GDS Connection

Amadeus - Galileo/Apollo - Sabre - Worldspan

Electronic GDS distribution is an essential marketing tool for all hotels as it essentially sends a digital brochure to thousands of Travel Agencies around the world through their computer system. Through our Central Reservations System, our hotels are connected to all four global distribution systems to ensure that the hotel information is distributed with the maximum amount of Travel Agencies as it is possible.

Our team help you along the entire way, whether you are signing up on the GDS for the first time or switching from another representation company, we ensure to be with you along the way. We offer you training and guidance for the entire onboarding process, from information building to hotel profile audits and any changes you ever deem necessary.

A breakdown of the services included with our Electronic Distribution:

Real-time seamless GDS connectivity to hundreds of thousands of travel agents in the global distribution systems (GDS) including: Sabre, Apollo/Galileo, Worldspan, and Amadeus
 Electronic distribution management through The Travelbook Group web-based central reservation system, t-CRS, with interfaces to multiple PMS, extranet and channel management systems
 GDS help desk for travel agent support
 Representation under The Travelbook Group hotel chain code (OK) or private label distribution under your unique GDS chain code
 GDS database team dedicated to loading and test-booking rate plans and room types, hotel descriptions, negotiated and consortia rates

Regular quality assurance audits to optimise each hotel’s representation and productivity in all distribution channels

Travel agent commission settlement program available for simplified monthly TA payments

GDS marketing options include Sabre Sign- On Messages and Promo Spots, Galileo Front Page News and Featured Property and Worldspan PrimeSine

Consortia

Our consortia experts will guide you through the bidding process

A Consortium is a group of travel agencies who have banded together, in effect agencies and travel companies that don't directly compete are able to share their individual facilities thus adding an additional dimension to their size and density. Travel Management Companies (TMC), add value to corporations when they manage all or part of a given company’s travel functions. This can and often does empower them to provide price negotiation on all the elements of the travel experience. The basis of these transactions is the “negotiated rate” between Consortia/TMCs on behalf of their corporate customers and hotels. The ability to see these special rates in a GDS by any GDS user is restricted and the rate may be booked only after entry of either the agent’s or the client’s “authorisation code.” Each consortia program has requirements and fees for hotels to participate and we allow our hotels to choose which Consortia to join to best fit their hotel needs.

Corporate Rate Programmes

RFP stands for Request for Pricing. In the world of corporate travel, the Travel Departments of large corporations send out RFPs to those hotels that they are interested in including in their preferred corporate travel programme for their travellers to use. The RFP is a global standard form, set by the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association), and contains many questions to tell the corporate travel department all about the hotel. The Travelbook Group offers its hotels a web-based service which allows individual properties to respond to multiple RFPs without having to re-enter data. The tool provided by The Travelbook Group uses the GBTA RFP standards and allows large corporations with high amounts of business travel to negotiate rates with hotels all over the world. It is a great opportunity for additional business to your hotel as very large corporate clients are using the system to negotiate. These tools even allow hotels to create responses to RFPs in the National Bargee Travellers Association format for companies that are not clients of Travelbook Group. Hotels are able to track the status of RFPs and update and make changes to their profile at any time. Once the RFP has been submitted back to the corporate travel department, they will review it and see if the information and rates are suitable for their needs. If they are suitable, the corporate travel department will accept that hotel in to their list of preferred hotels. If the information in the RFP is not suitable, the corporate travel department might renegotiate those items or rates that were not suitable.

IDS Distribution

Reach online booking engines through DHISCO

The internet boasts thousands of different small travel websites.

The Travelbook Group offers our hotels Pegasus connectivity through our Central Reservations System. An essential marketing tool which sends an online hotel brochure to appear on the thousands of travel websites, creating great online exposure for the hotel and reach to the growing number of travel websites providing real-time reservation capabilities for travelers booking online. What this includes: Real-time seamless connectivity to thousands of online booking sites via Pegasus
 Electronic distribution management through our central reservation system, with interfaces to multiple PMS, extranet and channel management systems
 IDS database team dedicated to loading and test-booking rate plans and room types, hotel descriptions and negotiated rates
 Regular quality assurance audits to optimise each hotel’s representation and productivity in Pegasus

Booking Sites commission settlement programme available for simplified monthly payments IDS help desk for Booking Sites support