If you are a host on Airbnb, you might want to showcase your availability on your own website. This way, you can attract more potential guests, increase your direct bookings, and avoid double bookings. In this article, I will show you how to add an Airbnb calendar to a WIX website in a few simple steps.
What is an Airbnb Calendar?
An Airbnb calendar is a tool that allows you to manage your reservations and availability on Airbnb. You can sync your Airbnb calendar with other external calendars (such as HomeAway, VRBO, Google, Apple, etc.) to prevent multiple guests from booking the same dates. You can also export your Airbnb calendar to your personal calendar to see your reservations in your own context.
An Airbnb calendar is based on the iCal format, which is a standard format for exchanging calendar information. An iCal link is a URL that ends with .ICS and contains the data of your calendar. You can use an iCal link to import or export your calendar to or from other platforms.
Why Add an Airbnb Calendar to a WIX Website?
Adding an Airbnb calendar to a WIX website has several benefits for hosts:
- It allows you to display your availability on your own website, which can help you attract more visitors and potential guests.
- It helps you increase your direct bookings, which can save you from paying commissions or fees to Airbnb or other platforms.
- It prevents double bookings, which can cause confusion and frustration for you and your guests.
- It enhances your credibility and professionalism, as it shows that you are organized and reliable.
How to Add an Airbnb Calendar to a WIX Website?
To add an Airbnb calendar to a WIX website, you will need two things:
- An iCal link of your Airbnb calendar
- A WIX add-on that can display an iCal calendar on your website
Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Get your Airbnb iCal link
To get your Airbnb iCal link, you need to:
- Log in to your Airbnb account and go to your hosting dashboard.
- Click on the Calendar tab and select the listing calendar you want to export.
- Click on the Availability settings on the right panel.
- Scroll down to the Sync calendars section and click on Export calendar.
- Copy the link in the Export calendar window and save it somewhere. This is your Airbnb iCal link.
Step 2: Add a WIX add-on that can display an iCal calendar
To add a WIX add-on that can display an iCal calendar, you need to:
- Log in to your WIX account and go to your [site dashboard].
- Click on the [Add Apps] tab on the left menu.
- Search for [RentalBell], which is a free app that allows you to add an iCal calendar to your WIX website.
- Click on [Add to Site] next to the RentalBell app.
- Select the page where you want to place the calendar on your website.
- Drag the calendar to where you want it to appear on the page.
Step 3: Import your Airbnb iCal link to the WIX add-on
To import your Airbnb iCal link to the WIX add-on, you need to:
- Click on the calendar on your website to open the RentalBell settings.
- Click on the [Settings] tab on the top menu.
- Paste your Airbnb iCal link into the [iCal URL] field.
- Click on [Save] to apply the changes.
That’s it! You have successfully added an Airbnb calendar to your WIX website. Now, your website visitors can see your availability and book directly with you.
Adding an Airbnb calendar to a WIX website is a great way to showcase your availability, increase your direct bookings, and avoid double bookings. It is also easy and fast to do, as you only need an Airbnb iCal link and a WIX add-on that can display an iCal calendar. I hope this article was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy hosting!