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 - it's often difficult to accurately estimate the resources and time required and this can lead to a possible inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the project, 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: "one 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 takes an average of 25 days to complete development. Obviously, the total time will depend on the amount of resources allocated to the project. We've had clients who developed in 7 days, others in 2 weeks and some take months.

*Click here to visit the Hotel-X documentation.

Hotel-X certification

Certifying your develpment consists of performing 4 cases and providing 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.

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.


Once the Buyer receives the activation data, the ball is on their court for the mapping process and internal testings prior going live. These have a noticeable impact in the total onboarding time, taking on average in 7 days to be completed.

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

What our Partners think about the Hotel-X development

At TravelgateX, we're continuously looking to improve and find new, better ways to do things! Feedback is paramount in this process, and here's some insights of their experience:

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.

You will find more information on Hotel-X implementation resources here.