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This is not a valid iCal URL. Please try again. How to fix it??

this mistake does not allow to import a calendar. i was trying two different calendars, but booking.com does not whant to aprove them


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M Adamopoulou 5 years ago

Hi! Nordqvist33 and welcome to the forum. This subject is going on and on in the forum. Follow exactthe BDC directions given an you we succeed.
Wish you luck...

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M Adamopoulou 5 years ago

Hi! Nordqvist33 and welcome to the forum. This subject is going on and on in the forum. Follow exactly directions given by BDC and you we succeed. Don’t get frustrated everybody has hard time synchronizing calendars. You have to find the right URL in order to succeed.
Wish you luck...

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Nordqvist33 5 years ago

but where can i find this directions given by BDC?

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Mario Ernesto … 1 year ago

Hi, I'm having the same issue, the instructions don't really help, they just tell you the standard path to sync a calendar, but doesn't tell you anything about the link failing to connect. Was someone able to fix this issue?

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M Adamopoulou 1 year ago

Hi!

Please have in mind that sync is not in real time and double bookings can occur…

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Marleen van Nes 1 year ago

Hi M Adamopolou, yeah that is true but normally not an issue as i simply force sync.

However recently booking.com fails to import from VRBO!! and after receiving the tip from Booking.com to remove the link and reinstate it.... it now says this is not a valid ICal url.... clearly not the solution.

It seems the only way to avoid double bookings is to block the entire period and have no further bookings whatsoever...not a great fix as you can understand.

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M Adamopoulou 1 year ago

Hi Marleen,

I agree with you…not a great fix…

I personally sync my calendar every time I receive a reservation…
 

 

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Marleen van Nes 1 year ago

agree that's what i used to do.

only now.... the calender connection is broken and needs to be fixed by Booking.com

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Yudelka Baez 1 year ago

I have the same issue, got double booked, and now they want to charge me money for it, what great customer service, these people have.
They should model Airbnb.

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rachel morgan 1 year ago

This really needs to be fixed as a matter of urgency.  We are also seeing the same problem.  First, booking.com is showing "OK" for external iCal import but actually nothing is imported.  Then, when you remove the connection and try to re-configure it you get an error that "this is not a valid ICal url".  

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WiedenWeide 6 months ago

I also have the same problem. The iCal link is valid (if you copy-paste the link in any browser, it successfully downloads the file), so it seems, the problem is in the booking.com system. Is there any representative from booking who can explain this.....? Or is booking not participating in this forum?

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Michiel Lok 5 months ago

I have the same issue. Booking does not provide a simple solution. 

 

I have my Ical calendar (import/ export) synced with every platform, with no issue at all. 

 

Seems like it's blocked by booking.con firewall. 

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M Adamopoulou 5 months ago

Please in mind that sync is not in real time thus double bookings can occur. 

 

Wish you a nice day.  

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Ana Cánovas 4 months ago

Hi, has someone solve this problem?