Airfare data filing service ATPCO has assumed responsibility for the Open AXIS Group, taking over maintaining and developing the organisation’s XML standards for airlines.
In this edition: Skyscanner grouping search, Getaroom ups hotel inventory, Open AXIS plugs Distribution 2.0, Youtravel shakes it up.
Does an open source standard or software become proprietary if developers have to wait to download them while they are available to others much earlier?
Open AXIS Group plans to convene a working group focusing on the alleged inadequacies of the travel agency desktop — but the identities of at least some of the attendees may remain a secret.
An industry with multiple standards bodies using the same type of technology addressing the same business functions could be seen as an indication of an industry in some disarray.
With travel industry adoption of Electronic Miscellaneous Documents for the settlement of ancillary services perhaps years away, Open AXIS Group says it is readying the release of a new transaction-reporting tool as a stopgap measure.
The Open AXIS Group board rejected a move to offer the GDSs a dedicated board seat that would rotate among them periodically.