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  1. Mews now send and API call to Hotek Key cutter for only one key at a time, if you want to create multiple keys at a time it send it separately and not in one command. We check with Hotek and they confirmed to us that Mews send multiple keys creating in different commands and not in one command. This cause a lot of irritation with people at the reception, because it's not clear when the first key is created and when they need to put the second key on the card reader. Allowing duplicate keys is not and option…

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  2. For actions taken in Mews that appear on the Action Log, allow the employee GUID of who made the change (such as rates) to be shown in the response.

    7 votes

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  3. We are working with Wihp to display our rates on Google. Actually Mews is not able to provide the cancellation deadline for each rates, other OTAs are able to provide rates per room category and with cancelation deadline. We need to be able as well to show to our customers our cancelation policy per rate category.

    12 votes

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  4. Currently we have:

    distributor.setLanguageCode(languageCode);
    distributor.setCurrencyCode(currencyCode);
    distributor.setStartDate(date);
    distributor.setEndDate(date);

    Can we please have:
    distributor.setAdults(5);

    9 votes

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  5. Extend the timefilter to have a UPDATED timefilter, so that you can retrieve all accounting items that have been created/modified within a certain timeframe.
    This way you can easily fetch for example "give me all items that were changed since yesterday".
    Advantage: If you would like to know if there were new accounting items modified/created since the last time you checked, you do not need to get all items for the entire future. That would save a lot of bandwidth and processing (on both server/client side)

    6 votes

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  6. 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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  7. API POST parameters:

    • Reservation ID
    • Client Token
    • Access token

    Returns link to auto-login for reservation online check-in

    Use Cases:

    • Send scheduled transactional emails for costumers to fill the check-in online.

    • Ops team doesn't have to trigger the email manually via Commander.

    • Push more relevant information inside the email.

    • Don't get emails from a different domain for the online Check-in.

    • Get ownership of the tone in the communications with our clients.

    47 votes

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    We reopened this request for further upvotes. It is fairly clear what is being requested and it will need more investigation from Mews. In the mean time we would ask you to continue to up vote if this is still a required connectivity feature request.

  8. 1- Add the option to make mandatory that the user (guest) fills in information before they can add the product to their stay. Example: offer airport transfer but then make it mandatory for the user to input the time and airport of arrival.
    2- Add conditions to products so that they can only be chosen if such conditions are met. Example: minimum of 4 people must book in order to book a ski lesson

    9 votes

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  9. The new Payment Requests feature is great, would be useful to have the functionality added to the API so you can generate payment requests from integrations.

    21 votes

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  10. Integration with Facebook Shopping Tool through Facebook Business Suites

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  11. You can not gather some historic information about accounting items:
    - When was it created?
    - When was it last modified?
    - When was it cancelled (/closed)?

    4 votes

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  12. The reservation event messages in the websocket channel are actually not representing events, but state changes. To be able to separate a checkin (state change from Confirmed to Started) from undoing a checkout (state change Processed to Started) I would like to have included the previous state in the event messages, since both of the examples will send only an event with status Started.

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  13. the Channel Manager API should the handle overlapping restrictions exactly the same as in Commander.

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    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.

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  14. Enable adding links (like dinner menu, or a link to a hotel landing page) to the descriptions of rates and products

    6 votes

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  15. 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.

    3 votes

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  16. Hardcoded city tax should be visible over connector API

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  17. Most other PMS's (all using HTNG standard and most custom APIs) can provide a simple Date : Room Type : Out of Order count.

    So like:

    2021-06-30: King: 1 OOO
    2021-06-30: Queen: 0 OOO

    Mews requires storage of resourceBlocks, mapping of room numbers to resource categories, and storage of unique IDs for every OOO room. This is much more complex than other partners, and would require a whole new inventory architecture to support.

    Now that you've added an Adjustments extent: would be great to be able to pull total Out of Order counts by date and by roomtype via getAvailability…

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  18. For the connector API it is necessary to retrieve all rooms each time an API Call is made to pull the space feature, this is quite a heavy call for TSH as some hotels have 700 rooms.

    Could Mews consider to introduce a filter by room name ideally?

    This way Ireckonu or another integrating partner does not need to pull all rooms each time.

    2 votes

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  19. In order to successfully use Google META Search, the VAT and all city taxes should be displayed at some point during the booking process in the booking engine. This is a requirement from Google when you want to use META Search: https://support.google.com/hotelprices/answer/6064432?hl=en

    If you don't have this, your website might be penalized, because the hotel is not allowed to show in the top positions in META.

    10 votes

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  20. Adding functionatlity to create/edit vouchers and their codes would be useful for a number of use cases.

    Firstly in my opinion the Mews process for creating this is a little clunky, especially if you want to track the usage of each VC as it needs to be it's own Voucher, there's no way to track the codes within that voucher.

    Therefore lets say you have a staff friends & family rate, and you want the voucher code to be the employee name so you can track usage and abuse of the incentive.

    Creating additional codes for an already created voucher…

    8 votes

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