Essential Information

Introduction

 The <EssentialInformation> parameters within the XML response messages are being used to pass important information to our clients that we cannot handle in any other existing parameter as it is usually information that is very specific to a property. The information contained within the <EssentialInformation> parameters is free-format text and we are aware that this will pose challenges from a programming and display perspective. However, most of the information is important and not passing this on to the passengers may result in complaints and compensation claims for which GTA will not take any responsibility and will not provide any compensation should this happen. In order to avoid this we strongly recommend that this information is being displayed before and after the booking process.

Examples Of Essential Information Data On Our Production Systems

MIAB = Miami Beach

BET    = BETSY SOUTHBEACH

From 2012-08-08 To 2013-12-31

Mandatory resort fee of approximately 16-20 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel
MIAB = Miami Beach

BRE    = BREAKWATER

From 2012-06-09 To 2013-12-24

No Name Changes Permitted.

From 2013-03-18 To 2013-12-24

Mandatory resort fee of approximately 21-25 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel

From 2013-04-01 To 2013-12-24

Complimentary continental breakfast for two provided
MIAB = Miami Beach

RAD1             = DEAUVILLE BEACH RESORT

From 2012-04-28 To 2013-12-22

Minimum check-in age 21 - age will be checked on arrival

From 2012-04-28 To 2013-12-22

Mandatory deposit required at check-in for incidentals

From 2012-12-23To 2013-12-22

Mandatory resort fee of approximately 16-20 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel
LON    = London

MAY2             = MAYFLOWER

Early departure fee may apply
ROM   = Rome

9D       = Hotel Cairoli

Early departure fee may apply

In the case of non-arrival full charges may apply.

Rome Accommodation Tax applies from 1st January 2011:EUR 2.00 pp/pn for 1/2/3 Star hotels, for the first 10 consecutive nights. EUR 3.00 pp/pn for 4/5 Star Hotels for the first 10 consecutive nights. Children under the age of 2 are exempt. Payable by cash by the guest at the hotel.
FLR    = Florence

AIR1   = AIRONE

Florence Tourist Tax applies: EUR 3 per person, per night,  up to a maximum of 10 nights, payable to the hotel directly by the client or the tour leader. Children up to 9 years and clients resident in Florence are exempt.

<SearchHotelPriceResponse>

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Response ResponseReference = "REF_P_028_123-1295024435972">
    <ResponseDetails Language = "en">
        <SearchHotelPriceResponse>
            <HotelDetails>
                <Hotel
                    HasExtraInfo = "true"
                    HasMap = "true"
                    HasPictures = "true">
                    <City Code = "MIAB"><![CDATA[Miami Beach]]></City>
                    <Item Code = "THU"><![CDATA[Thunderbird Resort]]></Item>
                    <LocationDetails>
                        <Location Code = "G5"><![CDATA[Waterfront/Beach]]></Location>
                        <Location Code = "G9"><![CDATA[Outside Centre]]></Location>
                    </LocationDetails>
                    <StarRating>2</StarRating>
                    <HotelRooms>
                        <HotelRoom Code = "SB" NumberOfRooms = "1"/>
                    </HotelRooms>
                    <RoomCategories>
                        <RoomCategory Id = "001:THU:796:S519:1698:1147">
                            <Description><![CDATA[Standard Room]]></Description>
                            <ItemPrice Currency = "USD">456.00</ItemPrice>
                            <Confirmation Code = "IM"><![CDATA[AVAILABLE]]></Confirmation>
                            <Meals>
                                <Basis Code = "N"><![CDATA[None]]></Basis>
                            </Meals>
                    <EssentialInformation>
                        <Information>
                            <Text>
                                    <![CDATA[Mandatory resort fee of 10 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel]]>
                            </Text>
                            <DateRange>
                                <FromDate>2011-01-02</FromDate>
                                <ToDate>2020-12-31</ToDate>
                            </DateRange>
                        </Information>
                    </EssentialInformation>
                      </RoomCategory>
                      <RoomCategory Id = "001:THU:796:S519:1698:5233">
                            <Description><![CDATA[Superior Room]]></Description>
                            <ItemPrice Currency = "USD">456.00</ItemPrice>
                            <Confirmation Code = "IM"><![CDATA[AVAILABLE]]></Confirmation>
                            <Meals>
                                <Basis Code = "N"><![CDATA[None]]></Basis>
                            </Meals>
                    <EssentialInformation>
                        <Information>
                            <Text>
                                    <![CDATA[Mandatory resort fee of 10 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel]]>
                            </Text>
                            <Text>
                                    <![CDATA[Includes complimentary welcome drink.]]>
                            </Text>
                            <DateRange>
                                <FromDate>2011-01-02</FromDate>
                                <ToDate>2020-12-31</ToDate>
                            </DateRange>
                        </Information>
                    </EssentialInformation>
               </RoomCategory>
                    </RoomCategories>
                </Hotel>
            </HotelDetails>
        </SearchHotelPriceResponse>
    </ResponseDetails>
</Response>      

<BookingResponse>

<Response ResponseReference = "REF_P_028_123-881925-683576520652761" ResponseSequence = "1">
    <ResponseDetails Language = "en">
        <BookingResponse>
            <BookingReferences>
                <BookingReference ReferenceSource = "client">34305977734664606</BookingReference>
                <BookingReference ReferenceSource = "api">11647</BookingReference>
            </BookingReferences>
            <BookingCreationDate>2011-01-14</BookingCreationDate>
            <BookingDepartureDate>2011-03-14</BookingDepartureDate>
            <BookingName>MR JO PAPE</BookingName>
            <BookingPrice
                Currency = "USD"
                Gross = "456.00"
                Commission = ".00"
                Nett = "456.00"/>
            <BookingStatus Code = "C ">Confirmed</BookingStatus>
            <PaxNames>
                <PaxName PaxId = "1">Mr JO PAPE</PaxName>
            </PaxNames>
            <BookingItems>
                <BookingItem ItemType = "hotel">
                    <ItemReference>2</ItemReference>
                    <ItemCity Code = "MIAB">Miami Beach</ItemCity>
                    <Item Code = "THU">Thunderbird Resort</Item>
                    <ItemPrice
                        Currency = "USD"
                        Gross = "456.00"
                        Commission = ".00"
                        Nett = "456.00"/>
                    <ItemStatus Code = "C ">Confirmed</ItemStatus>
                    <ItemConfirmationReference>LLAF123456</ItemConfirmationReference>
                    <EssentialInformation>
                        <Information>
                            <Text>Mandatory resort fee of 10 USD per room per day to be paid directly to the hotel</Text>
                            <DateRange>
                                <FromDate>2011-01-02</FromDate>
                                <ToDate>2012-12-31</ToDate>
                            </DateRange>
                        </Information>
                    </EssentialInformation>
                    <HotelItem>
                        <PeriodOfStay>
                            <CheckInDate>2011-03-14</CheckInDate>
                            <CheckOutDate>2011-03-17</CheckOutDate>
                        </PeriodOfStay>
                        <HotelRooms>
                            <HotelRoom Code = "SB" Id = "001:THU:796:S519:1698:1147">
                                <Description>Standard</Description>
                                <PaxIds>
                                    <PaxId>1</PaxId>
                                </PaxIds>
                            </HotelRoom>
                        </HotelRooms>
                        <Meals>
                            <Basis Code = "N">None</Basis>
                        </Meals>
                    </HotelItem>
                </BookingItem>
            </BookingItems>
        </BookingResponse>
    </ResponseDetails>
</Response>

 

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