July 1, 2015
Single purpose API
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Looking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That's no surprise; we've cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, "are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example." Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge's Taxi Fare Calculator.
Tour operators can't find travelers who will hire them, while travelers are leery of tour operators because they don't know who to trust. And those who bundle and sell tours are caught in the middle. World Travel and Tours solves that hairball by maintaining an inventory of reputable guides, and providing an intuitive platform that tours, tour affiliates and travelers can use. Key to this is the World Travel and Tours API, which accepts HTTP GET calls and returns data in XML. World Travel and Tours joins some 272 travel APIs in our directory.
When we wrote about APIs fueling an "instant" frenzy, there were only four mashups in our directory tagged instant. We've added more than that just this week, taking our total to 16 instant mashups. But the most common type of instant mashup may surprise you.