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Way to the Future - Travelguru.com Introduces New and Improved Extranet API

Mumbai, India (26 June 2013): Travelguru.com, India's leading online hotel network announced the launch of a new Extranet API for hotel partners and channel managers for exchanging hotel rates and inventory. The introduction of this new API will not only save a lot of time, but will also reduce the errors and efforts bore to update the extranet manually.

The new API will facilitate automated electronic updates of bookings, rates and availability. The initiative can be a market game changer as Travelguru.com becomes the first online travel website in India to introduce a free of charge technologically advanced API for hotel partners, system providers, channel managers and other users.

The new API proposes many appealing advantages for the users. One of the most important advantages includes automated updates of rates and inventory, which will eventually eliminate the need to manage Extranet manually. It aids users by providing a better control on products and services and enhancing product visibility by offering real-time updates. It also serves as a solitary management tool across multiple channels, making Yatra and Travelguru.com much easier to work with. This application promises to impress the hotel partners and marketers as it requires less labor work by providing a host of additional benefits to the users. Automatic updates of the daily activity on the application guarantees efficiency and perfection

This interface is OTA compliant and can easily be integrated into other OTA compliant applications. The API uses electronic messages to facilitate communication between disparate systems in the travel industry. The integration of this API standardizes the total control making the job of a channel manager much easier and effective.

Speaking about the new and improved application, Mr. Mukesh Goel, the technology head of Travelguru.com said
"TGConnect is a connectivity solution that offers hotels and channel managers the ability to design, build and deploy standardized interfaces to connect directly with Travelguru ensuring the most accurate pricing and inventory is available to the customer. The connectivity also enables hotels to provide last minute inventory for mobile channels."

Mr. Basant Tahiliani, Partner marketing head of Travelguru.com said
"TGConnect is truly a first of its kind interface that provides our supply partners a solution that is seamless and unmatched in the Indian online travel space."

The first phase of integration of the new API will see 1000 hotels under different partners taking advantage of this extraordinary service. The interface is already live with Axis rooms, and will shortly be implemented by other major partners including Rate Tiger, Rate Gain, Maximojo Eazy Yield and Staah Travelguru.com is expecting to introduce a host of other features for the new API users to improve performance, enhance usability and hotelís overall online presence.

About Travelguru:
Travelguru, India's largest hotel network, offers the best prices on hotels and holiday packages globally. It provides the best deals on hotels, making your holiday or a business trip convenient and memorable. With over 9,000 hotels in India including exclusive hotels in Pune, Goa, Ooty, Nainital, Srinagar, Shimla, Matheran and other cities in India , customers can choose from budget hotels to luxury hotels with lowest price guaranteed.

If you are a developer in Hospitality Space looking for a potential integration to assist your clients and deliver an easy-to-use connection please contact us at tgkonnect@travelguru.com.

Primary Media Contact:
Mr. Rushabh Savla,
E-mail: rsavla@travelguru.com
Travelguru
Tel: 022 42754850

Secondary Media Contact:
Mr. Vineet Nair,
E-mail: vnair@travelguru.com
Travelguru
Tel: 022 42754723