Global Distribution System - Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan, Sabre + 600000 Travel Agents

A Global Distribution System (GDS) is a network operated by a company that enables automated transactions between travel service providers.

Global Distribution Systems - GDS & 60000 IATA Travel Agents Worldwide

Connect to all the worldwide distribution networks and allows travel agents to book on your airline using their common booking tools.

World Choice Hotels supports the highest level of participation and connectivity to Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan and Abacus the worldwide distribution systems that the majority of travel agents use. As an airline you must identify which are the most important GDS systems in your market as the presence of each of the systems within travel agent varies from market to market but it is probable that you will require 2 or 3 connections to the above systems.

 

  • Highest Level of GDS Connectivity

World Choice Hotels CRS has the highest level of connectivity to the GDS systems through the implementation of Type A EDIFACT links that allow the travel agents to receive real time information and confirmation from your airlines host system. Type A is a modern link between systems using a VPN to connect the systems in a perpetual exchange of data. This provides real time interactive availability, selling and eticketing for travel agents to complete bookings on your airline. The GDS networks still rely on some Type B messaging between systems and World Choice Hotels fully supports all Type B messaging where required.

 

  • Rapid Implementation

World Choice Hotels  CRS is already connected to all the leading GDS systems including Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, Abacus & Sirena which means that your airline can be implemented on any combination of these majaor distribution networks with an "Off the Shelf" product. The World Choice Hotels  GDS team are working on a day to day basis with all GDS systems so getting your airline on sale through the GDS networks is simply a matter of arranging and implementation slot and World Choice Hotels enginners will take care of the rest.

 

  • Amadeus GDS Bookings

Amadeus is the largest GDS provider serving the worldwide travel and tourism industry, with an estimated market share of 37% in 2009. This position permits Amadeus to offer distribution reach for global and local travel content. As of December 2010, over 90,000 travel agencies worldwide use the Amadeus system which gives access to bookable content from 435 airlines (including 60 low cost carriers), 29 car rental companies (representing 36,000 car rental locations), 51 cruise lines and ferry operators, 280 hotel chains and 87,000 hotels, 200 tour operators, 103 rail operators and 116 travel insurance companies.

Market Share:

North America 8.2%

Western Europe 67.5%

Eastern Europe 71.3%

Latin America 42.5%

Middle East 37.8%

Africa 61.3%

Asia Pacific 33.0%

Worldwide Market Share 37%

 

World Choice Hotels  CRS is fully integrated with Amadeus GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. Both World Choice Hotels  and Amadeus Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on World Choice Hotels  with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.

 

  • Sabre GDS Bookings

Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) is used by more than 55,000 travel agencies around the world with more than 400 airlines, 88,000 hotels, 24 car rental brands, and 13 cruise lines. The Sabre GDS enables companies such as American Airlines, American Express, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), Expedia, Frontier, LastMinute, JetBlue, GetThere and Travelocity to search, price, book, and ticket travel services provided by airlines, hotels, car rental companies, rail providers and tour operators.

Market Share:

United States 30%

Worldwide Market Share 28%

 

World Choice Hotels  CRS is fully integrated with Sabre GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. Both World Choice Hotels  and Sabre Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on World Choice Hotels with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.

 

  • Worldspan GDS Bookings

Worldspan is a provider of travel technology and content and a part of the Travelport GDS business. It offers worldwide electronic distribution of travel information, Internet products and connectivity, and e-commerce capabilities for travel agencies, travel service providers and corporations. Its primary system is commonly known as a Global Distribution System (GDS), which is used by travel agents and travel related websites to book airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, tour packages and associated products

Market Share:

Worldwide Market Share 15%

 

World Choice Hotels  CRS is fully integrated with Worldspan GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. BothWorld Choice Hotels  and Worldspan Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on World Choice Hotels  with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.

 

  • Galileo GDS Bookings

Galileo is part of the Travelport group of companies and as of 2006 had a worldwide market share of 22% for airline bookings. In addition to airlines Galileo can be used to book trains, cruises, car rental and hotel rooms. Travelport is a global, broad-based business services provider that serves companies in every segment of the travel industry. As one of the world’s largest travel content aggregators and distributors, and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions, Travelport powers the travel industry on a global scale by connecting buyers and sellers through agency, online and corporate travel channels.Travelport is predominantly a global distribution system (GDS) business, which operates in approximately 170 countries and includes the internationally recognized Worldspan™ and Galileo™ GDS platforms.

Market Share:

Worldwide Market Share 22%

 

World Choice Hotels  CRS is fully integrated with Galileo GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. Both World Choice Hotels  and Galieo Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on World Choice Hotels with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.

 

  • Abacus GDS Bookings

Abacus is a global distribution system (GDS) only used by travel agencies in Asia. It is operated by Abacus International Pte, Ltd., which is headquartered in Singapore and which is owned by Sabre Holdings and eleven Asian airlines; All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Dragonair, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and SilkAir.

Market Share:

Worldwide Market Share 5%

 

World Choice Hotels  CRS is fully integrated with Abacus GDS with Type A Edifact links which give travel agents interactive functionality. Both World Choice Hotels  and Abacus Eticket databases are fully integrated providing airlines hosted on World Choice Hotels  with full IATA BSP Eticket distribution.

Meet the core team

Narayan Gautam
Founder & CEO
Isha Sharma
Head-Operations
Monika Dua
Manager - Revenue Management