bookings” to block those dates in VRP.