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 gap and 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 compatibility.

Please see below for the key dates and information on the 2.0 object model and the Golf Project.

Key Dates:

Member Review: January 30th – February 6th
Open to OpenTravel member companies for review.

Public Review: February 13th – February 20th
Open to the public for review.

During the review period, the specification will be available for review here:

Interoperability Committee and Board Approval: February 24th – March 3rd

Publication: March 6th

During Public Review, the publication will be available for download here:

Contact Info:

For more questions regarding the OpenTravel 2.0 Object Model or the Golf Project, please contact OpenTravel Specifications Manager, Sandy Angel at

For more information regarding membership, as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact OpenTravel CEO, Mike Tinkey at


Avis Budget Group
Century Golf
Golf USA Tee Time Coalition
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
National Golf Course Owners Association
National Golf Course Owners Association – Myrtle Beach Chapter