We know that you often use your calendar to manage your listing. You can use it to set your availability, but it’s also where you can set prices, check your confirmed reservations, and figure out when you want to send a traveler a Special Offer. To make it easier for you to do all of these tasks, we’re making some updates to the calendar.
You can use the improved calendar sync to avoid double bookings
For hosts who list their space on Airbnb and other websites, we know it can be difficult to prevent double-bookings. To make it easier to keep multiple guests from booking the same dates on different sites, we’ve improved calendar sync so that the information updates every few hours, instead of once a day. We plan to continue to improve calendar sync so that updates are faster and faster in the coming months.
The calendar is easier to read
We’re making two updates to help you see the whole month on your calendar without your controls getting in the way: we’re collapsing the menu on the left-hand side (so you won’t see it if you don’t need to use it), and we’re moving over the control for setting the availability and price for specific dates.
We’re also making it easier to see when you have dates that are booked, and removing the half-day color blocks when you have someone checking in or checking out. Whenever you have a confirmed reservation, you’ll see your guest’s profile photo right in the calendar, and you can click their name to go straight to the messages you have exchanged. It’s important to note, all the controls on your calendar will work in the same way—we hope they’re simply easier to use!
You can use calendar settings to control the requests you receive
When you go to your calendar, you’ll be able to view a section on the right-hand side with detailed settings to control your availability for same-day requests, back-to-back requests, and requests for trips in the distant future. By using these settings, you can have more control over the types of requests you receive.
With these updates and tools, you may want to try turning on Instant Book to boost your response rate and stand out in search results. Guests appreciate being able to make their plans immediately, so turning it on can help you get more bookings and earn more.
We’ll continue to find ways to improve the calendar so it can better serve your needs. We always appreciate the feedback hosts provide!