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Airbnb Primary Host

Chuck K
Aug 11, 2021 12:44 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 79 posts

Now that Airbnb has setup the idea of a Primary Host that is also different from CoHost and Listing Admin, is it possible for a Primary Host to connect OR to Airbnb??

Or...do you have to be the Listing Admin?

Chris Hynes
Aug 13, 2021 8:06 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1396 posts

I heard back from Airbnb support on this and the Primary Host permission isn't enough to manage a listing via API.

Only the account that created the listing can manage it via API.

Aug 18, 2021 10:30 AM
Joined Sep, 2019 4 posts

Chris, two of us, with separate OR accounts, would like to co-manage some listings via Airbnb/Vrbo/Direct. Does your answer above indicate there isn't a way to do this from our separate accounts?

Chris Hynes
Aug 18, 2021 6:59 PM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1396 posts

The API can only connect to a single account for listing management -- this makes sense because you can only be pushing availability/pricing from one spot, handling bookings and calendars in one spot, etc.

Multiple accounts can connect for messaging purposes but only one for listing management.

Now, since you've both got OwnerRez accounts, you could connect the API to one OwnerRez account, and then share access to that OwnerRez account with the other OwnerRez account. Then you'd both be able to manage those listings.

Curtis A
Jan 13, 2023 5:05 PM
Joined Jul, 2018 1 post

Hi there - has anything changed our ability to do this, yet?

Shawn H
Jan 16, 2023 3:32 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2021 170 posts

Hi there - has anything changed our ability to do this, yet?

by Curtis A – Jan 13, 2023 10:05 PM (UTC)

Depending on the precise details of your situation, it may have - we reworked what was Portal Access into Team Access. So, if you each have your own OwnerRez accounts, you can cross-grant access to each other's accounts.