Travel Advisors Benefit From Multiple Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and Non-GDS Technology
A GDS is the fastest and simplest way to find live rates and availability for rooms and flights. It also automates transactions with partners around the globe for seamless bookings. Because there is more than one GDS platform used by luxury hotels, airlines, cruises, tours, and car rental brands, the greater your access to them, the more options you have for personalized and exclusive travel experiences.
To expand your current access, our host travel agency provides you access to (and support for) one of three GDS platforms:
Apollo or Worldspan, Travelport GDS brands
Travelport is a top three major global distribution system operator. While initially focused on airline bookings, it now distributes a variety of products and services for those in the travel industry, including hotel rooms.
Sabre, also a top three major GDS operator, accounts for over a third of all travel agency bookings. Sabre boasts around 175,000 hotels in its system, and its North American portfolio is considerably larger than its competitors.
Because these are some of the best-known and most widely used GDS platforms in the world, access to them can greatly increase your selections for travel planning.
For those who don’t use a GDS, Andavo offers Revelex®, a premier travel technology that allows advisors to search, book, and pay in one easy transaction, empowering advisors to manage their business more efficiently providing opportunities for increased profitability.
Andavo’s luxury travel advisors are now empowered with a tool that aggregates and distributes information from multiple websites into one user-friendly software, organizing business operations in one system. This incredibly valuable benefit is just another way our host agency for travel agents makes your work easier.
As a host agency that supports multiple GDS systems, our advisors have the flexibility of working within the platform in which they are most skilled. This makes switching to Andavo a breeze, without the stress of training on a new GDS. Plus we have a dedicated support team to assist with any GDS questions or issues that arise.
VP, Andavo Travel