Experience the difference of "Elite".

Unique titles for each OTA

Status: Closed 1 Vote
Ken T
Apr 11, 2022 2:22 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 743 posts

In the case of Airbnb, you already can, because, as you note, it has very different requirements.

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/channel-management-api-integrations-property-field-differences

Chuck K
Apr 11, 2022 7:47 AM
Joined Oct, 2019 43 posts

Given that each OTA has its own specifications for titles, as well as different audiences, it would be great to add the ability for us to use a different title free service.

 

For Instants, I total for AirBNB and a different title for Vrbo and you had another title for booking.com.

instants, I total for AirBNB and a different title for Vrbo and yet another title for booking.com.

 

Unless I’m missing something it seems like this could easily be accomplished in the description section.

Ken T
Apr 11, 2022 2:22 PM
OR Team Member Joined Aug, 2019 743 posts

In the case of Airbnb, you already can, because, as you note, it has very different requirements.

https://www.ownerreservations.com/support/articles/channel-management-api-integrations-property-field-differences

Chuck K
Apr 11, 2022 3:25 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 43 posts

Just found that you and I went back-n-forth on this a year ago. I had forgotten I had previously suggested it. Still no solution?

https://www.ownerreservations.com/forums/requests/different-titles#65992

 

Chuck

 

PS: sorry for duplicating my feature request

Chuck K
Apr 11, 2022 3:29 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 43 posts

A current example is that we are discounting our Vrbo listings to try to build more business from them. We have all the discounts and such setup and it is working fine. I would REALLY like to add it to the title, like "ALL MAY STAYS 20% OFF - Secluded Cabin, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, King bed". But if I put that in, it will show up on AirBNB and the website too. Obviously we don't want that.

 

Chuck K
Apr 21, 2022 3:32 PM
Joined Oct, 2019 43 posts

Given that Vrbo has an 8 char limit and AirBNB shows as 255 in the Field list, how can we take advantage of those? Cannot put more than 80 in the Property Description Headline as OR generates an error message about a max of 80.

 

Chris Hynes
Apr 25, 2022 7:38 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2012 1348 posts

I just checked the Airbnb docs and they've recently updated the max headline to 50 chars. I don't think they're fully validating it yet, but I would recommend working with shorter headlines -- they are more eye catching that way anyways.

We'll get that doc updated.