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OpenTravel Alliance Need to Know: Golf 2.0 Project
February 8, 2017
The OpenTravel Alliance is a not-for-profit alliance
responsible for non-proprietary technology that enables business partnerships
to thrive by developing and maintaining interoperability for disparate systems
in all verticals of the travel industry.Through its workgroups, OpenTravel serves the needs of specific travel industry
segments. The workgroups also identify
the scope of work for the respective segments and develop specifications and
messaging through member proposed project teams.
OpenTravel’s Golf 2.0 Specification has been finalized and
is now in the review process.Take this opportunity to review and comment
on the specification before its publication!
2.0 is available for the travel industry as a whole, meaning
it can facilitate golf bookings from various verticals, such as hotel or car
rental, and vice versa. The vertical also bridges the distribution gapand creates more opportunities for
bookings. The 2.0 object model solution is available to everyone in the travel
industry as a free, non-proprietary tool so that organizations don’t have to
recreate the tool themselves. One of the benefits of using the tool is the 2.0
model automatically generates both XML and JSON, which provides the ability to
implement both robust applications and lightweight messaging for mobile
Please see below for the key dates and information on the
2.0 object model and the Golf Project.
Member Review: January 30th –
Open to OpenTravel member companies for review.
Public Review:February 13th – February 20th
Open to the public for review.
Interoperability Committee and Board
Approval: February 24th –
During Public Review, the publication will be available for
For more questions regarding the OpenTravel 2.0 Object Model
or the Golf Project, please contact OpenTravel Specifications Manager, Sandy
Angel at Sandy.Angel@Opentravel.org
For more information regarding membership, as well as
sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact OpenTravel Executive
Director, Matt Coffindaffer at email@example.com
Avis Budget Group
Golf USA Tee Time Coalition
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Course Owners Association – Myrtle Beach