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    Travel Industry Web Services


    Can anyone explain how the travel industry's web services work, in a general sense?

    I'm trying to understand how, for example, travelsupermarket.com finds all of it's holiday information?
    Is there a central area for the travel industry, or do they receive data from lots of individual travel providers?

    As I understand it, the travel industry has quite an advanced set of protocols when it comes to web services.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Ian
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    No idea, but it's something I've wondered about myself. I'm a big fan of Kayak.com, and always wondered if they're using airline-approved web services, or just logging in and screen-scraping for their results.
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