Automate unique, self-expiring access codes for every booking
Quiet staycations and hanging out at home is sooo 2020. According to a June 2021 article in Forbes, nearly nine in 10 Americans had plans to travel in the next six months. Yes, travel is back with a bang, and most of it is domestic. Of those planning to travel, 74% of Americans are taking domestic trips.
For vacation rental owners, that’s welcome news. With calendars booked and business booming, efficient access control becomes vitally important. A cloud-based platform like RemoteLock has a host of benefits, not the least of which is providing guests convenient, contactless check-ins. Guests, now more than ever, want a clean check-in process without key hand-offs and in-person interactions. What’s more, busy hosts benefit by streamlining their booking processes and even earning 13% more in revenue over those who don’t have this convenience.
As reservations roll in, you may think now is not the ideal time to tinker with your access control. But if you haven’t set up your RemoteLock-Airbnb integration, we’re here to tell you that nothing could be easier. The following high-level steps walk you through the process. For further details, see our support article.
By connecting your Airbnb account with your RemoteLock account, approved bookings made on Airbnb are automatically sent to your RemoteLock account. Then, a code is created for the guest during the time of his or her stay, and a message is automatically sent containing the code and instructions for using the lock. Sweet, right? So, let’s get started with your Airbnb Integration.
From the RemoteLock portal, click the “Integrations” tab in the upper navigation. Next, you’ll find Airbnb in the list of partners. Click to add it.
Next up, you’ll be asked permission for RemoteLock to access your Airbnb account information, which is used to create codes based on reservations from Airbnb. This information includes your first name and profile picture, details about upcoming reservations, info about your listings, and guests’ first names and anonymized email addresses.
After you’ve allowed this access, you’re redirected back to the RemoteLock portal where a list of properties from your Airbnb account is displayed.
Now, it’s time to associate your locks to their listings. To do this, click on the listing name. The option to "Add Door" comes up. Click on this, then from the drop-down menu select which lock/locks you want to associate with this listing. Click "Add" to save this.
That’s it! More details can be found in this support article. But we’re certain you’ll find this integration to be surprisingly easy and incredibly valuable. So, let’s hop to it and integrate with Airbnb. Your guests are expecting it, and you’ll benefit tremendously from this convenient, time-saving integration.