Hotel Distribution System-WCH now able to connect you to the global universe of travel agents and major travel internet
GDS represents 58 millions hotel bookings a year and increases by 5% each year. One third of the worldwide travel traffic goes via GDS.
Hotel Representation & Global Distribution System
GDS is the reservation tool used by travel agencies and consortia for hotel and other travel service bookings. It powers content and provides pricing, availability and reservation information to many OTAs. It presents a huge opportunity for our accommodation providers wishing to gain access to the lucrative corporate markets. Recommended are partnered with HotelREZ, one of the world’s largest companies dedicated to marketing and connecting independent hoteliers with bookers worldwide. World Choice Hotels puts our partnering venues in front of 500,000 travel agents worldwide and millions more online.
World Choice Hotels takes care of this for you seamlessly, so you don't need to. We have channel manager & GDS connect within our Distribution System, which automatically updates room availability across all your channels, along with your Frontdesk. This way your availabilities & rates everywhere stay in sync with each other. Your commissions & terms of bookings once setup in the system, get handled automatically by World Choice Hotels.
GDS represents 58 millions hotel bookings a year and increases by 5% each year. One third of the worldwide travel traffic goes via GDS and it represents 20% of hotel distribution revenue. It allows you to vary your distribution and also target new types of clients such as corporations.
Connect to major GDS networks
We connect you to Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, and Worldspan, the biggest hotel booking networks. This means your hotel gets access to nearly 5,000 portals and more than 600,000 travel agents around the world.
Our hotel property will be feautured under the World Choice Hotels providor GDS code. And with an easy to use interface of our cloud-based Central Reservation System (CRS) you will be able to quicky update your GDS availability and rates. It also allows you to manage the online hotel reservation system for your hotel website from the same platform.
Our CRS connects to the following distributors:
- All GDS: Amadeus, WorldSpan, Sabre and Galileo
- Travel Consortia: Amex, ABC, BCD, CWT, etc
- Thousands of leisure travel agents
- Corporate inplant travel buyers and agencies
- 3rd party websites, including Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com
- Major external booking channels
- Lanyon RFP tool
- Outsource call center services
- Website Booking Engine
GDS provide pricing, availability, and reservation functionality to a world-wide market of consortia, who can book airline, car, hotel, and other travel arrangements for their customers. The four main GDS are Sabre, Galileo, Amadeus, and Worldspan. The GDS feed most consortia, providing a major source of business for hotels that capture strong corporate demand. Some of the main international consortia are ABC, BSI, American Express, BCD, CCRA, Carlson Wagonlit, Radius, and Thor.
The GDS distribution channel remains an important part of the industry, and it can have a significant impact on the amount of commercial demand captured. Data mining will help managers understand how many room nights are being booked and the typical season and day of the booking, which will in turn help them recognize how to maximize profit from these accounts and avoid displacing higher-rated demand.
GDS channel advertising opportunities are also available to increase the exposure of the hotel on the GDS. Investing in a targeted GDS and consortia advertising campaign can be an effective way of increasing business from this distribution channel. Special consortia rates can be used to reward agencies that deliver consistent business to the hotel.