Release Notes

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

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.