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⁣What is the role of the Global Distribution System in the
travel technology?

What is GDS System?

GDS System is a computerized network that facilitates
transactions between travel service providers and travel agents. The Global
Distribution System reaches a large number of markets as one GDS is connected
via B2B, B2C, B2E, and B2B2C markets. GDS system's primary customers are mainly
travel agents, who are either following the OTA model or using web-based
software to connect to GDS. GDS can be integrated by a professional travel
portal development company into any travel website.

GDS System is a primary reservation tool for travel agents.
GDS is a network that enables travel agencies and their clients to access
travel data, shop for and compare reservation options and book travel. Travel GDS provides real-time links to online
booking software platforms, B2B B2C portals, and meta-search engines. It holds
no inventory, rather it’s an aggregation and distribution platform. With the
travel GDS system, a travel agent can book flights, hotels, attractions,
sightseeing, transfers, and car rental services. The four main GDS providers in
the travel industry are Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, and Worldspan helping travel
agents growing the volume of travel transactions.

A GDS (global distribution systems) are computerized
network systems owned by the leading travel technology companies like Amadeus,
Travelport, and Sabre. GDS System provides a single point of access for
consolidated travel inventory and pricing. It helps customers to display the
inventory data, maintained through a schedule distribution system of TripFro
via standardized B2C/B2B channels.

Travel GDS systems enable transactions between travel
agencies, DMCs, and corporate agencies and providers such as airlines, hotels,
car rentals, transfers providers, cruise and sightseeing providers. Travel GDS
platforms consolidate the inventory, availability, pricing, and will desire
details and grant access to agents, OTAs, IBEs, and other channels.

Importance of GDS System for Travel Agency and Tour

Travel agents or agencies use the GDS system to search
for the best travel and hotel accommodation options. The global distribution
system allows travel companies to provide their customers with an end-to-end
number of attractive travel solutions and relevant data at affordable prices. The Global Distribution System is a tool for
travel agents that enables transactions between travel service providers and
travel agencies.

GDS mainly uses a real-time inventory to provide
services. Travel Agencies traditionally relied on GDS for services, products,
and rates in order to provide travel-related services to end-users. A GDS
combines bookings, rates, and consolidating services and products across all
the travel sectors. It is also responsible for the growth of the travel sector.

Travel Technology Company deals with the integration of
GDS into the booking engine system or the travel portal. Independent travel
agents, travel agencies, and online travel agents are now using an increasingly
sophisticated GDS system to find the best travel and accommodation and rates
for their clients.

How Does GDS System Work?

GDS System is a computerized web service collocated at a
server, that provides travel deals worldwide including flight booking, hotel
room booking, transfers booking, cruise and holiday packages. The GDS system
usually connects rates, services, bookings consolidating products and services
across the major travel sectors like airline reservations, hotel reservations,
car rentals, and other activities. Travel agencies use GDS to get real-time
availability, and preferred rates for flight tickets, hotel rooms, and car
rentals all over the world. TripFro is a leading GDS travel software company,
developing and deploying best in class travel booking systems with travel APIs
and GDS connections.

A GDS delivers data in real-time, so agents can determine
which particular flights, accommodation, or other services best suit their
client’s needs in seconds. With the help of GDS, travel agencies use the
products to provide travel-related services to their clients. GDS is a platform
to access travel data via travel agencies and their clients.

Benefits of The GDS System

the number of bookings generated by the GDS exceeds that of direct bookings.

are high because the Global Distribution System places hotel information,
rates, dates, etc. at a location that travel agents can easily locate.

use of a GDS System shows a rise across corporate and leisure travelers.

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

have greatly improved the travel shopping experience and convenience for
consumers and increased price transparency.

facilitate the retail travel agency and OTA business models.

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

through the GDS system is preferable for corporate travel agents as a suitable
reservation process for holidays, air, hotel, and rental cars.

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

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

Features Of GDS

is responsible for allocating real-time data related to the travel industry.

the record of what the customer is looking for.

ensures more booking and allocation of tickets.

of sales records in terms of hotel or airline booking.

in maintaining strong administrative control for travel companies.

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