OpenTravel Alliance

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OpenTravel Alliance

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]


Starting in 2019, the OpenTravel Alliance joined its relationship management with Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG).[2]


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

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "OpenTravel". Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  2. ^ "OpenTravel Alliance to Transition Association Management Relationship to HTNG in 2019". 24 October 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ Stephen Joyce (29 January 2010). "Why the OpenTravel Alliance is important". Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Member List". Retrieved 2013-10-21.

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