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 Global Distribution System?
GDS stands for the Global Distribution System. It is a huge computer network that passes inventory and rates for hotels to travel agents and travel sites. It is also used by other travel companies such as rental cars and airlines.
Travel GDS is made up of global inventory that is aggregated by Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. With our single GDS Software, a travel agent can book flights, hotels, attractions, sightseeing, transfers, and Car services.
BookingXML pre integrated with the world's leading GDS including Amadeus GDS, Sabre GDS, Travelport GDS, etc. BookingXML is customized in integrating all the major GDS providers and integrated with Amadeus GDS, Sabre GDS, Travelport / Galileo GDS which enable access for reserving airline seats, rental cars, hotel rooms, and other travel products.
Our GDS Software is used as a single point of approach for checking the status and make a booking for flights, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel-related products. We offer an easy solution at close at half the total cost of other providers and a solution that works.
BookingXML is one of the leading travel technology company offering travel GDS software to help you make the best decisions regarding your marketing strategy and distribution plan.
Our travel GDS software provides global data, prices, inventory, offers, real-time availability of car rentals, hotel rooms, airlines and more to make the travel sector more informatics and sophisticated.
We enable you to stand out in the market and drive the changes in the industry, to be independent and to have the power to implement your strategy. Our systems and processes are based on the industry's best quality practices, helping our customers to adapt more quickly to the rapidly changing business requirements globally.
Benefits of travel GDS
The Use of Global distribution system shows a rise across corporate and leisure travellers.
GDS is highly effective in alluring the international travelers. This is the reason why using of GDS among the travel agents is growing exponentially every year.
OTAs have greatly improved the travel shopping experience and convenience for consumers and have increased pricing transparency.
GDSs enable the retail travel agency and OTA business models.
The GDSs enable the travel agents to make their travel services available to consumers globally where they might not otherwise be able to achieve efficient worldwide market penetration through direct marketing efforts.
Booking through Global distribution system is most preferable for corporate travel agents as a suitable reservation process for holidays, air, hotel and rental cars.
Travel agents can get global platform for their business with strong market penetration.
Global distribution system is the base to enter into corporate clients across the world.
Importance of Travel GDS for Travel agents
Initial consumers of the Global Distribution System are travel agents and travel companies (web and office-based) to place a booking on various reservation systems run by the vendors. A GDS system provides access to the vendor's database in real-time.
If figures are taken into consideration, GDS networks like Amadeus and Travelport make billions of dollars in global travel sales. Through these secure networks travel agencies/agents can access a real-time inventory of hotels, airlines, car rentals, and railways as well.
Global Distribution System links all those services across the three primary travel reservation sectors (airlines, hotels and ground transportation, etc.). Travel GDS does have a time and place!
Here’s a couple of reasons why an agent might want/need to use the GDS:
Corporate Travel Agents: Corporate travel agents book a whole lot of air, so the GDS is pretty much a must for them. This can either be an agent who books on behalf of corporate clients, or an appointed individual at an organization who has the capacity to book air for all their employees.
Agents Booking Complex Itineraries: If your specialty is round the world tickets otherwise you have a gentle stream of clients with multi-stop itineraries, the GDS are going to be a necessity.
High Volume Booking of Air-Only Travel: We’ll be honest, we are not sure what other travel agents other than corporate agents book really high volumes of air. It might be an agent who focuses on booking air to a selected international destination.
How does the BookingXML GDS system work?
BookingXML is a global brand trusted by many for its services for worldwide GDS content, other products, and services in order to provide travel-related services to the end consumers. Our travel GDS automated reservation system can integrate your services, rates, and bookings consolidating products and services across all travel ecosystem.
GDS software developed by us typically offers the whole suite of services for the OTAs, ranging from passenger services systems (PSSs) to revenue management systems (RMS). The passenger name record (PNR) in the airline reservation system is maintained in the GDS system.
If a passenger books an itinerary containing air segments of multiple airlines through a travel agency. The passenger name record in the GDS system would hold information on their entire itinerary. Each airline can fly on would only have a portion of the itinerary that is relevant to the. This would contain flight segment on their own services and inbound and onward connecting flights of other airlines in the itinerary.
The future of Travel GDS
GDSs become more of a “direct corporate booking tool” instead of a system used exclusively by travel management companies. Technology may refine and tailor engines to target specific travel interests like corporate or leisure travel.
Integration methodologies may change, blurring or merging nearly separate functions like booking and in-flight processes. Technology may also produce new solutions to make data more useful and practical for customers (travel agents) and expand to cover new industries.
Our advanced technology to ensure GDS distribution by your OTA is next-generation, seamless. So, the travel agents and their customers can access accurate and up-to-date information instantly at any time.
With the integrations of a renowned GDS to your travel system via XML/ APIs, access real-time tour and travel inventories and make reservations instantly - and reduce your overheads in the process too.
Through seamless GDS connectivity, your online travel products such as hotel, flight, car and other products has the ability to maintain and update availability, rates, and information in real-time to all sales channels, all integrated with your website booking engine through an XML interface.