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how to change off instant bookigs


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Leandri Klopper

Hi there,

Welcome to the forum.

Please elaborate on your question. If you say instant bookings, do you mean Instant time - eg. bookings with a check in that falls within one or two days? Or do you mean the booking is instantly confirmed?

Hope to hear from you soon

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Riekie Pienaar

Hi there..yes I would like them to notify my at least 2 days in advance.. so I can be ready for guests. Not send me an email at 11am and guests pitch up at 16h.. it s not a good idea .. can you help me please. Tnx Riekie

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Elaineblackburn

Hi

Can someone explain how i can turn Instant booking (Instantly Confirmed) which i didn't realise i had, I would prefer to have the option to review the customer request before hand, primarily incase other calendars from other sites haven't exported correctly

Thanks Elaine

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Marcoantoniocotta

Different from Airbnb when the guest books a stay with you and you have to reply and accept, Booking does the reservation right away and there is no time for you to accept it or not. It could be a good feature if you have your space only for guests, however, if you have to make some arrangements before hand it is very fast. Might not work for all.

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Pietersenmandy6

Would like to know how to turn off instant book too please. I would like the option to review and then reply.

Many thanks Mandy

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Elaineblackburn

Hi Mandy
It appears that this is a set function and therefore booking only works with instant confirmation. Therefore you cannot have a grace period before you review and reply to your customers. If your calendar is free and they book it’s a confirmed booking

Thanks Elaine

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Jacqui Ventures

Great help, very clear that if a booking takes place it is confirmed and basically no going back. Thanks so much :-)

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Malcolm

has booking resolved the thrust of these requests in that certain types of bookings are not suited to instant booking as in our case outback Austarlia

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Justmyself100

I need to turn off instant booking after a system fault which led to a booking when it was already booked by another party.  

 

Can someone show me how?

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Leandri Klopper

Hey there,

Unfortunately you cannot disable this feature. Booking.com's whole niche is Guaranteed bookings. So if you don't want a booking to be confirmed then you should make sure it is not listed on Booking.com. It's admin and effort from your side but it's worth it at the end. 

Keep well!

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Jack Alty

I had the same. Synchronization didn't work. I even didn't get a message about booking - another fault (I don't have it spam too). And they want me to pay for relocating!