Operating a travel website or application can be a daunting task. Savvy travelers want everything from hotel reviews to booking at their fingertips. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, can help developers create the best apps to help them out. Here are ProgrammableWeb's top APIs for Hotels.
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Atomize has released its open two-way API, making its property management systems accessible to integrations. According to the company the hotel industry has long suffered from market fragmentation because of outdated technology and poor APIs, which for many years have generated vendor lock-ins.
Looking to build a travel application? ProgrammableWeb provides over 550 APIs to enable developers to create and enhance applications for travel. Here we list the more popular APIs listed in the Travel category of the ProgrammableWeb directory, including Expedia, Concur, and Amadeus.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Banking and Gambling. Highlights include the Google Docs API, which is now open to developers, and Nordic API Gateway for accessing all Nordic banks. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Arrivdeo has introduced an API that hopes to make hotels better hosts. With the Arrivdeo API, hotels can deliver local guides and content through various points of contact (e.g. apps, emails, websites, staff training, etc.). Arrivdeo includes personalized neighborhood guides for over 250 cities.
Travel marketplace TravelgateX has launched HotelX, a hotel accommodation aggregation and booking API. Using the API, third-party applications can allow their users to search for available hotel accommodations, obtain price quotes and reservation terms, and complete and manage bookings.
The creators of XML Travelgate have rebranded the company with the launch of its new, GraphQL-based travel platform: TravelgateX. TravelgateX includes over 100 travel APIs and aims to be the single, global marketplace for both suppliers and buyers in the travel and tourism space.
The long awaited Airbnb API is officially here. While Airbnb has publicly announced its official API, the API is not completely open to the public. Those interested must apply from access. Public documentation is not currently available. The focus of the initial API launch is the supply side.
Airbnb's CEO, Brian Chesky, hinted that Airbnb may soon open an API for third party integration. Chesky envisions the company shifting from a marketplace to a travel platform upon which third parties can plug into. While no specifics were given, Chesky suggested that lack of an API is a hole.
Marriott recently received a 2015 CIO 100 award from IDG. Marriott earned one of the 100 awards granted this year for its innovative use of its API Platform.
As a great example of how APIs can drive business success, Hilton Hotels is leveraging Google Maps APIs to improve guest experience by providing detailed local information.
Holidays and restful breaks are an important part of maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle, and there are a lot of services out there that help to make holiday planning easy by eliminating the need to search through reams of accommodation options. The problem is, as much as the information offered online is extensive, it doesn't always guarantee that the chosen hotel will live up to how it's been portrayed in the pictures or that it will provide the desired experience. Escapio is a German booking portal that takes online hotel booking a step further. The service categorises it's hotels according to lifestyle criteria and accommodation types; all hand-picked, unique and of a specific quality standard. Escapio also makes this data available via the Escapio API.
Anyone can be their own travel agent with access to all the information they need online. But when trying to plan the perfect trip, internet users may feel bombarded by the vast amount of information available and may not even know where to start. Momondo.com is just the kind of tool that would be relevant in this situation. It's a travel site that provides users with the best prices for flights, hotels and car rentals. Momondo also provides an the Momondo API that allows developers to integrate this functionality with other relevant applications.
DealAngel, hotel find engine, has launched a beta version of the DealAngel API. Traditionally, DealAngel provided a user-facing platform that allowed individuals to use its engine to hunt the best hotel rates. With the API, DealAngel hopes to serve as the underlying knowledge that drives 3rd party sites and apps that provide hotel search services.
There is no doubt that there is a lot of money to be made in travel. Heck, travel (globally) accounts for over 12% of the World's GDP. That is some serious coin. You have an incredible idea for a web application that is going to make travellers love you and make you rich at the same time. The question is... who should I connect with and why? Here is a quick run down on the pros and cons of connecting with the likely, and not so likely, hotel distribution partners.