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Changelog

Virtual Room Setup

We added a couple of small updates to the virtual room setup to make this easier to use and more self-explanatory: Only rooms that have been marked as 'virtual' in the rooms screen will be available in the virtual room list. It is now possible to delete all links...

Unallocated Bookings

We have updated how unallocated bookings are displayed on the calendar to try and distinguish between those that simply require a shuffle to fit in and those that are genuine 'double-bookings'. We also added a link to select the required dates/type for the booking to...

Google Hotel

For properties using the Abode BE, we can now list these on Google Free Search.

Unlimited nights for bookings

In response to the increasing numbers of properties in New Zealand converting long-term tenants, it is now possible to increase the nights indefinitely. There is now a maximum of +/-365 nights that can be selected for a booking, but however long the booking is,...

Infants

Due to popular demand, we have added an Infants field. This assumes that infants are free (otherwise they are children) and that the room capacity does not include infants (because they are free). The infant field can be enabled in Settings > System > Field...

Messaging

We added the option to remove total and/or paid from the [Booked] section of the emails. This can be set in Messaging > Options.

Guest Information Report

We added a new column to the Guest Information Report: "Booked" date. This allows to see the lead time. We also added a new filter: "Blocks". This allows to list the Blocks that have been created. Reports > Guest Information

POS Screen

"Direct", i.e. bank transfer, is now a payment option on the sales screen. Useful where people want to pay for items using Internet Banking.

Bulk emailing within Abode

It is now possible to send an email to multiple bookings selected via the Guest Information report. This feature is very helpful for a wide range of scenarios where properties need to send announcements to multiple bookings at once; e.g. to keep guests informed about...

Income Forecast Report

We made our Income Forecast Report generally available to all our Abode users. As more direct bookings are paid in advance, our Income Forecast Report is becoming increasingly important to ensure properties can manage their cashflow more accurately. This simple report...

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