what is flight API

API Catalog

  • YapQ City Name Search
  • YapQ Geosearch

The Amadeus Travel web service Innovation Sandbox currently includes the following APIs to help you build your travel related application or service proof-of-concept. We are adding new APIs all the time, so make sure to check for updates.

Travel Innovation Sandbox v1.2 APIs

To try our APIs, follow these simple steps.

  1. Register your account. An email will be sent to the address you provide, use the link in this email to set your password.
  2. Click on My Apps and create a new app to get your unique API key. Remember to keep this key secret!
  3. Provide your API key in all calls to access our content.

Flight APIs

The Flight Inspiration Search API lets you go beyond the traditional search by origin, destination and dates to meet the needs of travelers looking for suggestions and a search experience that reflects the way they choose their trip. This can help you answer the question “Where can I go within a given travel budget?”

The Extensive Flight Search API allows building travel searches based on very flexible and open range of dates. You can use it to answer questions such as “When is the best date to fly…”.

Both searches are built on Amadeus’ Featured Results technology, which returns thousands of results (prices, itineraries and dates) in a matter of milliseconds. Results are available over a full calendar year with a 1 to 30 day stay duration.

The Low-Fare Search API lets you find the cheapest one way or return itineraries and fares between two airports at specific dates. This API comes with a wide array of optional parameters to let you fine tune the query: departure and arrival time, departures or returns at a date range of up to two days, preferred airlines or cabins, number of adults, children and infant passenger, etc. Leveraging Amadeus’ sophisticated search algorithms and unbeatable content, the API returns up to 250 possible flight recommendations in a single transaction, each recommendation including detailed flight and price information. Note that the Low Fare Flight Search will not allow you to build multi-destinations searches, and doesn’t include booking capability.

Link your travelers to flight booking with our Flight Affiliate Search API. Powered by Travel Audience Connect, you will get flight itinerary results from their affiliate airlines in a format similar to our Low Fare Search API, with detailed flight information and a link to a pre-selected flight booking page on the airline’s mobile or desktop site. Our affiliate airlines currently include CityJet in Western Europe and Ural in Russia, with more to come. No payout is given to bookings made using a Travel Innovation Sandbox account: sign up for a full Travel Audience Connect account to earn commission on each flight booked using the deep links provided.

The Airport Autocomplete API provides a simple means to find an IATA location code for flight search based on a citynet or airport name. The API is fully JQuery-Autocomplete compatible to enable you to quickly build a drop-down list for your users to find the right airport easily. The Location Information API allows you to quickly find out more information about any IATA city or airport location code. With this API, you can find information such as city and airport names and locations, as well as information on timezones and airport usage.

Hotel Shopping APIs

The Hotel Lowest-Price Search API uses Amadeus’ fast hotel search engine to locate the cheapest available rooms in a specified geographical area for a given stay period. Define a circular area with one coordinate and radius, or a rectangular area with a coordinate pair, as well as the check-in and check-out dates, and get a list of up to 140 properties (names, codes, image, amenities) with their locations and rates. Optional parameters such as currency and maximum rates, amenities or hotel chain codes are also available and can be used to narrow down the results. More optional parameters such as show_sold_out & rooms can be used to show sold out rooms and all available rooms. The API is ideal for location based hotel searches and easily displaying results on a map.

If you want to connect flight and hotels, our Hotel Airport Search API offers the same powerful functionality as our lowest-price hotel search, but will find hotels near a given IATA airport code, rather than by geographic location. Once you have found your preferred hotel, our Hotel Property Code Search API allows you to quickly find out more room and rate information.

Car Rental Shopping APIs

The Car Rental API uses Amadeus’ classic car service to locate the best available car. Define a circular area with one coordinate and radius, or provide an airport code, as well as the pick-up and drop-off dates, and get a list of car rental providers with their locations and rates. Optional parameters such as currency and rental provider codes are also available and can be used to narrow down the results. This API is an ideal pairing with the flight and hotel search to provide ground transportation options at the destination.

Rail and Train APIs

Amadeus’ Instant Rail Cache technology provides schedule and pricing information for French TGV and Italian intercity trains. Use the Rail Station Autocomplete API to transform user input into a unique rail station code. Our schedule search can suggest destinations from your chosen departure station, and an instant extensive search will provide you with multi-day availability and a variety of schedule and pricing options to travel to your destination.

Travel Intelligence APIs

An enhanced personalized journey begins with an understanding of travelers’ behavior and predicting what their needs are even before they begin the booking process. Amadeus Travel Intelligence is our next-generation suite of business intelligence solutions, leveraging big data technologies and the power of analytics providing Search Analysis such as Top Flight Destinations API and Top Flight Searches API along with our innovative Traffic Analaysis Flight Traffic API, allowing one to transform a truly tailor-made experience for travelers.

 WEB DESIGN FOR TRAVEL AGENCY

A 10-Step Guide to Designing a Competitive Travel Website

Surely, you agree that the travel industry is a huge market. How can you manage to navigate the incredibly competitive tour operator landscape? One of the challenges you face is to ensure that you’re able to satisfy your clients and grow your business in the best possible way. This is how a competitive travel website comes in. After all, you are serving frequently online clients.

Designing a competitive travel agency website requires you to understand everything from your core market to the best marketing strategies. It’s important to be aware of the must-have features of your page and the things that appeal to all kinds of travelers. For example, there are those who love spontaneous travels, while others love to plan their trips more. At the end of the day, your goal is to have a successful website, benefitting both you and your client.

1-Understanding the market. While this may sound simple enough, there are actually very subtle differences in each of the markets you may want to sell to. These differences may range from languages, to social norms, to business laws, and others. Your failure to recognize these differences, and effectively deal with them, will end up in you failing to gain your clients’ trust, making plenty of tax payments, and experiencing a low conversion rate.

It’s imperative that you do some research on your market, from the legal and financial, down to the internet habits of such individuals.

2-Talk to your customers, and let them talk to you. You’ll find a significant improvement in conversion rate when your clients feel like they can communicate with you online, such as live chat and online engagement. Your travel agency website has to be designed in such a way that customers find it easy to locate phone numbers. If you’re wondering why you’re not getting booked, go ahead and ask your customers.

3-Stick with simple and easy. Travelers don’t like it when you make things difficult for them (even when it’s not done on purpose). We understand that you’re trying to be as creative and unique as you can be, but there are ways to do that without being too over-the-top with your styles, colors, and font. And let’s not even get started with the cluttering of content all over the pages. Your site should be user-friendly and easy to navigate. It should be simple yet captivating.

4-Incorporate the agency’s brand. Your site should have the business brand stamped all over it. Let’s be honest, there are plenty of travel agency websites out there, some more successful than others. The reason why these select sites are more effective in booking clients is probably because of their consistency in implementing the agency’s brand in every page and every section. You want your target audiences to visit your site and immediately recognize that it’s your agency that owns it.

5-Beautiful Imagery. As a travel agency website, this has definitely got to be among your top priorities. Beautiful destinations, gorgeous sites, stunning sceneries, and breathtaking views. You want clients to visit your site and be in awe at the places you can take them to. Top-quality images combined with a clear call-to-action and quality content is one of the guaranteed ways to create a successful tour operator website.

6-Get it on mobile. A responsive mobile website is an absolute must in this day and age. Majority of your target audiences will be viewing your page through their phones. They will also likely be booking you through their phones as well. It’s no longer a matter of IF you should design a mobile-adaptable website, but HOW you can design a mobile-adaptable website that is both effective and efficient.

7-Clear call-to-action. If you want people to “book now”, “send inquiry”, “check availability”, or “subscribe to newsletter”, then you should be very clear and concise about it. You call-to-action button has to attract the attention of the reader. The thing about creating pages or subpages that do not call on the client to do something is that they’re not going to be useful at all. Chances are, the person browsing the page is not even going to attempt to contact you.

8-A stable website. One of the biggest put-offs for customers is getting an error page. You cannot expect a potential customer to keep trying when they know some other agency probably has a site that won’t give them this much trouble. Remember that a lot of your clients are probably trying to book their vacations because they want to relax. They do not want to stress about an agency’s non-responsive, unstable website.

Be sure to check and recheck on all of the following:

 

  • Links on your site. Are they working properly?
  • External links. Are they well connected?
  • Videos and photo paths. Are they properly defined?
  • Programming errors. Are there any? If so, have them fixed right away.
  • Quality content. Even when you get the design right, if you don’t have quality products to offer your customers, then it’s all going to be pointless. It’s also important that you present your products and services in ways that your customers would be able to relate to. Post videos, testimonials, and reviews, and make sure they are well placed and properly written.

10-Ask for professional help. Don’t you think it would be too much of a bother to learn about high-level web design when you already have so many things on your plate? While you can do your homework on the basics, you’ll find that it’s not that easy to get a team together and implement the best strategies to create a competitive website. You’ll need outside, professional help from renowned companies like Proweaver, a provider of custom web design services for travel agencies and other businesses.

Of course, let’s not forget that you also have your own vision for your travel website which you would hopefully love to incorporate.

This is why it would be a great idea for you to work with a company like Proweaver. You’ll have the freedom to choose from quality custom web design for travel agency methods that coincide with your needs and preferences. Because at the end of the day, this is all about you and what you envision for your site. The company is simply here to supply the necessary elements that would make it a success.

 

 

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