When travelling, the first thing on the list of things to do after arriving at a destination is to get in touch with certain people to let them know you’re in town or just that you’ve arrived safely. Whether it’s sending a quick text, sending an email or ‘checking in’ on a social network, technology has made this easy enough to achieve while on the go. Oh Hey World is a service that makes use of all these options in the form of a simple application that allows users to share their location across multiple social networks, via text and email, with just one click. Oh Hey World’s API makes this functionality available to developers who may want to integrate it with other applications.
Cabforce; advanced booking service for taxis, minibuses and executive cars; just announced its Cabforce Taxi Content Hub. The new offering provides the Taxi API that developers can integrate with third party travel applications to retrieve routes and rates as well as book flat-rate rides. The API grants full access to Cabforce’s platform which organizes a fleet of more than 10,000 cabs and private cars throughout Europe and New York.
You have a hectic business trip to Seattle coming up and its time to choose hotels. Sure, there’s cost, availability, checkout times ad whether it has a pool or gym to consider. But there’s another important factor: proximity. The Travel Time API demo uses Seattle. See graphic below. You have 4 meetings scheduled over a couple of days: At Amazon’s headquarters, a drop in at Starbucks for a chat with a friend, meet at the headquarters of Walkscore, and then lastly at Zillow.
Holidays and restful breaks are an important part of maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle, and there are a lot of services out there that help to make holiday planning easy by eliminating the need to search through reams of accommodation options. The problem is, as much as the information offered online is extensive, it doesn’t always guarantee that the chosen hotel will live up to how it’s been portrayed in the pictures or that it will provide the desired experience. Escapio is a German booking portal that takes online hotel booking a step further. The service categorises it’s hotels according to lifestyle criteria and accommodation types; all hand-picked, unique and of a specific quality standard. Escapio also makes this data available via the Escapio API.
Multicom, global travel marketplace, has announced the launch of a new cruise API. The API will integrate into Multicom’s award winning FindandBook booking system for flights, hotel accommodations, and other travel related resources. Multicom expects the API to streamline cruise bookings for agents and online travel agencies.
The Click a Taxi API integrates the company’s ability to call a taxi in any of 5,000 cities in 50 countries. Surely one of the 300,000 taxis that partner with Click A Taxi will be available…In addition to the API, the company offers apps for iOS, Android, and Windows platform. By accessing your device’s GPS, it can suggest a meeting place or take one from you and reserve a taxi with one of their local partnering taxi companies. Here’s what the API methods support. In addition to using location information, it will suggest a taxi company based on availability and vehicle capacity, and complete the booking. Results are wrapped in a JSON callback function.
Looking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That’s no surprise; we’ve cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, “are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example.” Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge’s Taxi Fare Calculator.
When looking for a place to live, the surrounding area matters. Knowing if the property has easy walking access to shops, places of interest or public transport can definitely sway a buyer’s purchasing decisions. Walk Score is a service that measures walkability within specific locations and also provides neighbourhood maps to the real estate industry. Walk Score’s Travel Time API makes this functionality available to be easily integrated with other applications.
Are you a developer with users looking for something a bit more roomy and a longer stay than most AirBnB accommodation provides? The Villarenters API could be just the ticket. 28,000 homes in 76 different countries, Villarenters are now accessible through the SOAP/XML API. You can search for availability, locations, and most importantly, reviews.
Getting from A to B in the most cost effective way can be difficult if you’re just guessing as you go. TaxiMe is an application that provides users with cost estimates for cab fares and trip information for major cities in the U.S. and Canada. This means users can plan their journeys beforehand and know exactly what the costs involved will amount to. TaxiMe’s API allows access to cab contacts and rates for these different cities.