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What is a GDS software?

A global distribution system (GDS) is software that travel agencies use to sell airline tickets or book hotel rooms. It’s one of the most important channels for airlines to sell their tickets. The global distribution system connects is prime for your hotel to tap beyond the local travel marketplace.

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How does GDS operate?

GDS is operated by a company that enables transactions between travel industry service providers, mainly airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and travel agencies. The GDS mainly uses real-time inventory (e.g. number of hotel rooms available, number of flight seats available, or number of cars available) to service providers. A GDS can link services, rates, and bookings consolidating products and services across airline reservations and hotel reservations.

How GDS is used by a travel agent?

The Global Distribution System (GDS) is a primary reservation tool for travel agents. GDS is a network that enables travel agencies and their clients to access travel data, shop for and compare reservation options and book travel.

How much is a GDS system?

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Why is GDS important in travel?

GDS is a network/platform that enables travel agencies and their clients to access travel data, shop for and compare reservation options and book travel. GDS links all those services across the three primary travel reservation sectors (airline, hotel, and ground transportation), and activities. In fact, nowadays it’s important to connect its API with the online travel agent (OTA).

How much is a GDS system?

In short, a GDS functions as a middleman between a travel agent and a hotel’s (or airline’s) central reservation system. Travel agents can see real-time rates and inventory for a given hotel via the GDS, though the GDS doesn’t actually hold its own inventory. It’s simply a window into the hotel’s system, which shows available room types, rates, and restrictions. When a travel agent books a room, the GDS transfers the reservation information to the hotel’s system and removes that room from the hotel system’s inventory. The travel agent does not need to talk to anyone from the hotel, and the hotel’s reservations agents don’t need to enter any data manually. And today’s travel technology is more updated which connected by GDS – API. With an API the GDS system is connected to online travel agents (OTA) and business payment gateway. It’s an easier way to buy a travelling inventory through technology and solutions.

What are the Most Popular Global Distribution Systems?

The GDS industry has come a long way since the 60s; while Sabre is still a major player, several GDS companies operate today. The major global distribution systems for travel reservations include:
  • Amadeus is the world’s largest GDS, accounting for about 40% of GDS transactions, and it’s especially popular in Europe. Though many of these reservations are for airfare, it’s still a powerful tool for hotels, with over 600,000 hotels connected. website: www.amadeus.com.bd
  • Sabre is the second-largest GDS, accounting for about 35% of travel agency bookings. Around 175,000 hotels are connected to Sabre, but its portfolio in North America is larger than its competitors. website: www.sabre.com.bd
  • Travelport GDS owns systems called Galileo, Worldspan, and Apollo. 25% of travel agencies use this system worldwide. But at Bangladesh Travelport are the most popular GDS system. website: www.travelport.com.bd

In addition to these big GDS companies, and we represent those GDS companies in Bangladesh aviation and travel industries. For your GDS I’d you may contact us via phone or Whatsapp: +8801678569292

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Amadeus APIs

Back in 2018, Amadeus introduced its new portal Amadeus for developers and withdraw their old set of APIs. Amadeus representatives were asked in general regarding more detailed information and we all got to know that APIs are still in development. Presently, Amadeus APIs are of two types viz. Self-service and enterprise.

Self-Service APIs. In the event that you’ve been utilizing the old Travel Innovation Sandbox, realize that Self-Service APIs have come to supplant them. Sandbox APIs were made for new businesses trying different things with GDS capacities and couldn’t be utilized underway.

So, Where to use them?

  • Flight and fare search (including lowest fares, most booked destinations, cheapest dates, and so on)
  • Hotel search

REST/JSON measures are utilized in the APIs. For testing purposes, you can attempt all accessible APIs from this set for nothing with 2,000–10,000 month to month demands relying upon a specific service. In production, you would need to pay € 0.0025 — € 0.030 ($0.0028 — $0.034) for them.

Enterprise APIs. It’s the main set of Amadeus APIs that covers nine distribution types and additional services:

  • Airlines
  • Railroads
  • Hotels
  • Car rentals
  • Transfers (airport private or taxi transfers, which is a new feature that we discussed in the July 2017 news and trends report)
  • Cruises
  • Travel insurance booking
  • Utilities
  • Customer profiles

Each type contains numerous APIs, some of which are absolutely educational like finding the most reduced fares or looking through adaptable plan tolls. Others are made for ticket booking. This takes into account more prominent adaptivity while configuring the set of services for your product. These APIs come both in REST/JSON and SOAP/XML formats. To look at estimating and get to, you need to contact Amadeus directly.

Sabre APIs

In general, Sabre APIs also cover the same set of functions as the Amadeus APIs. However, Sabre divides its APIs into eight different groups:

  • Airlines
  • Session management
  • Utility
  • Ground transportation (car rentals and rails)
  • Profiles
  • Trip management
  • Cruises
  • Hotels

The APIs division at Sabre is identical to Amadeus’, including such classes as profiles, trip and session management, and utilities. Note that, as of now, the system doesn’t give protection and airport transfers.

Travelport APIs

Travelport joins three GDS systems: Apollo, Worldspan, and Galileo. While the systems have their own image names, regarding APIs, they are joined into a solitary Travelport Universal API. Dissimilar to Amadeus and Sabre, the universal API is a heap of capacities that grasp:

  • Three GDSs: Apollo, Worldspan, and Galileo
  • Air API connect
  • Rail API connect
  • Travelport rooms
  • Fares and Ancillaries
  • Customer profiles

Currently, Travelport doesn’t provide cruise API options for online travel agencies that want to automate sea travel booking for their customers. Cruise is only available for direct manual booking by travel agents. Along with Sabre, Travelport doesn’t include insurance and transfers into their APIs.

At present, Travelport doesn’t give cruise API integration service choices to online travel organizations that need to automate sea travel reservations for their clients. Cruise is accessible for direct manual booking by travel agents. Alongside Sabre, Travelport does exclude insurance and transfer into their APIs.

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