August 2019 release notes

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Preparing for new European payment regulations as well as moving Owner Statements forward towards prime time!

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On September 14 2019, European regulation (PSD2) will mandate Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for many online payments. We are updating Bookster to allow our clients to meet the new standards as simply and easily as possible.

Copy and paste images into the image uploader

Update Stripe <-> Bookster - Bookster may ask you to confirm your Stripe connection with Bookster to comply with new EU regulations when they come in (© 2019 Tribalogic Limited)

Major changes

Preparing for new European payment regulations

Bookster allows Guests to make payments to secure a booking.

We are updating Bookster to cope with the new SCA regulations.

When it goes into effect, a form of two-factor authentication will be required for many card payments. We are updating our integration with payment gateways (such as Stripe) to meet the new SCA requirements.

Channel Manager: 

We have extended the Bookster Channel Manager integration with to enable damage deposit details syncing.

Minor updates and bugfixes

Owner Statements

  • No longer include cancelled bookings in statistics on Statements
  • Show cancelled bookings in the charges list more clearly
  • Owner Statement/Invoice Booking Settings
    • Allow adjustment of cancellation settings
    • Show an invoice calculation preview on each Booking
  • Always show finalisation button

Image uploading

Bookster now supports the copy and paste of images into the image uploader.

Guest Area

Improve what is shown to / hidden from Guests in the event that they have not yet paid a required damage deposit.


  • Show role changes in the history view
  • Avoid using commas in URLs to fix a problem in canonical URL meta tags
  • Continue work on hooking up to a large OTA
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