December 15th, 2010, 04:09 AM
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.
December 26th, 2010, 11:08 PM
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.