In the Vacation Rental industry, there are several ways to share the prices. The Length Of Stay (LOS) pricing is one of them and the one we push for.
What is exactly the LOS pricing?
If we use LOS pricing, instead of sending a price per day and then matching discounts or rules with the channel, we send a calculated price for stay of 1, 2, 3, 28 nights, including all discounts, promotion and rules that are in the BookingSync engine.
This is super flexible as the discounts or rules do not have to match what offers the channel, it's all calculated in BookingSync and sent.
Use of LOS pricing with Airbnb
Airbnb now offers the possibility to use LOS pricing to synchronize the prices for all properties connected with the official sync.
Thanks to our tight partnership, we got an early access to this feature and it's already entirely implemented on our side. So YES, we are now, ready to move and migrate your properties to this new pricing.
The big advantage is that ALL RATE RULES in BookingSync will now be synchronized with Airbnb. No need anymore to indicate the weekly and monthly discount or the additional person fee in the Airbnb app, we take exactly what you have in the rates tab of your rental.
The downside is (yes, there is one) that Airbnb only allows us to send LOS pricing for 28 days. This means the travelers won't be able to book (or even find your property on Airbnb) for stays longer than 28 days. This might change in the future but we don't have any vision when.
We built some stats that confirmed that the big majority of the stays -more than 98%- are shorter than 28 days. We also get a lot of requests to be able to synchronize all the rate rules from BookingSync as for the other big channels.
That's why we decided to take this big opportunity and migrate your properties to this new pricing method.