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  1. Users in Mews can choose from a pre-defined list of reasons when manually cancelling reservations in the reservations module in Mews PMS.

    However, when a reservation is cancelled via API, the cancellation reason defaults to "Other".

    It would be great to be able to also specify cancellation reason via the API (drawing from the pre-defined list available in Mews) so that integration partners can help keep the reservations reporting as accurate as possible.

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  2. When downloading Accounting Items through the API, it would be very useful to see the original currency and original amounts as well. We have some internal processes, where we need to see the original transaction details.

    One additional "section" in orderItems: OriginalAmount
    One additional "section" in paymentItems: OriginalAmount

    This would also save some round trips with cashier transactions as we would have the needed currency in one run.

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    Hello from the Mews product team. Thank you for your suggestion, we have updated your request and set it as one to be upvoted by the Mews Community. Remember you can share a link to your request so that your colleagues can also upvote your suggestion. It would also be great if you could shed some more light on the internal processes where the original currency information is needed! 

  3. I would like to be able to search past/future reservations by iata number from reservations that were booked through the GDS. I know we can search by Travel Agency, but I believe that is only possible if we have entered the travel agency ourselves. I know in other systems I have used, searching by iata has been possible when a reservation was booked through the GDS. Thank you!

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  4. Some regular guests have fixed specific request they always need: bath, low floor, diabetic, …
    At this moment we can put this in the profile of the guest ‘intern information’.
    Problem is when we’re making a new reservations we don’t see this information automatically.
    We’re obliged to go to the profile of the guests and then to have a look in the submenu ‘intern information’.
    Is there no other option to see this automatically in notifications, or somewhere else, so we don’t have to check for every new reservation if the guests has intern information?

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  5. There are some endpoints (for example: the /reservations/search endpoint) that allow us to query certain objects like reservations that were created or modified in a certain time interval. If the time interval causes Mews to fetch too many objects, it will return a 408. This can be less straightforward for the caller as the caller does not know in which time interval most creations/modifications happened and the caller will thus keep calling the endpoint until the time interval is finally small enough for the request to succeed. As you can see, this can/will result in several consecutive failing calls which…

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  6. Currently occupancy or capacity information (adultCount, childCount) is only available in event data after the user has selected a room, however the data is available in the UI when the list of rooms is shown to the user.

    For 3rd party tools (like price comparisons widgets) that need to compare rooms with capacity information this presents a real data accuracy problem.

    If the data could be exposed on each availableRoom in the distributorAvailabilityLoaded event it would not only ensure the event is consistent with the UI but also improve the accuracy of third party tools.

    Screenshot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nRp9WVX7ECZMeBzHIQz2wANDPXyxmCma/view?usp=sharing

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  7. We should be able to have the option of offering mobile rates discounts in the booking engine such as most of booking engines and OTAs.

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    The Mews Team

  8. Hardcoded city tax should be visible over connector API

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  9. Nikki here, reaching out from Zapier Support. One or more of our mutual customers has requested a new feature in your app.

    Specifically, they'd like to be able to trigger a Zap off when a new guest checks in at a Mews kiosk (in order to send notifications to their team that the guest has arrived).

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  10. In our MEWS Distributor we have a widget comparing our prices with booking.com / expedia / hotels.com: "Book online, get more"
    I would like to be able to change this text. I would like to change it into "Book online, pay less" and change "prices" in "rates"

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  11. Currently the [PlatformAddress]/api/connector/v1/reservations/updateCustomer endpoint only accepts a single ReservationId

    If it could accept an array of ReservationIds this would allow us to perform batch updates of customers on a selection of reservations in a single API request as opposed to many repeated requests.

    Thanks!

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  12. The Classification "Adult"/"Child" is not available in the API when requesting all age categories.

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  13. Hi!

    We need a flag to tell mews not sending the cancellation email when we're cancelling a reservation through the "reservations/cancel" endpoint.

    Many thanks in advance!

    Regards.

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  14. The new messages functionality is a huge improvement for guest communication. It would be very useful to have additional options like archive/delete, mark as unread and star messages from customers (or internally).

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  15. Allow for integration to Event data in the region (e.g. fair dates, regional holidays)

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  16. All reservations are coming through as Channel Manager and does not break out CHM Booking Engine (Website). The filter by Reservation Source is also not granular enough. Normally a Reservation Source Report would break out GDS by Channel, Booking Engine (non-Mews) and OTA's by Channel. Also not reflecting in Mews Analytics. We need better more granular data from our Channel Manager for proper internal reporting.

    Are we not receiving this data from Channel Managers as the original origin of the bookings and passing it on to Mews?

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  17. Right now, one can fetch all products that have been created/set up under a Bookable or an Additional Service in Mews.

    All information are returned, except for the Accounting Category that has been assigned to the product.

    This creates additional manual work where the property will have to set up the accounting category mapping twice (once in Mews and again in the 3rd party platform - e.g. an Upselling solution), and keep that manually updated in both, or the user has to omit the accounting category setting in the Product in Mews and use the 3rd party platform as the…

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  18. It is quite important for us to have the "Invoiceable" information of a company coming through the API for our FMS to recognize which companies can pay on accounting receivables.

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  19. When getting data from /api/connector/v1/companies/getAll, we don't get the Mother Company of the companies in the response. Would it be possible to add it in the (near) future?

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  20. As per OPTIONS available to Mews UI company can be made INVOICEABLE. This information is not available in Connector API for "get", "add", "update".

    When company masterdata is stored outside of Mews (and in masterdata layer credit check is performed on company to decide if it is invoiceable or not) it is not possible to fully keep them in synch.

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