iCalendar (aka iCal) is an old method of sharing your calendar across different platforms and users. It was a good solution at the time, but times have changed and we have developed better ways of sharing your calendar data.
When using iCalendar, your shared data is limited to reservation dates without any other information like guest name, listing information, financial data or reservation status.
Due to iCalendars' infrastructure, setting up one calendar for all your iCal integration is not possible. The setup is one listing per calendar and not multiple listings per calendar. Meaning, you will have to set up many calendars (as the number of listings you have).
iCalendar integrations sync only calendar availability and may take up to a few hours to update, as a result, they have a high risk for double bookings.
Our solutions have you covered
With our channel manager, you will be able to sync your listings, availability, financial data, guest data, communications and much more across 60+ channels, while having a stable integration.
The Owners Portal is a special website, separate from the Guesty Dashboard, where your property owners can view their properties calendar, occupancy data, and book their stay directly from there. It is up to you what data to share with the property owner.
Your reservation data can be shared with anyone you would like, in just one click. The data is always up to date and is presented in a clear way for non-tech savvy people as well.