About Us

The OpenTravel Alliance is passionate about solving the problems inherent with suppliers, distributors, and consumers of travel products and services connecting via APIs to each other within the complex travel distribution arena.

OpenTravel’s mission is to engineer specifications, including publishing reference architectures and implementations,  to ensure traveler and supplier information flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands, and drives adoption of open specifications, including those not created by Open Travel, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry. Open Travel is, and will increasingly partner with, other trade associations and standards bodies to meet the needs of the travel industry.

OpenTravel is comprised of 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 billions of messages between trading partners every day. As a community we will build on that foundation to increasingly address issues at the API level which are the primary inhibitors to interoperability.

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 do the work of identifying what messages and other artifacts are needed, prioritizing the work and creating the outcomes.