If you are somehow or the other associated with the travel industry for quite a long time now, you are must be aware of the fact that millennial travelers now book travel content from online travel booking software that enable them to get access to the multifarious options on flights, hotels and other travel related services. It is because of the ability to proffer all in one service that is helping OTAs to proliferate rapidly and massively. Not more than a few years ago, when OTAs have decided to go online, not only they integrated flight and other transport services, but also collaborated with the hospitality sector so that the traveler can book a complete travel package.
Among all the other travel related services, being the chief at lodging encompasses you with such a huge number of obligations. Providing accommodation facilities to your customers is such a cutting edge facility that entices and encourages people to book from your site. To get access to the in-depth inventories of the hotels from across the globe, the travel agents must have to consider Hotel API Integration into their existing online travel booking engine. This integration empowers the travel agent to get access to the live streaming of details, such as availability of rooms, price, menu, images, events nearby, discounts, facilities the hotelier is providing, locating the hotels through map etc. While deciding on the innovation for lodging site, it is essential to look out for the support it will get through API.
Even the hospitality industry is coming forward to collaborate with the OTAs to increase their sales, as people prefer booking hotel room from OTAs instead of hotels directly. On the other hand, booking room from a travel website is much cheaper than booking from hotel directly and also OTAs give them a huge plethora of options on hotels. So, looking at this hoteliers are giving the access to their inventories to the travel agencies and allowing them to sell hotel rooms on behalf of the hotel itself.
Features of Hotel API
- Flexible, scalable and easy to integrate and implement
- Build and update customized travel booking applications
- Decreased development cost and time
- Custom-designed solution to maximize efficiency
- Independence of language and application framework
- Real-time streaming of prices
- Continually optimized product solutions
- Manage room availability, number of rooms and dates available to book
- View and manage the history of all confirmed, modified and cancelled bookings
- Multiple distribution system systems emphasized with channel manager usage
- Deal management system to enter package plans and make them available on all reservation channels like B2B, B2C.
Hotel API offers easy connectivity to thousands of hotels from across the globe with best negotiated deals and this further helps travelers to receive extensive information on hotels like price, availability, discounts, facilities, locations etc.