When done with property setup in Rentlio, you are ready to activate Channel Management functionality. To activate the connection on the Channel manager screen, find the Expedia channel and send us connection request by clicking "plus" in the upper right corner. We will process your request and contact you back through the chat within the application.
In order to successfully establish the connection, it is necessary to authorize the connection in your Expedia extranet from the user side, and you can do this as follows:
- find the Connectivity settings section by clicking Rooms and Rates -> Expedia connectivity settings
- click on the Edit field to select the provider
- start typing Woodoo inside Provider for updating rates and availability and Provider for receiving reservations fields
- save and continue
Rentlio Customer Support now can start mapping Room types and Rates from Rentlio with their corresponding pairs on Expedia. Once the mapping is complete, we'll let you know through the chat about it.
When mapping is done on our end connection is activated. Prices, Availability and Restrictions are being sent from Rentlio Calendar to Expedia, and all new reservations that you receive from Expedia will be delivered directly to your Rentlio Calendar.
Expedia does not offer automatic import of active reservations during the initial connection setup. Therefore, all active reservations received through Expedia need to be manually entered into Rentlio Calendar before activating Channel Management functionality.