Travel is the huge sector delivering services in diverse areas of tourism industries. The tourism industry has witnessed a major transformation from manual booking to online travel booking. Almost all the major as well as minor travel companies are operating online with the help of different travel portals. In the form of websites, companies are offering real time information to their users for online booking now the question arises here from where the companies are getting huge information. Travel API integration & Travel Extranet System is the answer for the same.
Through different Travel API companies access the GDS (Global Distributor System) where databases of different service providers are to be maintained. The actual Travel API helps in getting offers from different service providers. GDS, third party APIs are utilized by OTA’s to get the travel deals. Different API’s work for different service providers. For example To fetch online data of airline companies, different flight API is to be integrated whereas to fetch online data of hotels, different hotel API is to be used.
One more facility is prevailing for the hotel/Tour/Activity/Car/Bus industry known as the extranet system. Through this system travel companies give login facility to different contracted suppliers and let them maintain their updated itinerary on the company portals. Travel API’s is a wider concept which covers the whole travel sector, but in Travel API portal owner gets fixed commission where in Extranet system owner can manage commission increase or decrease depending on market requirements. It is only due to travel API or extranet system integration which makes a website more meaningful for customers.
This travel flight API integration is basically used by the airline industry to update their itineraries like:
Travel industry uses this information for 24 /7 hours customer support services for the flight booking process. It basically collects data from significant airlines, cheaper cost airlines, hybrid airlines and business fleets etc.
Hotel API basically helps travel & tourism companies to get the best price from different hotels registered on GDS. Through their hotel API owner allow travel & tourism companies to offer their customers with services such as:
The word extranet is a technical but not new, travel agencies are using this form for many years. Let’s start to know about extranet systems in detail.
Extranet is a kind of CMS (Content Management System) where travel agencies or companies and their suppliers manage the content and inventories. Extranet can be used for any travel services like Flight, Hotel, Tours, Activity, Buses, etc.. but the extranet system is famous within hoteliers and hotel suppliers.
Hotel Extranet system is used by travel agencies who have direct contracting with hotels and broadly sell rooms to their customers, here i would like to inform you that the customer can be anyone like B2B, B2C or B2E.
In hotel extranet websites super admin or hotelier/supplier can manage the hotel inventory like, Hotel info, Room Types, images, amenities, meals offered by particular hotel availability Day wise, on Twin,Triple and quad sharing.
If hotelier/supplier or websites super admin has entered the correct info and proper availability data then any user can book the room very easily, all big well known OTA’s company like: goibibo, Makemytrip, yatra, booking.com, Expedia, rezlive, GTA are using extranet to sell their contracted rooms of hotels with the help of this tool (Extranet). Any small or mid size travel agency can increase their sales, automate all manual bookings.
If you are a travel agent and need demo for hotel extranet you can contact here firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour Extranet system or Tour CMS is widely used by tour operators, with the help of this tool travel agencies can enter all Tours info like: Summary, Day wise Itineraries, Inclusions, Exclusions, Hotel Details, terms and conditions, payment policy, and online availability to get bookings through the website. Any small or mid size travel agency can increase their sales, automate all manual bookings.
If you are a travel agent and need demo for Tour Extranet or Tour CMS you can contact here email@example.com
At present, travel agencies are more interested in buying flight tickets in advance which is generally known as group series fare or private fare. So the travel agents who buy the flight tickets in advance can sell their advance purchased inventories online through this flight extranet system. Website super admin can enter all the details of air tickets like Flight No, Airline, Departure arrival Time, duration,seats left, fare breakup, markup, discount availability date wise etc.
The Travel agencies who want to build networks like red bus, travelyaari, they use this tool, with the help of this tool they contact bus operators and provide them login to manage their inventory’s online availability. Hence they build their own bus networks with online seats availability and booking management.
Car extranet system also works similar like bus extranet website admin have rights to enter all the details and availability with price for online bookings. They can also provide one login to the car driver or owner to manage their real time availability. If you are a travel agent and need demo for car extranet you can contact here firstname.lastname@example.org
So we hope the above details have given you a clarity about extranet if still you have any questions you can register and comment on. We will be happy to assist you with your queries.
API integration or Extranet System is a way for travel companies to reach a wider world. This further ensures their customer better travel services. If you have a wide range of contracted suppliers then Extranet solutions are best for you where you can manage commission based on market requirements. This depends on travel agents what the service they want they can go with either api integration or they can go with extranet solutions.