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Rapid

How it all works

EAN Rapid is designed to make building your booking path intuitive and easy

Building Your Booking Request Flow

Get Static Content

The property catalog provides the core information you need to identify properties: the property ID, name and address, contact information, and star ratings.

Property content requires daily refreshes

Get Geography Information

The geography API allows you to obtain defined geography regions, region hierarchy, and properties available within specific regions.

Property IDs

Call the Shopping API with stay dates, occupancy details, and your desired property IDs

Shop for Hotels

The response will return all available rooms at each property, with specific rates, fees, and cancellation policies for each room option. Each room object returned also contains ready-to-use tokenized links for the next step in the booking process.

payment-options link

Use the payment-options link to determine the available payment options for the property.

Obtain Payment Options

The payment-options link can be used at any time during the booking process, depending on when you choose to show the available payment options to the customer.

AVAILABLE PAYMENT

PRICE CHECK LINK

To prepare to book, use the price_check link from the room object in the Shop response to verify the selected rate.

Check Price & Obtain Booking Link

If the rate matches, you will receive a MATCHED confirmation and the link value required for your booking request. If the rate has changed, you will receive the new rate information and a Link value to book with the new rate.

BOOK LINK

Send your booking request with the booking link value, guest information, and the appropriate payment information.

Booking Request

Send your booking request with the the link value, guest information, and the appropriate payment information.

RESERVATION NUMBER

RETRIEVE & CANCEL LINK

Use the retrieve link provided in your booking response to retrieve the full itinerary record.

Store links

We recommend you store retrieve link against your customer’s details for faster booking retrieval in the future.

Call Manage Booking

Retrieve Itinerary Record

The retrieve response confirms all dates, rates, the room type booked, confirmation numbers, and the current status of the booking.

Add all the information to your final booking confirmation page, and that's it! You've completed your booking path.

New Release - EAN Rapid 2.1

EAN Rapid 2.1 has been fully released to production! Find out what's new or see our changelog details to get started. Rapid 2.0 documentation is still available via the version drop-down menu in the upper right corner of each doc page.