We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
Most developers would agree that APIs should just do their job and get out of the way. Being able to focus on the application at hand is key, especially when working on a potential innovation.
This is what we wanted to achieve with the Travel Innovation Sandbox
. It’s a powerful tool, developed with the feedback of hundreds of developers around the world, which easily allows innovators to prototype and test the business value of their idea. Any developer can register and get instant access to real travel content.
Its API catalogue includes all the content needed to create a basic travel application prototype. You can search for flights, hotels, cars, train and even get information on a given trip. Additionally, the Travel Innovation Sandbox now offers three new travel intelligence APIs, providing you with insights on trending destinations and flight traffic.
Here’s a quick round-up of all the APIs the Travel Innovation Sandbox offers and few examples of what you can build with them.
The new travel intelligence APIs allow you to access travel insights based on real data. They allow you to find out the most popular destinations people are searching and travelling to from a given origin. Similarly, the travel intelligence APIs allow you to check the traffic between two airports over time.
The key to create the most value for your end-user is to combine data from several APIs. For example, Visit Europe used the traveller’s location and flight data to display prices on-the-fly . Likewise, Hotel Search Engine combines Open Street Map and hotel APIs to display accommodation availability and prices while the user navigates the map. But the best examples are the ones we create ourselves.
We're working to offer new APIs in collaboration with our start-up partners to give our travel content a new twist. The success of the sandbox has also inspired us to work on an open APIs program for production and commercial use. So, stay tuned, more details are coming soon!
Head over to the Travel Innovation Sandbox to get instant access to travel data and start prototyping your application, and test the business value of your idea. We're looking forward to see what you'll come up with!