APItude also includes now the ability to book transfers. This API will provide you with availability for transfer services and allow you to distribute those not only through the websites but also is thought to support mobile and tablets.
APItude for transfers API is designed to provide Hotelbeds Group clients with a set of API calls to:
Transfer Booking API provides all the needed calls (operations) to develop your booking funnel, confirm a booking and obtain the relevant information for a customer to enjoy the transfer service that he or she bought.
To obtain and cache the static content you can use Transfers CACHEAPI, an API designed to return all the static information needed to operate the Transfers BookingAPI as quickly and simple as possible.
APItude for Transfers is delivered via HTTP(s) POST, GET and PUT requests. Request and response data is sent in JSON (preferred) allowing you to easily build requests and parse responses in a standard way by using the tools included with most of the modern languages.
IMPORTANT : For those who have already implemented the shopping cart in previous versions of our API you will see a big difference and this is that there is no shopping cart concept present today. The shopping cart shall be managed by you since the API does not have it.
Transfer BookingAPI is designed to book transfer in real time as fast as in two steps.
It covers the complete booking process; from getting lists of available transfer to confirming bookings, retrieving bookings and cancel confirmed bookings.
Transfer BookingAPI has been designed for a two steps confirmation, and consecuently only uses two different methods to manage booking functions: availability and booking.
This method is used to request transfer availability .
A date search allows customers to retrieve available rates for a specified area (that can be defined in different ways).
The response generated is a list of transfer services with the different options and rates available for those dates.
Transfer API prices are final . Our rates include supplements and discounts and no additional price calculations are required.
It can also return cancellation fees in the availability response, providing amounts and dates at the first step of the booking.
This method can be used for three different purposes: