Connecting and Interfacing with the Tourism World
Bookings are becoming more and more complex – from bookings of individual travel modules up to dynamic packaging. To cope with this, tour operators need to re-engineer their business processes. This can be done by adopting highly integrated IT solutions for maximum automation and web-based business processes.
How can interfaces help?
Thanks to interfaces engineered in-house, our tour operator systems can be connected to all tourism IT systems. We thus offer full integration of our systems with the heterogeneous IT ecosystems of today's tourism industry.
The remarkable partnership between Sabre and ISO Travel Solutions now lasts more than two decades. We appreciate this long-standing collaboration with ISO as a ‘Sabre Authorized Developer’ – as well as our joint commitment to the online travel market.Marcos Pinedo
Vice President, Sabre Partner Solutions (2020)
These interfaces and connections are available:
- Travel API
Lets external partners query and book all of your products online and from within their own systems.
- Travel Broker
Your online procurement interface to all external service provider systems and CRS, thus the basis for you dynamic packaging.
- GDS Interface
Sell all of your products in the common travel agency systems.
- XML & REST API Interfaces
Flexible formats to connect all of your external systems.
Travel Broker – basis for Dynamic Packaging
The Travel Broker is the basis for the Dynamic Packaging functions of our tour operator systems Pacific and Pacific Incoming. The Travel Broker can interface with all external supplier systems you need, giving you flexible access to your suppliers’ services – without having to painstakingly create master data first. You have to set up only the so-called shells for the master data. This will then be filled dynamically with specific data from the external systems during the booking process.
Main advantages of the Travel Broker
- wide range of services for your customers
- lower acquisition and processing costs
- up-to-date availabilities
- manages external vendor system for your users
Our reservation systems – in combination with the Travel Broker – are designed for the parallel querying of multiple external systems. This improves performance and reduces the response time.
Already the basic Travel Broker offers the full business logic and features set. The consistency of each transaction is also controlled here. You need one basic license for the Travel Broker – regardless of which external system you want to connect to.
We offer connections to a wide variety of external systems:
- Flight via CRS, NDC, Umbrella System and directly
- Hotel via bedbank, Channel Manager, Umbrella System and directly
- Car rentals via Umbrella System and directly
- Excursions/transfers via Umbrella System and directly
- Attractions/entrance fees
- Bonus Services
- OTAs – Online Travel Agencies
While the Travel Broker opens up a purchasing connection to the Computer Reservation Systems (CRS), the GDS interface connects you to all of the common travel agency distribution systems (Global Distribution Systems - GDS).
GDS Interface – connecting to Global Distribution Systems
Our GDS interface connects you to all of the common travel agency systems in many countries to sell your products worldwide, for example: Amadeus Tourmaster (TOMA), CETS, Sabre, traffics Cosmo, Schmetterling, MagicRes, Traveltainment, Softvoyage, Bewotec MyJack, just to name a few. You can provide your data both online and offline in the familiar formats (EFD, OTDS, INFX, STADIS, etc.) and so are connected to the Peakwork Player Hub Network and the OTDS environment.
Features of the GDS Interface
- technical communication with the computer center
- conversion of GDS messages to messages for the tour operator system
- translation of the tour operator responses into GDS messages
- error handling according to GDS specifications