Our latest generation of APIs for the Travel Industry provide a RESTful solution, designed to be lightweight and high performance, and are specifically optimized for mobile applications. The Trip Services pilot program provides early access for a limited set of customers as we build APIs for the end-to-end workflows. Initial pilot customers are very happy with their experience:
“It could easily have taken us eight months to a year to get where we are today, but we’ve done it in just three months with Travelport Trip Services.”
--Andrew Appleton, Head of Travel Services, SANDBOXX
The Travelport Trip Services APIs strike a balance between speed and performance. All requests are modeled on the Open Travel Alliance (OTA) API standard and Open Distribution Methodology (ODM) concepts, to make the APIs easy to work with, conceptually well-documented, and standardized.
The APIs are grouped by "kit", to give quick access to APIs that you can use to create end-to-end travel workflows for your application.
You can use Postman to test any of the currently available Trip Services APIs. The free Postman GUI application allows you to test API requests and see examples before you add the API to your development environment.
The Trip Services Air kit will provide APIs to enable you to design an end-to-end air workflow for an application. At this time, the AirSearch API is part of the pilot program and the first API available in the Air kit.
TurboSearch API increases performance and decreases response time using:
Pending release of the TurboSeach API, Travelport recommends using the AdvancedSearch API at this time.
At this time, AdvancedSearch API provides advanced search functionality that returns GDS, non-traditional air content (NDC/New Distribution Capability), and low-cost carrier (LCC) content. It is the recommended API for customers who prefer content and are willing to compromise on response speed. This compromise can be mitigated by using:
More content can be returned by using advanced search modifiers.
Fare Family Search
Fare Family Search allows you to target search results to your key audience by:
Pending release of the Trip Services Fare Family price, the regular Trip Services Price API can be used.
A collection of AirTicketing APIs that allow you to ticket a booked PNR from an AirReservation response, to return details about a ticketed itinerary, and to void a ticket
The Trip Services Trip Change kit provides APIs that enable you to design an end-to-end workflow for the air exchange and refund processes for an application. At this time, the Eligibility API is part of the pilot program and the first API available in the Trip Change kit.
Use the Trip Change Eligibility API to quickly and efficiently determine whether a ticket has value in an exchange or refund scenario, including associated exchange fees.
Use the Trip Services Hotel kit to quickly build an end-to-end hotel workflow in your application. Currently in the pilot program, the Hotel kit contains:
Use the Trip Services Car kit to quickly build an end-to-end car workflow in your application. Currently in the pilot program, the Car kit contains:
Use the PaymentCardServices API to request credit card authorizations, card and address validations, and reversals against a specific merchant vendor. Currently in the pilot program, the PaymentCardServices API includes the functionality to request:
Please contact your account manager for more information on the Pilot program.