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What is it?

In detail: the API allows you to create a custom travel theme and associate that theme with airport and multi-airport city (MAC) codes. You can then pass the theme as a filter in a request with any REST API that supports a theme. In addition, your custom themes can be used in conjunction with Sabre themes. By default, the API inherits the entire list of Sabre themes. The API supports up to 100 custom themes per Pseudo City Code (PCC) and up to 1000 airport or multi-airport city (MAC) code associations per theme

This API can be used with any API that accepts a theme: Destination Finder API, Top Destinations API.

You could use this API to create custom West Coast and East Coast themes and associate the airport and multi-airport city (MAC) codes to those themes. Then make multiple calls to pass the themes as a filter in a request to the Destination Finder API. For example, you could associate "LAX" (Los Angeles International) to your West Coast theme and "BOS" (Logan International) to your East Coast theme. With this data, you could compile a landing page that shows the "top 10" least expensive West Coast to East Coast fares.

Note: This API requires activation and Sabre Dev Studio/Travel Insight Engine Amendment to be signed. Please contact your Sabre Account Representative for assistance.

How to use

Sabre theme data

Sabre® creates and maintains a list of themes and their corresponding airport associations in the Sabre cache. This API allows customers the ability to modify and customize themes in addition to Sabre themes. All modifications to any Sabre or custom theme, and the corresponding associations to destinations, are mapped to and accessible by a single Pseudo City Code (PCC). A PCC stores private data that is unique to a specific customer of which is determined during authentication to REST APIs. Custom themes cannot be shared or used by other PCCs. Only the PCC that modified either a given Sabre theme or custom theme can use these theme customizations.

Important: We strongly suggest that customers do not modify a Sabre theme. We strongly suggest that customers create unique names for their custom themes. Once a Sabre theme is modified, any updates to that theme will no longer be inherited, and it is entirely up to the customer to manually maintain that theme. For example, if you associate a new airport code to the Sabre BEACH theme, then your (beach) theme will not inherit any new airport or multi-airport city (MAC) codes that Sabre associates to the BEACH theme in the future.

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.

City Pairs Lookup API

To get a list of our supported city pairs of origin and destination airports, use the City Pairs Lookup API. You can pass any of these origin and destination airport codes in a request.

There are multiple endpoints for the City Pairs Lookup API. One endpoint is for city pairs that apply to the Low Fare Forecast API. See the City Pairs Lookup API page for the specific HTTP method and endpoint.

Destination Finder API

The Destination Finder API retrieves a then current nonstop lead fare and an overall lead fare available to destinations from a specific origin on round-trip travel dates from the Sabre© cache.

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.

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 GAMBLING destination.

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 BEACH, GAMBLING .

Top Destinations API

The Top Destinations API returns the top booked leisure destinations from a given origin. The API looks up the traffic volume booked via the Sabre® GDS to the top destinations for the previous 2, 8 or 12 weeks.