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

IDS stands for: .

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

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

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

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

See also:

  • Distribution Strategy
  • GDS
  • E-commerce


  • IDS
  • Internet Distribution System


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