The world of corporate travel can be highly lucrative, and a Global Distribution System (GDS) for hotels is the perfect way to tap into that market.
Open up your hotel to 600,000 travel agents who use the GDS to find and complete hotel reservations online.
A GDS provides the perfect platform for hotels to reach corporate travelers. With so many businesses requiring employees to travel for trade shows, conferences, and networking events to add a personal touch to the digital age, there has never been a better time to tap into this market.
A GDS helps hotels maximize bookings all year round. It places your hotel’s information, availability, and rates in prominent locations where it is easy for travel agents to find.
Major travel agents and management companies such as Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), BCD Travel, and American Express, specializing in corporate travel, use a GDS to discover the best rooms for their clients quickly and efficiently.
Setting up GDS connections takes time and can be complicated to manage. A GDS integration specialist is at your service with RoomRaccoon to ensure your connections are managed and monitored for optimal performance.
We don’t charge our users extra to connect to GDS platforms, nor do we charge any transaction fees! With so much potential business up for grabs, there’s no reason not to start today.
A GDS can help you identify and target the most lucrative and motivated market segments. You can use filters to narrow your focus based on geographical location and specific types of travelers.
With RoomRaccoon’s all-in-one platform, you can create unique rate plans and packages that appeal to corporate travelers. Effortlessly distribute your ARI (availability, rates, and inventory) through our GDS connections and manage everything from a single platform.
Several major business-to-business GDSs house and process most data from hotels, airlines, wholesalers and other distributors. These include Amadeus, Sabre, and Pegasus.
Amadeus has the biggest global footprint. The GDS giant can help you reach a vast, international audience of 400,000+ influential travel buyers in more than 200 markets worldwide. Amadeus Instant Preference and Amadeus Instant Cross-Sell offer unique ways to reach and engage your target audience.
Sabre’s Customer Touchpoint suite helps airlines, agencies, corporations, hoteliers, and other travel partners sell travel via simplified, intuitive workflows. More than 400 airlines, 175,000 hotels, 200 tour operators, 50 rail carriers, 40 car rental outlets and 17 cruise lines rely on Sabre to help them drive revenue and deliver superior customer experiences.
Pegasus is one of the most important global distribution systems for hotels worldwide. The GDS helps hotels secure lucrative corporate and consortia businesses with industry-leading hotel representation and global sales programs. Pegasus serves independent hotels and hotel groups of all sizes with exclusive access to 700+ corporations and 30+ consortia and travel management companies.
Travel agents consider a few specifications when booking hotel rooms for clients. If you meet these requirements, it can greatly aid in how successful you sell rooms through a GDS:
Note: These are not requirements to sign-up for a GDS, but it will be beneficial.