What is it?
In detail: the API looks up the traffic volume booked via the Sabre® GDS to the most popularly-booked destinations for the previous 2, 8 or 12 weeks. It returns up to 50 results per origin by rank — rank one is most popular; whereas, rank 50 is least popular. Origin can be a multi-airport city (MAC) code, airport code, country code, or all possible origins (domestic and international) combined.
Why use it?
Request for most popular destinations
You could use this API to feature the most popular destinations around the world from a given origin. For example, to search for top destinations out of New York City, use the multi-airport city (MAC) code "NYC" for origin. The response will be up to 50 of the top destinations, and from any airport associated with New York City, including but not limited to, John F. Kennedy International (JFK).
Request for most popular destinations by theme
You could use this API to feature top destinations by
theme . For example, using San Francisco International (SFO) airport code "SFO" for origin, the response will be top destinations such as McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, and Aruba (AUA). Both destinations are associated to, and can be filtered by theme. Las Vegas is associated as a
GAMBLING theme, and Aruba, a
How it works
Data used by Top Destinations API
- Top Destinations API data is derived from flights booked via the Sabre GDS during the 2, 8 or 12 weeks before an API request.
- Destination data is based on combined passenger types.
- From each booking, the final destination of the outbound flight leg is used as input data.
- Destination data is combined at the city level by multi-airport city (MAC) code. If an airport does not belong to a MAC, then data is returned at the airport code level.
- Destination data is derived from bookings made by leisure travel agencies throughout the world.
How to use
Country and airport codes
- For ISO 3166 country codes, see ISO 3166.
- For IATA airport codes, see IATA's Airline and Airport Code Search.
Airports at Cities Lookup API
To identify the airports associated with a multi-airport city (MAC) code, use the Airports at Cities Lookup API and pass one of the MACs in the request. The Airports at Cities Lookup API retrieves our list of major airport, rail station and other codes that are associated with a single multi-airport city (MAC) code in the request.
Multi-Airport City Lookup API
To get a list of city codes that are served by more than one airport, use the Multi-Airport City Lookup API. These multi-airport city codes can be used with applicable REST APIs.
Custom Region API
The Custom Region API enables you to modify and customize regions. You can create a custom region and associate that region with country or airport code(s). You can then pass your custom region as a filter in a request with any REST API that supports a region. The response will be destinations that are associated with your region.
Region Lookup API
To get a list of Sabre regions, use the Region Lookup API. The response will be a list of valid Sabre regions, such as NORTH AMERICA.
Region Details Lookup API
To get a list of airport codes associated with a given Sabre region, use the Region Details Lookup API. The response will be a list of airport code(s), such as DFW, LAX, JFK.
Custom Theme API
The Custom Theme API enables you to modify and customize themes. You can create a custom travel theme and associate that theme with airport and multi-airport city (MAC) codes. You can then pass your custom theme as a filter in a request with any REST API that supports a theme. The response will be destinations that are associated with your theme.
Theme Airport Lookup API
To get a list of destination airport codes that are associated with the optional theme parameter, use the Theme Airport Lookup API. The response will be a list of valid themes that we associate with that destination, e.g., Las Vegas would be associated as a
Travel Theme Lookup API
To get a list of valid themes, use the Travel Theme Lookup API. The response will be a list of themes, such as
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