OpenTravel Launches the OpenTravel Forum

22 December 2009

Editor's Note: Long-time partners of the ATTA, the Open Travel Alliance, a community where companies in the electronic distribution supply chain work together to create an accepted structure for electronic messages, opened a new forum for professionals within the adventure travel sector to actively contribute to the dialogue. Below, please find OTA's Executive Director Valyn Perini's open invitation to participate:

"Members and friends of OpenTravel,

Over the years, hundreds of you have used the OpenTravel Implementers Forum to post your questions or comments about implementing OpenTravel schema.  Built on the free Google Groups platform, this forum was technically unsophisticated and completely unmoderated by OpenTravel.  It met a need, but had limited usefulness.

We've heard your requests for a more robust Forum to use as a resource for your implementations of OpenTravel schema, so we are delighted to announce the launch of the OpenTravel Forum.

Built on phpBB, a well-known open source bulletin board application, the OpenTravel Forum has all the functionality you'd expect from a full-featured discussion board, with forums for:

* Architecture
* Hospitality
* Transport
* Travel Services
* Tours and Activities
* Implementers Discussion

We've also included OpenTravel documentation, mailing list subscription, events and announcements, and feedback boards, as well as the OpenTravel Showcase where companies that provide tools, services or technologies to assist in the implementation of OpenTravel schemas can post about their offerings.

Best of all, for employees of OpenTravel member companies, several of the discussion forums are moderated by individuals who have in-depth experience with OpenTravel schema and their implementation in production environments.  Members can post a question and get an answer from a moderator within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).  For more details on forum moderation, check out the FAQs.

We hope you'll take advantage of this tool to make your implementations of OpenTravel schema successful!

Please forward this email to anyone in your company who might be interested in this service.

Kind regards,
Valyn Perini"
Ms. Valyn Perini
Executive Director
OpenTravel Alliance
+1 978 263 7606
On Twitter: @valynp and @opentravel
On LinkedIn: OpenTravel Group
On Skype: valyn.perini