The Open Travel Alliance (OTA) is a trade group that develops common standards for the exchange of information within the travel industry. A standard set of media categories have been defined by this trade group.
When uploading your media into VScape, you will be required to set an OTA defined category for each media item. You can do so using the OTA defined category pick list in VScape.
Category selection is mandatory as Categories are used by the GDS’s to identify and classify your hotel media. Although Categories are not visible to the travel shopper they directly affect how that media is distributed through the VNetwork.
If you do not select a category for any given media item, VScape will automatically select a Category for you, based on the media file name.
Once media has been added to VScape, you can update the media Category by following these simple steps:
- Select the media item in the Menu Pane.
- At the bottom of the Main Pane, select the Edit button.
- Select the Media Category.
- Select the Update button.