OpenTravel Messaging Business Functionality

Travel Segments

The OpenTravel specification contains the building blocks for business functionality.

With interoperability at its core, the specification’s object model design spans numerous travel segments.

OpenTravel Messaging is designed to reuse elements across travel segments so that there is an easy to understand architecture that facilitates partnerships and ease of integration.

In addition to established suppliers, including airline, car rental, and hotel, OpenTravel schema products support emerging segments such as day tours & activities, golf, and ground transportation.

Built by the Travel Industry, For the Travel Industry

Since 2001, OpenTravel has built, promoted and evolved the data messaging standard for the travel industry. The combined efforts of all of our stakeholders over the years have resulted in a unifying specification that has been implemented by hundreds of travel companies – representing thousands of brands and properties – worldwide to create commercial solutions.

Features Enabled by OpenTravel Messaging

Millions of messages are exchanged every day using OpenTravel schema…

  • Application Connectivity
  • Booking Documents & Queues Check-ins
  • Customer and Partner Accounts
  • Customer Profiles
  • Descriptive Information
  • Dining & Meal Plans
  • Error & Warning
  • Handling Fares & Booking Rules
  • File Attachments
  • Groups & RFPs
  • Holds & Unholds
  • Inventory
  • Inventory Exchanges
  • Itineraries
  • Locations
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Non-Inventory Items
  • Notifications
  • Packages
  • Dynamic Packaging
  • Payment & Identification Verification
  • Pricing, Quotes & Commissions
  • Rates & Rate Rules
  • Reservations (Bookings)
  • Search & Availability
  • Search & Display (No Availability)
  • Seat Availability & Information
  • Shore Excursions
  • Special Services
  • Terminal Messaging
  • Ticket Fulfillment