A basic booking flow for buyers using TravelgateX system consists of 3 steps:
- Availability: It allows to check which rooms are available for the requested hotels or for the hotels in the requested destination for a given range of dates and for a given pax distribution.
- Valuation (or quote): It’s an operation used to assess and valuate the selected option rate before the actual booking. It returns the up-to-date price and cancellation policies for the option selected from the availability response.
- Reservation (or booking): The Book operation requests a reservation confirmation for option valuated.
To be able to do a booking through TravelgateX connectivities the 3 steps are mandatory.
TravelgateX API also allows other requests such as Cancel, ReservationRead and ReservationList, but this methods are not mandatory for a connectivity.
You can find a brief definition of the methods to implement, and if they are mandatory for the connectivity or not, in our Data Structure page.