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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.
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.
There are many ways to travel and experience new places, and it doesn't always have to include impersonal and expensive hotels. Imagine having your own warm, more personal space when you travel; a home away from home that cuts travel costs as well. This is the concept behind 9Flats. It's a service that connects those who have a room, apartment or house to rent with those looking for more personal, affordable, alternative accommodation. The 9Flats API makes this functionality available to third party developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.