How To Choose A GDS Global Distribution System for Your Travel Business

Global distribution system (GDS) is a computerized reservation system for reserving airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel-related items. Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport, Apollo, and Galileo are all global distribution systems.

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What is GDS?


Global Distribution System (GDS) is the brain of the travel industry. It is a computerized network system that provides real-time information to companies such as airlines, hotels, car rental, and travel agencies. Each of these sectors uses GDS to view real-time inventory of services offered in the travel industry.

For example, using GDS, a travel agency can find the availability of hotel rooms, flight seats, or cars on behalf of their clients and book through the same GDS. 

A GDS system also gives travel agents access to travel data that will help them compare prices and facilities that different airlines, car rentals, and hotels offer to ensure that they come up with the best deal for their clients.

However, professionals or tech experts are needed to run and understand the GDS system properly. The three most effective and important GDS systems universally are Amadeus, Sabre, and Galileo, and all GDS professionals are well versed with these platforms.

To save costs and be connected to a GDS in a systematic way a travel agent can also sign up with platforms like Travelopro which helps travel companies both big and small and independent travel agents create their online presence.


Accord your customers with a wide array of highly efficient and interactive booking solutions with our best-in-class GDS software development services


At Travelopro, we offer end-to-end GDS integration and online travel agency solutions for various business models like B2B, B2C, B2E, etc. Our developers deploy the industry-leading GDS development and integration services that would allow you to manage your travel business efficiently, reduce cost, and boost revenue. Our GDS software development experts are highly experienced in building web services such as booking engines, custom websites, front-office systems for travel agencies, and corporate self-booking tools.

Travelopro is highly experienced in integrating the GDS Web service, which provides individual functionality through SOAP/XML messages. Integrating GDS Integration web-service in your booking engine, website or application can consolidate real-time data for airlines, hotels, car rental, and package tours. Once the GDS is integrated into your reservation system, it will consolidate the data including availability and price. It's a cost-effective way to build and update your own customized booking option with comprehensive content.

Our expertise in travel solutions encompasses a broader span of world-class features and functionalities that help you become market leaders.

We focus on customer delight throughout the travel portal development process and strive to deliver the best solution in shorter sprints. We house a team of skilled developers, certified scrum masters, and product owners with an agile mindset working closely with our customers to maximize their business value and ROI. We follow a continuous feedback and improvement approach for the enhancement of products, processes, and services.

We offer best security practices that include authentication, safe and secure APIs, secure and seamless payment integration, and constant security updates for enhanced security of every individual using the application.

We engage our clients throughout the GDS integration process for continuous feedback thereby delivering solutions as per the client’s requirements. With continuous client engagement, we strive to deliver the best solution to build a positive impact on your business.

Our dedicated, simple, and transparent T&M and resource hiring models allow you to choose from our pool of talented travel portal development experts. If you have a well-defined scope and requirements, then the fixed cost pricing model will be best suited for such strict commitments. With these models, frame your requirements and provide inputs to ensure a successful engagement for your project.


How Does A Global Distribution System Work?




Global distribution systems are an intermediary between vendors, such as hotels and airlines, and service providers, such as online travel agencies. While most big GDSs are linked to the major travel agencies, smaller, less expensive GDSs may offer a limited number of travel agencies.

Vendors sign up and link their own inventory to a global distribution system. Once linked, customers can use the different portals associated with the GDS to purchase from a vendor. To avoid overbooking, each service provider receives real-time updated inventory from the airline or hospitality company (vendor).

Not only do vendors show their inventory, but they can automatically update products and rates. This allows vendors to use a dynamic pricing method that immediately changes over all of their portals.


How important is GDS to travel agents ?


  • Travel agents or agencies use the GDS system to search for the best option in terms of travel, hotel accommodations.

  • GDS system also supports travel websites like, Trip Advisor, etc.

  • GDS provides important features like Airfare searches, availability, connectivity, policies, etc.

  • Travel agents/agencies now use more sophisticated GDS systems to search for the best available option be it an airline or hotel reservations.

  • With the help of the GDS system, travel agents/ agencies can complete their search and book within minutes.


Major GDSs are: -


Travelopro specializes in major GDS integration services. We are experienced in meeting the standard norms with our technical expertise skillfully. We offer a plethora of a wide range of services apart from flight booking services. We offer a wide range of services in GDS software development using Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, Worldspan, and Apollo.

1] Amadeus 

2] Galileo

3] Sabre

4] Worldspan

5] Apollo


1] Amadeus – 


  • Operating over 10+ years.

  • The biggest global network of any of the GDS.

  • The leading transaction processor of the global travel industry provides advanced technology solutions to travel agencies.

  • The company handles complex transactions between travel sellers and travel providers.


2] Galileo- 


  • Owned by Travelport. Travelport Worldwide Ltd has a vast geographical footprint in the travel industry.

  • In addition to airline booking, it is used to book trains, cars, and hotels.

  • It is a member of the International Air Transport Association.


3] Sabre – 


  • Pioneer for revenue management, corporate booking tools, web, and mobile itinerary tools.

  • Sabre Travel Network consists of a set of solutions that integrate with the GDS.

  • Provides solutions and products to the global travel industry.

  • Provides key services and software solutions to travel agencies.


4] Worldspan – 


  • It is a Travelport platform.

  • Technology leader in web-based travel.

  • Provides technologies and services to worldwide travel companies.


5] Apollo – 


  • Enables travel agents to book flight tickets, holiday packages, hotel rooms, etc.

  • Provides technology, online distribution, payments, and other services to the travel industry.


What Are the Benefits of Using GDS?


GDS will be the most important channel of distribution for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies. Here are some of the major benefits of using GDS.

  • Effective in attracting international travelers

  • 24/7 access to inventory

  • Enables business models such as retail travel agencies and OTA (Online Travel Agency)

  • Offer consumers increased pricing transparency

  • Travel agents can get a global platform with a strong market penetration

  • Provide the best rates to your customers which no other system can provide

  • Place travel services to many clients without affecting your marketing budget


Why Choose Travelopro for GDS System Development?




We are a dynamic group of professionals with quick thinking. The first global consolidation of aviation We trust in promoting a culture that promotes technological innovation, individual expression, and creativity.

We collaborate with our clients to develop new ideas and get the finest results possible.

We’re dedicated to helping our customers improve end-traveler engagement and create new, superior travel experiences.

Travelopro provides a white label solution with suppliers from over 100+ countries and airfare inventory from over 20 airlines. Web API services pre-integrated booking engines and a B2B booking portal.

Travelopro is a recognized leader in the travel industry, with ground-breaking technology that continues to modernize the airline commerce and distribution landscape.

Travelopro is made up of experts in system analysis and design, as well as system architectures and modeling. Development and coding, testing and implementation, and a variety of other factors.


Benefits of partnering with us:


  • Wider reach

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  • Higher revenue

  • Detailed analytics

  • Real-time updates

  • Universal identification

  • Increase in productivity


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Travelopro is a GDS integration company specialized in integrating global distribution systems and we have worked successfully on GDS systems such as Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, and Apollo. We have proven records in integrating GDS systems for bookings of Airlines, Hotels, car rental, and holidays with the options of B2B, B2C, and B2B2C along with the admin module. Our GDS Integration Service will help your travel company book thousands of airlines, hotel rooms, and holidays online.

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