Expedia

Expedia is a ruby wrapper for EAN – Expedia Affiliate Network APIs.

Other details of this gem are:

Installation

For Rails Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:


gem 'expedia'

And then execute:


Or install it yourself as:


Either you can configure Expedia in code on run-time


Expedia.cid = 55505
Expedia.api_key = 'your_api_key'
Expedia.shared_secret = 'your_shared_secret'
Expedia.locale = 'en_US'
Expedia.currency_code = 'USD'
Expedia.minor_rev = 13

Or you can execute the following command to create an intializer:


Usage

After configuring keys, default locale, currency and minor_rev for EAN use


# Instentiate api object
api = Expedia::Api.new

# Method to search for a hotel. see http://developer.ean.com/docs/read/hotels/version_3/request_hotel_list
response = api.get_list({:propertyName => 'Hotel Moa Berlin', :destinationString => 'berlin'})

# execute this method to know if there is any exception
response.exception? # false if success

Following methods are expeosed by Expedia::API object

Note: All method naming is done in correspondence with Expedia services and ruby conventions see Hotel API Documentation – Services section


get_list({})
geo_search({})
get_availability({})
get_room_images({})
get_information({})
get_rules({})
get_itinerary({})
get_alternate_properties({})
get_reservation({})
get_payment_info({})
get_cancel({})
get_ping({})
get_static_reservation({}) # To test Reservation (Static Reservation)

Every method accepts Hash of parameter specific to every API. see EAN Docs for more details.

Success

if request is successfull you will get a Expedia::HTTPService::Response object in response. and you can use


response.status
response.body # Returns Parsed body of response.
response.headers

Error

In case of any error a Expedia::APIError object is returned.

Note: Expedia responds with status of 200 even if there is an exception (most of the times). So no Exception is raised!


# See http://developer.ean.com/docs/read/error_handling/Hotel_V3_Exception_Details

response.status # Response status
response.error_body # Complete error body
response.category # Value indicating the nature of the exception or the reason it occurred
response.presentation_message # Presentation error message returned
response.verbose_message # More specific detailed error message
response.handling # value indicating the severity of the exception and how it may be handled

Test Booking (Static Reservation)

For Static reservation use get_static_reservation() method.

CAUTION: Do Not send adress and booking information (creditCardNumber, creditCardIdentifier, creditCardExpirationMonth, creditCardExpirationYear, address1) in parameters to the method. Especially do not pass address1 parameter They are already been taken care of. For more on Static booking see Static Test Booking Credit Card Information

A static Booking example.


response = api.get_static_reservation({	:arrivalDate => "10/10/2013", :departureDate => "10/12/2013",
                                        :hotelID => 359433, :supplierType => "E", :rateKey => "084eab14-335e-46d6-aa2e-766fce6be32c",
                                        :roomTypeCode => 200007964, :rateCode => 200865704, :chargeableRate => "142.8",
                                        :room1 => "1", :room1FirstName => "test", :room1LastName => "testers", :room1BedTypeId => "15",
                                        :room1SmokingPreference => "NS", :email => "test@tesing.com", :city => 'Bellevue',
                                        :stateProvinceCode => 'WA', :countryCode => 'US', :postalCode => 98004 })

Logging

Expedia::Utils.logger points to STDOUT by default. You can use it to Log in Rails Applications


Expedia::Utils.logger = Rails.logger

# And loggig methods available
[:debug, :info, :warn, :error, :fatal]