Travel Portal Development: How Travel API Works and List of Best Travel API Providers


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  • Posted by :TravelOTAs
  • Date : Aug 05, 2016

What is Travel API Provider?

API stands for Application Programmable Interface and it is basically used for defining how one application can communicate with other. An API also allows users to manipulate an existing product to serve their own interests. APIs are time savers as once database is created then it can be utilized as many times.

Travel portal development setting up a platform and API for the travel companies to sell different services products online. These Primary services include Hotel API, Car rental API, flight API, holiday packages etc., The Portal will be integrated with the payment gateway for the customers to pay through credit cards, debit cards, net banking etc., Finally, through travel portal development the customers will be able to make search on website, book a hotel or flight and pay online which reduce the extra work of travel agents.

What is Travel Api provider and how it works?

Why to Use API or Affiliation or White Label API?

API Integration:

Travel Technologies Solution

API Integration is end-to-end process of fetching data from travel API provider and display it to the other website. In Hotel API Integration, developer will connect the API with provider and display the required data into the other website. The website will designed and developed as according to the client’s requirement.

User will visit your website. Then he will search for Hotel with the fields like Source, Destination, Check-in Date, Check-out Date, Rooms, Number of Person, with child or infant. Then user can view the hotel listing page with filters like By Hotels, Ratings, Price, Area, Property Type, Amenities.

Travel API Integration

Feature Associated of Hotel API:

  • Real time availability and rates
  • Huge inventory
  • User friendly interface
  • Integrated Support
  • Immediate Confirmation
  • Time saving and fast approach
  • 24/7 availability
  • Automated System
  • Independent Marketing of your brand
  • Utilize content as per your requirement and local marketing

Affiliation:

In affiliation, user will search the hotels and listing of the hotels will be display in your website. But the payment process will done at provider’s end. So it is possible that next time user will directly book from provider’s website.

White Label API:

In white label API, user can search the hotels from your website then the other process like listing and payment will be done in provider’s website. User will be redirected to the provider’s website.

How API works?

Let’s take an example of Expedia API Integration. Expedia provides free Hotel API integration. It has large database of hotels from worldwide. When developer is integrating the API into your website then all the data can be accessible to your website. It will have large and true data of the hotels with hotel name, hotel address, room details, rates and ratings. An API can be freely available or it may be paid. Expedia provides free Hotel API.

Top leading Travel API Providers:

 

Booking.com

booking leading api provider
In the world of the online booking, Booking.com is leading travel agency with more than 200 thousands of hotels in different categories in different countries. The REST allows to search availability, searching and booking. Hence it is working in REST, it is very easy to use and maintain. It supports XML and JSON for the requests and responses. It is also secured by SSL and configured with API key. We will support you to integrate the API into your website with security and user friendly interface. After the initial development it requires less maintenance. Booking.com will provide flexible API in delivering content, so you can present a hotel list.

Expedia:

Expedia travel API Provider
Expedia is one of the most trusted and valued free Hotel API provider worldwide. It has a large database of Hotels say 4,35,000 in 1500 destinations. Expedia is one of most used API for hotel reservation system. With Expedia API Integration you will earn good commission when user will book hotel from your website. Expedia provide free Hotel List, Room Availability details, Room Images, Hotel Information, Itinerary details, Room Rate. EAN creates the tools and technology that serves travellers to find the best hotels and trips. EAN provides a set of APIs that can be utilized by developers to add hotel, flight and car rental to their websites and applications.

Amadeus:

Amadeus api provider
Amadeus is the best and most authenticated leader in providing best features to the travel industry. Amadeus is best GDS for flight booking site. Amadeus regularly enhance their products and services for their customers. Amadeus has 75,000 travel agencies and 11,000 airlines to run their services. Flight details are stored in GDS system. From there many travel portals can retrieve the flight details and display in the search result on their website. GDS was developed to track the flight schedule, price, availability and book tickets. But later on it was extended to full travel package. User will search for a flight, system looks into the database for available flight tickets. Then it will check for fare. If user books the ticket then it will generate a PNR(Passenger Name Record) with Itinerary, Passenger name, Contact details, date of ticket, received from, , fare, seat.

How Tickets are Booked?

When user books the ticket, the request from agency is passed by the GDS to the airline, which will send a message. The seat is booked when the transaction is closed with a confirmation message by the airline. Amadeus supports major LCC(Lower cost carriers) and international airlines. The flow of the GDS system is Vendors(Flight agencies)- Tour operator- Travel agency- Travellers. Amadeus is very useful as technology wise for airline like inventory management, reservation process, departure control.

Travelport:

Travelport Api Provider
Travelport is leading platform for accessing the GDS for more than 400 airlines, 650,000 hotels, and 35,000 car rentals locations. It will provide the best travel commerce services like travel inventory, functionality, productivity and more. This increases profitability and drives commercial success across the business-to-business (“B2B”) travel network. Travelport is the most searched, shared, bought and sold API from travel booking portals. And with the distribution and merchandising of airline core it also spread their business in area of hotel, car rental, rail, cruise and tour operators.

Hire Us For Your Total Travel Portal Solution:

We are working in Two Manner For Your Travel Portal Website

  1. We are providing the complete solution from web-portal development of Hotel, Car and Flight Booking with API integration for you so that you can also grow your business and fetch the global market.
  2. In some cases travel agency is having their own informative website so no need to create a website from the scratch, in that case we are helping them to integrate the API for hotel, Flight and Car into their existing website.

How to proceed:

  1. For Travel development proposal, first you have to choose the domain for which you want to integrate the API (Hotel, AIR, Car)
  2. We giving you the API providers who are offering the service you want
  3. The complete formality for the selected API prover (from your end)
  4. After completion of the formality we can help you to integrate the API into your website.
  5. Make your website Live.

Features Highlights:

  1. Separate admin access to setup global configurations settings and manage Customers, CMS Pages.
  2. Advanced Filters & Sorting Options on listing to achieve rich user interface.
  3. TripAdvisor Hotel Guest Reviews integration.
  4. Supports all major browsers.
  5. One-time cost, no on-going monthly charges for development.
  6. Solutions customized for your specific application.
  7. 100% SEO friendly for Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  8. Dynamic Google Sitemap with more than 1,50,000 Hotels URLs.
  9. Responsive support and maintenance.
  10. We are also master travel application development, so create Travel Application (If your requirement)