|Description||NextGen Travel Distribution Management|
LUTE Technologies is a next generation distribution management and supply chain access system for the travel industry.
LUTE Technologies provides a neutral and open platform for suppliers and users of travel products to connect and manage their commercial relationships in a common standardized framework. The platform allows unique and distinct business relationships to be implemented for large scale users and suppliers.
The LUTE Platform is based on the OpenGDS philosophy that allows any access to any service as the user desires. LUTE offers XML based open connectivity but also provides a CommandPro (text based) or GUI (Form based) interfaces. The LUTE Platform is a Cloud Based application with no local software or hardware required.
Initially providing access to specific airlines and traditional GDS companies - LUTE will expand to cover Hotels and Ground Transport. These are already serviced by partners.
The LUTE Platform is available in 8 markets in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Full availability will be at the end of 2010. LUTE is fully certified to offer IATA BSP ticketing, ARC Ticketing, Ticketless and airline based ticketing.
LUTE is already connected to the core airline platforms of most of the world’s major airline hosting systems.
The LUTE Platform is designed for large scale users:
OTA Large Corporate Travel Agencies Consolidators Wholesalers Tour Operators Agency Groups Franchise Organizations in Travel
LUTE functions include:
>Independent and Neutral Search which allows shopping of different public and private fares combined with availability. >Booking direct or indirect with an airline including via formal interfaces or via a web interface and API >Independent Fares and Pricing including public fares and pricing from ATPCo and SITA >Ticketing via Ticketless, eTicket, or neutral BSP/ARC Ticketing >Interfaced to the major third party systems. >Access via XML, GUI or Command Line interfaces >Super PNR