But first, cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience and for marketing.
Learn more in our cookie policy. Website Data Collection Policy

Meet travel's new Tech Stack

Say goodbye to complex, lengthy integrations with multiple channel managers. Impala’s modern API makes it simple for developers to add hotel booking functionality anywhere. We make it possible to access any hotel through one simple API, and start selling right away.

And for hotels, there’s no integration needed at all.

Laptop with Impala logo

Start Exploring

Create an account to check out our API and sandbox right away. It's fast, free and open to everyone.

Sign Up
API

Read About Our API

Read our thorough and open API docs to get started selling rooms right away - it's fast, simple, and risk-free.

See our API Docs
document

Status Updates

Find out about any known issues affecting Impala.

See system status
speech bubbles

Help Centre

Can’t find what you’re after? Need a hand? Check out the documentation in our Help Centre.

Go to Help Centre
Impala's API

Start Exploring

Sign up now to get started straight away.

Impala's API
  • Instant access to hotels

  • Try our sandbox and get your API key

  • No credit card required

  • No charges until you take a booking

Sign up for free

FAQs

Impala is a new way to sell hotel rooms. Get quick answers to the most common questions we hear from developers - and read our API documentation for even more comprehensive info.

Our API allows you to access the best public rates of 10,000+ hotels across the globe. You can access a list of all bookable hotels in the Impala dashboard or through the List all hotels API endpoint.

Our Open Distribution approach enables any hotel to join and become bookable within 48h. Contact our team to learn more about how to refer new hotel partners, so we can make them bookable for you.

We offer both integration styles.

Our default and recommended API endpoints are an ARI pull integration. Whenever a customer searches for a room, we return the content, rooms and prices to display. This integration style is by far the easiest to implement and reduces the possibility of integration mistakes to a minimum.

For established travel businesses that have existing channel manager integrations, we offer endpoints to enable ARI push integration, too.

No. Impala's API is directly integrated by room sellers, and we can onboard hotels regardless of their channel managers or property management systems. We don't connect third parties — Open Distribution is an alternative to them.

The places you'll go

Our simple API lets you focus on the travel, rather than the tech. By removing the layers of complexity, we've opened the door to innovation. See how our platform is bringing smart new travel ideas to life.

Read more
Ed Taylor
Developers
Inside Impala

Impala's new CTO Ed Taylor shares his advice for the next generation of travel builders

We sat down with Ed to get his tips for travel engineers, tech leaders and industry newcomers hoping to build the future of travel alongside us.

Rooftops in Portugal
Annoucements

Welcome to Open Distribution, travel booking reimagined

We think it’s time to put a name to our solution and share it with the global travel community.

Customers

Building a better travel business with Open Distribution

We spoke to Impala’s Co-founder and Head of Strategic Sales Charlie Cowley about what Open Distribution means for room sellers.

Read more