What does API stand for? (Application program interface)
An application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. Basically, an API specifies how software components should interact. Additionally, APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components.
Travel API is connected to access the travel inventory from GDS, third party flight APIs, hotel APIs, travel agencies APIs to access the travel deals from online.
What is Travel APIs?
In layman terms, an API permits you to incorporate outsider GDS/Wholesaler stock/takes care of into the booking motor on your site. So when a client makes a hunt to book a flight or an inn on your site, they won’t be diverted to another site and the installment will be gathered by you.
What is Travel APIs?
An API allows you to integrate third-party GDS/Wholesaler inventory/feeds into the booking engine on your site. So when a customer makes a search to book a flight or a hotel on your site, they won’t be redirected to another site and the payment will be collected by you.
Just like suppliers provide APIs to give you access to their feeds, banks and other payment processors also provide APIs to use their services. By integrating the API of a payment gateway, the travelers would be able to make secure payments online using their credit card or debit card. There are multiple payment gateways available and your travel technology partner might help in choosing the right one.
The main types of travel APIs and how they work
In tech terminology, the synonym to this growing connectivity is API. The application programming interface allows for connecting data streams and functionalities between different software products. APIs work as control panels for developers to link different software components without dealing with source code. What does this mean for the travel industry? If you run a hotel business, you can let your customers rent a car straight from your website by integrating your room reservation engine with available local car rental providers. This may put a car-rental commission in your pocket or just make your customer’s life easier by eliminating time browsing the web to rent a car.
So, let’s talk about the most important types of APIs used to unify travel industry features and information. Warning, it’s going to be a long read, so you may hop to the sections that seem interesting by navigating the menu to the right if you’re on a desktop.
For the online travel agency (OTA), all these aspects are worth covering in the application. For local or niche travel services providers, this list may be shorter.
Advantages of Travel APIs
· You can include markups for your specialists/end-clients
· It is you who will get the installment legitimately from clients
· Provide profoundly unique data came back from the XML pages
· Less upkeep of substance that will permit you to concentrate on your center errands like promoting and making bundles
· Reduce Travel offices overhead cost on a more drawn out term
The following are the means engaged with API Integration
1) Supplier Selection
While picking a provider, do an intensive examination to ensure you pick a provider that is best for your Travel office, in view of your area, their rates, accessibility, necessities, and so forth.
One Supplier may have better rates and a wide scope of lodgings in your district than another provider, so check their rates and accessibility in advance. Likewise, only one out of every odd provider gives different modules (eg air, inns, exercises, and so on) in their API.
So the decision of the provider likewise relies upon what fragments they give in their APIs. So on the off chance that you need to sell flights, lodgings, and vehicles, you have to either choose a provider that gives every one of the three or coordinate different providers. Keep in mind, while going on the web, start with the Supplier whom you are reserving the most.
2) Signing the Contract and API Documentation
When you have chosen the supplier(s) you need to contract with, you have to sign an API contract with them. As referenced in the past point, a provider may give numerous APIs to various modules. A solitary agreement covers all modules you pick, however, the APIs will be isolated. You will be required to give insights concerning your business — such as the kinds of items you sell, your yearly appointments, site traffic, and so on. As referenced before, you may likewise need to pay a store. In any case in the event that you have a decent relationship and you have given great volumes, the API accuse of the provider can be haggled or even be got FREE of charge. It relies upon a case to case premise.
When the agreement has been marked and the installment has been made, the provider will send you and your innovation supplier an API archive alongside a Test Access. This will give access to tests takes care of yet the rates will contrast altogether from the provider’s live rates, so don’t be frightened. The API report contains every single specialized insight concerning the API and what is remembered for it, for example, the various guidelines, boundaries and administrations. Here is the place a believed and dependable innovation accomplice comes into the image.
3) Assessment of the API archive and Development
Upon the receipt of the API documentation, your innovation accomplice will examine the API and its specialized practicality concerning their booking motor. This encourages them choose if the API is prepared to-convey or on the off chance that they should make changes to their XML connector or even form a totally new connector for it.
Every API requires a different connector and mapping with the booking motor, so in the event that you have numerous APIs, your innovation accomplice should manufacture various connectors, which normally will take longer than building a solitary connector.
4) Certification and Integration
When the connector is prepared, it should be affirmed by the provider, to guarantee it consents to the provider’s norms. For existing associations, Hotel providers typically take around two or multi week’s an ideal opportunity to finish the affirmation, while for recently created connectors it can take around a month. GDS’s normally have long accreditation lines and may take half a month, so you should show restraint.
When the affirmation is finished, the provider will give you accreditations to get to their live feeds which can be used to make appointments. Your innovation accomplice will supplant the test takes care of with the live ones and coordinate them into the booking motor.
Aptitude in conglomerating takes care of from various providers into a solitary booking motor gives travel offices a solitary interface to get to all outsider inventories, as opposed to rearranging through different screens/numerous logins.
By having an elite stage, you will have the authority over your Travel Company and not really rely upon the GDS or the provider to control your movement organizations.
5) Post Integration
When the incorporation is finished and accepting your site is live, your customers will begin seeing ongoing rates and accessibility for the modules you have coordinated when they make an inquiry. One of the worries a great deal of trip specialists have is the inquiry reaction speed.
The inquiry reaction speed relies upon various components, including server area, the engineering of the booking motor, the goal for which the pursuit is made(cities with an enormous number of inns will take more time to appear), no of APIs integrated(as the booking motor would call every API when collecting results) and so on. However, the most significant factor is the provider reaction time. A few providers take more time to react than others.
The normal reaction time from the provider side is approximately 10–12 seconds. While picking a provider, you may need to settle on a decision among speed and rates, the same number of providers who have incredible rates have a generally moderate reaction time and the other way around. So it’s imperative to factor in this point before examining any speed issues you wish to raise with your innovation accomplice. Henceforth the Travel innovation organization needs to refresh at normal stretches so guarantee your stock is exceptional.
Travel iframe or white-label
An iframe or white-label product is a product or service produced by one company (the producer) that other companies (the marketers) rebrand to make it appear as if they had made it.
Travel iframe or white label is a product which necessary for travel blogs and small travel agents. It’s a product that helps to collect data from an API integrated travel website. And with iframe or white label you can show the same data to your websites.
Travel Website Development Pricing is:
Travel Website Development Charge with white-label or iframe 500$
Development or Integration Charge for Travelport or Sabre or Amadeus (1 API) = 3999 USD (Our API FREE)
LLC or Travel Agents or Extra LLC API Integration Charge = 900 USD (Our API FREE)
Hotel API Integration Charge = 800 USD (1API)
Holiday API Integration Charge= 1000 USD (1API)
Payment gateway solution 100 USD
Android APPS with play store publish 500 USD
IOS APPS with apple store publish 1500 USD
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OUR B2B Travel API or iframe And White-label Solution Features:
Domestic & International Ticket Booking
Travel portal development project will be linked to the GDS flight reservation system through API to fetch the online inventory on air tickets from the backend and to publish it on the front-end of the application in GUI format. On selecting one result it will be redirected to the payment gateway.
Travel portal will search on the Hotels from the CRS (own inventory) and API of Hotel and will find out the lowest tariffs available with hotels. On the selection of a particular hotel, it will be redirected to the payment gateway for payment processing.
Travel portal development project will search from the CRS (own inventory) and the API and will find out the best possible option available in a particular city as per the search by the user. On selecting one result it will be redirected to the payment gateway.
CMS driven domestic and international holiday packages will be designed as per the client requirement and will be connected through payment gateway or online form inquiry in the proposed travel portal development solution.
Payment Gateway Integration
Online Payment Gateway will be integrated to make the online payments by the customer. Online Payment can be through Credit Cards or multiple payment gateway system to make it globally accepted travel portal.
SMS Gateway Incorporation
SMS API will be incorporated to send the SMS to the client at the time of confirmation of booking or PNR creation.
Agent/Deposit Accounts Creation
For a comprehensive travel portal development project, a multilayer admin console is defined. The login facility will be given to the agents to add funds in their accounts with a certain cutoff limit. By logging in on the portal agents can book the Air tickets and Hotel deals from their deposit accounts up to the cutoff limit and as they will reach their cutoff limit, they will not be able to book tickets and rooms from their deposit account. Then they will have the option to book from Credit Card. Agents will get different options i.e.
To create sub-users
Check the different type of reports of bookings
Check the booking status
Can cancel the booking (if available with API)
Can check the vouchers and Invoices
zoo Info-Tech provides airline reservation system development company, working with global airlines, GDS systems, and flight consolidators. We also offer hotel reservation systems, transfers, sightseeing, insurance, and dynamic packaging modules. We integrate several GDS, hotel consolidators, car consolidators, and cruise consolidators for travel clients. Our Travel agents Airways Office and Travelzoo Bangladesh Ltd support us for inventory and API.