Operating a travel or hotel website or application can be a daunting task. Savvy travelers want everything from hotel reviews to price comparisons, photos of rooms, and booking functions at their fingertips. Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, can help developers create the best applications to help them out.
Several APIs are available to connect users to hotel marketing, pricing, booking, operations, user experience, and property management. The best place to find these APIs for travel and hotel applications is in the ProgrammableWeb Hotels category.
In this article we highlight the top ten Hotel APIs based on user traffic to ProgrammableWeb.
1. Booking.com Content API
The Booking.com Content APITrack this API allows developers to build and maintain multiple listings on Booking.com. This API includes functions for uploading property photos and information about facilities and policies programmatically. Access to the API is currently restricted to Booking.com partners, however developers register to become certified providers at no cost.
2. Google Hotel Prices API
The Google Hotel Prices API integrates hotel prices into applications. With the API, developers can implement prices and itinerary data for a given hotel. The API is part of the Google Hotel developer Platform that includes Hotel Ads, Hotel Prices, Book on Google, and Hotel Content.
3. TripAdvisor Content API
TripAdvisor is one of the world's largest travel sites featuring reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and more. TripAdvisor-branded sites contain more than 60 million reviews and opinions. The TripAdvisor APITrack this API enables applications to retrieve traveler photos, detailed reviews and rating data for accommodations, attractions, and restaurants and destination content. It is only available to partners.
4. TravelgateX HotelX GraphQL API
TravelgateX is a travel marketplace. The TravelgateX GraphQL APITrack this API enables users to search for available hotel accommodations, obtain price quotes and reservation terms, and complete and manage bookings. This API provides functionality for customers to access management, pricing, commissions, currency exchange, and more.
5. MakCorps Hotel Price Comparison API
MakCorps Hotel Price Comparison APITrack this API allows applications to retrieve JSON data to compare hotel prices, ratings and reviews from more than 200 websites including Agoda.com, Trip.com, Booking.com , Hotels.com, Expedia and more. Enter a GET request by city and get hotels, prices, vendors (websites), number or reviews, and ratings for that particular city.
6. Travelstart API
The Travelstart APITrack this API is available to partners who would like to create their own brand identity, sell air travel, build a customer database and remarket to them directly. The Search API Integration enables users to create a search panel and display for search results. Full API integration is also available to have complete control over the search, price and booking flow. The API is only available to affiliates with an on-hand development team.
7. Amadeus Hotel Search API
Amadeus provides software solutions for the travel industry. The Amadeus Hotel Search APITrack this API returns a list of hotel offers for a given location and time period. Results include information on location, price, amenities, and other factors to help the user make their selection.
8. Skyscanner Hotels API
The Skyscanner APITrack this API can be used to obtain a list of hotels matching a supplied query in the Skyscanner engine. The Hotels Details service can then be used to retrieve more information for a subset of those hotels. Skyscanner is a global travel search engine that you can plan and book directly from millions of travel options.
9. TripExpert Expert Review API
TripExpert provides access to aggregated expert travel reviews. The TripExpert Expert Review APITrack this API gives developers access to thousands of reviews for restaurants, hotels, and attractions from 60+ professional travel guides, magazines, and newspapers. The API also allows access to TripExpert Scores, which are calculated by an algorithm based on those reviews.
10. Zodomus API
Zodomus aggregates OTA travel and booking providers, like Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Agoda, and others. The Zodomus APITrack this API provides aggregated travel data to developers. API methods are available for accounts, mapping, rates & availability, reservations, content (property, room, rate, etc.), booking content, and more.
But this is just a sample of the Hotels APIs that are listed on ProgrammableWeb. To see the full list, head on over to our Hotels category for more than 125 APIs, 9 SDKs, and 35 Code Samples to peruse.