Why Is GDS Important To The Travel Industry?

GDS is often used by a travel agency, in order to see real-time information and data about the availability of hotel rooms, flights and other travel services.

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Travelopro is a leading GDS Integration Company. It is a specialized integration partner of global distribution systems. This company has integrated the GDS with APIs perfectly. The Travelopro is an authorized partner of GDS systems to integrate hotels, airlines, bus, and rental cars with B2B, B2C, and B2B2C modules. It even supports other powerful modules.


Top Reasons - Why is GDS Important to the Travel Industry


Even though Global Distribution Systems (GDS) have been prevalent since their inception around the 1960s, they are not as equally understood or utilized in today’s travel industry. GDS was at the forefront of the digital revolution in the travel market, producing a way for brick-and-mortar travel agencies to instantly connect with accommodation providers. 

Additional internet solutions, such as channel managers and online travel agencies (OTA), have surged in popularity as of late, but it is important to note that GDS is still a working and viable option for hotels today. But before we dig into the details on the benefits of using GDS, let’s make sure that we get on the same page.


What is GDS?


GDS is an online system known as a global distribution system, which has been bridging the gap worldwide between tour operators and travel bookers by providing centralized services by covering the bookings of airline tickets, car rental, hotel rooms, and more.

It delivers worldwide data, rates, inventory, offers, real-time availability of airlines, hotel rooms, car rental, bus tickets, and many more to make the travel industry more informative and sophisticated.

Global distribution systems are widely responsible for the growth of the travel industry and the stepping stone of most internet-based travel services.

As the industry has developed and new technologies have emerged, GDSs have become more sophisticated in order to keep up with the market’s expectations. However, since they are not the latest or most contemporary digital solutions in the travel industry, it is not surprising that the potential of GDS has yet to be unlocked for some businesses. Even though GDSs have been referred to as legacies in the travel industry, they are still relevant and highly engaged in the travel market. 


Popular GDS Systems in Travel Industry


GDS Networks helps the travel companies, agents, and their customers to access the travel data by comparing rates, reservation options, access scheduling and inventories (hotels, airlines, car rental, holidays, bus tickets, railway tickets) along with options of allowing the customers to book tickets online. There are 4 major GDS Systems heading the travel industry as follows:


Amadeus GDS


Amadeus is the largest GDS provider serving the worldwide travel and tourism industry, with an estimated market share of 37% in 2009. This position permits Amadeus to offer distribution reach for global and local travel content. As of December 2010, over 90,000 travel agencies worldwide use the Amadeus system which gives access to bookable content from 435 airlines (including 60 low-cost carriers), 29 car rental companies (representing 36,000 car rental locations), 51 cruise lines and ferry operators, 280 hotel chains and 87,000 hotels, 200 tour operators, 103 rail operators and 116 travel insurance companies.

Travelopro as a travel portal development company looks into integrating travel portals with Amadeus Software. We customize the travel portals, online flight, or hotel booking system with perfection and do not compromise with the features.


Sabre GDS


Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) is used by more than 55,000 travel agencies around the world with more than 400 airlines, 88,000 hotels, 24 car rental brands, and 13 cruise lines. The Sabre GDS enables companies such as American Airlines, American Express, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), Expedia, Frontier, LastMinute, JetBlue, Get Travelopro to search, price, book, and ticket travel services provided by airlines, hotels, car rental companies, rail providers and tour operators.


Galileo GDS


Galileo is part of the Travelport group of companies and as of 2006 had a worldwide market share of 22% for airline bookings. In addition to airlines, Galileo can be used to book trains, cruises, car rental, and hotel rooms. Travelport is a global, broad-based business services provider that serves companies in every segment of the travel industry. As one of the world’s largest travel content aggregators and distributors, and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions, Travelport powers the travel industry on a global scale by connecting buyers and sellers through an agency, online, and corporate travel channels. Travelport is predominantly a global distribution system (GDS) business, which operates in approximately 170 countries and includes the internationally recognized Worldspan and Galileo GDS platforms.


Worldspan GDS


Worldspan is a provider of travel technology and content and a part of the Travelport GDS business. It offers the worldwide electronic distribution of travel information, Internet products, and connectivity, and e-commerce capabilities for travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations. Its primary system is commonly known as a Global Distribution System (GDS), which is used by travel agents and travel-related websites to book airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, tour packages, and associated products

It was revealed that the GDS is and will remain the most important channel of distribution for airlines, hotels and car rental companies alike. However, the Internet also allows the GDS companies, label providers, and even the traditional travel agents to host websites directly which access their connections and provide the services previously offered by offline travel agents.


Why Travel Agents/tour operators and travel management companies should use GDS




GDS is a computerized web service that provides pricing, real-time availability, centralized data display with reservation functionality to the global travel industry in a very unified process.  The four main GDS providers in the travel industry are Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, and Worldspan helping travel agents grow the volume of travel transactions.


Future of GDS


For Years, GDS has been serving the travel industry with reliability, security, speed, and accuracy to airlines, hospitality, car rentals, bus tickets and many more. As per the IATA study, the future of GDS is very huge and it will create a robust eCommerce platform for the travel industry. If GDSs keeps continuing the ever-changing needs of airlines and hotel industry then it will rule the travel industry,

GDS API integration is a central booking tool for the OTAs – Online Travel Agents. GDS is a network that is computerized and is a single stop for having facilities from airline seats to hotel rooms.

A GDS gathers and consolidates travel information from a varying spectrum of providers of service and allows agents to book airplane seats, hotel rooms and cars, and busses on rental. You can even book cruise lines and ferries. There are mainly three GDS covering 99 percent of the market – Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus.

The problem that agencies face is choosing the best GDS API. Along with the technical differences, market coverage plays an important role.


Benefits of Global Distribution Systems:


  • The Use of a Global distribution system shows a rise across corporate and leisure travelers

  • GDS is highly effective in alluring international travelers. This is the reason why the use of GDS among travel agents is growing exponentially every year.

  • OTAs have greatly improved the travel shopping experience and convenience for consumers and have increased pricing transparency.

  • GDSs enable the retail travel agency and OTA business models.

  • The GDSs enable the travel agents to make their travel services available to consumers globally where they might not otherwise be able to achieve efficient worldwide market penetration through direct marketing efforts.

  • Booking through a Global distribution system is most preferable for corporate travel agents as a suitable reservation process for holidays, air, hotel, and rental cars.

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

  • The global distribution system is the base to enter into corporate clients across the world

  • GDS is the ability to update the status of inventory in real-time.  Due to its real-time status update capability managers can view rates change and can easily alter price points or make special offers. Agents can view all the changes instantly and will be able to suggest the new updates and offer to clients without any interruption to make the deal.

  • It's a wise decision to invest in a GDS. The system places your holiday booking services and inventories in front of huge clients without affecting your marketing budget.

  • The unique selling point of GDS is that it Can provide the best rates to your guests, which no other system can provide.  Your guests can find packages that include a hotel stay, air travel, and car rental


Features of the GDS API integration are –


  • B2C and B2B online booking portal

  • Advanced Flight booking engine

  • Integrated CRM system

  • Online payment gateway

  • Promo code management for marketing

  • B2C and B2B profile management – My bookings, booking vouchers, Cancelation – linked with bookings

  • Post sale support – Reschedule and Cancelation

  • Mid office system – Booking management, Front desk management, Supplier management, Service fee management

  • Mobile application iOS and Android


Travelopro initiative to make travel business grow with GDS




Travelopro takes the initiative to connect travel businesses with the top Global Distribution system. Being in the travel industry for years we provide seamless and flexible travel portal development for our clients. Most importantly we suggest GDS and travel API integration according to the requirements.

Travelopro is a one-stop destination serving a vast range of travel products and services from the world’s leading GDS to domestic and international clients.

Therefore, do not waste any more time, take advantage of our travel portal API Integration services to get a large global inventory from multiple GDS systems, Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), and accommodation providers.

Travelopro through GDS and XML/ API Integration helps clients to easily expand their business in the global market.

Our developers are experienced to work with major GDS providers and travel consolidators. In fact, they have already integrated numerous projects with Amadeus GDS, Travelport / Galileo GDS, Sabre GDS in the airline reservation systems, hotel room reservation systems, car rentals, and other travel sector services.


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