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v4.11.0 Houfy Integration and Multiple Features

We've made exciting updates to our product! Now you can seamlessly integrate the Houfy platform, set date-level minimum stay for Vrbo, customize pricing ratios for different listings, protect booking restrictions from smart pricing tools, and offer multiple discounts for Airbnb listings. Experience enhanced control and revenue optimization all in one place!

1. Integrated the Houfy platform. You can manage pricing, reservations, availability, and reviews for Houfy through Hostex, all in one place.

2. Added support for setting date-level minimum stay for Vrbo.

3. In addition to the global Channel Pricing Ratio, you can now set different pricing ratios for listings within a property.

4. You have the option to restrict smart pricing tools like PriceLabs from modifying booking restrictions for specific listings. For example, you can set a fixed minimum stay of 7 days for your weekly discount in listing level and prevent PriceLabs from making changes to it.

5. Multiple discounts such as early bird, long stay, and last-minute offers can now be set for Airbnb listings.

Pricing ratio & smart pricing opt-out for listings
Multiple discounts for Airbnb listings.
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Major update to cleaning task management! Now supports notifying cleaners via WhatsApp.

1. Cleaning task list now distinguishes between assigned and unassigned tasks.

2. Redesigned cleaning calendar with support for exporting a specific cleaner's schedule as iCal.

3. Added support for notifying cleaners via WhatsApp (previously supported email notifications).

4. SMS notifications for cleaners will be supported in next 3-4 weeks.

5. Now you can choose to enable or disable specific types of notifications or reminders.

6. Optimized the calendar view in the cleaner interface, allowing for viewing more dates and providing richer information.

7. Improved automation of cleaning tasks, allowing automatic creation of tasks before check-in and after check-out.

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v4.9.1 Booking site and Automation Updates.

1. Around the booking request feature of booking site, we have added multiple notifications and allows guests to communicate directly with hosts via email. Hosts can easily manage these operations using the Hostex Inbox.

  1. Hostex interface now displays a new booking request notification/app push to hosts.
  2. After a guest sends a booking request, they will receive a confirmation message from the host via email. The guest can directly reply to the email to communicate with the host.
  3. After the booking request is accepted or declined by the host, the guest will receive relevant notifications by email.
  4. Once the booking request is accepted by the host and the reservation is created, the guest will receive a booking details email (this feature was already available before).

2. Automation messages can now be conditionally set based on whether the booking includes children, infants, or pets.

3. In the reservation list, you can now filter by room type.

4. You can set whether to allow team accounts to view room rates in bookings.

5. The Guest list now includes channel and property information for guests' previous bookings.

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Introducing Google Vacation Rental Integration in v4.9.0!

The long-awaited Google Vacation Rental integration is finally here! Your listings in the booking site created on Hostex can now be published on Google Vacation Rental. When people search for accommodations on Google, your listing's availability calendar will be displayed directly on Google, leading them to your booking site for completing the reservation.

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v4.8.0, Expedia Integration! Major Update to the Booking Site!

In this update, we bring you over a dozen new features. After months of hard work, we have finally launched the Expedia integration, which you can find in the Connected Accounts section. Additionally, there are 8 updates related to the Booking Site.

🎉 The Booking Site now allows you to receive bookings without adding a payment account.

When you haven't added a payment account, guests can send booking requests through your booking site. You will see these requests in your Inbox and can choose to accept or reject them.

🎉 Guests can now select the number of adults, children, infants, and pets when making a reservation.

These settings are linked to the extra guest fee, pet fee, and not suitable for infants settings. You can choose to exclude certain types of guests.

🎉 In the Inbox, you can see detailed information about inquiries related to the booking site.

If a guest contacts you through instant messaging before making a reservation, you will be able to view the inquiry details in your Inbox.

🎉 The Booking Widget supports customizable button colors.

We have added the ability to customize the button color of the booking widget, allowing you to match it with your theme. Additionally, we have included a white background color for the widget to ensure readability on different backgrounds.

And here are the additional updates related to the booking site:


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What's New in Version 4.7.0:

🎉 Support for bulk editing of booking restrictions.

Now, regardless of the number of properties you have, you can complete all booking restrictions settings in a single operation. You can find this feature under Price - Bulk editing - Bulk Restrictions Editing.

🎉 Review automation now allows selecting the date for sending reviews.

You are no longer limited to reviewing guests on the check-out date. You can set any desired date for sending the review.

🎉 When creating a direct booking, you can now directly enter the guest's email.

Previously, you had to create the direct booking first and then add the email information. Now, you can enter the email directly during the creation process.

🎉 Additionally, there are several other updates:

1. Improved UX with PriceLabs integration to reduce confusion.

2. You can now directly select dates with existing reservations on the Price calendar.

3. Inbox now supports handling Airbnb reservation modification requests.


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🎉 Booking site redesign, v4.6.1 major update

🎉 The new version of Hostex brings a completely redesigned booking site, which includes:

  1. Page reconstruction for a more user-friendly interface.
  2. Booking widget that can be embedded on third-party websites.
  3. Customizable domain support and the ability to point your own domain to the Hostex booking site.
  4. Setting minimum stays, closed on arrival, and other date-specific rules.
  5. Setting pet fees within pricing.
  6. Setting extra guest fees within pricing.
  7. Support for multiple rate plans.
  8. Allowing guests to log in during the final payment stage on the booking site.
  9. Numerous bug fixes.

In addition, we are currently integrating with Google Vacation Rental, which will allow you to publish your listings on Google to gain more traffic. The Hostex booking site does not incur any additional charges.

🎉 Open API and webhooks support, enabling seamless integration with Hostex for users and third-party applications. The Open API provides the following features:

  1. Restful API.
  2. Ability to create direct bookings.
  3. Access to view and modify availability, prices, and booking restrictions.
  4. Retrieval of property and room type data.
  5. Sending and receiving instant messages.
  6. Retrieval of reviews data.
  7. Asynchronous callbacks through webhooks.

🎉 Additionally, there are several other features:

  1. Automated messaging rules with support for attaching images.
  2. Sending images to Booking.com through the Inbox.
  3.  Synchronization of parent and child properties, using "reservation" instead of "closed" to avoid accidental calendar openings.
  4. Web version allows clearing all pop-up notifications with a single click.
  5. Creating tasks on dates prior to today on the calendar page.
  6. Metrics - Statistics now includes "By Group" analysis.
  7. Metrics - Transactions offers additional filters.
  8. Adjusted saturation of reservation colors on the calendar.
  9. Improved user-friendly interaction for changing email addresses and passwords.

🎉 We have also launched a brand new product website with more subscription options available. For more details, please visit hostex.io.

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