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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Reservation message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:1
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Joint Rapporteurs Message Design Group JM10

CONTENTS
Reservation message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Data segment clarification
    2. Data segment index (alphabetical sequence)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

0. INTRODUCTION

This specification provides the definition of the Reservation message (RESMSG) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

A Reservation message is sent by a tourism operator to one or more service providers in order to request desired services. These services may be subject to confirmation by any of the parties concerned.


1.2. Field of Application

The Reservation message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles

A Reservation message may cover one or more services provided by one or more suppliers for a person or for a group of persons.

This message is part of a scenario which includes research, availability query, reservation and cancellation of services relating to travel, tourism and leisure.

The response to this message is the Supplier response message (SUPRES).


2. REFERENCES

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS


3.1. Standard terms and definitions

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4. MESSAGE DEFINITION


4.1. Data Segment Clarification

This section should be read in conjunction with the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Reservation message is RESMSG.

Note: Reservation messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065RESMSG
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0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment identifying the Reservation message.

0030 LAN, Language

A segment identifying the language used in a transaction.

0040 PCD, Percentage details

A segment containing a percentage factor which relates to the services or products requested in the whole message.

0050 PAI, Payment instructions

A segment specifying a method of payment relating to the services or products requested in the whole message.

0060 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying a date that applies to the message, (e.g. date of this message, date until such message is valid).

0070 FTX, Free text

A segment for information in coded or clear form to provide any other information related to the whole message.

0080 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment containing location information pertaining to the services or products requested in the whole message.

0090 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment containing the monetary amounts to be paid by the sender for all beneficiaries, services or products requested in the whole message.

0100 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment specifying payment terms relating to the services or products requested in the whole message.

0110 FII, Financial institution information

A segment containing financial institution information relating to the services or products requested in the whole message.

0120 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments indicating references relating to the message.

0130 RFF, Reference

A segment containing references relating to the whole message.

0140 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date that applies to the previous reference.

0150 Segment Group 2: NAD-RFF-COM-LAN-SG3

A group of segments identifying the sender and the receiver and all other parties involved in the transaction and how to communicate information to each of them.

0160 NAD, Name and address

A segment providing name and address of the parties related to the message (sender, receiver, airline, agent).

0170 RFF, Reference

A segment indicating any additional reference for the party identified in the preceding NAD segment.

0180 COM, Communication contact

A segment containing communication information for the party identified in the preceding NAD segment.

0190 LAN, Language

A segment indicating the language to be used by the party identified in the preceding NAD segment.

0200 Segment Group 3: CTA-COM-LAN

A group of segments identifying a person or a department within a party specified in the preceding NAD segment and how to communicate with them.

0210 CTA, Contact information

A segment identifying a person or a department for the party specified in the preceding NAD segment, and to whom the communication should be directed.

0220 COM, Communication contact

A segment providing communication information for the person or department identified in the preceding CTA segment.

0230 LAN, Language

A segment indicating the language to communicate with the person or department identified in the preceding CTA segment.

0240 Segment Group 4: SEQ-SG5-SG9

A group of segments relating to the requested services and to the beneficiaries.

0250 SEQ, Sequence details

A segment which provides a sequence number for later reference to a related service, product or beneficiary.

0260 Segment Group 5: IMD-QTY-LAN-DTM-NAD-RFF-PCD-PAI-PAT-FII-

DIM-FTX-SG6-SG7-SG8 A group of segments identifying a particular service or

0270 IMD, Item description

A segment identifying a particular product or service.

0280 QTY, Quantity

A segment specifying a quantity related to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0290 LAN, Language

A segment indicating the language to be used for the requested service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0300 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate any date and/or time pertaining to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0310 NAD, Name and address

A segment specifying name and address information related to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0320 RFF, Reference

A segment containing reference relating to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0330 PCD, Percentage details

A segment containing percentage factors which relate to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0340 PAI, Payment instructions

A segment specifying methods of payment relating to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0350 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment specifying payment terms for the service or product identified in an associated IMD segment.

0360 FII, Financial institution information

A segment containing financial institution information relating to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0370 DIM, Dimensions

A segment providing dimensions which may be required for the provision of the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0380 FTX, Free text

A segment for information in coded or clear form to provide any other information related to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0390 Segment Group 6: LOC-NAD-DTM

A group of segments identifying location and if necessary the name and address of a specific place connected with this location.

0400 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment containing location information pertaining to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0410 NAD, Name and address

A segment providing name and address information relating to the information specified in the preceding LOC segment.

0420 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment providing date and/or time information relating to the information specified in the preceding LOC segment.

0430 Segment Group 7: MOA-QTY

A group of segments containing the monetary amount to be paid related to the quantity of the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0440 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment containing the monetary amount to be paid by the sender for the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0450 QTY, Quantity

A segment specifying a quantity related to the service or product identified in the IMD segment.

0460 Segment Group 8: RCS-FII-MOA-RFF-FTX

A group of segments providing special conditions or additional requirements related to the service or product identified in the preceding IMD segment.

0470 RCS, Requirements and conditions

A segment to specify types of requirements attached to the provision of a service.

0480 FII, Financial institution information

A segment containing financial institution information relating to the special conditions or requirements identified in the preceding RCS segment.

0490 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment containing the monetary amount to be paid by the sender for the special conditions or requirements identified in the preceding RCS segment.

0500 RFF, Reference

A segment containing reference information relating to the special conditions or requirements identified in the preceding RCS segment.

0510 FTX, Free text

A segment for information in coded or clear form to provide any other information related to the preceding RCS segment.

0520 Segment Group 9: MEM-SG10

A group of segments containing information pertaining to the beneficiaries of the services or products requested in the message.

0530 MEM, Membership details

A segment specifying relationship between persons within a group.

0540 Segment Group 10: NAD-ATT-RFF-LAN-FTX-COM-SG11-SG12-SG13-

SG14 A group of segments providing information related to a group or an individual beneficiary.

0550 NAD, Name and address

A segment specifying name and address information related to the preceding MEM segment.

0560 ATT, Attribute

A segment specifying an attribute related to the preceding NAD segment.

0570 RFF, Reference

A segment providing reference information related to the preceding NAD segment.

0580 LAN, Language

A segment providing language information which relates to the preceding NAD segment.

0590 FTX, Free text

A segment for information in coded or clear form to provide any other information related to the preceding NAD segment.

0600 COM, Communication contact

A segment providing communication information related to the preceding NAD segment.

0610 Segment Group 11: CTA-COM

A group of segments providing contact information related to the NAD segment.

0620 CTA, Contact information

A segment providing contact information related to the preceding NAD segment.

0630 COM, Communication contact

A segment providing communication information related to the preceding CTA segment.

0640 Segment Group 12: DOC-LOC-DTM

A group of segments providing documentation information related to the preceding NAD segment.

0650 DOC, Document/message details

A segment indicating a type of document (e.g. passport, visa, driving licence, vaccination certificate, etc...) related to the preceding NAD segment.

0660 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying the place of issue of the document referenced in the preceding DOC segment.

0670 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment indicating the date of issue of the document referenced in the preceding DOC segment.

0680 Segment Group 13: PAI-PAT-FII-MOA-RFF

A group of segments providing payment information, payment terms, financial institution, monetary amount and references related to the preceding NAD segment.

0690 PAI, Payment instructions

A segment specifying a method of payment relating to the preceding NAD segment.

0700 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment providing payment terms related to the preceding PAI segment.

0710 FII, Financial institution information

A segment providing financial institution information relating to preceding PAI segment.

0720 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment providing monetary information (e.g. a rate request, maximum price, etc...) related to the preceding PAI segment.

0730 RFF, Reference

A segment providing reference information related to the preceding PAI segment.

0740 Segment Group 14: RCS-MOA-RFF-FTX

A group of segments providing information of special requirements or conditions related to the preceding NAD segment.

0750 RCS, Requirements and conditions

A segment to specify a type of requirement (e.g. special diet needs, handicapped facilities, etc...) related to the preceding NAD segment.

0760 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment providing a monetary amount related to the preceding RCS segment.

0770 RFF, Reference

A segment containing reference information relating to the preceding RCS segment.

0780 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying information in coded or clear form to provide any other information related to the preceding RCS segment.

0790 UNT, Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.


4.2. Data segment index (Alphabetical sequence by tag)

ATT Attribute
BGM Beginning of message
COM Communication contact
CTA Contact information
DIM Dimensions
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
FII Financial institution information
FTX Free text
IMD Item description
LAN Language
LOC Place/location identification
MEM Membership details
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PAI Payment instructions
PAT Payment terms basis
PCD Percentage details
QTY Quantity
RCS Requirements and conditions
RFF Reference
SEQ Sequence details
UNH Message header
UNT Message trailer

4.3. Message structure


4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header ×1 (M)
├─BGM Beginning of message ×1 (M)
├─LAN Language ×1 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×1 (C)
├─PAI Payment instructions ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×5 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×5 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×2 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×5 (C)
├─PAT Payment terms basis ×10 (C)
├─FII Financial institution information ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×5 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×5 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×5 (C)
├─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
├─LAN Language ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 3 ×5 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──├─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
──└─LAN Language ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×99 (C)
├─SEQ Sequence details ×1 (M)
├─Segment Group 5 ×99 (C)
├─IMD Item description ×1 (M)
├─QTY Quantity ×1 (C)
├─LAN Language ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×20 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×99 (C)
├─PCD Percentage details ×1 (C)
├─PAI Payment instructions ×1 (C)
├─PAT Payment terms basis ×5 (C)
├─FII Financial institution information ×5 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×2 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×10 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×10 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×99 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (M)
└─QTY Quantity ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 8 ×10 (C)
──├─RCS Requirements and conditions ×1 (M)
──├─FII Financial institution information ×5 (C)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
──├─RFF Reference ×1 (C)
──└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 9 ×99 (C)
──├─MEM Membership details ×1 (M)
──└─Segment Group 10 ×99 (C)
────├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
────├─ATT Attribute ×99 (C)
────├─RFF Reference ×99 (C)
────├─LAN Language ×1 (C)
────├─FTX Free text ×5 (C)
────├─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
────├─Segment Group 11 ×1 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
────├─Segment Group 12 ×5 (C)
────├─DOC Document/message details ×1 (M)
────├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
────└─DTM Date/time/period ×10 (C)
────├─Segment Group 13 ×10 (C)
────├─PAI Payment instructions ×1 (M)
────├─PAT Payment terms basis ×1 (C)
────├─FII Financial institution information ×1 (C)
────├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
────└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 14 ×10 (C)
──────├─RCS Requirements and conditions ×1 (M)
──────├─MOA Monetary amount ×2 (C)
──────├─RFF Reference ×2 (C)
──────└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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