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Travel API

Travel API

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An API (Application programming interface) allows software applications to communicate with each other using a set of rules and protocols.

In the travel industry, APIs enable online travel agencies, booking websites, and other technology companies to access real-time data on flights, hotels, car rentals, etc., directly from the service providers.

For instance, when a customer searches for hotels on a booking site, the site uses APIs to fetch the latest information from hotel databases. This process typically requires multiple API requests.

Integrating travel APIs securely is crucial. For example, when developing a mobile app that retrieves flight information from the GDS, you should never store the secret key directly in the app’s code. Instead, use middleware to handle this securely.