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- TrivAsia is an online booking company that supplies information on different destinations in Asia. The TrivAsia services include booking flights, finding travel packages, searching for hotels, and...
- 99flights is an online flight booking company that provides access to information regarding the different available flights for their travels. Additionally, it also offers other services such as...
- OneStop TripOnline is an online booking company that offers access to information on different traveling-related services such as holiday packages, bus, rail and flight.
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It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
FlightStats, a leading provider of global flight and airport information services, just announced the launch of a new Flight Alerts API (beta) that provides access to "push-based alerting of flight status information."
Cabforce; advanced booking service for taxis, minibuses and executive cars; just announced its Cabforce Taxi Content Hub. The new offering provides the Taxi API that developers can integrate with third party travel applications to retrieve routes and rates as well as book flat-rate rides. The API grants full access to Cabforce's platform which organizes a fleet of more than 10,000 cabs and private cars throughout Europe and New York.
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