Let's talk languages: in this case, not computer programming languages, but human languages. According to the 2009 edition of the SIL International publication Ethnologue: Languages of the World, the estimated 328 million English speakers in the world are dwarfed by the 1.2 billion people who speak Chinese as a first language. And though English has become the lingua franca of many tech industries, users still prefer to interact with products and services in their native tongue. No doubt this was one of the factors which led FlightStats, Portland-based provider of global flight tracking and airport information, to start offering its FlightStats API data in languages other than English.
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.