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.
How do GDS and CRS work in Hotel Industry?
BookingXML specializes in providing Global Distribution System (GDS) connections to independent hotels and small chains. A CRS is beneficial for a hotel because it enables reservations to be checked and booked with a simple search.
It enables for optimum management of distribution on the property’s website, on new media, and GDSs, covering all areas of the market and it is very easy to use.
It's a kind of mission control software for the distribution of hotels. A CRS provider with the right connectivity and representation can drive more GDS bookings at higher than average rates to your property to generate revenue.
The Global Distribution System is not just a single system. It is a set of five major Global Distribution Systems. A Global Distribution System provides reservation channels for booking hotels, cars, and more. BookingXML provides a seamless connection to all of these different Global Distribution Systems (GDS).
BookingXML connects your hotel to the GDS via a robust database that you can control via your PMS, channel manager or manually. In addition to connecting to the Global Distribution System, BookingXML provides distribution via direct connections to most online travel agents.
The term CRS is not much used as it became part of a bigger system known as the Passenger Service System (PSS) which consists of CRS, an Airline Inventory System, and the Departure Control System (DCS).
Computer Reservation System (CRS) is one of the most widely used software tools in the Tourism and Travel Industry. In fact, it has revolutionized the whole business.
The central reservations system helps hotel managers in marketing and sales on the internet. In online distribution channels, there are numerous travel agencies and other websites which facilitate hotel bookings.
The central reservations system connects your hotel with the GDS and makes your visibility among the thousands of travel agents scattered all over the globe. This gives you an unparalleled advantage that allows you to increase your sales. The Central Reservation System provides you with software tools to reach a wider audience across the globe.
BookingXML CRS only provides information about airlines whereas by using GDS you can reserve a ticket, a room in a hotel, and also a rental car. GDS systems also support high-traffic portal travel websites.
Why Travel Agents/tour operators and travel management companies should use GDS?
Global Distribution Systems (GDS) is the major Computer Reservations System (CRS) that book and sell tickets to travel suppliers. Airlines divest (opposite of invest) most of their direct holdings of dedicated GDS sectors, who make their system accessible to consumers through Internet gateways. GDS allows users to book a hotel, rental cars, airlines tickets as well as a cruise line.
CRS System is a computerized system used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to air travel. BookingXML was originally designed and operated by airlines.
A CRS (Central Reservation System) is a software tool created to connect a property or chain to the GDS (Global Distribution System), which connects over 600,000 Travel Agents, and Corporate Customers all over the world, the IDS (Internet Distribution Systems) consisting of online travel portals, online Wholesalers and the leading Tour Operators, and connected to the hotel.
All this in a single system, which also includes the Online Booking Engine for the hotel’s official website. CRS and GDS seem to have the same functions but the major difference between these two systems is that CRS only provides information about airlines whereas by using GDS you can book a ticket, a room in a hotel, and also a rental car.
CRS is a platform used by hotels to centrally manage and distribute room inventory, rates, and reservations. The CRS typically receives inventory from the PMS, then distributes rates and availability in real-time to direct and third-party channels, including the hotel’s own website booking engine and direct channels, as well as channel managers, OTAs, GDS, and metasearch (third-party channels).
Reservations from these platforms are sent back to the CRS and subsequently synced into the PMS for room allocation. BookingXML Central Reservation System allows you to access the property data via an interface.
A CRS allows hotels to distribute their rates and inventories and receive reservations through a unique system. A CRS allows hotels to connect to a broad network of travel distributors, allowing the hotel to expand its reach to different types of sellers (OTAs, travel agents, etc.) in many different markets around the world.
The CRS system is used in the hospitality sector and specifically in hotel management to manage room rates and availability and to share this information across different distribution channels, such as online travel agencies and the GDS.
When a hotel room is booked on your hotel website, the CRS then shares that information with your property management system and pushes updated hotel reservation data to both your website and 3rd party channels such as GDS or online travel agencies.
On the surface, both a CRS and a GDS appear to offer similar functionality. These two systems distribute your hotel’s rates and availability to various channels.
A GDS can connect your hotel to a network of travel agents and corporate travel planners.
A CRS also offers connections to these partners too, but also to clients themselves via an online travel agent, metasearch sites, and your direct booking engine.
For many hotels, the CRS can offer more value than a GDS alone can. A CRS provides hotel room rates and availability for different distribution channels such as the GDS, booking engines, OTA, 3rd party websites, etc.
The CRS is a functional application to manage the distribution and booking of hotels. It also allows revenue managers and front office managers to easily adjust hotel prices to match demand through multiple channels and platforms at the same time.
So, CRS can be designed as a backend office system of a booking engine that enables the administration of rates and availabilities with ease and comfort.
It also includes the management of the statistical evolution of all incoming reservations. With a focus on the very latest hotel distribution technologies, BookingXML Hotels provides the most efficient way possible to distribute your hotel to a worldwide audience.
Our online distribution network seamlessly integrates Global Distribution Systems (GDS), Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites, and voice reservations.
Our advanced Central Reservation System makes managing reservations and distribution effortless. User-friendly and intuitive, it is web-based and boasts functionalities that meet the needs of every modern hotelier.
The Global Distribution System (GDS) is one of the most significant devices for the travel business, which is a system worked by an organization that enables computerized exchange between travel services providers and travel offices.
GDSs give a quick, effective, and secure method for access to travel and the tourism industry data and booking through the internet or an immediate connection.
Primary clients of GDS are travel agents to make the reservation on various reservation systems run by the vendors. GDS holds no inventory, all the inventory is in the vendor's database.
As a leading GDS integration company, we work on GDS Booking System and low-cost air carriers to provide our clients with a comprehensive booking system. Our GDS permits constant access to the inventory arrangement of a hotel with present costs, limits, room types, and various parts important to the potential customers.
Your hotel’s CRS is the key to increasing profitability and guest retention through direct bookings.
CRS system centrally manages hotel availabilities, rates, and reservations with corporate control capabilities and localized flexibility for your entire hotel portfolio. BookingXML CRS is a cutting-edge hotel reservation software that keeps all the vital information about your hotel online distribution together in one place.
CRS is utilized for solidified hotel and motel information for a different locale. The CRS System gives your consolidated data insights into your hotel group's performance. A CRS helps you manage and keep track of customer bookings and reservations more effectively.
The central reservation system, commonly used as a booking system for web-based store hotels information from its own inventory or contracted and properties as, hotels, apartments, etc.
BookingXML is a single web, application system to deliver more through various booking channels, sub-agents, hotel booking systems, travel portals, XML interface, or channel manager.
CRS centralizes the inventory management, rates and pricing, multimedia content, your website, and more.
BookingXML Global Distribution System is computerized web services co-located at a server, that provide travel deals worldwide including hotel booking and more travel services.
A GDS System permits the process of automated transactions between the third-parties and the booking agents, which in turn supports in offering travel related services to the end-users.
The main benefits of the GDS is that it provides a perfect virtual marketplace for travel inventory sellers such ad hotels and car rental systems to showcase their wares to global internet travel audience.
BookingXML also helped the travel agents to integrate XMLs on their website in the form of APIs to improve their booking system/hotel booking system for B2C users. BookingXML GDS connect simplifies the whole process. GDS system connect is important for your hotel to tap beyond the local travel marketplace.
CRSs allow travel suppliers to control, promote, and sell their products globally, thus enables them to maximize their occupancy. BookingXML offers independent hotels all the most modern technology and distribution and marketing opportunities at very competitive prices