What is the meaning / definition of in the hospitality industry?

is a Computer Reservation System (CRS) or better a Global Distribution System (GDS).

It refers to the reservation tool travel agents use when making an air, hotel, car or other travel service booking.

is the leading GDS for the travel industry.

The of GDS for the hotels are:

  • Worldwide exposure of the hotel.
  • B2B and B2C distribution.
  • GDS distribution is the entry door to corporate bookers.
  • Targeting all Travel Agencies independently of the GDS (distribution platform they may use).
  • 24/7 access to your inventory.
  • 24/7 access to your full descriptive and multimedia content.

serves not only travel agents but also many different companies including airlines, ground handlers, hotels, railways, car rental companies, airports, cruise lines and ferry operators.

The behind it is IT Group with headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

See also:

  • Apollo
  • Galileo



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