PASS Consulting, a Germany-based technology consulting provider, announced the relaunch of its PASS Travel Web API iXX1, which the company said makes developing and operating travel solutions even easier and faster. The Travel Web API iXX1 middleware, according to the announcement, technologically links the complex world of the travel industry and the fast-paced world of user interfaces. It enables the integration of search, booking and post-booking services from different content sources, e.g. from booking (GDS and non-GDS) or data enrichment channels (including aircraft amenities, emission values or geo-coordinates), and merges them into a multi-content API (application programming interface). In doing so, not only data but also processes are unified. In addition, an integrated rules engine can be used to intervene even further, e.g. for automated corrections. Thus, according to the announcement, iXX1 facilitates the development and operation of multisource solutions for the travel industry. In addition, PASS has made iXX1 fully cloud-enabled.

The rollout of the new release will start in the middle of the year. Customers of PASS' own travel front-end solutions such as Travel Agent Desktop (TAD) will also benefit from the new features.