Right now, our new Custom Cancellation Policy allows you to set up your own custom policy for when guests get refunds and how much. You can also choose to use your custom policy for VRBO guests, if you're using our API connection with them.
However, if you set a custom cancellation policy for a given property, that's what's used for both direct-book guests and VRBO guests. You can't set a custom policy for direct-book guests, and a *different* custom policy for VRBO.
Would it be useful to allow this? It's technically possible to do, but we aren't sure how many folks would use it and whether it's worth the bother.
I would rather see the ability to assign different cancellation policies depending on when a guest books.
For example further out bookings have a stricter policy ie 30 + days. Less than a month out maybe a 7 day policy.
Yes, that makes sense. The trouble is that VRBO doesn't currently support that, so we can't "just do it" the way we could the other. We're talking with them about increased flexibility, so that might be possible at some point.
In the meantime it would be a good feature to be able to set policy by channel. We can then make it more attractive for direct bookers.