STOWE, VT – April 9th 2021 – Springer-Miller Systems is excited to introduce a new add-on to The WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine solution; iCal Sync for Vacation Rental Channels.
iCal Sync makes it easy for properties to benefit from the ability to publish availability information to Vacation Rental channels. iCal Sync provides functionality through XML messaging to sync SMS|Host unit availability and unit types to build availability calendars in the WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine. Those availability calendars can be accessed by vendors, like HomeAway and Airbnb, using “iCal links” to import unit type or individual unit availability calendars, and sync them with these vacation rental providers. (Note that other vendors/channels can also use iCal links and can utilize this functionality as well.)
iCal Sync makes it easy for resorts and owners to increase their reach to potential guests and make their units more accessible. By providing near real-time messaging to SMS|Host, iCal Sync can keep calendars and availability up to date and current, eliminating the need for a manual process. This exciting feature is available as a simple add-on to the WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine – enabling our customers to further bolster a competitive direct booking strategy.
The WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine enables hotels and resorts to maximize revenue by enabling guests to book rates, rooms, and packages online – all in real-time and without transaction-based fees incurred by the property via WorldNXT. The WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine is an easy-to-use and customizable direct booking engine, that is embedded directly on the property website, so your guests have a seamless booking experience.
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Seamlessly integrated into the SMS|Host Hospitality Management System, the WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine enables online reservations to flow in real-time from the web to the SMS|Host System without incurring transaction-based fees. Inventory, rates and availability are automatically updated in real time as changes are made in the SMS|Host system. There is no need to manually update or duplicate efforts via a separate channel manager tool to maintain web presence. Fully responsive and embedded directly into an existing website, the Lodging Booking Engine provides a sleek and seamless shopping experience, with the flexibility to book accommodates at either the room-type level, or at a unit-specific level. The WorldNXT Lodging Booking Engine has comparative and suggestive selling tools that engage and convert “lookers into bookers” – driving revenue and attracting valuable traffic direct to your website.
About Springer-Miller Systems
Since it was founded in 1984 in Stowe, Vermont, Springer-Miller Systems has been an innovator of technology systems for the world’s most exclusive hotels, resorts and spas. The SMS|Host Property Management System offers a complete set of fully-integrated modules enabling complex resorts to provide highly personalized guest service from front office to food & beverage, to the spa, to the golf course and more. Springer-Miller’s SpaSoft provides a dynamic spa and activities management solution used in more than 70% of the world’s Forbes Five Star Spas.