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.
Mobile usage & engagement in travel and tourism sector
Travel brands are expected to exploit location based travel technology such as beacons to track travellers throughout the journey. For example, airports can use digital engagement to provide appropriate content on the way, in the airport and post-travel to improve the customer experience. Travel software for IATA agents and OTA portals are focusing more on under experience, social media interface and and information from previous trips to anticipate their needs.