Support » Plugin: ICS Calendar » booking.com ical sync

  • Resolved scriptor117

    (@scriptor117)


    Hi,

    i have the problem, that i want to synchronize a booking.com calender with ICS Calendar.
    Can someone tell me, if this works?

    On booking.com, we start next year with bookings, so booking only allows me to “open / close” the days for bookings, but not to reserve it for a test.

    When i use it this way, do we see the booked days in the calender on our site?

    Have a great day and thanks for your answers!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author room34

    (@room34)

    I haven’t specifically tested the plugin with a booking.com feed, but I do know many people are using it with Airbnb so I think as long as booking.com generates an iCalendar subscription (ICS) link, it should work.

    I tried checking the page you linked to but it’s password protected. Can you share the password?

    Thread Starter scriptor117

    (@scriptor117)

    Hi room34,

    thanks for your support! The Password is: de-bunte-koh

    I have used the following code:
    [ics_calendar url=”https://admin.booking.com/hotel/hoteladmin/ical.html?t=a2245058-0862-40c3-bc17-e79f5226ee24″%5D

    Have a great day!

    Plugin Author room34

    (@room34)

    Thanks. I can see at this point that your calendar is empty. (Opening the downloaded ICS file in a text editor shows now events.)

    Looking at the page, the calendar looks like it is displaying correctly. So once there are events (i.e. booked days) in your calendar, it should display correctly.

    One thing you will probably want to consider is that the calendar from booking.com may include the name or other info of the person with the reservation, which I am sure you won’t want to show on the page. The plugin has a couple of options to help deal with that.

    First, you can add maskinfo="BOOKED" to the shortcode. Replace BOOKED with whatever text you want to display — presumably in German 😉 — and that’s what will appear in each day instead of the actual event text.

    The other is that since you’ll probably only have all-day events, you may want to remove the “ALL DAY” (“GANZTÄGIG”) text that will appear on each. You can do that by adding hidealldayindicator="true" to the shortcode.

    You might also want to take a look at the Pro version of the plugin; it has a “Year Availability” view that might suit your needs: https://icscalendar.com/sample-calendars/#year-availability

    Thread Starter scriptor117

    (@scriptor117)

    Thanks for your great support!

    I will try it that way! =)

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