- Please note that you may not have access to 2way API connection if you have less than five listings on HomeAway in some countries based on VRBO/HomeAway’s Policy. In that case, you have to connect via iCal. (Please read Exporting iCal links and Importing iCal Links)
Before you begin mapping, we recommend you have the following information ready.
- Descriptions – If you already have a listing with Homeaway, recommend to copy information from extranet
- Listing features – Sports & Adventure, View, Attractions, Leisure Activities, Local Features
- Payment Type
- Cancellation policy
- House Rule Agreement – PDF format
Disconnecting Your Old Channel Manager
You should contact HomeAway account manager to understand terms and changes (if any) before proceeding.
When property is ready, proceed with onboarding steps.
Connecting HomeAway/ Vrbo to Zeevou
NOTE: During the onboarding period, the connection is NOT live.
Step 1: In Zeevou, go to Listings -> Properties and open the desired property in View Mode.
Step 2: Look for the Channel Manager Config tab.
Step 3: Click on Open and a new pop-up window opens.
Note: if you are using Safari, the new pop-up window might not open. Please follow the steps mentioned here.
Step 4: Click on Select Channel on the right, then select HomeAway. Finally, click on the + button.
Step 5: Select the number of people included in the prices that you have set in your rates in the Number of Pax field.
Step 6: In the two fields right to the right of it, you can increase the rate that is being sent out. For example, to add 15% to the price, change the 1 to 1.15 and add 0.
Step 7: Select the rate and click on Next. A new window pops up.
Step 8: For a brand new mapping you should select ‘New Profile’.
Step 9: For the rest of your listings, you should select ‘Connect with existing Profile’. **Conditions applies – properties must be linked to the same chain ID
Step 10: Follow prompts and complete information as required. Then click NEXT to move to next section.
Note: in the Fees section, if there are applicable extra guest charges, the ‘applicable guest’ count must be entered. The ‘max guest’ count is not editable. This information is based on listing setup.
Step 11: When completed, on the last section ‘Payment Terms’, click ‘Finish’.
Step 12: Once completed, you should contact HomeAway account manager or fill in lead form , https://www.homeaway.co.uk/l/pmsc/staah?utm_source=website&utm_medium=social. Provide advertiser ID to HomeAway. (you can find the STAAH Advertiser ID here: Listings -> Properties -> Channel manager config -> open, Click on Map in front of VRBO -> pen and paper . You can see the Advertiser ID on top left of the new popped up window under Profile).
HomeAway on boarding team will review setup together with property. Once both parties are happy, HomeAway will activate listing. Integration for property goes live in channel manager
HomeAway will advise Zeevou once listing goes live.