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stands for: Internet Distribution System.

This term is generally used to express the distribution via Internet, Intranets, Extranets and other services.

It is also known as a synonym for ADS (Alternative Distributions System).

IDS describes the distribution via 3rd party websites. This includes travel agencies (OTA), travel portals, travel search engines/ directories, online hotel consolidators, airline websites with online reservation options.

Examples: Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire, .com, Opodo

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