How to Connect Wimdu to myfrontdesk

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Wimdu is one of the world's leading search engines for vacation rentals. Wimdu believes passionately in the power of travel and strives each day to make quality travel experiences more accessible to everyone. With a vast selection of properties from around the globe, guests know they can find authentic and affordable accommodation wherever they go.

This is a calendar-based channel, which works differently than normal distribution channels. For example, only availability can be updated, no rates or any other stay restrictions will be sent or updated. You can learn more about this by reading our article here.

Note: Calendar channels do not support receiving rates from a channel manager. You must enter rates directly into your Wimdu extranet.

How to connect Wimdu to myfrontdesk

Step 1 - Getting Started
  • If you do not have an account on Wimdu

First, you need to create an account on Wimdu. Here's the sign-up link

  • If you do have an account on Wimdu

Go ahead and proceed with Step 2

Step 2. Start mapping Wimdu in myfrontdesk

Remember that calendar-based channels do not provide the number of guests in a reservation, so bookings for shared/dorm rooms will be imported as 1 bed by default, even though there could be more. It's safest not to update/sell dorm rooms on this channel.

  1. Go to myfrontdesk and open the Channels page
  2. Search for Wimdu and click on 'Not Setup, Click to Setup' button

3. Click to enable the channel

4. Choose the first room type that you want to sync and copy the myfrontdesk link (or click on 'copy link')

5. In another tab, log into your Wimdu extranet and paste the URL into the appropriate area of the Wimdu extranet.

Please reach out to Wimdu support team if you have any questions on how to proceed to paste the myfrontdesk URL.

Repeat the steps above for all of your Wimdu rooms you'd like to sync with myfrontdesk.

As a reminder, Wimdu is a one-way calendar channel, which means that you will only be able to sync availability from myfrontdesk into Wimdu.

Wimdu does not provide a link to sync booking information.

Once you finish all room types sync, click on 'Continue'

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