and allow travel companies to bring the data (information, availability and pricing) from multiple hotel suppliers and aggregate them into a common user interface. This lets end users to search and book the hotels worldwide under a single hotel booking system. Web services XMLs are used to communicate between the booking system and hotel aggregators online and thus buyers get seamless results from all the
With Hotel APIs connected to a hotel booking system, and it's fairly direct to search, book and cancel the rooms online. It provides best online platform to end users to find the global hotels at best negotiated price. There are many hotel APIs across the globe including the GTA, Hotelbeds, DOTW, Tourico, Travco, Bonotel and several others. Using the data from these Hotel APIs, hotel booking systems can publish hotel details, room availability, room rates, images, map location, facilities and specific preferences. Buyer can search and sort based in start rating, price and hotel name as well. Booking system supports to multiple currencies with a facility to pay online through credit cards / debit card or paypal.
On the market usability side, online booking system is strong sales platform, which generate sales 24/7. With multiple hotel APIs connected to the system, booking system brings lowest rates of hotels contracted by these suppliers and thus end users get great deals.
Following are the leading hotel APIs.
Mobile usage & engagement in travel and tourism sector
Travel brands are expected to exploit location based travel technology such as beacons to track travellers throughout the journey. For example, airports can use digital engagement to provide appropriate content on the way, in the airport and post-travel to improve the customer experience. Travel software for IATA agents and OTA portals are focusing more on under experience, social media interface and and information from previous trips to anticipate their needs.