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  1. It would be useful to add the new field "Reservation Source" to the API as many hotels use it interchangeably with "Channel Manager" to indicate channel information.

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  2. There are a lot of issues arising from the fact that we do not have the dates an accounting item or bill is created and updated.

    We would like to maintain a snapshot of the accounting items and bills dataset for a 4 year period (2 years past, 2 years future). We would like this to be as "synced" as possible. We are doing this by making an API call for all accounting items every hour. The reason we have to be pulling the entire dataset is because a deletion of an accounting item is possible. d

    However, because:
    1)…

    7 votes

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  3. Add the possibility to update the release date when reservation is updated.
    Currently, if a reservation's arrival date is changed and its release date is after the new arrival date, the update is not possible via connector API and the user has to make the modification in the UI

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  4. The current rates/getall API call does not bring up the Rate Description and Rate Segment.

    Regarding the Segment: Arguably, someone could link the rates response to the reservations response and grab the Segment of the rate from the reservations it's linked to. The issue however is that once a rate is applied to a reservation, the user can go to the reservation and change the segment field, which leads to different segments on the reservation level and the corresponding rate level.

    Regarding the Descriptions: It would be useful if we can have the Rate Descriptions in the rates/getall API response…

    9 votes

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  5. 15 votes

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  6. Currently unable to attach the company to a bill via Connector API. Having this enables possibility to fully automate bill management for corporate/event bookings.

    One way could be to allow integration partners to specify CompanyId in the bills/add endpoint.

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  7. The VAT rates applied cannot be extracted through the rates/getall API call or any other calls yet.

    This is the "Tax Rate" field shown when you view a rate in the Mews website.

    Due to various changes over the last year, this is crucial to have for reporting.

    7 votes

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  8. We need a more detailed descriptions in action log and in origin for those integrations that use the connector API.

    We currently have multiple integrations (room checking, IReckoU, Omniboost, Zapier, Pxier, etc.), it's is impossible to understand in our analytics (POWER BI) through which channel a booking came if it just says connector for all.

    Same applies for action log. If something went wrong. How do we know which integration made the change if all indicated system?

    26 votes

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  9. Add endpoint to create products

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  10. This task would be to expose a new flag in the

    https://mews-systems.gitbook.io/connector-api/operations/finance#get-all-bills

    API Endpoint that would determine whether a particular bill item originated from POS.

    You may need to have this flag set to true when items are pushed into Mews.

    What's our Use Case?

    We want to be able to retrieve bill items that have originated in POS to Mews and we'll use Mews' interface to receive this information.

    However, we only want POS specific items, other items not originating from POS we don't want.

    Alternatively, there may be an option to get a list of interfaces that the…

    2 votes

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  11. At the moment we have support for:

    • getting resource blocks
    • adding resource blocks
    • deleting resource blocks

    But we're unable to update resource blocks though it is possible within the Mews application.

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  12. 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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  13. Currently when you receive a websocket message to say, for example, there's a new reservation, the message doesn't say which Enterprise it is from. If you try and create websocket connections to multiple Enterprises, you can end up with them all coming in on the same channel and there's no way to know which one is which. Without this, it is not possible to query the API with the correct access token to get further information about the reservation.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Connector API does not have an endpoint for updating an availability block. There are only endpoints for creating (availabilityBlocks/add), deleting (availabilityBlocks/delete) and updating its service availability (services/updateAvailability).

    Some reasonable use cases for updating an availability block would be:

    1) Block created for 5 days. After some time the sales person needs to extend the block with, let's say, one day pre and two days post, so the block becomes 8 days long.

    2) Update the release date of the block.

    3) Update the booking notes with some special instructions which has been assigned later.

    4) Update the block's name (in…

    2 votes

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  16. Having the Mews Connector working even with Apple devices. To have the fiscal printer connected to Mews, we had to install windows for Mac, and it really slows down the system. I guess many other hoteliers use Apple devices.

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  17. In the call reservations/getall, 'Cancellation Reason' is not included in the response. This would provide integration partners with more granular data of why a reservation was cancelled and improve 3rd party reporting and revenue management. Available information for cancellation reasons from the system would include:
    - COVID-19
    - Other
    - Confirmation missed
    - Booked elsewhere
    - Force majeure
    - Guest complaint
    - No show
    - Price is too high
    - Service not available
    - Input error
    - Invalid payment
    - Travel agency
    - Requested by guest

    15 votes

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  18. When retrieving reservations with the 'Resources' extent the inactive spaces are not included in the response. This means an additional call to resources/getAll to retrieve also the inactive resources.

    Adding the inactive resources to reservations/getAll would circumvent this.

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  19. 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.

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  20. External systems that have group room blocks typically allow groups to go through a series of statuses that determine whether the blocked rooms should be taken from inventory. This is important as once a hotel promises a number of rooms to a group, it has to make good on that promise.

    With the way availability is updated in Mews currently, space categories can be overblocked and cause our users to fail to have all promised rooms available for their guests.

    Example:

    1. Hotel has space category "King Villa" with 10 rooms available for every day in July

    2. External system creates an…

    1 vote

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    The ability to overbook is intended, so we are unlikely to fully block that. We offer endpoints to pull total remaining availability. Which would allow you to fetch remaining availability before pushing in a new availability block.

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