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OpenTravel Alliance Continues to Attract New Members for Open-Sourced Distribution Across All Travel Verticals

The not-for-profit trade organization welcomes new members Google and Aer Lingus.

San Francisco, CA, May 03, 2014 --( The OpenTravel Alliance continues to attract new members such as Google and Aer Lingus, working together with suppliers to create open-sourced structure for electronic messages that enable distribution supply chain partners across all travel verticals to speak the same interoperability language.

OpenTravel has recently completed review of its new Model Designer tool, part of the object-based schema products dubbed OpenTravel 2.0. Pending public release, the tool generates various forms of schema, including models, XSDs and web services.

OpenTravel continues to support and expand its message-based schema with a new project to create purpose-built product management messages based on needs identified by HEDNA’s Connectivity Workgroup. These messages will allow for the creation, modification and deletion of hotel products such as room types, rate plans and policy information. The new message sets will allow hotel companies to send product information in a standard XML format that can be adopted across both hotel companies and their trading partners.

About OpenTravel:
OpenTravel is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1999 by travel companies, with a primary focus on the creation of electronic message structures to facilitate communication between the disparate systems in the global travel industry. Our members identify messages standards, prioritizing project work and creating messages.

OpenTravel is comprised of member companies representing airlines, car rental firms, hotels, cruise lines, railways, leisure suppliers, service providers, tour operators, travel agencies, solutions providers, technology companies and distributors. Tens of thousands of OpenTravel message structures are in use, carrying tens of millions of messages between trading partners every day.

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OpenTravel Alliance
Cheryl Reynolds
415 295 4625

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