What is the major GDS software?

Several major global distribution systems house and process most data from hotels, airlines, and distributors. These include Amadeus, Sabre, and Travelport. However, many technology providers help hotels tap into these GDSs and, by extension, the thousands of travel agents and travellers worldwide.

Amadeus GDS

Amadeus has been operating for over 30 years, building critical solutions to help airlines, hotels, railways, travel agencies, tour operators and more to run their businesses and improve the travel experience.

The company operates in over 190 markets, with a particularly strong presence in Europe due to the company itself and its database being hosted in European countries. Amadeus has the biggest global market share footprint of any GDSs, with a potential reach of millions of guests. Many bookings through Amadeus are specific to airlines; however, hotel owners can still benefit from this major GDS.

Sabre GDS

Sabre is a leading technology and data-driven solutions provider helping airlines, hotels and travel agencies grow their businesses and transform the traveller experience globally. This network is used by a range of travel suppliers, including approximately 400 airlines, 200,000 hotels, 200 tour operators, 50 rail carriers, 40 car rental outlets and 17 cruise lines. Sabre is seen as a pioneer for online travel agencies, corporate booking tools, revenue management, as well as web and mobile itinerary tools, to name a few.

Due to its strong presence within the North American market, Sabre has a large reach to travel agencies and customers and is very attractive to hotel businesses. It can allocate hotel inventories to travel agents globally and offers several hospitality technology solutions.

Travelport GDS

Travelport has the smallest market share out of the ‘big three’ GDS companies and comprises the Apollo, Worldspan and Galileo global distribution systems. While the company is UK based, the main market is the US, where its child networks can be found.

The network is less reliant on its home market compared to other GDS systems and is beneficial for hotel owners to distribute their services to travel agencies worldwide.

Travelport or Galileo GDS allows hotel owners to distribute hotel rooms and availability to travel agencies globally, offering 24-hour access to inventories and information.


A global distribution system (GDS) is a computerized network system. Which is the most important travel inventory product for any travel agent. A PCC & API is the most demandable product of GDS. A GDS is operated through the 3 major Legacy: Amadeus | Galileo | and Sabre.

What is GDS PCC?

The codes are typically 3 or 4 characters long (although the GDS system uses up to nine characters) and are unique to a specific travel agency office. They are used to associate each agency’s bookings with the agency and also to identify private fares available to the agency. zooFamily – Travel Agents Community provide those I’D with an amount of 45$(3500BDT).

What is GDS I’d?

GDS I’D means travel agents collect the I’D from the GDS for booking purposes. Usually, GDS provide this I’D for the travel agent’s stuff. And travel agents can collect those login I’D:  Travelport, Sabre, Amadeus. IATA travel agents provide those I’D to generate the booking. zooFamily – Travel Agents Community provide those I’D free of cost.

How does GDS operate?

GDS is operated by a company that enables transactions between travel industry service providers, mainly airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and travel agencies. The GDS mainly uses real-time inventory (e.g. number of hotel rooms available, number of flight seats available, or number of cars available) to service providers. A GDS can link services, rates, and bookings, consolidating products and services across airline and hotel reservations.

How does a travel agent use GDS?

The Global Distribution System (GDS) is a primary reservation tool for travel agents. GDS is a network that enables travel agencies and their clients to access travel data, shop for and compare reservation options and book travel.

How much is a GDS system?

GDS System Prices depend on your partner or providers. The percentage from an air ticket is 7%, and GDS provides an incentive that depends on your sell volume. For the GDS PCC zooFamily charge an amount of 45$ (3500BDT), but login I’D they provide FREE of cost.

Who uses GDS?

A global distribution system (GDS) links reservation inventory under one computer-based network. The most common uses for GDSs are in the tourism industry, mainly for airlines, hospitality companies, and travel agent companies. If you are interested in the travel business, you can use a global distribution system (GDS).

Why is GDS important in the travel business?

GDS is a network/platform that enables travel agencies and their clients to access travel data, shop for and compare reservation options, and book travel. GDS links all those services across the three primary travel reservation sectors (airline, hotel, and ground transportation) and activities. Nowadays, it’s important to connect its API with the online travel agent (OTA).

What are the Most Popular Global Distribution Systems?

The GDS industry has come a long way since the 60s; while Sabre is still a major player, several GDS companies operate today. The major global distribution systems for travel reservations include:

  • Amadeus is the world’s largest GDS, accounting for about 40% of GDS transactions, and it’s especially popular in Europe. Though many of these reservations are for airfare, it’s still a powerful tool for hotels, with over 600,000 hotels connected. website: www.amadeus.com.bd
  • Sabre is the second-largest GDS, accounting for about 35% of travel agency bookings. Around 175,000 hotels are connected to Sabre, but its portfolio in North America is larger than its competitors. website: www.sabre.com.bd
  • Travelport GDS  owns systems called Galileo, Worldspan, and Apollo. 25% of travel agencies use this system worldwide. But Bangladesh Travelport is the most popular GDS system. website: www.travelport.com.bd


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