OpenTravel Alliance

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OpenTravel Alliance
Formation 1999

The OpenTravel Alliance 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, including the use of XML.[1]


OpenTravel's mission is to engineer specifications to ensure traveler and supplier information flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open specifications, including but not limited to the use of XML, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry.


Members of the OpenTravel Alliance include airlines, hotel companies, car rental companies, cruise lines, railways, global distribution systems, distribution companies, solutions providers, software developers and consultants.[2]

OpenTravel's schema design supports W3C, IATA and ISO standards.

The OpenTravel Alliance holds an annual meeting of members - The OpenTravel Advisory Forum. The 2017 Advisory Forum was held in Las Vegas, NV, May 8–10. The 2018 Advisory forum will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 11-13.

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  1. ^ "OpenTravel". Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Member List". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 

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