Hotelbeds has launched a new API portal for APItude – the bedbank’s API, which allows travel trade buyers, such as tour operators, airlines and points redemption schemes to directly integrate Hotelbeds’ 180,000 hotel properties and ancillary services into their platform.
Following successful Beta testing with selected clients over the last two months, the portal is now ready for launch and features a completely renewed design and new functionality.
APItude is now even easier for clients to use, with features such as a real-time dashboard allowing clients to have full control and visibility over their current API status and usage in real time, as well as a new stats dashboard, providing near real-time insights of API usage, powered directly by Hotelbeds’ Business Intelligence data warehouse.
Other features include automated documentation to ensure the documentation always remains updated for clients, as well as faster integration with the APIs, with a simple and brand-new four-step process.
The new API portal will no longer be for developers only, but also members of the sourcing, product and sales management teams of Hotelbeds’ clients that are aiming to boost their commercial performance via APItude.
By the end of 2020, the API Portal will also feature an optimisation centre, providing tailored hotel recommendations based on current market data, which will enable the Hotelbeds’ clients to benefit from a competitive edge and provide a better product to the end customers.
Global sales director, Hotelbeds, León Herce explained: “With the first signs of recovery in the market beginning to emerge it is even more essential to provide our clients with the best available tools by enhancing the developer experience and making the whole process even faster and more intuitive. We believe that this latest version of APItude does just that and I´d like to thank all the team for their hard work and commitment in delivering this on time to meet the very urgent needs of the market.”