Amadeus, Travelport and Sabre GDS Systems helping travel agencies grow using OTA model

Trawex Technologies
4 min readMar 26, 2019

-- — A Global Distribution System(GDS) is a computerized network system owned or operated by a company that enables transactions between travel industry service providers mainly airlines, hotels, car rentals companies & travel agencies.

Global Distribution System

Trawex provides a one-stop solution for a vast selection of travel products from world’s leading GDS. Integrate our single API to get inventory from multiple GDS systems, flight consolidators and Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs). Trawex Global Distribution System helps you easily expand into the global market. We work with all the major GDS providers, travel consolidators and integrate with Amadeus GDS, Travelport / Galileo GDS, Sabre GDS which allow accessing for reserving airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel sectors.

Importance of GDS

GDS is and will remain as the most important channel of distribution for airlines, hotels, and car rental companies alike. The GDS provides the following benefits:

1.OTAs have greatly improved the travel shopping experience & convenience for consumers and have increased pricing transparency.

2. Travel agents can get a global platform for their business with strong market penetration.

3.GDS is the base to enter into corporate clients across the world.

4.GDS is highly effective in alluring international travelers. This is the reason why using GDS among the travel agents is growing exponentially every year.

5.GDS has the ability to update the status of inventory in real time. Thus agents can view all the changes instantly and will be able to suggest the new updates and offer to clients without any interruptions to make the deal.

Popular GDS in the travel industry:

There are 4 main GDS Systems heading the travel industry as follows:

  1. Sabre
  2. Galileo
  3. Amadeus
  4. Worldspan

Why travel agents need access to GDS?

Travel agents require the assistance of GDS and it is for the sake of their own profits.GDS serves as direct sellers of the Air Fares travel agents get into an agreement to the GDS and get access to a list of fares what he/she can again sell to the customers. So getting access to the GDS would allow you to serve first-hand Air tickets and you can draw more profits out of them as compared to purchase tickets from travel agencies and resell them.

Major GDS systems

Amadeus is a multi-GDS services company which distributes inventory and content to the world’s global distribution systems. Amadeus GDS System offers your travelers a flexible online booking experience for flights, hotel rooms, car rental, sightseeing and transfers including the full range of airfare families and ancillary services. We offer travel portal solutions with Amadeus GDS System by integrating Amadeus software for the travel trade industry including customized software products for travel agents and travel service providers.

Sabre GDS system is connected to more than 400,000 travel agents worldwide with more than 400 airlines, 175,000 hotel properties, 200 tour operators, 50 rail carriers, 40 car rental outlets and 17 cruise lines, who are serving to end clients. Sabre Holdings is a travel technology company serving airlines, hotels, online and offline travel agents and travel buyers. Sabre GDS System provides data-rich solutions that give travel buyers and suppliers unique insights into their operations that help to manage your travel business, reducing costs and improving revenues.

Galileo provides distribution services globally for the travel companies with the advanced airline reservation system, state-of-the-art travel products and solutions based on the internet for simplicity and compatibility. We provide consulting, development for all the aspects of B2B & B2C Galileo GDS / Travelport GDS / Galileo API Integration. The Galileo Travel System / Galileo Software includes Galileo Reservation System for air booking, Galileo Hotel for hotel booking, travel packages, Galileo bus booking, Galileo rail booking, Galileo cruise booking, insurance, and Galileo CRS system. Trawex is known as one of the best Galileo Booking System / Galileo Software development.

The Worldspan GDS system enables travel agencies and travel companies to provide comprehensive airline contents to their customers. This helps travel companies to grow their business with extensive global reach to both leisure and corporate travelers.

Future of GDS

For Years, GDS has been serving the travel industry with reliability, security, speed and accuracy to airlines, hospitality, car rentals and many more. As per IATA study, the future of GDS is very huge and it will create a robust e-commerce platform for the travel industry. If GDSs keeps continuing the ever-changing needs of airlines and hotel industry then it will rule the travel industry.



Trawex Technologies

Trawex is the leading travel technology company globally and we serve travel companies from 50 countries across four continents.