Bookingxml is an international travel technology and travel software company and we serve travel companies from 100+ countries across four continents. Bookingxml platform is powered by 200+ suppliers across flight, hotels, car, sightseeing, vacations and other ground services.
We partner with our clients to provide strong distribution capabilities - B2B/B2C / B2B2C travel technology, automate travel business process, powerful back office system, flexible content management system and feature a unique standardization element.
Bookingxml develop and enable access to extensive range of travel suppliers which includes all GDS, LCCs, 600,000+ Hotels, 200,000 Activities, 50000+ Car rental locations, Crusies, Eurail, Bus, Insurance and tours and travel experiences worldwide.
One of the leading online booking engine providers EXCLUSIVELY for travel agencies. Our aim is to provide you with a fast and easy online access to the products your clients are asking for, wherever and whenever that may be.
What is a Global Distribution System?
GDS is a worldwide "Global Distribution System" computerized reservation network used as a single point of access for accommodating airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel-related items by travel agents, online reservation sites, and large corporations. The global companies which offer global distribution systems are Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and World span. They are owned and operated as joint ventures by major airlines, car rental companies, and hotel groups also called automated reservation systems (ARS) or computerized reservation systems (CRS).
How GDS Software Functions in the Travel Industry?
BookingXML is a leading travel portal development company, we offer the best GDS Software development services for the travel sector. To offer excellent services to our clients, we build a network with GDS suppliers Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, and Travelport.
We understand that excellence is the only key to success for business in a competitive industry. Our GDS software offers that excellence for our B2B and B2C clients. Till now, we have benefited from multiple online travel agencies and travel companies, etc.
We empower our clients to allow multiple flights, hotels, car rentals, and holiday packaging on their booking engine. At BookingXML, we offer a platform to book multiple travel services from major GDSs in the world.
Using API integration, our clients can market travel products of airlines, hotels, Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), etc. The Global Distribution System is the best tool for travel agencies to market their business to the universal market.
Travel GDS provides real-time links to online booking software platforms, B2B B2C portals, and meta-search engines. It holds no inventory, rather it’s an aggregation and distribution platform.
BookingXML provides a unified XML API Interface wherein you can manage your entire third-party supplier inventory from a single window, rather than logging into multiple systems and shuffling through various screens to access live fares. This minimizes your effort and helps you focus on selling more.
We offer hassle-free integration of each SOAP and REST API. For purchasers, we've got executed the GDS of Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. We have a tendency to even have a thorough understanding of the online compliance needed by the GDS API.
A single GDS system incorporates hundreds of airlines and other service providers who act as intermediaries and yearn through the booking and license fees, which obviously is a win-win situation for both parties.
BookingXML offers travel agency software integrated with these travel inventories supplying GDSs allowing end-users to book flights from different LCCs and airline companies. Therefore, adding to the business growth of our partner travel agents and OTAs.
The GDS/ API integration accelerates your customers to access large inventories on one platform rather than going to various platforms to make different bookings. Therefore, to engage and retain customers, it is a must to integrate GDS/API with your travel portal.
We have highly skilled experts in travel technology at our development center, the team is qualified to deliver top-class reservation systems and well trained in web services integration, user/sub-user modules, and the XML live certification process.
We work as an integral part of the client’s development team, from designing and developing the software product in accordance with customer needs to implementation. We are able to provide better services by understanding various user requirements, building and integrating newer technologies into the development process, and providing innovative solutions to the client's requirements.
GDS System helps travel companies, agents, and their customers to access travel data by comparing rates, reservation options, access schedules, and inventories along with options allowing the customers to book tickets online.
Booking through the GDS system is preferable for corporate travel agents as a suitable reservation process for holidays, air, hotel, and rental cars. The GDS system is mainly integrated by OTA with the IATA license to purchase travel tickets from different airlines or LCCs by end-users. Inventory is accessed in real time through the actual provider.
Today, GDS systems make it easier for end-users to purchase travel tickets from different airlines or LCCs, forming the backbone of online travel software. It is a unified web-based reservation system that can search, book, and process travel deals.
As a leading API integration company, BookingXML possesses years of experience in integrating services for airlines, hotels, car rentals, buses, cruises, payment and SMS gateways, etc. At BookingXML, we have a team of developers for exceptional integration services for all major GDSs like Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport.
Our satisfied customers are proof of our excellence in API integration for B2B and B2C travel portals, Flight API integration, and Hotel API integration. At BookingXML, we provide fully functional solutions for our multiple clients. We offer a plethora of a broad range of services apart from the GDS booking system. We provide a wide range of services in GDS software development.
Global Distribution System connects multiple numbers of providers to a shared platform for bookings (Flight, Hotel, Car, Sightseeing, etc.). As a leading travel technology company, we work on GDS Integration and GDS Systems to provide comprehensive flight booking systems to clients.
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What are the leading GDSs in the Travel industry?
BookingXML receives transactional data from GDSs and loads the data into ARC’s Interactive Agent Reporting (IAR) System.
Below is a list of GDSs and contact information. If you have any questions, please contact BookingXML's Customer Care Center at 631-625-4160 or email@example.com
Amadeus is considered the most versatile GDS. It consolidates around 490 airlines, 770,000 hospitality properties, 69 car rental companies, and transfer carriers in 42,000 locations, 43 railway carriers, and 53 cruise and ferry lines. The main area of Amadeus distribution is the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Both North and South America and the APAC region (Asia-Pacific) are equally popular.
Flights: The classic flight search and booking functionality are presented in all GDSs, Amadeus included. Amadeus also has services for business travel (useful for TMCs) and packaged rail and air booking.
Hotels: Not offering much in terms of content, Amadeus gives basic hotel booking capabilities, with search and pricing details. It also owns an iHotelier GDS, that offers connectivity to all main GDS, combined.
Car rentals: Apart from basic car booking, Amadeus has rich visual content and airport shuttle/transfer options. Check our article on car rental APIs to learn more about connectivity opportunities here.
Cruises: Amadeus Cruise Web Services provides extensive cruise booking availability with transfers, special services, excursions, bus availabilities, and more. Apart from regular booking, it supports modifications and cancelation opportunities.
Railways: Acceptable rail bookings using Amadeus consists of regular search and ticketing, plus some additional services like accommodation.
Insurance: One of the distinguishing features of Amadeus compared to other GDSs is that it offers insurance shopping along with booking. It connects both OTAs and retail agencies with dozens of global and local insurance providers and allows them to create insurance documents with pre-filled information.
Amadeus GDS Contact
Select the office closest to your location by visiting the Amadeus Contact Us page.
Sabre, a global distribution system with a strong background, has descended from a computer reservation system initially developed by American Airlines. So, it’s fair to assume that Sabre mostly serves the Americas. In the Asia-Pacific, this GDS was less popular until it bought the largest GDS in Asia – Abacus. The EMEA region is the least served.
The Sabre distribution channel unites around 440 airlines, 50 railway carriers, 37 car rental companies across 40,000 destinations, 20 cruise lines, and more than a million hotel properties.
Flights: Sabre offers extensive functionality for flight booking, including mileage count, seat maps, queue activity, and more.
Hotels: Similar to Amadeus, Sabre has limited hotel data availability that provides basic search, booking, cancelations, and access to loyalty program data.
Car rentals: Sabre has several APIs for car rentals, which allows for building a comprehensive search and booking platform: calculating rates depending on length and fees, precise geo search, search by special requirements, and so on.
Cruises: Despite the smallest inventory of cruise providers, Sabre gives access to full cruise content, including interactive maps and cabin images.
Railways: Besides standard features, on Sabre, a traveler can purchase rail cards, find station codes, and manage rail tours.
Sabre GDS Contact
Sales Team 1-877-722-7325 9 am – 5 pm CST
Visit the Sabre Contact Us page for more options.
Interested in Becoming Sabre Connected?
To find out how to become a Sabre Connected travel agent, please visit Sabre’s Contracts page to find the plan that best fits your needs. You will also find frequently asked questions in the Getting Started section.
Travelport GDS aggregates and distributes information across channels on access to airlines, rails, cruises, and car rentals. Additionally, it allows for parsing information on available hotels and tours.
Travelport GDS is likely to be the only GDS equally covering all directions and continents. It’s evenly represented in the Americas, though to a greater extent in South America, EMEA, and the APAC region. In its distribution channel, Travelport combines 650,000 hotel properties, 400+ airline partners, 125 low-cost carriers, car rental units in over 38,000 locations, 50 cruise lines, and 19 railway carriers.
Flights: Travelport gives access to booking direct flights, connected air, and train routes, and also ancillary services, such as baggage, meals, and insurance.
Hotels: Apart from basic hotel content and booking, Travelport offers deals from non-GDS providers: Agoda, Tourico, and others. It also has support discounts for corporate clients.
Car rentals: Travelport’s car rental functionality is standard: search, pricing, images, vehicle details, and cancelation.
Cruises: Important to note, currently, Travelport provides cruise booking opportunities only to travel agents who request direct booking via a web-based platform.
Railways: Travelport is heavily focused on providing combined air and train booking availability, including data on optimal connections with flights, ticketing air-rail as a single ticket, and offering train transfers directly to and from an airport.
Travelport GDS Contact
Worldspan (Help Desk): 1-855-267-0085
Apollo (Help Desk): 800-762-3490
Galileo (Help Desk): 1-703-865-3919
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What Are the Benefits of Using GDS?
GDS will be the most important channel of distribution for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies. Here are some of the major benefits of using GDS.
Effective in attracting international travelers
24/7 access to inventory
Enables business models such as retail travel agencies and OTA (Online Travel Agency)
Offer consumers increased pricing transparency
Travel agents can get a global platform with a strong market penetration
Provide the best rates to your customers which no other system can provide
Place travel services to many clients without affecting your marketing budget
Features of Global Distribution System
Market Reach Online:
Little Maintenance is Required:
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Why Choose BookingXML for GDS System Development?
We are a dynamic group of professionals with quick thinking. The first global consolidation of aviation We trust in promoting a culture that promotes technological innovation, individual expression, and creativity.
We collaborate with our clients to develop new ideas and get the finest results possible.
We’re dedicated to helping our customers improve end-traveler engagement and create new, superior travel experiences.
BookingXML provides a white-label solution with suppliers from over 100 countries and airfare inventory from over 50+ airlines. Web API services Pre-integrated booking engines and a B2B booking portal.
BookingXML is a recognized leader in the travel industry, with ground-breaking technology that continues to modernize the airline commerce and distribution landscape.
BookingXML is made up of experts in system analysis and design, as well as system architectures and modeling. Development and coding, testing and implementation, and a variety of other factors.
We quickly understand the significant needs of travelers and try to offer a sumptuous traveling experience through our sophisticated Global Distribution System API integrating service.
For various domestic and international clients, we have implemented the GDS of Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport (Galileo, Worldspan) through our partners.
We also have a thorough understanding of the web compliance required by the LCC or GDS APIs. Feel free to get in touch with us if you are interested to integrate LCC on GDS into your travel portal.
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