Equipment Type (EQP) is one of the types that OpenTravel Alliance (OTA) uses in their open specifications. The purpose of these specifications is to unify the exchange of data in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors.
EQP incorporates additional equipment, such as a booster seat, GPS, ski box, and services like adding a driver to the car rental agreement. OTA’s EQP code list assigns a specific code to every one of these items or services. These codes can then be used to exchange data through APIs between, for example, a supplier and a broker.
Car Rental Gateway uses OTA’s EQT and other code lists to unify suppliers’ data in its system. This means that on a car rental broker’s website, the same terminology and even translations are used for all the offers regardless of the supplier. The customers can easily compare the offers of different suppliers and choose the one that best suits their needs.
To take a closer look at the Equipment Type code list, see the OpenTravel Model Viewer webpage.