AAA (American Automobile Association) selects OpenJaw Technologies

Posted: September 8th, 2008

OpenJaw to supply core infrastructure that will power AAA’s new travel technology platform

Dublin, Ireland & Orlando, Florida – 8th September 2008

OpenJaw Technologies, a leader in delivering high performance travel distribution solutions to the global travel industry, today announced that it has been selected by AAA (American Automobile Association), the largest leisure travel organisation in North America, to supply the core infrastructure for a new travel technology platform which will serve its 51 million members and Travel Professionals in the United States and Canada.

The new travel technology platform will allow AAA to offer its members access to a greatly extended choice of air, car and hotel products either online or through their team of travel agents.

OpenJaw’s solution portfolio will enable AAA to provide seamless access to multiple suppliers and sources of inventory, the flexibility to configure supplier preferences and the ability to filter and price inventory from multiple supplier sources.

Commenting on the announcement, Ron Morehead, managing director of Internet at AAA said: “AAA’s goal is to offer our members in the United States and Canada the finest online shopping and booking experience for all their leisure travel needs. To achieve this, we require next generation travel distribution technology that will enable us to quickly evolve our business strategies and partnerships, while having the scale to meet the demands of our 51 million members throughout North America. We are therefore pleased to announce that OpenJaw Technologies has been selected by AAA to supply this new core technology platform.”

Seán Mac Roibeáird, Chief Architect and SVP of Solutions at OpenJaw Technologies added: “We are delighted to have been selected by AAA to supply their new core technology platform which will provide for the flexible management of travel suppliers, inventory and bookings. The OpenJaw solutions portfolio, which is based on the OpenTravel™ industry standard, will enable AAA to respond quickly to market events by implementing business model changes, adding new suppliers and inventory and rapidly launching promotions to its membership. We look forward to supplying OpenJaw’s industry leading platform for the benefit of AAA and its members.”


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; xFares: an airline web fares engine; xHotel: a content, mapping and inventory management system for accommodation and xEvent: a content and inventory management system for event tickets and destination attractions.

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

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

About AAA

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since it’s founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

For more information, contact:
Yvonne Waldron
Director of Marketing
OpenJaw Technologies Ltd.,
Station Mews, Lindsay Grove,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Tel: +353 (0)1 882 5444