We needed an online booking engine that integrated with the GDS (Global Distribution System) to get live availability of the hand selected hotels we have on our website and to show the exclusive deals we have to our members - which are not permitted to be disclosed to the general public. The system needs to bookable, changable and cancellable. The system also needs to be able to link rate codes with rooms type descriptions we have in our system.
As the company already used Worldspan as their GDS we decided to continue with that and use Travelport Universal API. As the rate codes and room type description were not obviously linkable we had to write an algorithm for the system to recognise them on the fly.
A bookable website behind a login page for booking and managing hotel reservations
Currently used in house it is not yet available to members