John Lambe elected as Chair of OpenTravel Alliance

Posted: September 15th, 2009

An important time for OpenTravel as it celebrates its tenth anniversary

Dublin, Ireland – 15th September, 2009

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, is delighted to announce that John Lambe, Chief Technology Officer, has been elected as Chair of the OpenTravel Alliance, the travel industry’s leading distribution specification/standards development organization.

Commenting on the announcement, John Lambe said “OpenTravel is celebrating ten years of building free messaging standards to serve the electronic distribution needs of the travel industry. I am honoured to be elected as Chair of the OpenTravel Alliance during this anniversary year and I am looking forward to further developing the important work of the Alliance.”

John has been an active participant in the OpenTravel initiative for a number of years particularly in the Airline, Data Content, Best Practices and Architecture areas. He is also the International Representative on the OpenTravel Board.

John is an internationally recognised expert on internet booking engines and travel distribution software design. His vision and expertise extends into some of the world’s leading travel companies. He has an in depth knowledge of issues involved in travel supplier integration, distribution channel management, dynamic packaging and ecommerce strategies.

John leads OpenJaw’s technical strategy and product management functions in developing high performance dynamic packaging and supplier connectivity solutions for travel industry leaders.


Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry. Our solutions enable the world’s leading travel companies to market, distribute and sell their online travel offerings in a differentiated way.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio includes the xDistributor Integration Platform and Business Rules Engine that enables travel supplier integration, distribution channel management and dynamic packaging; xRez: a highly customisable Internet Booking Engine; xRezAgent: a sales and servicing platform for call centre agents; xLocation: a location data and hierarchy management application; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for events and destination activities.

OpenJaw is a member and active participant of the OpenTravel™ Alliance.

OpenJaw Technologies is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in Galway, Madrid, Oslo and Dallas.

For more information about OpenJaw Technologies, visit our website at OpenJaw Technologies

About the OpenTravel Alliance

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 to ensure traveller and supplier information flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open 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 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. For information visit

For more information, contact:
Victor Coleman
Marketing Manager
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5472