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Integration Overview

MyVR is the only vacation rental software to offer "channel management" for the TripAdvisor listing sites (including FlipKey) to smaller clients with fewer than 5 listings.  Channel management with TripAdvisor works very differently for clients with fewer than 5 listings compared with those with 5 or more. If you will have 5+ listings under management, please learn more about that application here instead.

MyVR can automate the management of your TripAdvisor channel in order to save you time, improve your conversion with renters, and reduce the risk of costly errors (like double-bookings). Please review this entire education section so you can understand how it works, if it's right for you, and how to get started.

For customers with fewer than 5 listings, we are currently able to offer channel management for subscription listings only (no pay-per-lead or pay-per-booking).  In addition, the TripAdvisor API does not yet support "Book Now" online bookings via the listing site (you will receive only inquiries, and not booking requests).

Next: How it Works

How it Works

When you have successfully added this integrated channel, MyVR will populate your listings for you through our direct integration with TripAdvisor's databases, which saves you the time and hassle of updating multiple listing sites, while also ensuring your listings' information is up to date.

Because this integration allows you to route your inquiries into your centralized MyVR inbox, you can apply MyVR's powerful software tools on any business coming in from this channel -- such as inquiry autoresponders, our low credit card processing rates, and our automated renter communications.

A few things work differently under this integration versus what you may be accustomed to if you have purchased listings directly from TripAdvisor (or FlipKey) in the past:

Item Description
Listing Ownership Under this integration, listings are first purchased by MyVR and then used for your properties' listings.  Listings reside in MyVR's property manager account with TripAdvisor and not your own account.
Listing Management Changes to your listing (e.g. rates, descriptions, calendar updates) occur within MyVR's software.  You no longer make changes directly at the listing site, and you no longer have an account to manage at that site.
Listing Purchases You can purchase new listings, but this is managed within your MyVR software since MyVR is actually buying the listings from TripAdvisor.
Listing Support Questions Questions about your listing are handled by MyVR (we have a team at TripAdvisor, with whom we work with to resolve issues)
Renter Transactions & Bank Transfers Transactions are processed through your MyVR-integrated merchant account (and not by TripAdvisor) and the money is transferred to your bank account according to the normal process (within as few as 2 days in the U.S.). Online booking (‘Book Now' on the listing site) is not supported, nor is pay-per-booking.
Alerts & Notifications You can set up inquiry notifications via email and text from within your MyVR account
Next: Listing Sync Details

Listing Sync Details

Information is pushed/pulled to/from your listing at different intervals which depend upon the frequency offered by the channel partner.  Following is a summary of the information that is synced between MyVR's software and TripAdvisor listings via this integration:

Info Sync Method
Calendar MyVR pushes to TripAdvisor in real-time when changes are made, and we push again nightly as a back-up.
Rates MyVR pushes to TripAdvisor in real-time when changes are made, and we push again nightly as a back-up.
Property Data (photos, descriptions, etc) MyVR pushes to TripAdvisor in real-time when changes are made, and we push again nightly as a back-up.
Reviews Reviews are accepted onto your listings as usual but currently there is no ability to push reviews to or from your software so that they can be used in multiple places.  There is also not yet a way to reply to your reviews from your software (MyVR will add this after TripAdvisor API supports it).
Inquiries TripAdvisor pushes to MyVR in real-time
"Book Now" Booking Requests "Book Now" is not supported on this channel (but we plan to add it after TripAdvisor's API supports it).
Next: Should I Integrate?

Should I Integrate?

The value one gets from Channel Management increases as you add more marketing channels or more properties, because the main benefit is the automation of a lot of manual work and reduction in errors, such as inaccurate calendars and double bookings. Many larger clients couldn't survive without it, but many small clients also benefit greatly from the time savings and improved performance and professionalism. Of course, this offering isn't right for everyone, and a single property owner who advertises on one single channel doesn't have the same needs as an owner with 4 properties advertising across multiple channels.

For smaller clients in particular, it's best to weigh the decision for yourself before adding channel management to your operations. To help you decide, following is a brief summary of the pros and cons for this channel, as they have been relayed to us by our customers:

PROS
  • Get access to TripAdvisor/FlipKey subscription listings, which are not currently being offered when you go to them directly (unless you're a property manager).
  • Get access to full renter contact info and have unfiltered communications during the booking process (vs pay-per-booking listings when renter information is withheld from you).
  • Keep your rates, calendar, and property data synced across all channels automatically.
  • No longer manually update several calendars in several places.
  • All your inquiries come into the centralized MyVR inbox, where you benefit from unlimited response templates, inquiry autoresponders, and more.
  • Manage your reservations from multiple channels in a centralized place at MyVR.
  • Get credit from TripAdvisor for frequent calendar updates, which helps your listing quality score.
  • MyVR’s Channel Responder sends a reply through the channel on all inquiries, boosting your response rate and, over time, your listing ranking.
CONS
  • Pay-per-booking listings are not currently available for this channel (TripAdvisor's API does not yet support it), only subscription listings.
  • Online Booking (aka "Book Now" button on your listing) is also not available via TripAdvisor's API, so we are unable to offer it at this time. This is known to negatively impact listing ranking.
  • The listings for this specific type of channel management (TripAdvisor, fewer than 5 listings) reside inside MyVR's account at TripAdvisor, therefore:
  • Moving an existing listing from your current account into our account for channel management is not currently supported. You will need to purchase a new listing through MyVR and have that integrated (with a new listing number). Reviews can be transferred to your new listing through a process that happens once a month with the channel.
  • You no longer have a login at TripAdvisor (it's no longer needed, but some users don't like this).
  • You must go through MyVR for any support issues you have with the listing (there is a support team at TripAdvisor that we work with when needed).
  • Reviews management (e.g. the ability to respond) is not currently supported via the TripAdvisor API.
  • Currently, all listings in the MyVR account must match our account settings for currency and language ($US and English).
  • Our ability to sync your data to your listings relies upon the successful functioning of our partner's API's (while they are typically very reliable, you shouldn't expect them to work perfectly, 100% of the time).
  • This channel’s APIs do not support the reporting back of transaction conversions, so you will not have a conversion rate with the channel. This is known to negatively impact listing ranking.
Next: Pricing

Pricing

For this specific channel (fewer than 5 listings), MyVR actually buys the listing in our own TripAdvisor account on your behalf, and we populate the listing with your property data within your MyVR account.

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† This is calculated based on total, non-refunded amounts from reservations that were booked through this integration.
The above prices are annual. Your listing will automatically be renewed at the then-current price unless canceled prior to the renewal billing date. We unfortunately cannot offer refunds on listing purchases, as we do not receive refunds from our channel partners when we purchase them on your behalf.
Next: How To Integrate

How to Integrate

Purchase your listings directly from MyVR. Look for the prompt within the application after it is installed to buy listings in order to start the process. Once you order the listings, ensure your property information has been accurately uploaded into the "Setup/Properties" tab within the MyVR product.  You can check back on the status of your listing creation at any time by checking the installed application details within the Channels section of MyVR.  Listings are usually launched in less than a week from the time that full property data has been uploaded, and in some cases may only take a few days.

Application Add-Ons

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