Last modified: Fri Sep 20 2019 11:21:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

CRS

Central Reservation System.

ABI

Application binary interface. A representation of a smart contract that allows you to interact with it.

OTA

Online Travel Agency. OTA is any website or app that combines different aspects of travel. Our vision is for thousands of new OTAs to be created on top of the Winding Tree platform.

OTAs

Online Travel Agency. OTA is any website or app that combines different aspects of travel. Our vision is for thousands of new OTAs to be created on top of the Winding Tree platform.

TMC

Travel Management Company. A TMC is an OTA, but in the context of business travel.

TMCs

Travel Management Company. A TMC is an OTA, but in the context of business travel.

GDS

Global Distribution System. There are only three GDSs: Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. Majority of OTAs and TMCs access hotel and airline data through GDSs.

GDSs

Global Distribution System. There are only three GDSs: Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. Majority of OTAs and TMCs access hotel and airline data through GDSs.

Suppliers

Any Provider of Travel Services. Hotels, airlines, car rentals, insurance companies, providers of safety and security data, inflight Wi-Fi providers.

IATA

The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world's airlines. Consisting of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total Available Seat Miles air traffic.

EMD

The Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) standard for electronically documenting ancillary revenue; that is, all other sales and transactions between airlines and passengers besides electronic tickets. It is a step toward moving the airline industry to purely electronic transactions in the business-to-consumer context.

BSP

BSP is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA Accredited Passenger Sales Agents, as well as improve financial control and cash flow for BSP Airlines.

ARC

The Airlines Reporting Corporation is a company which provides ticket transaction settlement services between airlines and travel agencies and the travel management companies that sell their products in the United States.

ORA

Offer Responsible Airline. The airline responsible for returning a combined offer, including participating airline offers, to the requesting entity.

POA

Participating Offer Airline. An airline other than the Offer Responsible Airline involved in a product offer.

One Order

One Order is IATA's initiative to modernize the order management process in the airline industry by introducing the concept of a single Customer Order record, instead of three records that are in use today (ET or e-ticket, PNR: Passenger Name Record, and EMD: Electronic Miscellaneous Document). In addition to that, ​One Order will facilitate product delivery and settlement between airlines and their partners with one simplified and standardized order management process.

LCC

Low Cost Carriers.

LCCs

Low Cost Carriers.

PMS

Property Management System.

PSS

Passenger Service System.

Segment Directory

A smart contract that holds a list of ORG.IDs in a certain segment.

TMS

Travel Management Service.

Winding Tree Entrypoint

A smart contract that holds a list of Segment Directories.