HipCamp is everywhere you want to camp. From public parks to private land, Hipcamp is one of the most comprehensive guides to camping in the United States. This channel covers all National, State, Regional and Army Corps Parks in all 50 States, which comes out to 9,463 Parks, 18,470 Campgrounds and 365,984 Campsites across the country.
HipCamp 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 extranet.
How to connect HipCamp to myfrontdesk
- If you do not have an account on HipCamp
First, you need to create an account on HipCamp. Here's the sign-up link
- If you do have an account on HipCamp
Go ahead and proceed with Step 2
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. Choose the first room type that you want to sync and copy the myfrontdesk link (or click on 'copy link')
In another tab, visit the HipCamp extranet
2. Paste the myfrontdesk link into the appropriate area of the HipCamp extranet
3. Then, obtain your HipCamp calendar URL
If you're not sure where to paste the myfrontdesk URL or how to obtain your HipCamp calendar URL, please reach out to the HipCamp support team directly.
Repeat the steps above for ALL of your HipCamp rooms you'd like to sync with myfrontdesk.
Once you finish, click on 'Continue'