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Why travel agents need access of GDS systems like Amadeus, Galileo & Sabre in Australia Newzealand

Starting a travel agency few years back, was more dependent on the traditional travel model. Travel agents were more replying on the local inventory to sell to their internal contacts. Travel software were not much in use at that time. Travel software development has been a real boon for the travel industry. The more interesting part was the integration of travel software with the GDS systems. There were two main categories of agents, which were doing the travel business –

  • IATA Travel Agents
  • Non – IATA Travel Agents
GDS Systems

GDS Systems

In order to be an IATA travel agents, there were thorough process including the training, fee and detailed documentation. But it certainly gave the travel agents a solid background to start. IATA certification was need to access the GDS systemsGlobal Distribution Systems, which was the major source of travel contents worldwide.

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Today things have changed a lot. Most of the travel agents can access the contents of GDS systems as the Amadeus and all leading GDS are offering multiple access models (products & web services) to share the contents. With these accesses, the travel agents can connect to airlines, hotels, cars, packages and several other services.

Its been pretty interesting to see, how non IATA travel agents have increased the transaction using the travel portal development model, either by accessing the third party XML or by using the access from the existing IATA travel agent. The growing travel ecommerce have changed the equations of travel sales.

Amadeus GDS

Amadeus GDS

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With booming low cost airline model also have increased the sales through travel ecommerce channels. Many leading low cost airlines, don’t offer 100% of the contents through the GDS systems but they have a major chunk open for travel ecommerce. Following are the models available for travel ecommerce.

  1. GDS / XML / API Integration
  2. Third Part Web Services Integration
  3. Affiliate Module
  4. White Label Module.

Global travel management companies are integrating the GDS systems like Amdeus, Galileo and Sabre to access the top inventory across the globe. Access of the GDS system gives them the access of travel contents including airline, hotels, transfers, sightseeing, cars and other value added services. Next few quarters will be interesting to watch and many new airlines and low cost airlines are entering into new geographies and this is bound to create a huge change.

Which is the top GDS, travel APIs for airline reservation system?

Flight suppliers are the resources which can offer their customers wide range of flight inventories with both GDS and external connections as well as real-time availability on more than 500 + Airlines. Some of the flight suppliers which provides best in class solution for various flight based travel portal are: Amadeus, Travelport, Sabre, Abacus, Expedia, Travelocity, Mystifly, Travelfusion, TBO, Arzoo etc.

PROVAB TECHNOSOFT is an award winning travel technology company, delivering B2B / B2C travel software, travel CRM, accounting software, car rental software and mobility solutions to global travel & hospitality companies. We work with over forty top travel aggregators, global distribution systems, channel managers and DMCs. With clear focus on technology‚ agile methodology and innovation, we ensure quality deliverables and speedy turnaround to develop and deliver scalable travel portals and booking engines.

Regarding Author:

Author is a travel technology expert and has been involved in several travel portal development projects.



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