Travel technology, integration & tools
Our travel technology is in use in almost every country of the world by reputable travel service providers including Lufthansa and Royal Caribbean, travel management companies including BCD Travel and CWT, travel agencies and technology vendors such as Globus and Airtrade as well as large corporations such as a global financial institution. In addition, Lufthansa City Center, DER Touristik, but also travel risk management firms such as International SOS or Crisis24 rely on our PNR aggregation from various travel inventory and content sources around the globe including all major GDSs, who themselves use our travel technology to access respective other GDS.
Easy integration with GDS, LCC & Direct Connect
In the Business Unit Travel we connect and simplify the complex travel world. This means we bundle Application Programming Interfaces (API) from
- Global Distribution Systems (GDS),
- Aggregators such as Low Cost Carriers (LCC) and
- Direct Connect Interfaces (Airlines, Rail, Hotels etc.)
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Controlling Inventory, Distribution and Sales
You can choose from two major API interfaces (bottom-up): Travel Backend XX1 and Travel Middleware iXX1.
On top of the API interfaces you can develop your own application or you can choose from our customized solutions (OBT, Travel Agent Desktop).
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Your own GUI application
We also provide individual GUIs using our proprietary development tools. Some of these apps are up to par with leading Online Booking Tools (OBT). A special unique selling point (USP) is that OBT and Agent Desktop are based on the same business logic (iXX1), which means policies, rules, content, filter and organization as well as traveler profiles are based on the same platform. The traveler, travel arranger and agents of the TMC all work off the same technology – a huge benefit for time sensitive business travel.
Middleware: Travel API iXX1
In addition to our Travel Backend XX1 which guarantees powerful multi-GDS or multi-source connectivity, we also offer a business logic on top: We call it our intelligent middleware iXX1, which will become a REST API in the future, but iXX1 is currently still based on our established XX1 schemes to be backward compatible with our existing customers. This iXX1 interface helps to create front-ends (GUIs, apps) without having to deal with the specifics of the complex travel distribution technology. It combines simplified communication with simplified workflows. Almost the entire travel business logic, including session management, session caching, itinerary management, profile management etc. is covered by iXX1.
Travel Backend XX1
The XML API XX1 covers the entire spectrum of travel distribution via GDS and other sources. Nearly all GDS-Services are available via XX1. This means one interface for multi-GDS and multi-source. Integration is easy: Multi-source Providers only have to maintain one single interface that remains constant for years (backwards compatibility). With our cryptic bypasses we can offer more structured than the GDSs themselves. Since the XX1 team is located in one place it can react quickly and professionally to customer requirements. A special application of XX1 is our PNR retrieval service, Big Data for Travel. It can access PNR as well as ticketing and EMD information stored in the booking system. Thanks to its extensive functionality, this is useful for many different applications such as Travel Risk Management or Duty of Care.
Our approach is maximum flexibility. This means you can select most of your requirements and the remaining gaps to complete the product according to your needs, are quickly developed: Sources, fare displays, configurations, rules, look & feel, design, display, combinations etc. Even after the “go live” our clients enjoy the flexibility that any kind of modification is never years away and it is never about “whether” it can be solved or “sometime in the future”, but how it is solved (Do It Yourself, configuration, rules, SOA, etc.) and when.
Integrated travel content, travel inventory and travel service provider
We are authorized and certified developers of all major GDSs such as Travelport, Amadeus and Sabre. We also integrated numerous hotel and car rental companies as well as airlines directly including Lufthansa NDC through Farelogix, LCC aggregators such as Pyton and Travelfusion, rail provider, and other 3rd party systems.
Within PASS we work for a better digital world. For our travel solutions this is reflected in an easy global shopping experience of travel services!
We provide state-of-the-art multi-source travel technology for the effective and simplified use of the complex travel distribution systems which shape the travel and tourism industries of today and tomorrow.
Our travel technology:
We achieve this mission by providing our clients with state of the art solutions.
We consider data protection as far more than just our legal duty. Learn more about this topic in our Data Protection Policy. Furthermore, we are also PCI DSS certified.