Global distribution systems today, are used by travel entrepreneurs and start-ups who wants to build their own online travel agency to sell travel services to global clients for holidays, flights, hotels, car rentals, resorts, apartments, events, insurance, forex, visa and many more online. GDS system can be integrated in any travel business model whether it is B2C or B2B or B2B2C to increase the sales. Though integrating GDS system is tough as there are multiple APIs, hiring the right travel technology company can give you access to the best talent resources to integrate the XML through web services and make your dream of OTA a success.
With experience integrating more than one GDS system, PROVAB TECHNOSOFT delivers best in class travel software to book from online booking engine with more than 100,000 flights, hotels, cars, bus inventory worldwide. GDS system is mainly integrated by OTA with IATA license to make end user purchase travel tickets from different airlines or LCCs. The inventories are accessed in real time through the actual provider. As integrating only a flight booking system does not fetch a travel agent much profit so major GDS systems have partnered with different travel suppliers to get the contents of various travel services like hotels, bus, car, transfers to bundle with flights and other travel packages in a wholesale rate. Customers looking for one stop solution for all their travel bookings will certainly come back to a travel agency website to avail best services.
Benefits of GDS system Integration
GDS system modules
Flight Reservation System with features like oneway, roundtrip, multi-destinations all together.
Hotel Reservation System
Car rental Software
Bus Reservation System
Online Ticketing System
Transfers reservation system
Global distribution system also enables the dynamic packaging like airline + hotel, hotel + cars, hotels + holidays packages, clubbing the packages together.
Other features includes, multiple language library, multiple currency, backend system, easy accounting and reporting system, call-centre modules, travel CRM and finally accommodates multiple XMLs fro other service provider.
Major Global Distribution Systems
Amadeus GDS system
Galileo GDS system
Travelport GDS system
Sabre GDS system
Worldspan GDS system
Infini GDS system
Abacus GDS system
Multiple GDS integration
Large OTAs who already have one GDS system integrated in their internet booking engine (IBE) and wants to compete with other OTAs by providing their customers more choice in terms of inventory and price generally integrate multiple GDS system. PROVAB TECHNOSOFT also specialise in integrating multiple GDS system for large OTAs.
Why travel portals and online booking software are going for merchant accounts and mcommerce way?
A merchant account is a specific bank account intended to hold funds, received from credit and debit card sales through online payment interfaces on B2C travel software and Travel POS. If you've ever used your card and actually wondered where the funds just disappeared to, they went into a merchant account. When a customer pays for booking travel products using credit or debit card, money from his account is immediately transferred to the travel agent's merchant account. From there, money will be transferred out to a normal business bank account through a standard protocol.