iCal: Exporting a non-exclusive inventory listing's calendar from Guesty

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Any property that is shared between different external services, such as PMCs and advertising services, is referred to as "non-exclusive inventory".

To avoid double bookings and present the correct availability to guests, you can use iCal to sync a non-exclusive inventory listing's Guesty calendar with external calendars.
When you export a calendar to an external service, events from the Guesty calendar will block the external calendar.


Before you begin

Before you begin, take note of the following important information:

  1. You may create 1 export link per property/sub-unit.
  2. Updates made to the Guesty calendar will be reflected in the exported calendar within 1 hour.

  3. You can view the status of the export at any time in the listing's menu. See step 8 below.
  4. Past blocks/reservations will not be available via the iCal. The following current and future blocks will be exported from Guesty through iCal:
    • Manual Blocks
    • Confirmed Reservations 
    • Reserved Reservations
    • Owner Reservations
    • Allotment Blocks
    • Smart Calendar Rules
    • Rental Periods (unavailable by default)
    • Booking Window 
    • Advance Notice
    • Annual Block Limit (yearly night limits)
    • Preparation Time Block
  5. You can export a Guesty listing's calendar to a TripAdvisor calendar that is not integrated with Guesty; however, we cannot guarantee a perfect implementation.


Exporting your Guesty calendar

Follow the instructions below to export a listing's Guesty calendar to external calendars using iCal.

Since we are still deploying our new dashboard, follow the instructions for "Legacy navigation" if your search bar is in a blue line above the top navigation bar.

New navigation Legacy navigation

Step by step:

  1. Sign in to your Guesty account.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click the mode selector and select Operations mode.
  3. Click Properties.
  4. Click the relevant listing.
    • If the listing is a multi-unit, click a sub-unit on the left-hand side first. Learn more about accessing a sub-unit's settings.
  5. In the listing's menu to the left, click Calendar.
  6. From the drop-down, select Calendar sync (iCal).
  7. To the right of "Exported calendars", click Edit.
  8. Click the arrow icon to the right of the "Generate a unique URL" field.
  9. An iCal URL will generate and appear in the field. Click Copy URL to the right of the field.
    • Once the URL has been generated, the status of the export will display automatically.
  10. You can adjust the start and end dates of the blocks that will be imported/exported using iCal.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Paste the link into the destination's calendar import settings.


If the listing becomes exclusive at some point, you may want to stop syncing the calendars. Follow these instructions to delete the listing's calendar export link.

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