GDS portal integration allows your availability and rates to be visible to leisure and business travel agencies all around the world. GDS bookings tend to be high value and so are an important part of the distribution strategy for independent hotels.
If your channel manager links with the leading global distribution systems Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo and Worldspan it means that any travel agent making a hotel booking for a visitor staying in your area has the opportunity to place guests at your property.
Along with reservations made through travel agents, the integration provides rates and availability to additional distribution channels via the Pegasus Online Distribution Database, and other online travel agencies.
For leisure or business guests, using a travel agency is a convenient solution to an otherwise time consuming process by being able to book and manage an entire trip - flights, rental car, hotel - all in one place.
Travel industry experts are predicting that as the hospitality economy begins to grow again post-Covid, travel agents across the globe will become busier than before due to the one stop shop nature of the travel service they provide. Having your property listed on the GDS, linked directly from your hotel software is an important part of your revenue management strategy.
By adding GDS connectivity to complement your own web booking engine and existing sales channels, the difference between a PMS and a central reservation system become smaller making the job of hotel management easier.
Caterbook now supports updating the GDS with rates and availability, as well as downloading reservations straight to the PMS.