OpenJaw Technologies joins Travel Technology Initiative

Posted: April 15th, 2002

Company to contribute XML & Web Services specification experience to TTI standards.

Dublin, Ireland, April 15, 2002

OpenJaw Technologies Ltd. announced today that it has joined the Travel Technology Initiative (TTI) as an executive member, to help spearhead the organisation’s development of XML specifications covering the exchange of travel information across the internet.

By joining TTI – the champion of technology standards in the European travel industry – OpenJaw hopes to contribute its practical knowledge of building distribution systems using XML and Web Services technology.

OpenJaw Technologies develops distribution systems based on XML industry standards. OpenJaw’s core technology, xDistributor, provides the management, aggregation and caching functionality to enable internet distribution based on standards such as TTI’s recently unveiled high-profile XML bodycopy for package holiday bookings.

“Over the last year, we’ve been heavily involved in XML standards development for the travel industry, through our founders involvement with the OpenTravelâ„¢ Alliance,” explained OpenJaw CEO, John McQuillan. “We’re excited to be joining TTI and look forward to applying the knowledge we’ve gained to help lead the industry migration to this new and important open bodycopy.”

Said TTI general manager Mick Mott: “OpenJaw joins us hot on the heels of TTI breaking through the 100-member barrier. The migration to technology standards will only succeed if the entire industry embraces them and the arrival of yet another blue-chip name is a further significant step in the right direction.”

Added TTI’s specification project manager Andy Mayes: “OpenJaw is a great addition to the growing list of companies joining TTI. Their combination of practical know-how in the area of travel distribution and their commitment to XML technologies will help everyone involved in our projects.”

About TTI

Travel Technology Initiative (TTI) is the champion of technology standards in the European travel industry and the sector’s leading authority on e-commerce and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Established in 1989, the organisation’s mission is to establish industry-wide standards by developing common interface applications. TTI’s membership includes over 100 of Europe’s leading travel industry forces, including tour operators, travel agents, GDS providers, ferry operators, technology suppliers and industry bodies. Members include ABTA, Airtours, CIMTIG, Comtec, Galileo, Stena Line, Thomas Cook, Thomson and X-TANT.

About OpenJaw Technologies

OpenJaw Technologies Ltd. headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, develops software for distribution systems based on XML and Web Services technology. OpenJaw’s core technology, xDistributor, enables internet distribution by providing a highly efficient, easily configured and managed environment, which makes multiple suppliers look like one. For more information on OpenJaw Technologies or xDistributor, please visit or email; (web:

For TTI enquiries please contact:

Henry Hemming
tel: +44 (0) 20 7691 3939
fax: +44 (0) 20 7691 3929

For OpenJaw enquiries please contact:

John McQuillan
tel: +353 (1) 882 5444