Vehicle Coverage Type (VCT) is one of the types that OpenTravel Alliance (OTA) uses in their open specifications. The purpose of these specifications is to unify the electronic exchange of information among all sectors of the travel industry.
VCT incorporates various coverages, waivers, and insurance products associated with car rentals, such as Third-Party Liability, Personal Accident Insurance, and Collision Damage Waiver. OTA’s VCT code list includes all of these coverages and assigns a specific code to every one of them. 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 VCT 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 Vehicle Coverage Type code list, see the OpenTravel Model Viewer webpage.