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About API integration/XML integration:
API (Application Programming Interface) specify how the developed software and its component intersect for getting the results. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language which specify the rules of encoding the documents.
The main role of a travel API is to bring contents related to Hotels and other hotel related information such as room (image, description, price, availability, policies, package, hotel chains etc.) and Flights and flight information (description, itinerary, price, availability, PNR etc.). Other Add on API’s include transfers, cruise, tours, payment gateway, SMS, mobile and DTH recharge etc.
To build a global hotel booking system, l APIs / XML play a key role in bridging the best in class inventory. To approach the inventory of hotels and flights to be implemented in a travel reservation system software, travel technology developers have to integrate the travel content in the form of APIs. Travel API integration is a growing requirement for travel management companies and needs complete understanding of the API and the technology used for proper integration.
The main advantage of API integration is, it gives real time content 24/7 for real time bookings through your own system with your payment gateway. Tou will retain your own customers that you have built throughout those years. The Back end admin and management is completely controlled by you.
PROVAB provides wide range of XML integration from hotel consolidators like GTA, Tourico, Hotel beds, DOTW, Hotelspro, Jacob , Special tours, Travco, Travelport, Boscolo, Jumbo, TravelAsia, HotelsDo, Smilo, WHL, Transhotel, Restel, GoGlobal, World Avenues, Paradoes, Hilton, Barcelo, Bonotel, Astral and many more having worldwide inventory from India, Middleeast , Europe, USA, Far East, Central America, South America etc.
About White Label:
White label websites are easy to start and work with. These websites can easily modify as per your need. White label means there is no label and you can place your own label there. You can make it and brand it as per your company name. Though the customers book hotels, flights, cars or tour from your website, the back end CRM system is managed by your parent partner/franchiser.
Conclusion: If you have a very good technical team and your vision is big along with your budget you should choose API integration. If you don’t have much investing strength and not able to handle lot of technical issue of software/server/api, then you should prefer with White Label Travel Portal.