Our Channel Management feature is extremely powerful and can greatly simplify your channel advertising. Learn how it works by reading our Channel Management Overview article. The most powerful part of our Channel Management is the API Integrations we have with certain channel partners.
However, each API Integrated channel has different sets of fields they support with lots of overlap between them. Even if they support the same field, there are differences in what the field means or how you are limited in using it.
One the most common areas of confusion is with the property descriptions. Every API Integrated channel has different descriptions (Headline, Summary, Short Description) that they show and different limits on the size. Some require them to be used, others don't require them, and still others might ignore them entirely.
The table below shows the description fields in OwnerRez alongside the channels' version of the same field and what each supports.
bold = field is required
Min = minimum length of text required, if the field is used
Max = maximum length of text allowed
|OwnerRez||HomeAway & VRBO||Airbnb||TripAdvisor|
|Field Name||Min||Max||Field Name||Min||Max||Field Name||Min||Max||Field Name||Min||Max|
|Name||1||64||Property Name||---||30||Internal Name||---||20|
|Headline||10||80||Headline||20||80||Listing Title||10||50||Listing Title||1||80|
|Short Description||---||10,000||Listing Description||1||500||Search Page Description||300||5,000|
|Year Purchased||4||4||Year Purchased||4||4|
|Owner Listing Story||---||10,000||About You||---||2,000|
|Why Purchased||---||10,000||Why This Property?||---||2,000|
|Unique Benefits||---||10,000||Unique Benefits||---||2,000|
|Interaction With Guests||---||10,000||Guest Interaction||---||10,000||Interaction with Guests||---||750|
|Guest Access||---||10,000||Guest Access||---||10,000|
|Accommodations Summary||---||80||Accommodations Additional Information||---||1,000|
|Accommodations Detail||---||10,000||The Space||---||10,000||Accommodations Summary||300||5,000|
|Features Description||---||10,000||Other Things to Note||---||10,000||Features Description||300||5,000|
|Location Description||---||10,000||Location Description||---||2,000||Neighborhood Overview||---||10,000||Describe the Area||300||5,000|
|Getting There||---||10,000||Getting There||---||5,000|
|Getting Around||---||10,000||Getting Around||---||10,000||Getting Around||---||65,535|
|Other Activities||---||10,000||Location Additional Information||---||2,000|
|Check-In Instructions||---||10,000||Check-In Instructions||---||10,000|
|Bedroom Details||---||1,000||Bedroom Details||---||1,000|
|Bathroom Details||---||1,000||Bathroom Details||---||1,000|
|Internet Info||---||10,000||Wifi/House Manual||---||10,000|