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OpenTravel Alliance and Industry Experts Present Powerful Use Cases for New Release 2.0 Object Model

OpenTravel Alliance | July 11, 2018

Ease-of-use features and speed-to-market benefits highlight HITEC Houston 2018 Tech Talk Austin, TX, USA – (July 11, 2018) – The OpenTravel Alliance, the not-for-profit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems in all verticals of the travel industry, hosted a Tech Talk workshop on the release of the 2.0 Object Model for attendees June 21 at the HITEC® Houston 2018 trade show and conference in Houston. Tech Talk speakers included technical and business leaders from across the spectrum of travel verticals. Attendees represented developers, technology consultants and business executi...

OpenTravel Alliance Releases 2018A 2.0 Object Model Publication for Hospitality

OpenTravel Alliance | May 22, 2018

Austin, TX, USA – (May 22, 2018) – OpenTravel Alliance, the not-for-profit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems in all verticals of the travel industry, has published the 2018A 2.0 Object Suite Publication. This release is primarily focused on hospitality and includes functionality for key actions associated with booking a hotel. Functions of the 2018A Object Suite Publication include searching for hotels, checking availability, creating offers and orders and booking reservations. Part of the larger 2.0 Object Model, 2018A Object Suite Publication affords implementers with the sam...

OpenTravel Hosts Series of Virtual Hackathons, With the First Taking Place Now!

OpenTravel Alliance | March 27, 2018

OpenTravel is accepting hackathon submissions until April 8 AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (March 27, 2018) — OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) is hosting a series of virtual hackathons, with the first taking place now. Register and submit your web-based application until April 8, 2018. The online event, sponsored by LinksRez, is designed to enhance the experience of the connected travel consumer. The challenge includes creating a web-based application that enhances the connected consumer's travel experience in a unique way, utilizing at least one of the provided APIs that implement OpenTravel messaging. API providers include: LinksRez, IATA a...

OpenTravel Advisory Forum Amsterdam to Be Co-located with HFTP’s HITEC Amsterdam in April 2018

OpenTravel Alliance | March 5, 2018

Enabling the Future of the Connected Consumer Experience AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (March 5, 2018) — OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel), a nonprofit responsible for developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems in all verticals of the travel industry, is pleased to extend its partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and co-locate European conferences in April 2018. OpenTravel will co-locate its Advisory Forum, taking place from 11-13 April 2018, with HFTP's HITEC Amsterdam, taking place from 11-13 April 2018. Both events will take place at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam. On...

Susanne Auinger of DB Systel GmbH, a Subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, Elected as Chairperson of OpenTravel

OpenTravel Alliance | January 18, 2018

Travel association OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) recently elected Susanne Auinger, senior advisor of partner management at DB Systel GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, as chairperson for its board of directors. Auinger most recently served as vice chair on the OpenTravel board. "I am grateful to be given the trust and opportunity by OpenTravel's board members to co-create and advance our future strategy of even stronger cooperation, extended interacting with standardization organizations and new verticals," said Auinger. "I am excited to work hand-in-hand with our board, staff, members and partners to exchange...

OpenTravel to Host First Team-Based Challenge at Advisory Forum Next Month

OpenTravel Alliance | September 27, 2017

The Evolution of Connectivity in the Travel Industry AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (September 26, 2017) — OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) will host its first team-based challenge next month on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 1:30–5:00 p.m. EST at the OpenTravel Advisory Forum – early bird registration rates and housing reservations are still available through this week. The Evolution of Connectivity in the Travel Industry challenge will evolve OpenTravel's ability to respond to disruption and innovation in technology. Teams, or individuals, of industry participants will recognize problems in the travel industry, and compete...

OpenTravel at the IATA NDC Hackathon 2017, Silicon Valley

OpenTravel Alliance | September 8, 2017

OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel) attended and participated in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) Hackathon from August 25-27, 2017 at the LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, California USA. The IATA NDC Hackathon hosted about 20 participating teams, and consisted of a 28-hour coding experience, on-site workshops and access to industry mentors. Sandy Angel, specifications manager at OpenTravel, served as a mentor to the participating hackers. As part of the NDC program, IATA develops and maintains a suite of XML messages supporting airline distribution. APIs were provided by companies inc...

OpenTravel Advisory Forum Online Registration Now Open

OpenTravel Alliance | August 23, 2017

Co-located with HFTP's 2017 Annual Convention at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate in Championsgate, Florida USA In demonstration of the two organization's partnership, OpenTravel will co-locate its annual OpenTravel Advisory Forum with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP®) upcoming Annual Convention. The OpenTravel Advisory Forum – Enabling the Future of the Connected Customer – will take place from October 23–25, 2017, while the HFTP Annual Convention will overlap starting on October 25, 2017 and run through October 27, 2017. Both events will take place at the Omni Orlando Res...

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