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Hotel-X Development Roadmap & Timings

Find out what Hotel-X onboarding looks like and what you can expect in terms of timing, so you can plan the development accordingly.

Starting a new development is always a tricky task due to the lack of information surrounding the project and the difficulty to estimate the resources and time required. That lack of information leads to an - under or over - estimation of the resources needed and consequently to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the project planning, as well as a waste of time and resources.
At TravelgateX we want to ease that process by providing all the necessary information, roadmap and timings, to effectively calculate the amount of resources and timing that will require the Hotel-X API development. 

Hotel-X dev journey (12)

*We also created a Prize Program in order to motivate the Hotel-X development, check it out here. 

The Hotel-X onboarding process is composed of 5 milestones:

Account configuration

Configuring your TravelgateX and Slack accounts is very simple. By following the steps explained here, you will be able to access to our platform, search for information in our knowledge base and post dev questions on our Slack channel #platform.

It will take you approximately 5 minutes.

Hotel-X development

At TravelgateX we like to break projects into smaller tasks, as the saying goes: "a small step at a time". That's why we split the Hotel-X development into 3 phases:

1. The Content Phase

This is the phase that will take you the longest due to the work and logic required to obtain the information (query acquaintance), but also the treatment of it (mapping logic).

On average, the Buyers developing Hotel-X spend approximately 12 days in this phase.  

2. The shopping phase: Booking flow

Composed of two queries:

  • Search
  • Quote

And one mutation:

  • Book

The shopping phase takes, on average, 8 days to our buyers.

3. The Reservation management phase

Composed of one query and one mutation:

  • Booking
  • Cancellation

Our booking management methods took, on average, 5 days to our buyers.

*You will find more information on each of the phases here.

Adding up the three phases, it makes a total of 25 days of Hotel-X development. Obviously, the total time will depend on the amount of resources allocated to the project.

*Click here to visit the Hotel-X documentation.

Hotel-X certification

Certifying with Hotel-X requires to perform 4 cases and provide the logs of each of the queries and mutations through a certification ticket (more information here).

On average our buyers spend 3 days approximately to certify with Hotel-X.

Seller activation

Thanks to our automatic activation process, connecting a new Seller takes on average 2 days.

*Click here for more information on how to activate a new Seller.

Live

The mapping work and the testings prior going live, have a noticeable impact in the total onboarding time (more information here). Resulting, on average, in 7 days.

Adding up all the milestones timings, it makes, on average, a total of 37 days to fully develop the Hotel-X API and go live with the first Seller.   

What our Partners think about the Hotel-X development

At TravelgateX, we're continuously looking for improvement and the best way to do so is asking for feedback to our Partners. Here are some insights: 

70% of our Partners said it took less time than expected to develop Hotel-X.
85% of our Partners found it easy to develop our API.
95% of our Partners are very satisfied with the amount of support received during the development.