VRBO – Vacation Rentals By Owner Search By Availabilty & Leads

Welcome VRBO Partners!

We want to welcome you to the VisitMySmokies.com newest feature. In December 2019, we are launching 3 new features to add even more value to our partners.

  1. Search By Availability
  2. Email Leads
  3. No Limit To Listings – In the past you could only add up to 9 county listings. In December 2019, you will be able to add as many listings as you have in the county that you pay Sevier County Lodging Tax on.

How to Add Your VRBO Properties to VisitMySmokies.com’s Search by Availability Feature

The process for manually adding your eligible properties to VisitMySmokies.com will not change; however, if you want your properties to be included in the new Search by Availability feature, then you will need to connect your VRBO Calendar (iCal).  Once your calendar is connected, your eligible properties and availability will automatically sync to the website. 

In order to connect your VRBO iCal, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your VRBO account.
  2. Select the property you wish to edit.
  3. Click Manage and select Calendar from the dropdown menu. See More
  4. Click the Import/Export arrows icon.
  5. Click Export Calendar. See More
  6. Copy the URL.  See More
  7. Log in to your VMS Partner Portal (https://www.visitmysmokies.com/partner/login)
  8. From the menu on the left, select My Listings.  See More
  9. Select the same property you selected in VRBO and click “Edit”  See More
  10. Paste the URL from your VRBO Calendar into the field titled “iCal Link from VRBO for this property”. See More
  11. Click Save. 

Note: In order for your properties to show when users search by availability, you will need to follow the steps above for each of your eligible VRBO properties.

How to Get Leads for Your Property Listings on VisitMySmokies.com

With the launch of the new “Search by Availability” feature on VisitMySmokies.com comes an added bonus of lead generation and management. Now, visitors viewing your properties on VisitMySmokies.com can request more information about your property through the click of a button. Follow the steps below to access your leads today!

  1. Log into your Partner Portal – Click Here
  2. Click the “Leads” tab
  3. View and respond directly to your leads.

Where do these leads come from? ( Click Images Below To Enlarge )

The above image is what the potential guest will see and click to send you a message.

 

 

 

 

 

The above image is of your partner portal and where you will respond from.

The above image is of your partner portal and where you will respond from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Search by Availability feature offers an option for visitors to request more information while viewing a specific property.  By clicking on the “Request More Info. by Email” button, users fill out a few simple questions and that information goes directly into your Partner Portal. 

FAQ: How do I know if my business qualifies for a Free listing on this site? Click Here.

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