Germany-based tour and activity metasearch platform Pocketvillage is heading into the world of B2B this week with the unveiling of a dedicated API for third parties to plug into.
The company launched as a consumer-facing proposition in March this year (TLabs Showcase - Pocketvillage], but has now thrown its product feed into a service for partners.
At the same time the main site has also been given a new look, primarily to showcase what is on offer on the feed to potential third party users of the API as well as display information about each product such as geo-location, content, images and what the company calls a "pocket rating" to highlight how unique is each tour and activity.
Pocketvillage says it will have around 20,000 products on the system, and the API, but the figure increases substantially to around 50,000 when route variations and tours in multiple languages are included, a process which the likes of online travel agencies Viator and Isango use in their product count.
Co-founder Jann Kleen claims the new site and services will help push the company closer to its goal of becoming a Kayak for tours and activities.