Bob Elliott, AH&MA vice president of engineering, codes and standards and chairman of the HITIS Advisory Committee, noted, "HITIS has always been a program by and for the hospitality industry.
I am excited about our future with HITIS and the AH&MA," said Jim Young, OTA chairman.
The agreement will turn responsibility for the Central Reservation System (CRS) standards over to OTA, while HITIS will maintain the responsibility for all standards not involved in the CRS environment.
HITIS will donate its recently completed CRS standards to the
reconciled, HITIS shall be permitted a designated member on
Those standards that remain the responsibility of HITIS may
programming to the HITIS standards, and that future
com, which now serves as a testimonial to the capabilities of XML and open standards, and which will enable Newmarket to contribute effectively to further developments in HITIS and OTA standards.
AH&MA's HITIS has been at work for several years developing interchange formats to link hotels' front office, back office and central reservations systems to share information in a common format.