GDS (Global Distribution System) is an IT system used by Travel Agents to book flight tickets, hotels, car rentals and cruises. At present there are about 650,000 travel agents using GDS. In addition these travel agents, hundreds of on-line booking websites also use the data to sell rooms.
There are 4 GDSs worldwide: Sabre, Amadeus, Galileo and Worldspan. The advantages of integrated GDS connectivity are: the complete integration in the booking engine makes it very easy to use rates and availabilities (promotional, negotiated and corporate) only need to be updated on Webhotelier If your hotel is already represented on a GDS, Webhotelier can interface with the technical platform already in use.
Pegasus ODD and ADS Distribution – In addition to GDS representation, Webhotelier can distribute your property through the Pegasus ODD (Online Distribution Database), on more than 100 ADS (Alternate Distribution Systems).
WEBHOTELIER GDS ADVANTAGE
18% total commission with 12% commission to travel agents.
This means for your hotel automatically raises up to the first choices of travel agencies, since they are provided higher commission rate.