Glossary

The following table contains a list of terms and their definitions.

TerminologyDescription
bounding boxA bounding box is defined by two geocodes representing the top-left and the bottom-right corners of the box. The rectangular geo-region hotel search allows you to easily find hotels that are located within a given bounding box by using geocodes.
filtersFilters allow you to narrow down the hotel search results. The search results will include only those hotels that match all the filter criteria specified in the filters field of the Get Hotel Content API request. The Get Hotel Content API allows you to apply filter based on Hotel Rating.
hotel content attributesInformation about the hotel such as the hotel's amenities, policies, and images. The hotel content attributes are obtained from a content provider.
HTTP headersHTTP headers are key-value pairs that are sent in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request and are returned in the HTTP response messages.
hotel chainAn enterprise that administrates, through a unique management a number of hotels located in different areas. They can be total or partial owners of the hotel and they manage their administration, marketing, and promotion.
For example, the Marriot hotel chain includes hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, and Westin. The Accor hotel chain includes hotels such as Sofitel, Ibis, and Mercure.
loggingThe act of maintaining a log that records the data related to various events that occur when an application is working or when there is an application exception.
Logging assists in retracing the events that occurred and helps to understand the exception that resulted in an error or failure.
map-based searchMap-based search uses on-screen maps and allows the user to select the region, which can then be used as the area to search for properties or hotels in the Get Hotel Content API request.
For example, you can provide an on-screen map and allow the user to select a rectangular region. You can then use the geographic coordinates of the selected map region as the area where the hotel search must be performed.
online travel agency (OTA)An online travel agency is a web-based travel company that allows you to book hotel rooms, flights, train tickets, or rent a car.
polygonal searchA search pattern that allows you to easily find hotel content for hotels that are located within a particular area or a bounding polygonal region by using geocodes.
radial searchA search pattern that allows you to easily find hotels that are located within a specified distance or radius from a given point of interest or location. This location is also called as the reference point or the center.
rectangular searchA search pattern that allows you to easily find hotels that are located within a rectangular region or a given bounding box by using geocodes.
star ratingIndicates the quality of services at the hotel. For more information, read about Hotel Ratings.
supplierA supplier is from whom you obtain the appropriate hotel pricing and room inventory.



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