After the initial import of my bookings from VRBO to OwnerRez, will I need to manually add all subsequent VRBO bookings to my OwnerRez calendar? In other words, am I correct that VRBO bookings don't automatically sync to OwnerRez?
Currently, no, they don't auto sync. You can do another import again using the tool whenever you want -- it'll tell you it can't overwrite existing bookings/blocks, but will add new ones.
Automatic sync for VRBO iCal is high on our todo list right now -- after we get the current set of things we're working on (hosted sites, call center, pm, etc.) out, that'll be top of the list -- probably a month or so.
Thanks so much for the detailed answer, Chris. It's also great to know that automatic sync is on the horizon :)
If you import the VRBO inquiry into OwnerRez and make the reservation here, though, doesn't it update the calendar?
Yes, anything done in OwnerRez (create booking, accept quote, etc.) will update the calendar.
Above I was referencing a situation where you complete the booking in VRBO entirely -- at that point you do need to pull in the block via iCal sync (or manually create it).