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OpenTravel Alliance

OpenTravel Alliance (OTA)Organization
Hospitality NetOpenTravel Alliance
http://www.opentravel.org
1740 Massachusetts Avenue
USA - Boxborough, MD 01719
Phone: + 1 978 263 7606
Fax: + 1 978 263 0696
Email: valyn.perini@opentravel.org

The OpenTravel Alliance is passionate about solving the problems inherent with connecting multiple systems within the complex travel distribution arena. OpenTravel's mission is to engineer specifications that make data transmission flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open universal data specifications, including but not limited to the use of XML, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors 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 tens of millions of messages between trading partners every day.

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 actually do the work of identifying what messages are needed, prioritizing the work and creating the messages.



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Audio Interview w/ Mike Kistner, OTA Chair and Sr. VP, Information Services/CIO of Best Western International, Inc., - Five Years Young, an Open Travel Alliance Update

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Audio Interview w/ Mike Kistner, CIO and VP, Information Systems for Best Western International/Chairman of the Board of Directors, Open Travel Alliance - Preview of OTA's Advisory Forum, Sept. 16 & 17, Chicago.

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Audio Interview with Mike Kistner, Open Travel Alliance President and CIO of Best Western International - Comments on Recently Announced Version 2002A of OTA's XML Specifications

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Audio Interview with Michael Kistner, President, Open Travel Alliance; CIO/VP Best Western International - A conversation with one of the many persons who is leading the hospitality industry into the 21st century and a brighter future.

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OpenTravel Alliance Announces Publication of OTA Specification Version 2002B
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Audio Interview w/ Mike Kistner from the IH/M&RS in NYC - The CIO of Best Western International and President of the Open Travel Alliance is Heading into 2003 With 'Eyes Wide Open.'
Wednesday 20 November 2002

MultimediaAudio Interview with Mike Kistner, Open Travel Alliance President and CIO of Best Western International - Comments on Recently Announced Version 2002A of OTA's XML Specifications
Friday 13 September 2002

OpenTravel Alliance Publishes Version 2002A of its XML Specification - Enhanced specification catapults travel distribution, technology, and interoperability with the incorporation of best practices and introduction of code lists
Wednesday 4 September 2002

OpenTravel Alliance Newly Elected Board Represents Even Greater Diversity Across the Travel Industry
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OpenTravel™ Alliance (OTA) Announces Involvement With EyeforTravel Europe 2002 Conference and Exhibition
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The OpenTravel Alliance Releases XML Specification Version 2001C for Public Review
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Open Travel Alliance - Monthly Review - December 2001
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OTA Releases Version 2001B for Public Review and Extends Honorary Membership to Assist the Travel Industry
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The OpenTravel Alliance Affirms Commitment to Innovation in a Rattled Economy and Publishes Version 2001A
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American Hotel & Lodging Association - HITIS Survey
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The OpenTravel Alliance Appoints Executive Director to Propel Global Initiatives
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OASIS Announces: OpenTravel Alliance Endorses ebXML
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Thursday 1 February 2001

AH&MA'S HITIS Posts Completed Standards On Web Site - HITIS Completes Standards Conversion to XML
Monday 24 July 2000

HITIS Develops Central Reservation Standards, Attracts New Sponsors
Friday 12 March 1999

American Hotel & Motel Association and industry experts will review the status of the Hospitality Industry Technology Integration Standards (HITIS) project During EURHOTEC '99
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HITIS Successfully Completes Beta Tests Involving POS to PMS Interfaces
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HITIS, Standards Project Initiates Public Awareness Campaign
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AH&MA's HITIS Project Enters Second Phase Of Computer Interfacing Standards
Friday 20 June 1997

An Update on HITIS Interface Standards
Tuesday 13 May 1997

Introducing HITIS - The Critical Need to Develop Computer Interfacing Standards for the Lodging Industry
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