OpenJaw CTO to speak at OpenTravel Alliance Inaugural European Seminar

Posted: December 19th, 2007

The OpenTravel Alliance holds its first European Seminar, presented in conjunction with the Travel Technology Show in London, Tuesday, 5th February 2008.

Dublin, Ireland – 19 December 2007


The OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel), the travel industry’s leading specification development organization, has announced its first day-long meeting in Europe.

John Lambe, CTO of OpenJaw Technologies and Vice-Chairman of the OpenTravel Board of Directors who will be speaking at the event said “OpenTravel continues to see a significant increase in membership from outside the United States where online travel markets are rapidly evolving. Our mission at OpenTravel is to create global standards for online travel distribution whilst recognising the complexities inherent in regional markets such as Europe. We look forward to hosting our inaugural European seminar that will introduce OpenTravel and how it is addressing many of today’s industry challenges.”

The seminar will focus on topics specific to the proven value of the OpenTravel specifications, and on how OpenTravel can benefit the European travel industry, including:

  • Getting Started with OpenTravel Schemas
  • Implementation Success Stories, including:
  • Ancillary revenue
  • Dynamic packaging
  • Direct connects
  • Ask the Implementation Experts
  • Round table on new projects in Europe

This event is open to both members and non-members. Registration will open in January 2008. For more information, visit


Notes to Editors:

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies is a leader in delivering high performance web infrastructure 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 product 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 a regional office in Madrid, Spain.

For additional information about OpenJaw Technologies, visit our Web site at

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 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.

With a diversified membership representing influential names in all sectors of the travel industry, OpenTravel is comprised of representatives from airlines, car rental firms, hotels, cruise lines, leisure suppliers, service providers, tour operators, travel agencies, and trade associations. Thousands of message structures are in use, carrying tens of millions of messages between travel trading partners every day. For more information, visit

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