What is white label travel API?
asked Sep 20, 2019
answered Oct 1, 2019
White label and an API are two different solutions which serve a similar purpose - communication between the two platforms.
White label is a ready-made unbranded template that you can deploy on your website and it will link you to the provider of certain services. So now your customers won’t need to leave your site as they can access what they need from your page. Additionally, you can tailor a white label to match your brand. This way your customers won’t tell that it’s not a part of your website but a third-party template.
An example of a travel white labeled product is a template solution by Expedia that allows for adding their accommodation bookings to your website. You can read more about it in our article about Expedia Partner Solutions.
Working in the back end, an API pulls out the requested data from external servers and displays it on your side in your way. This means that you design your own interface and use the data only. When deciding on a travel API, you can check our article with the major APIs on the travel market.
Of two options, API involves a more sophisticated integration but at the same time, it’s more adjustable. Prior to getting at it, answer yourself whether you do need an API for this specific product. Oftentimes it turns out that a white label solution will do for you. And with minimal tech resources (the company you take the white label from, does the work for you) you can quickly include a travel solution in your platform.
answered Feb 13, 2020
White label travel website is an online booking portal that allows travel agents to sell hotels, flights, holidays, buses and other travel products to their customers simply and quickly. They can also manage all their financial transactions online and run numerous reports to aid the smooth running of their businesses.
White label means there is no label and you can put your own label their. These websites can easily modify as per your need. For white label solution you don't even need a technical team. The company you take the white label from, does the work for you. You control very little or don’t control at all, the design and functionality of the product. You can also use MakCorps Hotel API to compare your prices with other vendors like Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline, etc to show your clients that your offer is cheaper than those OTAs. This will provide you with more bookings and ultimately leads to more commission. Just like this, you can also compare Flight Prices from multiple vendors using FlightAPI. This API will provide you prices from Expedia, CheapTickets.com, etc.