Choosing GDS distribution with HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts gives your hotel access to half a million travel agents worldwide who use the Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo/Apollo or Worldspan Global Distribution Systems and to millions more bookers who use websites that are powered by them.
GDS or Global Distribution Systems refer to the reservation tools travel agencies and consortia use when making air, hotel or other travel service bookings.
Not only do GDS power the content of ‘traditional’ travel agency platforms, they also provide pricing, availability and reservation functionality to many online travel agencies.
What can GDS Distribution do for your Hotel?
GDS distribution can open up your hotel to a wide range of potential new bookers that would not otherwise have access to your hotel’s rates and availability, such as corporate bookers or consortia and travel management companies.
The HotelREZ team will work with your hotel to ensure it’s represented in the best possible light on the GDS, so you maximize the business you can achieve through this channel. Once your hotel is live on the GDS, the HotelREZ team will work with you to increase revenue, through participation in sales and marketing activities, as well as advising you on competitive pricing strategies.
How we can boost your GDS reservations
Travel Agent Roadshows
In addition to the public rates that are bookable on the GDS and other channels, HotelREZ encourages member hotels to participate in corporate, TMC and consortia hotel programmes by providing client specific negotiated rates. Setting up negotiated rates is one of the best ways to generate volume reservations.
Travel managers use Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify the hotels they may want to work with, decide if they meet the programme criteria and negotiate rates. HotelREZ have a team of experts who can support you throughout the RFP process, as well as cutting edge technology to help simplify the process of RFP completion.
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts have set up preferred partnerships directly with small and more regional travel agencies, who don’t normally have an RFP programme, to ensure hotel members gain high visibility and receive more business from them.
HotelREZ also works closely with other global strategic preferred partners to grow your hotel business through their agents, as well as corporate companies that are part of their network.
HotelREZ ensures that GDS bookers are aware of HotelREZ member hotels and the HO chain code through a range of marketing activities including email marketing, banner advertising, face to face visits and point of sale campaigns. We also promote our member hotels via specific niche rate campaigns as well as offers such as sale rates or business and boutique hotel collections.
Travel Agent Roadshows
HotelREZ offers member hotels opportunities to participate in supplier events with our preferred partners, so that you can promote your property directly, thus increasing their product knowledge and your hotel’s revenue.
Other Distribution Services
Connect your property and manage your presence on the GDS, used by travel agents and corporate bookers, as well as the leading travel websites, your hotel’s own website and the HotelREZ call centres, all via one login to one system.
Convert online visitors to booked guests with a cutting edge, industry leading booking platform