APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) link the entire digital world together. Thus, developers get a link between seemingly independent functionality. You can quickly integrate a system into another system. This is very important in the field of tourism. This technology allows to combine platforms for booking hotels and apartments with the timetable of airports and airlines. You can also combine the entire journey for one person in one chain, from boarding the plane to transfer and check-in at the hotel. And all this can be done in one application. Buy tickets, book a room, call a taxi or buy a bus ticket from the airport to the selected city. Therefore, any effective travel software development company uses API widely.
What are APIs for the development of travel applications?
The API acts between independent functions, enabling an efficient exchange of data. In the tourism sector, this means, for example, that the user has called a taxi through the application, and the hotel administrator can follow the guest’s path online and find out the exact time of arrival.
What can you use the API for?
In simple terms, an API acts as a virtual intermediary and transfers information from one interface, such as a mobile application, to another. The API connects different parts of the software platform so that the transmitted information reaches its destination.
These linking nodes not only serve as internal communication channels but also allow external tools to access the same information. Private APIs are used only within the company for the needs of which they were developed. This is done to combine companies into a holding or to establish closer ties between divisions of the company.
APIs can also be written for open-source software. This means that any developer can use the program at his own discretion, integrate it into his project, and modernize it for his own needs.
Technical audit and development assistance
In IT, the CTO as a service approach is common. This also applies to the tourism sector. This approach allows business leaders to navigate the world of technology. Not all managers know how to implement their idea. It is a competent technical director who will suggest the best solutions, and also help determine the budget.
For example, a good CTO would definitely recommend implementing an API in a travel app or website. Thus, you can quickly integrate actively used functionality, as well as increase additional options over time.
Example of a standard tourism project
The package of services includes:
• Design – color and stylistic design.
• Content – primary filling and placement of information about the company’s services, benefits.
• Functionality – setting up the working panels of the site, buttons, blocks.
Website development for travel agencies includes the installation of user-friendly search forms – by tickets, hotels, sorting by date. The interface is as clear as possible for the user, so it will not be difficult for customers to search for the necessary information and place orders. The home page of the site includes a banner for quick one-click sales. You can independently change the photo and advertising messages taking into account the current promotions.