Travel Technology, Integration & Tools

 

Build to order: Ideal for providers as well as corporations who want to supply their travelers or travel arrangers with an individual global booking tool tailored to their specific needs, which will help them collect global data.

 

Ideal for agencies/TMCs who want to provide their next generation of agents with an up-to-date multi-source Agent Desktop from an independent provider and, at the same time, want to optimize their content-sourcing.

 

Ideal for agencies, tour operators and/or consolidators who want to build or replace their own booking engine in accordance with their special needs. Please note: We provide custom made IBEs but no off-the-shelf IBEs.

 

Travel API Tool (iXX1)

Ideal for multi-GDS/multi-source providers who develop their own front-ends or other services and would like to leverage simplified communication, workflows and not deal with travel technology hurdles.

 

Ideal for multi-GDS/multi-source providers who develop TRM/Duty of Care applications, quality control and/or file finishing applications, need PNR reports incl. ticketing and/or EMD information, rebooking capabilities, etc.

 

Ideal for multi-GDS/multi-source providers who develop their own front-ends, applications or services (e.g. OBT, mobile, chatbots) and/or would like to complete their portfolio with other travel-related offerings.

Our Clients

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 Carlson Wagonlit Travel, travel agencies and technology vendors such as Globus and Airtrade as well as large coorporations such as a global financial institution. In addition, Lufthansa City Center, DER Touristik, but also travel risk management firms such as International SOS or Drum Cussac 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.

Travel Technology, Integration & Tools

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.)

into a single interface. This means easy shopping and booking of travel services as well as retrieve, exchange and refund capabilities.

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Overview PASS Travel Technology

You can choose from two major API interfaces (bottom-up): Travel Backend XX1 and Travel API iXX1.
On top of the API interfaces you can develop your own application or you can choose from our customized solutions (OBT, 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.

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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. 

Vision & Mission

Our Vision:
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!

Our Mission:
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.

What Our Clients Say

"The collaboration was characterised by a high grade of professionalism. We thank you and all involved colleagues for the effort and the outstanding/very good result."

Alexander Graf v. Bernstorff, Senior Manager, Lufthansa German Airlines

"We were able to accelerate the complete process chain – not least due to the extensive automation. The bottom line is we were able to achieve tangible time and cost savings."

Global financial institution

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"What impresses us most about PASS PNR Retrieval is its performance and flexibility: We are able to integrate it into our systems quickly, efficiently and configure it as required."

Charles Dessonet, Service Delivery Manager, Drum Cussac

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“The final system test together with Sabre and one of our customers revealed a bookability of 98.46 percent and thus a higher performance than with the Sabre WS Enhanced Air Book”

Steven Kooij, Business Application Owner, Airtrade

Memberships

Exchanging knowledge and experience with all the participants in the market as well as creating and shaping developments in the travel industry is important to us. Therefore we have joined the following organizations.

Data protection

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.

Latest News

News & Press Releases

The new version of the PASS Travel XML API Tool XX1 offers additional adapters as well as more efficiency and convenience.
Royal Caribbean Cruises is banking on PASS PNR Retrieval when calling up passenger name records and ticketing information.
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