February 2000: Salesforce launches its Web API

October 1996: Microsoft Expedia Travel Services
On February 9, 2022

The first enterprise application programming interface (API) was launched by Salesforce at its IDG Demo conference. Its XML API was the first out of the gate, unleashing a wave of innovation as businesses could share data with other companies and customers in an entirely customizable manner. 

As APIs proliferated, data silos fell. Organizations could build applications that pushed and pulled data across products internally, while also making data more accessible to external partners. This accessibility drove innovations around open APIs, which enabled hospitality brands to build customized tech stacks with two-way data sync, all at a lower-cost than legacy tech.  

May 1981: American Airlines launches loyalty program

October 1996: Microsoft Expedia Travel Services

Raphael

Is an entrepreneur with a keen interest in the tourism and travel industry. I am a digital marketer and travel solutions, provider and cofounder o Miafrica(My Incredible Africa).

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