Instant booking for Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia are enabled by default, no additional configuration is needed. TripAdvisor (TA) instant booking is set by a TA account manager and is only enabled after three successful bookings on TripAdvisor. Learn more about channel requirements here.
To allow instant bookings for a MyVR website and HomeAway, a booking policy must exist and be enabled. To create a booking policy, learn more here.
To set up instant booking for HomeAway and a website:
Step 1: Go to Setup > Booking & Payments > Booking Policies
Step 2: Edit booking policy
Step 3: Under Basic Settings, confirm Merchant Account is set up and Automatic Payment Processing is turned to "Yes."
Step 4: Under Quote Defaults, toggle Advanced Settings and set Online Booking and Online Payments to "Yes"
Step 5: Under Online Booking Defaults, set Allow Booking Requests and Use Quote Default Settings to "Yes"
Step 6: To turn on instant booking for HomeAway, also under Online Booking Defaults > Show Advanced Settings > Automatically Approve must be set to "Yes"
Step 7: Click "Save Changes"