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New partnership: Igloohome and Smoobu Channel Manager

December 7th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 3 thoughts on “New partnership: Igloohome and Smoobu Channel Manager”

More and more hosts, as a result of technological development and less available time, are currently resorting to automatic door opening systems. And that’s why Smoobu is moving in this direction as well. Our goal is to facilitate hosts’ lives more and more by providing them with a complete system of total property management by integrating it with automatic door opening systems.

We are therefore very happy to announce a new collaboration between Igloohome and Smoobu channel manager. The collaboration enables Smoobu users to automate the checkin, including sending out the Igloohome pin code for a particular booking. Streamlining checkin and communication.

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Digital guest book for your guests. Why every vacation rental owner should have one

October 28th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Digital guest book for your guests. Why every vacation rental owner should have one”

First impression is what matters and a good vacation rental owner knows it well. The first look when entering the property is definitely the best start. Smoobu’s digital guest book will help you to impress your guests.

Generally, guests appreciate the welcome book with the rules of the house, the Wi-fi password and, especially the information about the area composed of city maps, relevant information of the region, recommendations of restaurants and pubs, events and typical celebrations of the place. 

Recent studies have confirmed that information offered by the owners in a printed form is less and less consulted by guests. The reason is simple. Users can have everything on their smartphone and always take it with them. Just look.

That’s why more and more vacation rental owners are using a personalized digital guest book for their customers.

Let’s go step by step.

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How to automatically send guests’ information to the authorities

October 24th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “How to automatically send guests’ information to the authorities”

Collecting all your guests’ documentation and filling out check-in forms are time-consuming daily tasks that every property manager must do.

Vacation rental owners in countries such as Spain, Portugal and Italy, for instance, are required to inform the police of the details of the guests staying.

In these countries, vacation rental owners must communicate guests’ personal information to the relevant regional authority, within 24 HOURS after arrival. The information should be sent through the relevant web portal.

Although many don’t know it, these procedures can now be automated thanks to an online app.

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PSD2 ready booking engine

PSD2 Regulations are now handled well by Smoobu.com booking engine

September 13th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “PSD2 Regulations are now handled well by Smoobu.com booking engine”

The PSD (Payment Services Directive) is now replaced by the PSD2. PSD is an EU Directive, to regulate payment services and payment service providers throughout the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).

In simple words: Until now it was sufficient for online payment made with credit cards to enter the credit card data plus the CSV. The PSD has set an end to that. Starting now a second verification step has to be done. The kind of second verification is dependent on the shoppers payment card provider / bank. (more…)

messaging integration

Integration of Messaging API from Airbnb and Booking.com

May 24th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Integration of Messaging API from Airbnb and Booking.com”

Starting 28.05.2019

The messaging feature is one of the most used feature in Smoobu. It makes it easier for you to automatically communicate with your guests and ultimately saves a lot of time. We got a lot of feedback from you and rebuilt many points. Mainly it is about the following aspects. (more…)

PriceLabs.co now Integrated with Smoobu.com

May 22nd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “PriceLabs.co now Integrated with Smoobu.com”

What is PriceLabs.co?

PriceLabs is a powerful web-based revenue management & dynamic pricing software for vacation and short-term rentals. With their data-driven approach, Pricelabs scans your market for supply and demand trends to automate pricing rules, while at the same time gives you customization options to suit your needs. This helps owners to manage pricing and length of stay restrictions, in order to increase revenues and save them hours in the process. (more…)

USER GUIDE: how to manage Airbnb if you use the official connection with Smoobu

May 2nd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “USER GUIDE: how to manage Airbnb if you use the official connection with Smoobu”

Changes with official connection between Airbnb and Smoobu

With Airbnb, each vacation rental owner can decide whether to accept instant bookings or inquiries only. This changes when you synchronize the official Airbnb interface (API).

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Airbnb has changed / deleted data in iCal links

April 21st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Airbnb has changed / deleted data in iCal links”

UPDATE: AIRBNB DATA IS BACK. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED OFFICIAL FEEDBACK FROM AIRBNB BUT THEY SEEM TO HAVE HAD A BUG IN THE ICAL OR THEY HAVE HAD TOO MANY COMPLAINTS

We will keep you updated. In the meantime please take a eye on your Airbnb iCal bookings.

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What to do if you have a property with availability greater than 1 on Booking.com or Expedia?

April 16th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “What to do if you have a property with availability greater than 1 on Booking.com or Expedia?”

Smoobu works with different types of structures, so you may have to make some adjustments in the portals to connect. Don’t worry! It is something easy and quick to solve.
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Link Smoobu website with your own domain

April 9th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 2 thoughts on “Link Smoobu website with your own domain”

Your own domain (URL)

Smoobu provides you with a tool that facilitates the creation of your website for your vacation rental properties. But maybe, you already have your own domain (URL) and want to use it to make your new Smoobu website as good as possible? Because let’s face it, sunsetapartments.com sounds better than sunsetapartments.bookingturbo.com. While it is not an “astronomical science” to build the link between your domain and the Smoobu website, it might be a little bit of a challenge.
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