October 29, 2009
SOAP ONLY: Added wsMinorRev to SOAP Web Services to accommodate minor revisions and new elements periodically added to the data systems.
Credit Card Security Values required for booking for all affiliates DEADLINE: Oct 1, 2009
The Credit Card Security Value (sometimes called CSV, CVV2, CVN, CID, CVC2) is referred to as
creditCardIdentifier when making an XML or Web Services hotel reservation request. This is found on the back of the card as illustrated above.
Review the documentation under
HotelReservationRequest within the
- After Oct 1, 2009, ALL affiliates that do not send the CSV value in their reservation requests will result in errors from the payment processing center with failed bookings.
- DO NOT store CSV values beyond the completion of the transaction and payment process as required for PCI compliance.
All affiliates using old map linking methods must update to the new map linking methods described above to insure your maps continue to work. The old map link formats are no longer being supported.
Change all API requests from
New International Languages Supported on Expedia Collect Properties
As we continue to expand our international depth and breadth, we have a variety of new languages that can immediately be utilized. Refer to the hotel availability request for the full list of languages under
All change logs recorded before 2009 and since 2001 have been archived since earlier versions are no longer active and prior content is no longer valid.