17 October 2018

We introduced virtual card smart detection, allowing the system to easily differentiate between physical and virtual cards. We also implemented a new integration for Spanish properties, created the Inventory Updates Queue, and added a new option to your channel manager settings.

New

  • Introduced virtual card smart detection, which allows the system to easily differentiate between physical and virtual cards. You can start benefiting from the smart detector today by deselecting the "Issues virtual credit cards" option in your travel agency contracts.
  • Implemented the INE integration for Spanish properties, a monthly XML exporter that includes information about your occupancy and rates.
  • Created the Inventory Updates Queue, which allows you to easily track changes in your inventory.
  • Added an option to the channel manager integration settings that allows you to choose how reservation modifications are handled when the original reservation cannot be found. If enabled—which it is by default—the modification triggers a new reservation to be automatically created; if disabled, your property will receive an email informing you of the modification so that the reservation can be created manually.

Improved

  • Updated Navigator so that personal information is only requested from the number of companions required by your legal environment.
  • Updated the time of consumption for reserved nights to always match the reservation start time.
  • Updated the reservation module to include information about the payment cards attached to that reservation.
  • Automated the process of updating channel managers when changes are made to your space configuration.
  • Updated the British, Irish, Austrian, and Hungarian legal environments so that VAT is paid at the time of payment rather than consumption. As a result, the VAT rate on deposits has also been updated to match the rate attached to your accommodation service.
  • Improved the readability of text in Distributor when the dark theme is applied.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that prevented non-admin users from taking payments with a Payworks terminal.
  • Fixed a bug in the Reservation Overview that prevented online check-ins from being displayed in green.
  • Fixed a bug in the Payment Report that caused the total value of a payment to be listed in the Refund column rather than the Value column.
10 October 2018

We improved how the system handles stay product orders by removing the option to specify date of consumption when adding products that are charged per night. We also updated Schengen legal environments that don't require passport information from EU citizens, so the system no longer requires passports from EU citizens of non-Schengen countries.

 

Improved

  • Improved the logic used when adding products to a reservation so that date of consumption cannot be specified for products charged  per night or per person per night.
  • Updated all Schengen legal environments that don't require passport information from EU citizens, so the system no longer requires passports from EU citizens of non-Schengen countries.
  • Added terminal information to the Payment Report, allowing you to easily identify which terminal was used to take a payment.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from overriding future rates on the Rate Management screen.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented arrival and departure data from being displayed in the Occupancy widget.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the system from automatically settling bills for group reservations.    

Improved

  • Updated Operator so that guests with unsettled balances can check in when their balance is connected to a future reservation.
3 October 2018

We introduced the Payworks terminal integration for select countries, so you can manually charge guests using a physical terminal that is directly connected to your Merchant account. We also improved the process for adding credit cards, making preauthorizations, and creating payments to be charged either online or via terminal.

New

  • Introduced the Payworks terminal integration for select countries, so you can charge guests at your property using a physical terminal directly connected to your Mews Merchant account. If your property is located in Finland, France, Ireland, the UK, or the USA, complete our sign-up form to order your payment terminals today.
  • Added a new option to your rate group settings. Select this option, and the system will automatically create a task to obtain payment from a guest when settlement is required, such as after a charge fails.

Improved

  • Updated the editable history window to automatically cancel no-shows closer to the end of the window.
  • Improved process for adding credit cards, making preauthorizations, and creating payments to be charged either online or manually via payment terminal.
  • Updated the German legal environment to make guest address a mandatory field and to only require passports from non-Schengen citizens.

Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from modifying the arrival or departure date of a reservation.