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Hotel affiliate with lat/lon search API?
StuffOfInterest

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Msg#: 4153679 posted 4:03 pm on Jun 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have a travel related website with geographic information on destinations. One thing which would compliment my website well is to see (and provide links to) hotels which are near these destinations. I've found affiliate programs for several hotel booking services out there, but so far I haven't found any which has a published API available for viewing.

Any good suggestions on a hotel affiliate program which a lat/lon search capability in their API?

Thanks.

 

idolw

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Msg#: 4153679 posted 4:42 pm on Jun 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

How about getting hotel addresses and using google maps to locate them on maps?

RhinoFish

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Msg#: 4153679 posted 8:44 pm on Jun 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

buy.at has several programs with this data, like hotels.com and expedia, among others. you need to chat with their data feed contact, i think they can fix you right up!

hotel.info has an xml interface with it:
hotel.info/Affiliates/Integrations/XMLInterface.aspx?lng=EN

Yazoo



 
Msg#: 4153679 posted 2:32 pm on Jun 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi,

We're just in the process of setting up an API search and book hotel system. It's not ready just yet but i would be interested to get some feed back on how the site comes across, does it provide the right information, is it easy to follow etc.

Any constructive comments and feed back would be very much appreciated.

StuffOfInterest

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Msg#: 4153679 posted 8:06 pm on Jul 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

idolw:

That would be a heavy load to throw at Google Maps in real time when people are vising my pages. I'm sure it would trip a TOS somewhere.

Anyone:

I ended up going with an Affilate program which offered a data feed. This allowed me to store the list of hotels in my own database and integrate the display into my page format with the rest of the content. Worked out very well.

RhinoFish:

If I end up needing something requiring real-time data instead of a feed I may have to follow up on the "hotel.info" site. Thanks.

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