Integrating any of the major global distribution systems, Sabre, Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan, Abacus and Infini, will provide following benefits:
GDS system providers started selling the inventories through the mode of XMLs / APIs. Using the airline XML, Hotel XML and Car XML â€“ travel companies could connect to GDS systems to check online availability and do the bookings. This also helped the travel agents to integrate these XMLs (GDS system) on their own website in the form of API's to get their airline booking system / hotel booking system operational for B2C users.
Automatic Content Update
Integrating GDS system allows the update of inventory information (availability / pricing) automatically. All the agents and B2C users, get the same seamless information.
Own White label Solution
As the travel industry is changing to online mode from offline, travel agents have started asking for while label software / white label solution from the hotel suppliers and GDS system providers to sell the hotels and airline / flight tickets with their own brands, logo and contact information.
24x7 Bookings Worldwide
By having global distribution connectivity to more and more travel agents, customers and corporate across the world can view and book flight, hotel, tours and transfers on 24 X 7 basis.
Broadened Market Reach
GDS system is extensively used to broaden the market reach. A single global distribution system is connected through several B2B, B2C, B2E and B2B2C websites.
How facebook and twitter has helped travel reservation systems and web portals to grow?
In online travel booking domain or OTA web application portals, one of the eminent changes that we have seen is the impact of social media and the impact that they have on transforming the whole idea of sales of travel deals online. The present time advertisement provides more emphasis on customer engagement and building the very important element of "TRUST" among the customer. Building trust among the customer has been never being such an eminent part of advertisement as it is now. Success of online travel software totally depends on that.
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