Travelfusion, an industry leading travel content aggregator, today announces it will be launching a new Hotel API solution in order to help drive an efficient booking solution which gives realtime availability.
Managing Director Moshe Rafiah comments: “Our business is focused on creating agile and intelligent booking systems with all the necessary technology building blocks for our customers.”
The Hotel API provides a single platform to easily compare and book with any of the world’s 30 plus consolidators.
Replicating Travelfusion’s success in flight & rail, via it’s Direct Connect product, the Hotel API has been developed to integrate the best of breed hotel consolidators and hotels.
The platform offers travel agencies fast efficient online booking tools to manage all their accommodation needs.
Moshe Rafiah continues: “Travel agencies now have a range of new cost effective and efficient options for booking which is likely to accelerate the recent trend to rely less on the GDS’ for booking.”
The new API allows agents to book special offers and multiple rates and offers incredibly accurate hotel information allowing agents to select the cheapest real-time rate.
The search functionality allows agents to select the best property for its customer with powerful search options including location based radius searches.
The hotel API embraces mobile technology allowing sites to offer m-commerce solutions to their customers who may wish to book the nearest hotel on the move. It will also benefit the increasing number of agents working remotely from i-pads.
Finally, Travelfusion’s prepay solution bypasses the traditional credit card payment system and delivers a more reliable, error-free booking environment. The booking is managed directly with the supplier, taking away the potential hassle of credit card payments from the booking process.