What is the meaning / definition of  in the  industry?

 is a providing worldwide  of travel information, internet products, connectivity and e commerce capabilities for travel agencies and other travel service providers, such as hotels.

Its main system is the GDS (Global Distribution System) – used by travel agents and OTAs to book/ sell hotel rooms and other travel related products (airline tickets, rental cars, tour packages etc.).

Originally,  was created in early 1990 when Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, and Trans World Airlines decided to merge their reservations systems into a single system. With time the expanded to other travel services. It is today part of Travelport.

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