Introduction to the Course

Learn what an API is, the intended audience of the course, its prerequisites, and learning objectives.

Travel planning can be a very tedious task. Selecting a place to visit, making the appropriate travel arrangements, and taking care of the logistics can often be a grueling experience. This warrants a technological solution that can take care of these hassles and make life more convenient. This is where Amadeus steps in.

Amadeus is a travel-technology company that strives to provide the best experiences for travelers worldwide by simplifying the hassles of trip planning. They provide solutions to various travel industry stakeholders to streamline their operations, making it convenient for end users to plan and execute their trips.

Amadeus Travel APIs

Amadeus Travel APIs allow users to delve into the most extensive travel data archive. They provide users with the most comprehensive travel dataset with current and historical travel data, enabling them to build, innovate, and launch high-quality applications to perform various travel operations.

What is an API?

An API is a software gateway that allows different software components to communicate with each other. It helps expose the capabilities of an application to the outer world, allowing for programmatic access to the application's data.

Consider the case of a service like Amadeus that provides current and historical travel data. Building and exposing an API for this service will allow others to programmatically fetch the data this service offers, such as the cheapest flights for a given itinerary.

Many popular services like YouTube, Reddit, and Google Maps also provide APIs for extended use cases. These services allow authorized clients to access the resources provided by them.

This course is designed for developers interested in developing travel applications. This course will provide an understanding of the various travel APIs that Amadeus offers with hands-on examples.

This course is also meant for startups and travel brands. The Amadeus APIs enable the development of high-quality applications that can be delivered to the market quickly.

A basic understanding of the following is recommended to take this course:

  • APIs and how they work
  • The JavaScript programming language
  • React, a JavaScript-based free and open-source frontend library
  • Express.js, a Node.js backend web application framework for building RESTful APIs
  • Basic knowledge of HTTP request and response formats

By the end of the course, we’ll be able to:

  • Understand the different endpoints of Amadeus Self-Service APIs and their usage and structure.
  • Search and retrieve the best flight and hotel deals from around the world.
  • Generate travel recommendations along with the in-destination content.
  • Explore a simple travel application developed in React with a backend server developed in Express.js, integrated with Amadeus Self-Service APIs.