There are various account types that can use the API:
Public API accounts have unrestricted access to all properties. These accounts are used for developing purposes or for applications that only make use of information methods.
Public API accounts do not have access to some API methods (e.g. booking, reservation retrieval, management).
No tracking information is stored when using these accounts.
Hotelier accounts are bound to a specific property. They have unrestricted access to all API methods for that property.
Source-bound accounts are restricted to a specific set of properties.
Source-bound accounts automatically store the reservation source in cases of a booking. Additional, all booking engine links returned by the API include a source tracking parameter.
Travel Agent accounts are restricted to a specific set of properties.
API Methods return net pricing. Rates returned are restricted to Retail/B2B and B2B-only rates.