The OpenTravel Alliance (OTA)

The OpenTravel Alliance (OTA) is a self-funded, non-profit organization comprised of major airlines, hoteliers, car rental companies, leisure suppliers, travel agencies, global distribution systems, technology providers, and other interested parties working to create and implement industry-wide, open e-business specifications. These specifications form a common e-business language are intended to encourage development of systems to create new collections of services to better meet the demands and expectations of travelers and the travel industry.

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More information: OTA website.

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