How to synchronize a Ebab and calendar

There are two ways to synchronize a Ebab and calendar. This article will discuss both options.

Option A: Exchange ICAL files directly with each other
Risk of double bookings
Not scalable
More work required

The following method of syncing your Ebab and calendar together won't cost you anything, however it comes with some drawbacks including the risk of a double booking due to the delay between syncing of the two calendars which is delayed 2 hours or more. Some channels (eg: Trip Advisor) have a daily quota on the number of times its ICS file can be called. This becomes an issue if you have more than one channel calling a specific channel's calendar throughout the day (eg: VRBO, Airbnb & Trip Advisor). The chance that the daily quota is reached and the calendar no longer updates for the remainder of the day increases as the number of channels you list with go up. If you are listed with 3 or more channels, you run this risk.

Step 1: Grab the ICAL file from Ebab

  1. Log in to your Ebab account (Host login).
  2. Choose your rental listing you want to get the calendar for.
  3. Scroll down below the calendar and click the Export button.
  4. Here you will find a link to the EBab calendar. Copy this link (in bold). This is the calendar file you need.

Step 2: Paste the Ebab ICAL link into

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click Rates & Availability at the top of the page.
  3. Click on Sync Calendars.
  4. Click on the Add Calendar Connection button.
  5. Paste the link you copied into's Your iCal link box, name the calendar and then click Next step.

Step 3: Grab the ICAL file from

  1. Copy the link provides (after clicking the Next Step button from instructions above).

Step 4: Paste the ICAL link into Ebab

  1. Log in to your Ebab account (Host login).
  2. Choose your rental listing you wish to import a calendar into.
  3. Scroll down below the calendar and click the Import button.
  4. Paste the link you copied into the Address box and name your calendar.
Option B: Use a Channel Manager
No double bookings
Save time
Additional tools included
* The price per rental drops if you have 2 or more rentals.

Rental owners and managers use a channel manager like RentalBell to streamline the management of their rentals, especially if they are listed on multiple travel sites. RentalBell actively syncs multiple calendars, including Ebab and, so the risk of double bookings are eliminated. By having one channel management system communicate with any particular channel, the risk or prematurely reaching the daily ics call limit is eliminated. RentalBell also manages other aspects of a rental's calendar including the availability window and preparation time between bookings. The cost is $5.99/month per rental and includes unlimited channels, analytical graphs, embeddable calendar widgets for personal rental websites, 24/7 support, and more.

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