Owned by Expedia Group, Expedia.com is one of the biggest travel booking platforms. Using Expedia API, developers can integrate advanced functionalities into their travel portals enabling users to easily search and book travel deals. It has an API key authentication model and is a single purpose API with a RESTful architecture. It supports XML response format and JSONP, URI Query String/CRUD request format.
An Affiliate in a broad sense is any online site which wishes to partner with the Expedia brand, products and services. By joining the Expedia affiliate program you get the opportunity to team up with a number of online travel agencies, to earn additional revenue. Leverage the Expedia brand to better serve your visitors and to attract new people by featuring links on your site for promotions, and inventory. Wherein Expedia's merchant API enables a single buyer to pay multiple merchants in a single checkout.
At this time, Provab takes on the responsibility towards performing several test bookings/cancellations for our initial launch suppliers. After the final test our next step will be towards providing results with you.
In terms of most searched hotel booking APIs providers - hotelbeds, DOTW, booking.com and Travelomatix are leading the stock.
Both scenarios are supported and the decision to manage authentication is done by a single API key for all suppliers. Different API key for each supplier is up to the booking platform and will depend on their own security policies and practices.
It is mandatory to map all your activities, offers, and ticket IDs currently available and live on Expedia. We cannot switch a supplier in between doing so would cause booking failures for unmapped products.
We believe hiring a developer with extensive experience in booking API development and integration will be a plus pointf for you. If you want a right on time development and deployment of your booking portal, it is better to go for dedicated booking engine developers. The developers are specifically instructed to solely work on API integration and live certification to deliver you faster results.
In general, hotel API development company should have -
- At-least 10 years of experience in travel domain and hotel API integration.
- Must have deployed 100 OTA platforms.
- Should have a team of more than 200 programmers
- Should have clients in more than 15 countries
If you get all these criterias fulfilled, then it is safe to hire a hotel API developer from that firm.