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Active Projects

Code List Optimization Project
The OpenTravel Code List Optimization Project key objective is to reduce the complexity and improve the quality of the data in the Code List.  Changes will be limited to the code list so that upgrading to a new version of the messages will not be required. Project Brief
Model Build Project
The OpenTravel 2.0 Prototype project has now moved beyond the simple prototyping stage. It is now necessary to build out all the components of the model in order to allow the community to consume the specifications. The best practices are reflected in the OpenTravel model (OTM)  that will allow the first generation of new message specifications to be generated. The model is a small series of related XML documents that are consumed by an XML compiler that will render the specification into the publishable XML schema and WSDLs that may be consumed by a developer. Project Brief
Product Automation Project
Expedia and IHG, OpenTravel member companies, have proposed a project to create purpose-built product management messages. These messages will be used to handle the creation, modification and deletion of hotel products that will be used to replace the existing processes that are currently highly manual and asynchronous and are subject to delays and inaccuracies. Project Brief
Tooling Project
The 2.0 Tooling project will identify and maintain 2.0 tooling requirements to support collaborative development of OTA 2.0 Models that conform to the OpenTravel Model specifications and XML Schema Specifications conforming to the OpenTravel XML Schema 2.0 Best Practices. The project will also guide the development and contributions of any open source tooling made available to members or the public under license from Open Travel.   Project Brief
Vacation Rental Project
The Vacation Rental Project consists of a two-fold study of the existing 1.0 XML Message Suite Hotel schema to determine what existing functionality is common to vacation rentals; and from this, create schema specification for any additional and enhanced vacation rental functionality required to support XML objects in the 2.0 XML Object Suite. Project Brief

Workgroups

Architecture Workgroup

 

The Architecture Workgroup works on all aspects of the OpenTravel specification which are outside the content of the XML messages themselves and which generally affect all of the industry workgroups equally.

Hospitality Workgroup

 

The Hospitality Workgroup serves the needs of the hotel, hostel, vacation rental and cruise travel industry verticals by identifying and developing the scope of work for these sectors.

Transport Workgroup

 

The Transport Workgroup serves the transportation travel segment by identifying and developing the scope of work for the Air, Car, Rail and Ground Transportation verticals (travel sectors).

Travel Integration Workgroup

 

The Travel Integration Workgroup serves companies that provide services to the travel industry and other verticals that don't functionally fit in either the Transport or Hospitality workgroups by identifying and developing the scope of work for common components and services that are used across multiple sectors such as Travel Insurance, Package Tours, Dynamic Packages and Golf.

Committees

Interoperability Committee (IO)

The OpenTravel Interoperability Committee, known as IO, consisting of elected representatives from each OpenTravel work group, provides oversight of the other OpenTravel subcommittees and workgroups.

The Data Content Best Practices Committee (DCBP)

The Data Content Best Practices Committee, known as DC/BP, is a relatively small group that provides schema support to the Interoperability Committee, including maintaining a code list and naming convention guideline, reviewing and harmonizing new elements and creating new element names for cross-industry use. New members are welcome. We are looking for folks whenever they are available.