Every OTA (Online Travel Agency) use to make changes in their API standards in a certain period of time which makes most of the applications stop working after development (If developed by hired developers). Lack of knowledge may result in more hidden investments than estimated and you may end up with either incomplete website or wasted money. Adivaha Themes gives a reliable platform for Travel Agencies to take their business to next level. Application is well tested in every devices used nowadays and gets you maximum benefit out of the money invested Key part is that you can see the output before you invest. Our constant support ensures your website keeps working by delivering the patch or updated theme everytime OTA make changes in their API standards. This way, you can majorly focus on your core business rather than getting involved in the bugs and issues in your WEB SHOP.
There are certain terms and conditions of API usage which has to be followed. Your Customer ID might get disabled permanently if not all the elements are at place (Knowingly or Unknowingly) which may happen in case of using plugins. Adivaha Theme is build considering all the terms and conditions of API usage for smoother operations.
Hotels and Flights combo is only possible if you have access to Flights API. Most major airlines and OTAs(Orbits/Travelocity/Expedia/Amadeus/Galileo) do have APIs but only give access to selected partners and often require attribution and/or redirection to their site (for booking). You can also get the schedule information from companies like OAG for a relatively low cost but they are just a data provider, no booking or price information. There is no public api for what you are looking for. Company must have IATA certification in order to gain access to the Flights Booking API and its always paid service. This is the reason we are using Travelpayouts for flights as it has good commissioning structure (upto 70% of total profit)
There is no API from a cruise company nor any other company dealing with cruises (such as travel websites or OTA's). Reason for this is that cruise companies live within their own little worlds of cabin types, pricing, ports, etc. and don't really feel the need to offer parsed and unified data to third parties.
This is very similar to rail companies, each with its own reservation system, routing information, pricing, etc. A company called SilverRail Technologies is working successfully to unify rail data for third parties while my little company Scopia Technologies is working to unify cruise port data (similar to how airport codes are unified).
You donot have to update your database at all. The theme is plug and play, in which you just have to feed your API key that you receive after theme purchase and you are all set. Theme takes care of the Availibilities, Prices and other informations updates automatically.
Currently the theme is based on Expedia Terms and conditions. Every OTA has their own API standards and terms of usage. We can customize the applicaiton in order to use the API you wish to use. You must have the API access with you already before raising an inquiry.
Theme comes with integrated checkout system, you donot have to apply for Payment Gateway. All the payments are routed to Expedia directly for automated reservations. You will be able to view all your commissions in your WP-Admin..
The best way is to have a separate WordPress setup in a folder residing in your parent site and put a searchbox in it. This will minimize the overall integration cost and most important is that your parent site remains intact. You can then customize the header and footer so that it matches the parent site.
Generally, its a bit difficult to get API access from Booking.com, Agoda or similar OTA (Online Travel Agencies) as you must have a volume of booking to qualify their affiliation enrollment program. For an eg, Agoda seeks for 30 Bookings /Day whereas Booking.com seeks for even more. So its a bit challange for new affiliates to get access to such OTA API access. We can surely customize the application to use the API access you have but it cannot be converted into price comparison website similar to Trivago.com or Hotelscombined.com.
As the theme is based on API, Its 100% customizable. Most of the elements/texts/images/colors are changable through the WP-Admin itself, but you can edit the PHP and Css files in case if you need more.