2018-08-15 - Booking


We reviewed progress on the booking API specification and several recent additions, including:

  • Support for exposing terms and conditions and privacy notices

  • Support for cancellations and refunds

The key conclusions are that:

  • we need to add support for privacy notices, in addition to terms and conditions

  • we should consider how best to provide this, often service level information, in ways that minimises repetition of data

  • we need to support marketing opt-in information

  • we need to be careful around conformance language re: marketing opt-in, etc to ensure that we are inline with current GDPR and marketing email guidance

  • that as not all platforms support refunds, we cannot mandate refund/cancellation support, but it will be recommended

  • there is a need to include windows during which cancellations/refunds can be accepted, and whether cancellations are allowed, to improve user experience of bookings

  • we also agreed to review how URL discovery is currently specified to ensure we're avoiding need to replicate data in feeds



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