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What does travel API means and how to integrate it in the travel portals? Travel API basically is an arrangement where information from third party travel sectors, suppliers & wholesaler in domains of hotels, flights and other travel related services is acquired to help travel agents or websites make an inventory of real-time information for end users — rather than manually filling in the exhaustive data in the CMS’s admin panel.

These days travellers are so quick & agile that is why they prefer an app or web portal that provides them with best deals or comparisons of flights, hotels, medical facility, transfers, car rentals or more on fingertips. This is why it is important to have apps & web portals that have smooth API integration.


As the travel market is heated & constantly blooming, it is a must to have app & portals that has faster run time & real-time inventory of the required information.

So‌what is the need to have third-party information?

Since it is extremely impossible & time taking to sign contracts with thousands of contractors & suppliers of hotel, flights, cruises & others services related information, this is the reason why third party sites are important to gain the required information. API automatically connects the web with the other


third party sites & backend systems to help users gain faster information.

Now, what is travel API?

● In a very clear context, an API allows travel portals or websites to integrate 3rd party wholesaler inventory, GDS into their booking engines. ● So, whenever the user makes the search regarding the best flight or nearby hotel, they will get the real-time information from third party sites in nanoseconds. ● API helps in connecting the website with various payment gateways, whenever the user makes an attempt for the payment action, the payment API directs them to the payment gateways like PayPal and more.

Why have travel APIs?

● Less worry about the content & database and more focus on marketing tactics, travel packages & customer satisfaction.


● Highly dynamic information from the XML pages. ● Reduced overhead costs in the long term. ● You will get the payment for the information fetched from the other web pages or backend systems.

TravQ — a travel technology based ​third-party API integration services provider have listed a few ways how to integrate this technology inside the travel portals or apps.

1. Selecting suitable suppliers & vendors ● Before forming a network via API, it is a must to sit & choose the right vendors & suppliers with “A” rating. ● Take time ahead and plan for the suppliers that fit your portal’s & users requirement. ● Carefully look out for the rate model and the type of services you would like to integrate (it can be hotels, flights, activities or any other — dependent on your business type). ● No matter you choose to sell flights, hotels or cruises, make sure to have multiple suppliers from each type.

2. API contracts & documentation


● Once done with the selection of suppliers, the next step is to plan & sign the API contracts with them. ● The contract will require the information in the form of — types of products or services businesses are selling, website traffic & the number of annual bookings. ● Rest API service providers will manage, they will provide the technical document regarding the API — circling the rules, regulations, fees, parameters of the technology.

3. API document assessment & development process

● API services provider after gathering the API receipt will study the feasibility of launching the technology i.e. API. ● The API providers will test whether the technology is ready to launch or not. They will test the existing XML connector and if required may decide to build the completely new one. ● It is required to have multiple connectors for multiple API, the API technology company will see & decide how


much time will it take to work on the number of connectors.

4. Certification & Integration of the API

● After

API

technology

company

prepares

the

connectors, the supplier will later reconcile it and declare that it meets their standards. ● After certification, travel agencies will finally have an interface that gives access to all third-party inventories & feed rather than creating & getting confused with multiple screens & login panels. ● With such an interface, travel companies will no longer have to depend on GDS (global depository systems) or suppliers to manage their travel websites & portals.

About TravQ

TravQ ​is an advance generation-led travel technology company, aimed at delivering the ​API integration services along

with

the

automation,

problem-solving,

technology-absorbed travel portals & mobile apps. Engineering


solutions with the help of industry-specific resources & trending software to let travel & hospitality beneficiary or users get the demanded results.

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What does travel API means and how to integrate it in the travel portals?  

TravQ is an advance generation-led travel technology company, aimed at delivering the API integration services along with the automation, pr...

What does travel API means and how to integrate it in the travel portals?  

TravQ is an advance generation-led travel technology company, aimed at delivering the API integration services along with the automation, pr...

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