What is an iCal link?

Many users are aware of how to link calendars yet many are asking the question, what is an iCal link. Most calendar applications support the iCalendar format (also called iCal or ICS format). This provides a standard way to allow one application to view and display calendar data from another application.  This process is more convenient than manually maintaining two versions of the same calendar.

Many users will use the iCalendar link from their property management software to keep all of their listing site property calendars up to date. Others simply use Airbnb, HomeAway/VRBO, Flipkey or other listing sites calendars shared from one another to keep their calendars up to date.

You iCal link will come in the form of a URL typically ending in “.ics

Updated on September 22, 2017

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