Airbnb evaluates companies on three measures: the profitability of their business opportunity, their technological strength, and their ability to support a shared user base. If you measure well in these areas, receiving check-marks in all three boxes, Airbnb grants you access to the API documentation.
VRM giant, Airbnb, opens up their API to third-party developers. Here's where we're going if you want to jump ahead:
A Global Distribution System (GDS) is a centralized electronic platform that provides travel related transactions between travel providers and travel sellers. A GDS platform is the main access point for the travel industry to push and pull real-time inventory for airlines, hotels, car rentals, cruise ships, railways and more. If you are in the travel business, whether you are a travel agent, hospitality entity or plan to launch an Online Travel Agency (OTA) it is important that you choose a GDS System that supports your marketing initiatives.
Online travel booking engines have transformed the way individuals and businesses plan vacations and trips. Travelers no longer need to find an agency to prepare their itineraries now that contemporary technologies have given them the ability to book trips with the push of a button.
The majority of booking engines available in the market today can compare travel data across myriad travel sites and distribution systems. The convenience these technologies offer has increasingly been overlooked as they become more and more of a necessary norm.
Maintaining a presence on the internet has become essential, and travel entities cannot neglect the importance of having a first-rate web portal. Travel booking businesses need a custom website that provides an easy-to-navigate User Interface (UI) and a good User Experience (UX) to distinguish themselves in a saturated market. To not do so means falling behind the competition and into obscurity.