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.
IATA offers support to rollout of radio frequency identification for baggage
Improving baggage handling operations is paramount to ensuring that the travel industry is ready to cope with the doubling in passenger demand over the next two decades and meeting the evolving needs of passengers for real time baggage information.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for baggage tracking provides the data that allows airlines to efficiently track the bag through all airport processes. Airlines have started to implement baggage tracking. IATA recommends the use of RFID technology, which is much more effective that the bar code technology mostly in use currently. The IATA standard for RFID ensures that all baggage can be easily identified thanks to the unique identifier provided by RFID. RFID also meets passenger expectations for real time tracking of baggage.