United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : RESREQ Version : D Release : 12B Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 7 Date : 2012-11-02 SOURCE: TBG9 Travel, Tourism and Leisure CONTENTS Reservation request - 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 Reservation request - interactive message (RESREQ) 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 Reservations Request is sent by a customer or his agent, to a service provider to reserve, modify or cancel a Travel, Tourism and Leisure service. The Travel, Tourism and Leisure Reservation Response - Interactive message (RESRSP) is utilised to provide an interactive response to the interactive service request. 1.2 Field of application The Reservation request - 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 RESREQ may be used for the following functions within the Interactive Scenario for Travel, Tourism and Leisure: (1) To request an initial reservation for a hotel, rental car, train trip, airline flight, or tour. (2) To cancel the entire reservation or parts of the reservation. (3) To request a display of a reservation. (4) To ignore all or part of current changes to the reservation. (5) To modify an existing reservation. See Travel, Tourism and Leisure Interactive Reservations Scenario. 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. 00010 UIH, Interactive message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Reservation request - interactive message is RESREQ. Note: Reservation request - interactive messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UIH, composite S306: Data element 0065 RESREQ 0052 D 0054 12B 0051 UN 00020 MSD, Message action details A segment identifying the industry type (i.e. Air, Car, Train, Accommodations, etc.) and business function of the message. 00030 ORG, Originator of request details A segment providing data pertaining to the originator of the interactive processing request (i.e. travel agent identity and location and the commercial computer reservations system delivering the message). 00040 RCI, Reservation control information Information providing a specific reference to a Travel, Tourism and Leisure (TT&L) reservation for a travel product. 00050 NUN, Number of units Number and identifying qualifier pertaining to the entire TT&L reservation request (i.e. number and type of passengers, [4 adults]). 00060 FTI, Frequent traveller information Frequent Traveller Program information relating to the entire TT&L r