The travel industry has traditionally been tough for emerging startups to crack since much of the data & tech was locked behind proprietary providers. This has been changing the past several years, with a lot of travel providers opening up their own developer portals and API access to their services.
In a great article from TravelAndTransport on “How APIs are Positively Impacting the Travel Ecosystem”, they point out that:
“the travel industry is by nature, fragmented […] through the use of APIs, we are able to get real-time data […] and put that information at the fingertips of our travel counselors. The result is exactly what you’d expect – a more satisfying travel experience.”
Below is a brief review of some of the ones out there.
https://developers.amadeus.com/ Amadeus previously provided the "Sandbox", an API portal for some of their air, hotel, and shopping content. This was ...Read More
https://developer.sabre.com/ Offers over 315 APIs via its portal (although some only useful to airlines or travel agencies). This link was ...Read More
https://airtechzone.iata.org/toolbox/ndc-sandbox/ AirTechZone is a playground for IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC). They provide both a SOAP/WebService sandbox + a prototype ...Read More
https://developer.turkishairlines.com/ " With our open API platform, we provide you the chance to reach, test and use Turkish Airlinesâ€™s digital ...Read More
https://partners.skyscanner.net/affiliates/travel-apis/ "Our Travel APIs directly connect you to all the data you need to build an innovative website or app ...Read More
https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/book/ndc.html "Air Canadaâ€™s direct connect API, called AC2U, has been offering our full suite of content since 2011. It was ...Read More