Travel APIs – (discover & contribute)
October 22, 2020
by Kunal Kasliwal

Hotels have become an important part of the travel and hospitality industry, as every year millions of business travellers and tourists book and cancel hotel reservations using multiple channels, majorly via agents or telephone. However, many hotels have begun to make this process a lot easier and more automated by creating APIs (Application Programmable Interfaces) to allow agents and third-party developers to fetch data from their systems.

In this article, we created a list of the Top 10 Best Hotel APIs currently being used. In coming up with this list, we ranked the APIs based on the following criteria:

Hotel meta search (price comparison) data

Expedia Affiliate Network API
Full-stack hotel search and booking API

Olery Review Data API
Access to data about hotels, Restaurants & Attractions quality extracted from online reviews published on various booking sites

TripAdvisor Content API
TripAdvisor listings, ratings and (limited) reviews  for approved consumer-facing sites/apps

HomeAway Platform
Access to more than 1 millions vacation rental listings

ZUMATA Hotel Booking API
Aggregates hotel inventory from 60+ suppliers at makes it all bookable

Travelopro provides travel API integration, third party API integration, xml API integration services for hotels, flights, car rentals, holiday packages and many more.

Flight API
Flight, car hire and hotel meta search (price comparison) API

FlightStats APIs
Everything about flights, airports, routes and schedules

Uber API
Integrate Uber in your application

Rome2rio API
Multi-modal (flight + bus + train etc.) travel search

Wego Affiliate Network
Meta search for flights and hotels
Obviously there are also the APIs of the 3 major GDS’ Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport.

ViaMichelin REST API
Maps, routing and geocoding

Maps, routing, and places data from Nokia’s former mapping division

Google Maps API
Google maps for your app or site

Factual Data API
Data on over 65 million local businesses and points of interests

SmartyStreets Address API
Address validation, autocomplete and geocoding

Google Places API
Information about 100 million places

REST Countries
Information such as capital, currency and population per country

Time zone information based on the location API
Crowdsourced database with details about the cost of living, perceived safety and other topics for cities and countries worldwide

OpenWeatherMap API
Well, pretty obvious, right? Free tier!

Sunset and sunrise times API
Sunrise and sunset times – plain, simple and free API
Access more than 50.000 outdoor webcams

Provides access to a large collection of city and museum multimedia guides

WorldMate API
Extracts travel data from confirmation emails of more than 1300 sources like airlines or hotel booking sites

allmyles API
Attempts to provide all “global bookable travel” content in one API, so far includes flights, hotels and car rentals

Travelpayouts API
Provides travel content (flights & hotels) in an affiliate model

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