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GDS

  • GDS means “Global Distribution System” –  any network used by travel agencies to reserve flights, book hotel rooms, rent cars, etc.
  • There are 4 main networks –  Amadeus, Galileo / Apollo, Sabre, Worldspan.
  • Through GDSs, travel agents get availability and rates, and make reservations.
  • GDSs usually do not allow individual properties to be listed, so independent hotels need distributors.
GDS

Advantages

  • Have a place in over 600,000 travel agencies worldwide
  • Put your hotel on the same level as international hotel chains and take advantage of the travel-agency market
  • Receive bookings from the 4 GDS channels and IDS (Internet Distribution Systems): Sabre, Amadeus, Galileo / Apollo and Worldspan.
  • Enter the world of the GDS and increase your average daily rate.