Hotel GDS Distribution
Global Distribution Systems
or Global Distribution Systems
refer to the reservation tool 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.
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.
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.
Examples of ways we can help boost your GDS reservations include:
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.
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 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.
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
At the core of GDS distribution from HotelREZ is CentralREZ, an online hotel Central Reservation System
(CRS). From CentralREZ you can load and manage your rates and content on the GDS, as well as other channels including:
Contact our team now to discuss your hotel GDS distribution needs
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