APIs and data feeds are the lifeblood of the travel industry. They power everything from selling flight tickets to beautiful map-based travel guides.
Think about it. It’s amazing that entrepreneurs can make use of all the existing infrastructure and data to build exciting new things on top of it. Want to build a recommendation engine for worldwide spontaneous trips, combining flight ticket prices and weather data? Not a problem.
This is why we have listed a collection of great travel APIs to work with. The following list is certainly missing a ton of interesting services, so please drop us a line, if you know of other exciting APIs. The only two requirements are that the API is related to the realm of travel and somewhat universal (public transportation data for an individual city is great but not for this list).
HotelsCombined Data Feeds
Hotel meta search (price comparison) data
Expedia Affiliate Network API
Full-stack hotel search and booking API
Olery Review Data API
Access to data about hotels, Restaurants & Attractions quality extracted from online reviews published on various booking sites
TripAdvisor Content API
TripAdvisor listings, ratings and (limited) reviews for approved consumer-facing sites/apps
Access to more than 1 millions vacation rental listings
ZUMATA Hotel Booking API
Aggregates hotel inventory from 60+ suppliers at makes it all bookable
Travelopro provides travel API integration, third party API integration, xml API integration services for hotels, flights, car rentals, holiday packages and many more.
Hotel price comparison API. They compare more than 200 hotel OTAs
Flight, car hire and hotel meta search (price comparison) API
Everything about flights, airports, routes and schedules
Integrate Uber in your application
Multi-modal (flight + bus + train etc.) travel search
Wego Affiliate Network
Meta search for flights and hotels
Obviously there are also the APIs of the 3 major GDS’ Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport.
ViaMichelin REST API
Maps, routing and geocoding
Maps, routing, and places data from Nokia’s former mapping division
Google Maps API
Google maps for your app or site
Factual Data API
Data on over 65 million local businesses and points of interests
SmartyStreets Address API
Address validation, autocomplete and geocoding
Google Places API
Information about 100 million places
Information such as capital, currency and population per country
Time zone information based on the location
Crowdsourced database with details about the cost of living, perceived safety and other topics for cities and countries worldwide
Well, pretty obvious, right? Free tier!
Sunset and sunrise times API
Sunrise and sunset times – plain, simple and free
Access more than 50.000 outdoor webcams
Provides access to a large collection of city and museum multimedia guides
Extracts travel data from confirmation emails of more than 1300 sources like airlines or hotel booking sites
Attempts to provide all “global bookable travel” content in one API, so far includes flights, hotels and car rentals
Provides travel content (flights & hotels) in an affiliate model