Travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has updated its cruise API for the development of web, mobile and cloud apps.
Using the API allows travel agents and other distribution partners to integrate Tourico’s worldwide cruise inventory with a broader range of applications.
“Our clients have told us that there was a real need for a cruise API that enabled them to utilize live cruise inventory across a variety of sales channels,” said Lori Sheller, vice president of cruise development for Tourico Holidays.
“We’ve innovated a new API to ensure that our clients’ customers can search and book a cruise using any platform with results that are quick and convenient.”
Tourico Holidays’ cruise business includes 15 cruise lines and more than 10,000 different cruise departures throughout the world – including in the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Asia, Australia, and South America.
The brand will also be offering Viking Ocean Cruises in the near future.
The entire inventory is currently available to distribution clients through Tourico’s host-to-host API connectivity. Clients that are selling hotels through the API can now also find cruises on the same point of reconciliation.
“Several companies have already piloted our new cruise API with great results, and a number of others are in the process of integrating right now,” said Sheller.
“Even with a huge cruise database, our technology still returns results in less than one second.”