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Airline Global Distribution Systems - Growing Focus on Technology To Offer Seamless Booking Experience To End Customers

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Groupy offers travel agency software integrated with these travel inventory supplying GDSs enabling end-customers to book flights from several LCCs and airline companies. Hence, adding to the business growth of our partner travel agents and OTAs.

It allows travel agents, both human and technological, to review data, compare prices and schedules, and make purchases from multiple different vendors in real-time to quickly and efficiently implement an itinerary for their customers.

Independent travel agents, online travel agents, and travel agencies now use progressively more advanced Airline GDS systems to search for the best available travel and flights and rates for their clients. Agents will make airline and hotel reservations (in real-time) for clients, and they will manage their research and bookings within minutes.

The worldwide companies which provide global distribution systems are Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and Worldspan. They are owned and operated as joint ventures by vital airlines, car rental companies, and hotel groups also called Automated Reservation Systems (ARS) or Computerized Reservation Systems (CRS).

Global Distribution System (GDS) is a computerized reservation system for reserving airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel-related components. Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport, Apollo, and Galileo are all global distribution systems.

There are various GDS options, and each GDS system will have access to its own pool of carriers. The four highest GDSs are Amadeus, Sabre, Travelport (which is the parent company of Apollo/Galileo and Worldspan).

Basically, hundreds of airlines can be logged into a single GDS system, to which thousands upon thousands of travel agents globally have access. That’s the win-win circumstance of the Global Distribution System. 

Travel agents have access to zillions of multiple airline fares, and various airlines’ inventory is accessible to the zillions of travel agents who are booking flights for their several customers.

Global Distribution Systems are responsible for offering booking websites with unified access to an endless inventory of flights, hotel rooms, car rental companies, cruises, and much more.

The increase in the demand for travel agents as a means of getting the desired reservations for businessmen and leisure travelers has been growing the relevance of global distribution systems across the world. 

The airline industry was searching for a way to streamline the travel reservation and booking process for travel agents so that they could more efficiently access data about flight schedules, fares, and seat availability.

Since technology is integral for the development of global distribution platforms, travel agencies are seen entering into contracts with well-known tech companies to offer a seamless end-customer experience.


Why Are Global Distribution Systems Beneficial ? 


To meet the amplifying demand for air travel, airlines developed their own reservation systems to automate the booking process. 

Take benefit of the power of APIs to attach a variety of inventory sources to your travelers and policy. This lets you access supplier-direct pricing together with discounted corporate hotel rates sourced from the GDS (Global Distribution System) and consumer sites like Priceline. You advantage from avoiding markups and leveraging discounted rates for a win-win for savings.

GDSs have expanded to other travel services, the entire combination (i.e., flight, car, hotel) can be purchased on a single platform, eliminating the hassle of booking each component individually. GDSs also alert agents to limited-time sales, special rates, and promotional packages that further incentivize their use.

Normally, a GDS system is one of the most essential distributions channels for those in the airline business since it will make the airline noticeable to travel agents, who would then be able to book airlines for the benefit of their customers. This at the point can possibly simultaneously develop the number of appointments the airline creates.

Travel agencies use GDS to get real-time availability, and preferred rates on flight tickets, hotel rooms, and car rentals all over the world as it authorizes them to be very reactive when asked for a quote.

Groupy provides airlines with all channels of distribution required to boost sales from direct public bookings using the internet booking engine, direct travel agency bookings via the agent's web portal to GDS, and interline sales connecting to other airlines reservation systems via IATA Interline E-ticketing (IET).

We offer comprehensive GDS software solutions including user modules (like B2C, B2B, B2E, B2B2C), services modules (flights, hotels, cars, transfers, sightseeing, VISA, cruise, recharge), and backend admin modules. The GDS software for travel agents is also complemented by native mobile apps in Android and iOS, which can be deployed together with the IBE or in the next phase.

These systems, commonly known as the global distribution systems (GDS), have done much to decide the shape of the worldwide travel marketplace and continue to shape it to this day.

Since the system is connected with such a large number of organizations and airlines, it will take this data about where the customer requirements to go and when and will check with all the linked organizations.


Purpose Of GDS System




The comprehensive purpose of the GDS is access to a worldwide distribution network. The system is connected to several airline and travel office organizations.

Nowadays, GDS systems allow travelers to take advantage of booking hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets, together with other activities like outdoor tours. They also offer access to railway and bus reservations in some segments of markets, although these are not always integrated with the main system.

Since the system is connected with such a large number of organizations and airlines, it will take this data about where the customer needs to go and when and will check with all the connected organizations.

A global distribution system can also be understood as a network operated by a travel consolidator company that enables automated transactions between booking agents and vendors so as to provide real-time travel services to global consumers. 

We offer a wide range of data solutions to help airlines to serve their customers efficiently and market themselves. It is a productive and cost-effective distribution channel that causes carriers to grow their market reach to leisure and corporate travel.

We provide connections to all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and we attach to more online travel websites than any other distribution provider.

This allows a travel agent with a connection to a single GDS to choose and book various flights, hotels, activities, and associated services on all the vendors in the world who are part of that GDS.

Particularly, a GDS is often used by a travel agency, to see real-time information and data about the availability of hotel rooms, flights, and other travel services. That information is very beneficial to travel agents which can then sell travel products and services to their clients.

A GDS global distribution system usually connects rates, services, bookings consolidating products and services across the major travel sectors like hotel reservations, car rentals, airline reservations, and other activities.

You attach to the GDS, giving you access to all of the travel agents your GDS is attached with. Those travel agents then sell your rooms to their customers (a mix of corporates and leisure travelers), and any bookings made are automatic.


Why Choose Groupy For GDS System Development ?


Travel agencies usually have reliable distribution systems to offer products, rates, and services for end users. It assists to attach services, rates, and bookings consolidating services for hotel reservations, airline reservations, and car rentals.

Groupy is made up of professionals in system analysis and design, together with system architectures and modeling. Development and coding, testing and implementation, and a variety of further factors.

Groupy is a recognized leader in the travel industry, with leading-edge technology that continues to modernize the airline commerce and distribution landscape.

GDSs provide the technological infrastructure for nearly all stages of travel. The travel landscape works as it does in large part through its investment in R&D and commitment to providing innovative solutions for suppliers.

The GDS has saved an immense amount of time by efficiently streamlining the distribution of availability, pricing, and other inventory data, and helped travel agents make faster & better-managed bookings for their customers.

A GDS brings information in real-time, so representatives can identify which certain flights, holiday accommodation, or other solutions finest suit their customer’s demands in secs.
Due to the fact that GDSs have actually expanded to various other traveling solutions, the overall combination (i.e., flight, cars, and truck, resort) can be acquired on one single platform, eliminating the problem of booking each part separately.

Hence, a GDS can attach solutions, rates, and bookings settling products or services throughout all three travel industries: i.e., airline bookings, hotel appointments, car services.


Features of Global Distribution System




Coverage – Develop your exposure to tour operators and tourists through the proactive marketing of travel agencies, consortia, and business accounts. The most well-known way to book consortia and negotiate company pricing.

24 x7 – Accept bookings from travel agents all over the world.

Market Reach Online – An effective and effortless method of marketing your hotel on the Internet. Travel businesses and websites commonly operate it.

Little Maintenance is Required – The data provided to your hotel chain’s or representation company’s central reservation system is automatically copied to the GDS.

Enhance Coverage – Improve your reach to corporate and leisure travelers with special programs.

Online Distribution Strategy – Developing market share by making your products available to new online distribution channels.


Groupy GDS Connect


Groupy connects you to these leading global distribution systems:

  • Amadeus

  • Sabre

  • Galileo

  • Worldspan

  • Apollo




  • Operating over 30 years.

  • The largest international network of any of the GDS.

  • The leading transaction processor of the comprehensive travel industry provides knowledgeable technology solutions to travel agencies.

  • The company runs complicated transactions between travel sellers and travel providers.




  • Pioneer for revenue management, corporate booking tools, web, and mobile itinerary tools.

  • Sabre Travel Network consists of a set of solutions that integrate with the GDS.

  • Delivers solutions and products to the international travel industry.

  • Allows key services and software solutions to travel agencies.




  • Owned by Travelport. Travelport Worldwide Ltd has a vast geographical footprint in the travel industry.

  • Moreover, it is used to book trains, cars, and hotels.

  • It is a member of the International Air Transport Association.




  • It is a Travelport platform.

  • Technology leader in web-based travel.

  • Offers technologies and services to international travel companies.




  • Permits travel agents to book flight tickets, holiday packages, hotel rooms, etc.

  • Provides technology, online distribution, payments, and other services to the travel industry.



What We Offer

Groupy platform currently empowers 1000+ customers across 4 continents, 10000+ bookings a day, 1000000+ travel searches a day, across 200+ Suppliers, 600,000+ Hotels, 1000+ Airlines, 200,000+ Activities, 30,000+ Cruise Itineraries and much more for your brand.

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  • Online travel booking engine
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  • Centralised mid-office
  • Ability to connect multiple GDS, LCC, and third party APIs
  • Complete Reservation Management
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