You've probably heard about a billion times by know that your API-connected listing must use Instant Book. This is still true.
However, if you're unable to take last-minute bookings without your approval, there is a very useful tool available called Booking Lead Time.
Booking Lead Time prevents a guest from instantly booking your property within a set amount of days.
You can set Booking Lead Time to be:
- 24 hours
- 48 hours (2 days)
- 72 hours (3 days)
- 168 hours (7 days)
If you dont want people to book within these parameters under any circumstances then no further action is required.
However, there is a way for guests to request those stays without instantly booking them.
You can enable both your Booking Lead Time and your Request to Book settings.
- Log in to OneRooftop and click Properties on the left hand menu.
- Edit the property you'd like to have a discount applied
- Go to Channel Settings
- Click Airbnb Specific Settings button
- Scroll until you reach Airbnb Booking Lead Time