Searching for travel in Canada is about to vary. Today launches a set of APIs which will transform the travel experience by engaging and galvanizing travellers right at the beginning of their search.
Available from Sabre’s open developer platform for the primary time in Canada, the new APIs are often employed by developers from travel companies, online travel sites, metasearch, and therefore the social, retail and startup sector, to create, offer and encourage unique travel search experiences on mobile or websites.
Using Sabre’s new APIs, companies offer travellers the power to start out their search with questions such as: “What beach destinations am I able to fly to for five days within my budget of $500? Or “I’d wish to attend Ottawa for 3 days in March, what are the most cost-effective travel dates?” Travellers that know their dates can ask: “I got to fly to my next week, what’s the fastest business class service from Toronto?” or ”I’m curious about flying to London the week of October 20, is that this a busy time to travel and are fares higher or lower compared to what others paid recently?” Once the request is formed, travel options and results are provided instantly.
This new way of searching meets changing consumer behaviours. Online and mobile travel purchases are growing rapidly around the world and research shows consumers visit a mean of 10 websites while making travel plans. This represents a big opportunity for companies to enhance the user experience and make it more intuitive, personalized and natural, driving higher conversion, repeat business and customer loyalty.“Today, most travellers begin their travel search by naming their origin and destination, and wait as a sand timer rotates for shopping options to return,” said Greg Webb, president, Sabre Travel Network.
“Today’s travellers want to be inspired, they need their consumer experience to be easy and intuitive when buying travel – they need to dream. With our new APIs, the sand timer is often confined to history and clients will enjoy a more enriching user experience. We’re thrilled that our customers in Canada are among the primary to access Sabre’s latest resources to reinvent travel.”
Sabre’s APIs leverage big data and rich shopping information captured from the Sabre travel marketplace. This data includes billions of pre-computed flight options and costs. Patent-pending technology continually captures shopping data while intelligently keeping the info refreshed to make sure a high level of reliability. The new REST APIs leverage this data to deliver advanced shopping and intelligence services with sub-second responses.