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



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : AVLRSP Version : D Release : 16B Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 6 Date : 2016-10-28 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. 00010 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 16B 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 NUN, Number of units Number and identifying qualifier to indicate number of adults or children pertaining to the entire response. 00040 PLI, Product location information A segment to indicate the location by geographic area, reference point, or direction. 00050 ADS, Address Address of the product. 00060 NME, Name A name associated with the product. 00070 SDT, Selection details Criteria which was used to select the available products or services. 00080 TIF, Traveller information The traveller or traveller group for whom these products or services are available. 00090 CRI, Consumer reference information The consumer reference information related to the available products or services. 00100 PMT, Payment information The payment information which applies to all of the available products or services. 00110 CMN, Commission information Information concerning the amount of commission that will be paid if a service or product is booked. 00120 ITM, Item number A number associated to all of the available products. 00130 RUL, Rule information Rule and policy information that applies to all the available products. 00140 DTI, Date and time information A segment to specify the hours of operation for an available product or service. 00150 IFT, Interactive free text Free or coded text information that applies to all the available products. 00160 SSR, Special requirement details Details pertaining to special services or requirements relating to all the available products. 00170 CUR, Currencies A currency code that applies to all the rates and tariffs. 00180 Segment group 1: ERI-IFT This segment group provides error information that relates to the entire message. 00190 ERI, Application error information Error condition data pertaining to the entire response. 00200 IFT, Interactive free text Free form text data pertaining to the preceding error condition. 00210 Segment group 2: ODS-IFT This segment group provides facility information for a product or service. 00220 ODS, Additional product details This segment provides facility information for a product or service location. 00230 IFT, Interactive free text This segment provides free text information for the facilities. 00240 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. 00250 PRD, Product identification A specific product, such as a hotel, car rental location, or tour code and characteristics of the product. 00260 ADS, Address The address of the product. 00270 PLI, Product location information The geographic location of the product, including direction, distance, and driving time. 00280 CON, Contact information Contact information, such as, phone number or fax number for this product or service. 00290 SSR, Special requirement details Special features and amenities of the product. 00300 ITM, Item number An item number related to the product for requesting additional information. 00310 MOV, Car delivery instruction If the product is a car rental, this segment provides information about car delivery and chauffeur service. 00320 TFF, Tariff information Rate ranges relating to the product. 00330 CUR, Currencies The currency code for the rates for a product. 00340 PMT, Payment information Forms of payment for a specific product. 00350 IFT, Interactive free text Free text relating to the product. 00360 RUL, Rule information Rule and policy information pertaining to the availability of the product. 00370 DAV, Daily availability A segment which indicates the availability of the product for a thirty day period.