Release Notes

On this page, we provide an overview of new functionality introduced to SpeakerTravel over time.

2022 - November/December

  • ✨ Organizer - See all transactions for an event, including passenger fees
  • ✨ Organizer - Improve billing for events
  • ✨ Organizer - Request change/cancelation/bags/... in traveller details interface
  • ✨ Traveller - Make cabin class/branded fare name more visible in search results
  • 🐞 Traveller - Fixed issue with British Airways sometimes not returning flight details
  • 🐞 Traveller - Fixed issue with not being able to remove account details in all cases

2022 - October

  • ✨ Organizer - Improved traveller details interface
  • ✨ Technical updates (migration to .NET 7.0)

2022 - September

  • ✨ Traveller - Improved search interface
  • 🐞 Traveller - Fixed issue with some airlines reporting the wrong number of included checked bags
  • ✨ Organizer - Additional confirmation when sending reminders to avoid accidental mass-mails
  • ✨ Support booking multi-city flights

2022 - August

  • ✨ Reworked booking engine

2022 - July

  • ✨ Collect additional traveller information with custom fields
  • ✨ Update airline icons and master data

2022 - June

  • ✨ Organizer - Clone event now also clones branding options
  • ✨ Train stations with an IATA code can now be booked (SNCF, Accesrail, and more)
  • 🐞 Improve rendering of map locations when no airport lat/lon is known

2022 - May

  • ✨ Traveller - Allow separate baggage upgrades per flight (when available)
  • ✨ Traveller - Add support for known traveller number
  • ✨ Introduce the SpeakerTravel trust center

2022 - April

  • ✨ Organizer - Configure e-mail notifications
  • ✨ Organizer - Import - Additional default options can be specified
  • ✨ Traveller - Show list of pending trips as starting page
  • ✨ Traveller - Search results UI updates
  • 🐞 Traveller - When flight number is re-used, confirmation e-mail contains a duplicate attachment
  • 🐞 Traveller - Calendar invitations sometimes include wrong timezone
  • ✨ Booking engine performance improvements

2022 - March

  • ✨ Organizer - Re-send booking confirmation e-mail on demand
  • ✨ Organizer - Self-leave event team

2022 - February

  • ✨ Traveller - Minor UI/UX updates to search results
  • ✨ Organizer - Minor UI updates to finished events in events list
  • 🐞 Organizer - When cloning an event, travel dates are now suggested correctly
  • ✨ Support for booking carry-on and baggage upgrades when available
  • ✨ Improved airport search with all airports in city
  • ✨ Improved airport search UI

2022 - January

  • ✨ Organizer - Limit travel dates for event and individual travellers
  • ✨ Traveller - Removed SimCorner partner link from booking confirmation e-mails
  • ✨ Traveller - Improved search for specific booking class

2021 - December

  • ✨ Update airline icons and master data

2021 - November

  • ✨ Organizer - UX improvements when working with multiple events

2021 - October

  • ✨ Traveller - Airline check-in link available in e-mail and trip details
  • ✨ Traveller - Flights with different fare families on each flight leg now score lower in search results
  • 🐞 Traveller - Calendar attachments in confirmation e-mail now correctly picked up by GMail client
  • ✨ Remember previous choice of login method and display it on the login page
  • ✨ Technical updates (migration to .NET 6.0)

2021 - September

  • ✨ Organizer - Show passenger baggage information in approval step
  • ✨ Organizer - Remind all travellers in one go
  • ✨ Various UI improvements

2021 - July

  • ✨ Booking engine performance improvements
  • ✨ Documentation navigation improvements

2021 - June

2020 - September

  • ✨ Technical updates (migration to .NET 5.0)

2020 - August

  • 🐞 Additional verification of bookability related to COVID-19 flight availability.

2020 - July

2020 - June

  • ✨ Update maps source.
  • ✨ Various minor updates to UX.

2020 - May

2020 - April

2020 - March

  • ✨ Traveller - Ticketing phone number can be specified to retrieve airline notifications.
  • ✨ Organizer - Booking approval is now asynchronous - no need to stare at a progress bar for 20 seconds after approving travel.
  • ✨ Organizer - Event currency can now be EUR and USD.

2020 - February

  • ✨ Render Great Circle arcs on maps.
  • ✨ Traveller - Our partner SimCorner, offering data/4G travel SIM cards is listed in booking confirmation e-mails.
  • ✨ Traveller - Our partner TripIt can parse SpeakerTravel confirmation e-mails.
  • ✨ Organizer - Added a switch to display flight prices to travellers (disabled by default).
  • ✨ Organizer - Invite team members to manage travel for speakers.
  • 🐞 Organizer - Speed up budget price range retrieval.

2020 - January

  • ✨ Localize calendar start of week when possible.
  • ✨ Traveller - Improve filtering departure/arrival time and duration of flight.
  • 🐞 Traveller - Redirect to search when invitation already accepted (do not show "invalid invitation").
  • ✨ Organizer - Reporting (financial summary, travel times summary)
  • ✨ Organizer - Scrollbar for mail preview.
  • ✨ Organizer - Added ability to edit invitation.

2019 - December

  • ✨ Added support for baggage fees and fare tiers.
  • ✨ Added support for low-cost carrier bookings.
  • ✨ Organizer - Added ability to clone previous event.

2019 - November

  • ✨ Support for one-way flights.
  • ✨ Traveller - Improve flight selection UI on mobile devices.
  • ✨ Organizer - Provide budget suggestions when creating traveller invitation.

2019 - October

  • ✨ Pre-formatted itineraries replaced with nice HTML design in web application and confirmation e-mails.
  • ✨ Organizer - Allow pre-populating traveller departure airport when known.

2019 - September

  • ✨ Organizer - Allow specifying potential budget overrun percentage.
  • ✨ Organizer - Option to provide EU VAT details.
  • ✨ Organizer - Improve UI for flight pricing.
  • 🐞 Organizer - Recomended departure date not always pre-populated [bugfix]

2019 - August

  • ✨ Display badge in top menu for organizers and travellers, to visualize when an action is required.
  • ✨ Organizer - Branding enhancements, including customization of traveller invitation and booking confirmation e-mails.
  • ✨ Organizer - Remind travellers to accept an invitation or to search for travel options.
  • ✨ Organizer - Reason can be specified when rejecting a travel option.
  • ✨ Organizer - Booking vs. budget amount chart is now displayed on the event dashboard.
  • ✨ Organizer - Base metrics on dashboard are now clickable and link to more details.
  • ✨ Organizer - Multiple passengers can be invited on one booking.
  • ✨ Traveller - Show contact details of organizer on trip details page.
  • ✨ Traveller - Show selected itinerary while flight approval is pending.
  • ✨ Traveller - Basic flight info is shown on the trip overview page.

2019 - March - July

  • ✨ Initial release of SpeakerTravel and refinements, providing support to create an event and invite passengers, with basic booking functionality.