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I am building a price comparison website for hotels and car hire. how do I access the database of hotels to enable visitors to my site research and take a decision?
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Hi,

The easiest way may be to set up an iframe on your site directing to the external database if it is on the providers website.

If you are wanting access to their files then there's no information for us to advise you how to access this. You would need to contact the database holder directly and see what they offer
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Thanks for this reply.

Please, I need a tutorial/guidelines on how to set up an inframe on my site. You make take a look at my site www.flightsimple.com and help accordingly.
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Hi oladapo,

If you plan to set this up on it's own page then create that page first of all.

Then into an HTML widget added to your page:
<iframe src="http://the_site_address_you_wish_to_frame"></iframe>

Add the site address you wish to pull into the page.

Examine the outcome and then we can look at styling this in the way that you wish for it to present.
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Thank you for this prompt response.

I have tried your suggestion above but still does not meet my requirement.

Please, take a look at www.kayak.co.uk This is the type of site I intend to have. In this site you just need to input your journey details, click search and will then get lists of prices. Thereafter, you select the option that meet your requirements, book the fight and paid directly to the airline.

Please help as much as you can.
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Note that, I have signed on a number of affilliate programmes in this regard.
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Yola built sites aren't really set up for this directly.

It's a very complex process and most affiliates doing similar kind of things would be using API's that may well be on the users server. This would prevent Yola sites from using such facilities.

Another way conceptually, would be to have a database and refer directly to this but once again Yola isn't that kind of site as databases aren't directly available. You can refer to external databses but once again it would depend on the source access and whatever that is that's a very sophisticated developmental process.