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://developer.travelport.com/app/developer-network/universal-api Intended for existing GDS customers. User account creation is blocked without a valid customer number (CIDB) and PCC/SID ...Read More
https://developer.expediapartnersolutions.com/ "Our new EPS Rapid gives you all the functionality that you can expect from a hotel API. From finding ...Read More
https://expediaconnectivity.com/ "Integrate with the Expedia Marketplace with our advanced connectivity technology. You'll find everything you need to connect via a ...Read More
https://developer.avios.com/ "Build excellent loyalty experiences with your customers" API Products Pay with Avios - Allow customers to partially pay for ...Read More
https://www.oag.com/schedules/flight-schedules-api Build powerful websites, apps and other travel tech with a simple, fast API. Choose from our offerings below. Flight ...Read More