How can I build a website similar to Trivago?

  • You can surely use some of the Big aggregator companies or build your own aggregator which should be able to cache results from third-party sites. You must have an affiliation with OTA  (Online Travel Agencies) like Expedia, Booking, Agoda etc so that you track/generate revenue after redirecting it to respective website for the further booking process. Below are few of the concerns which you must be aware of before you get into this.

    1. Use aggregator Companies: If you simply want to have a Hotels & Flights Price Comparison Website irrespective of what all hotel/flights suppliers it shows – For this, you can use any existing aggregator. WEGO, Travelpayouts, Skyscanner etc are amongst major players in this business. These companies provide two types of solution in general, ie white-labeling & API. Whitelabeling is easy to implement but can’t be customized much as we don’t have access to the source code. Whereas API based sites can be customized up to 100% but you must have technicals to code it for you. Every time a customer is redirected to the third party, you receive a certain commission from the respective company (ie, WEGO, Travelpayouts, Skyscanner, Hotelscombined etc). You won’t be having a direct partnership with Big Players (ie, Expedia, Booking, Agoda etc) and have affiliation with these aggregator companies as middlemen. Every aggregator company has their own commissioning structure like WEGO offers commission every time a customer redirects to the third-party site regardless of booking, whereas Travelpayouts offers commission only on booking.

    You can take a look at the WordPress theme based on Travelpayouts white label solution.

    Live Demo : https://www.adivaha.com/wordpress-travelpayouts-theme.html#demo

    2. Building your own aggregator : If you thinking of creating such price comparison theme for selective suppliers by yourself – You will need to have affiliation with the Big Players like, Booking.com: The largest selection of hotels, homes, and vacation rentalsSearch Hotels, Cheap Flights, Car Rentals & Vacations etc which is too difficult for small or medium level agencies & affiliates. These OTA (Online Travel Agencies) have a set of standard which one must meet in order to get their inventories access. For an eg, You must have 1+million bookings & visitors on your website which is a bit difficult for affiliates or small/medium level agencies. Even somehow you get access from them, its difficult to bind the results from different OTA into one. It cannot be real-time as the page will hang if it tries to retrieve results from multiple sites at a time, so you need an Infrastructure to cache the results and keep the database updated all the time. You will even have to scrape some of the sites for the prices and availability which isn’t reliable at all (In the long run). Above are basic challenges that you may face while building your own aggregator and there are way too many others you may have to face. The Technical support & Overall Infrastructure makes it expensive/difficult for an average company and that’s the reason there are very limited Aggregator Websites if compared to Online Booking Engines.

    Travel API Integration, WordPress Travel Affiliate Plugin

    We have been working on API based websites for past few years helping more than 10000+ customers to have their own Travel Website. Please don’t hesitate to ask in case if you have any question or custom requirements in the below comment box.

You can surely use some of the Big aggregator companies or build your own aggregator which should be able to cache results from third-party sites. You must have an affiliation with OTA  (Online Travel Agencies) like Expedia, Booking, Agoda etc so that you track/generate revenue after redirecting it to respective website for the further booking process. Below are few of the concerns which you must be aware of before you get into this.

1. Use aggregator Companies: If you simply want to have a Hotels & Flights Price Comparison Website irrespective of what all hotel/flights suppliers it shows – For this, you can use any existing aggregator. WEGO, Travelpayouts, Skyscanner etc are amongst major players in this business. These companies provide two types of solution in general, ie white-labeling & API. Whitelabeling is easy to implement but can’t be customized much as we don’t have access to the source code. Whereas API based sites can be customized up to 100% but you must have technicals to code it for you. Every time a customer is redirected to the third party, you receive a certain commission from the respective company (ie, WEGO, Travelpayouts, Skyscanner, Hotelscombined etc). You won’t be having a direct partnership with Big Players (ie, Expedia, Booking, Agoda etc) and have affiliation with these aggregator companies as middlemen. Every aggregator company has their own commissioning structure like WEGO offers commission every time a customer redirects to the third-party site regardless of booking, whereas Travelpayouts offers commission only on booking.

You can take a look at the WordPress theme based on Travelpayouts white label solution.

Live Demo : https://www.adivaha.com/wordpress-travelpayouts-theme.html#demo

2. Building your own aggregator : If you thinking of creating such price comparison theme for selective suppliers by yourself – You will need to have affiliation with the Big Players like, Booking.com: The largest selection of hotels, homes, and vacation rentalsSearch Hotels, Cheap Flights, Car Rentals & Vacations etc which is too difficult for small or medium level agencies & affiliates. These OTA (Online Travel Agencies) have a set of standard which one must meet in order to get their inventories access. For an eg, You must have 1+million bookings & visitors on your website which is a bit difficult for affiliates or small/medium level agencies. Even somehow you get access from them, its difficult to bind the results from different OTA into one. It cannot be real-time as the page will hang if it tries to retrieve results from multiple sites at a time, so you need an Infrastructure to cache the results and keep the database updated all the time. You will even have to scrape some of the sites for the prices and availability which isn’t reliable at all (In the long run). Above are basic challenges that you may face while building your own aggregator and there are way too many others you may have to face. The Technical support & Overall Infrastructure makes it expensive/difficult for an average company and that’s the reason there are very limited Aggregator Websites if compared to Online Booking Engines.

Travel API Integration, WordPress Travel Affiliate Plugin

We have been working on API based websites for past few years helping more than 10000+ customers to have their own Travel Website. Please don’t hesitate to ask in case if you have any question or custom requirements in the below comment box.

19 Comments

  1. Hi there,

    I just review your website and would like to know more about your offer.

    – here I will give summary of the travel website that I want.

    1- I am interested in generating income from travel website programs as offered by travelpayout, booking.com and others
    2- I have no experience, company and website in the field of travel
    3- website that I want to make is specifically for online booking engine in Mekah and Madinah in saudi arabia especially for muslim who go to hajj and umrah (pilgrim) there
    4- website can be used by individual or group booking for travel agency to find ticket flight, hotel and other service.

    Can you advice me in this case and how much is the cost to make such a website.

    Thank you.

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  2. Hi Mr Azhar,

    Thanks for showing interest in our services. Please find the answers to your respective questions below.

    1. Our theme supports all the Travel Affiliate programs like, WEGO, Travelpayouts, Agoda etc. On an additional note, we do offer RealTime Hotels and Flights Booking system to travel agents seeking an opportunity to increase their visibility of their BRAND.

    2. Just so that you know, our support team will help you out with the setup, configuration, private branding and maintenance down the road. So you don’t have to be technical at all. Our team is always at your doorstep whenever you need us.

    3. As stated above, we have both the feature, either it be Price Comparison or Real Time Hotel booking.

    4. Yes, customers will be able to book their Hotels and Flights in a real time basis.

    One of our teammate will get in touch with you shortly via email/whatsapp or whatever you prefer and guide you through the rest of the process.

    Cheers!
    Adivaha

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  3. I would like to startup a website similar to wego or trivago. So, may i know the procedures, price, and time to be completed. Thanks

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  4. Hi,

    I would like to startup OTA similar to Wego or Trivago. So, may I know procedures, price, and time to be completed.

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Hi Osama,

      Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
      Prashant

      Reply
  5. Hello,

    We would like to startup an OTA similar to the kind of Trivago. Kindly let us know the procedures, price, and time required.

    TIA.

    Reply
    1. Hi Silma,

      Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
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      Reply
  6. Looking for someone who can help.us creating website similar to trivago

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    1. Nikita Kulkarni,

      Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

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  7. I want to make website similar like makemytrip so what is the price to build?

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    1. Hi There,

      Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
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  8. I would like to build AI based travel website.
    Please assist me

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    1. Hi Mohit,

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      Cheers!
      Adivaha Team

      Reply
  9. Need information to run and host website similar to trivago and travel aggregator like cleartrip., Skyscanner etc.

    Reply
    1. Hi Swapneil Tamhankar,

      Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
      Adivaha Team

      Reply
  10. i want to start an app similar to trivago but i dont know where to start from . I really need guidance

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    1. Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
      Adivaha Team

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  11. Looking to get my business on by travel website

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    1. Thanks for showing interest in our services. Our support team will get in touch with you shortly and guide you through the process.

      Cheers!
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