The BCD Travel Hotels Availability Node.js Sample Code demonstrates how to access the API allowing to view the lowest average hotel room rates of the available hotels for a particular location, dates of stay, and the number of guests.
In January, OnStar announced an API would allow third party developers to integrate their applications with OnStar's platform. Last week, General Motors announced its first partner for API integration: RelayRides. RelayRides is "[t]he world's largest peer to peer carsharing marketplace." The partnership with GM allows OnStar users to leave their keys in their cars when renting a car to a fellow RelayRider. The renter can then unlock the car with a smartphone app or by responding to a text message.
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.
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.