Travelport Universal API? was the GDS industry's first application programming interface (API) with the power to aggregate travel content and related services from multiple sources through a single interface.
Customer Profile: Galileo and Apollo Subscribers using Galileo Desktop; Corporate & Leisure, developer customers & regional offices
The XML API Desktop solution enables clients to use transactions to modify existing Galileo GDS desktop products or create entirely new desktop based travel applications. All XML transactions available within Galileo Web Services are also available to the user of XML API Desktop and uniquely XML API Desktop allows interaction with the Booking File through XML transactions prior to End Transact. This provides the developer with a range of options and a much greater degree of flexibility to create powerful applications such as quality assurance and policy checks, after sales reporting and statistics and fulfillment and bespoke desktop process flows designed to reduce time and costs.
XML API Desktop allows the developer customer to interact with the booking prior to end transact, this is a massive advantage because it offers much more functionality and power to the developer customer. It utilizes common development languages (not a bespoke tool like script writer plus) allowing users to go anywhere for training.
XML API Desktop improves support within an agencies business by:
Other GDS offerings are not as powerful as Galileo's in that they do not allow interaction with the AAA (Agents Assembly Area) until the booking has been end transacted. XML API Desktop allows the developer customer to interact with the booking prior to end transact, this is a massive advantage because it offers much more functionality and power to the developer customer.
Utilizes common development languages (not a bespoke tool like script writer plus) allowing users to go anywhere for training.
GDS Access Flexibility XML Select provides access to both Apollo and Galileo host systems.
Ability to send and receive transaction data in a structured data format using XML Reduces the need for frequency of updates when minor changes occur at the host. No need for customer to update their application when XML Transactions are enhanced. Previous transactions will continue to function with the GDS without modification.
Most XML Structured Data transactions are identical for Apollo and Galileo Means the customer only has to develop an application once – a bonus for multinational corporations.