United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport
Message Type : AVLRSP Version : D Release : 09B Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 6 Date : 2010-01-19 SOURCE: TBG9 Travel, Tourism and Leisure CONTENTS Availability response - interactive message 0. INTRODUCTION 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition 1.2 Field of application 1.3 Principles 2. REFERENCES 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 Segment clarification 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag) 4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table --------------------------------------------------------------------------- For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 0. INTRODUCTION This specification provides the definition of the Availability response - interactive message (AVLRSP) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition An interactive Travel, Tourism and Leisure Availability Response is sent by a service provider in response to an availability request for a Travel, Tourism and Leisure service. The Travel, Tourism and Leisure Availability Request - interactive (AVLREQ) is utilised to provide an interactive request for which the interactive availability response is used to respond. 1.2 Field of application The Availability response - interactive message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry. 1.3 Principles AVLRSP may be used for the following functions within the Interactive Scenario for Travel, Tourism and Leisure: (1) to respond to a general availability request for any hotel, rental car, train trip, airline flight, or tour in a specific city or geographical region for a date or range of dates. The response may include products from multiple service providers and multiple classes of service, car types, room types as is appropriate to the product. (2) to respond to availability for one or more specific hotels, rental cars, train trips, airline flights, or tours for a specific date. Along with the availability, the response may include rates, rules, and specific information about the product. (3) to respond only with rules and rates for a specific product. 2. REFERENCES See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1. 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2. 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 Segment clarification This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements. 0010 UIH, Interactive message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Availability response - interactive message is AVLRSP. Note: Availability response - interactive messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UIH, composite S306: Data element 0065 AVLRSP 0052 D 0054 09B 0051 UN 0020 MSD, Message action details A segment identifying the industry type (i.e. air, car, train, accommodations, etc.) and business function of the message. 0030 NUN, Number of units Number and identifying qualifier to indicate number of adults or children pertaining to the entire response. 0040 PLI, Product location information A segment to indicate the location by geographic area, reference point, or direction. 0050 ADS, Address Address of the product. 0060 NME, Name A name associated with the product. 0070 SDT, Selection details Criteria which was used to select the available products or services. 0080 TIF, Traveller information The traveller or traveller group for whom these products or services are available. 0090 CRI, Consumer reference information The consumer reference information related to the available products or services. 0100 PMT, Payment information The payment information which applies to all of the available products or services. 0110 CMN, Commission information Information concerning the amount of commission that will be paid if a service or product is booked. 0120 ITM, Item number A number associated to all of the available products. 0130 RUL, Rule information Rule and policy information that applies to all the available products. 0140 DTI, Date and time information A segment to specify the hours of operation for an available product or service. 0150 IFT, Interactive free text Free or coded text information that applies to all the available products. 0160 SSR, Special requirement details Details pertaining to special services or requirements relating to all the available products. 0170 CUR, Currencies A currency code that applies to all the rates and tariffs. 0180 Segment group 1: ERI-IFT This segment group provides error information that relates to the entire message. 0190 ERI, Application error information Error condition data pertaining to the entire response. 0200 IFT, Interactive free text Free form text data pertaining to the preceding error condition. 0210 Segment group 2: ODS-IFT This segment group provides facility information for a product or service. 0220 ODS, Additional product details This segment provides facility information for a product or service location. 0230 IFT, Interactive free text This segment provides free text information for the facilities. 0240 Segment group 3: PRD-ADS-PLI-CON-SSR-ITM-MOV-TFF-CUR-PMT-IFT-RUL- DAV-ASD-SG4-SG6-SG11 This segment group provides information regarding a specific product, including its policies and the amenities and services provided. 0250 PRD, Product identification A specific product, such as a hotel, car rental location, or tour code and characteristics of the product. 0260 ADS, Address The address of the product. 0270 PLI, Product location information The geographic location of the product, including direction, distance, and driving time. 0280 CON, Contact information Contact information, such as, phone number or fax number for this product or service. 0290 SSR, Special requirement details Special features and amenities of the product. 0300 ITM, Item number An item number related to the product for requesting additional information. 0310 MOV, Car delivery instruction If the product is a car rental, this segment provides information about car delivery and chauffeur service. 0320 TFF, Tariff information Rate ranges relating to the product. 0330 CUR, Currencies The currency code for the rates for a product. 0340 PMT, Payment information Forms of payment for a specific product. 0350 IFT, Interactive free text Free text relating to the product. 0360 RUL, Rule information Rule and policy information pertaining to the availability of the product. 0370 DAV, Daily availability A segment which indicates the availability of the product for a thirty day period. 0380 ASD, Service details A segment to specify information on supplemental service related to the product. 0390 Segment group 4: PDT-ITM-IFT-SG5 This segment group provides information concerning the availability of a specific car type, room type, or class of service. 0400 PDT, Product information The specific car type, room type, or class of service and the number available. 0410 ITM, Item number An item number associated with the previous product information. 0420 IFT, Interactive free text Free text information associated with the car type, room type, or class of service. 0430 Segment group 5: TFF-ASD-CMN-PMT-SSR-RUL This segment group provides information about the rate amount as well as information concerning rules and policies for the rate and commission paid on the rate for a specific car type, room type, or class of service.