Important: On June 24, 2019, Sabre will be releasing Content Services for Lodging, a new set of flexible lodging APIs delivering millions of property options, data normalization, and new search and preferencing capabilities. Please be aware that the Sabre Hotel APIs referenced below will be sunset on September 30, 2019. If you need an extension to this date, please reach out to your Sabre Account Director. We encourage customers to start planning their migration to Sabre’s Content Services Lodging APIs. To learn more, check out our latest blog post about the value that Content Services for Lodging can bring to your company.
What is it?
In detail: the API returns hotel image and descriptive information for up to 50 Sabre hotel IDs. The available parameters include: Property and Location Information, Amenities, Airports, Accepted Credit Cards and Descriptions.
The Descriptions parameter includes a series of sub-options which can be used including Facilities, Dining Information, Property Alerts, Recreation, Services, Directions, TransportationInfo, Cancellation, Policies, SafetyInfo and Deposit.
Visual content parameters include image size(s), image category type, and the required language code of the image category.
Why use it?
You can use this API to see an orchestrated response that contains all descriptive information such as Hotel Location, Amenities available, and accepted forms of payment with visual content for a property.
How it works
- Static descriptive content for a property is acquired from multiple sources, normalized, and then indexed.
- Visual content is acquired from multiple content sources and stored on a media hosting platform.
- This same data is available individually through the Get Hotel Media and Get Hotel Descriptive Info APIs.
- The Get Hotel Content API retrieves this data and orchestrates it into a single API response.
How to use
Use Guidelines for Visual content
Use of Sabre APIs must comply with the terms of your agreement with Sabre, its authorized purposes and the following use guidelines which may be amended by Sabre from time to time:
- No caching allowed. In order to ensure that you have access to the most current visual content to display and reflect the property, you may not cache or store images or other visual content. Our hotel properties and chains are regularly updating their content in the Sabre Visual Content Management Platform (VCMP).
- No onward distribution allowed. You may not redistribute the visual content or otherwise make it available to other parties not authorized under your Sabre Subscriber Agreement. The visual content may only be used in conjunction with your hotel shopping and booking activity in the Sabre system.
- No compilations. You may not make or publish compilations of the visual content.
- Please note that Sabre may change the content that is available at any time. Some content distributors and/or hotel companies may preclude Sabre from providing their licensed content to some or all third parties or limit the authorized usage. As such, Sabre does not provide images for all properties and the hotels affected may change from time to time.
- Use of visual content of the APIs in violation of these use guidelines or the terms of your agreement with Sabre is misuse of the Sabre System and access may be terminated by Sabre.
The Get Hotel Content API provides access to image URLs in our Visual Content Management Platform (VCMP), which is a multi-sourced database of hotel property photos, including the associated metadata. Pictures are available in 5 sizes, categorized by OpenTravel's 23 Picture Categories (PIC) translated in up to 8 languages, and with free-text captions. The API also includes the "last updated" timestamp, and ordinals for image sequencing.
OpenTravel PIC name/code:
- Exterior View - 1
- Lobby view - 2
- Pool view - 3
- Restaurant - 4
- Health Club - 5
- Guest Room - 6
- Suite - 7
- Meeting Room - 8
- Ballroom - 9
- Golf Course - 10
- Beach - 11
- Spa - 12
- Bar / Lounge - 13
- Recreational - 14
- Logo - 15
- Basics - 16
- Map - 17
- Promotional - 18
- Hotel News - 19
- Miscellaneous - 20
- Guest Room Amenity - 21
- Property Amenity - 22
- Business Center - 23
Languages for PIC name:
- English (EN)
- French (FR)
- Spanish (ES)
- Italian (IT)
- German (DE)
- Simplified Chinese (ZH)
- Japanese (JA)
- Russian (RU)
Free text caption (examples):
- Enjoy the luxurious space of the Double Queen room
- Whale watching from our beautiful infinity pool.
Note: This service is currently available in limited regions only (Americas and EMEA) and requires activation. Please contact your Sabre Account Representative for assistance.