Global Distribution System

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"One third of the worldwide travel traffic goes via GDS and increases by 5% each year. From the GDS content review to the rate strategy analysis and the signature of targeted contracts, our GDS experts help you drive new business to your hotel with an average daily rate which is often higher on this channel."
Gabriella Tritschler, Director Corporate Sales
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does GDS mean?

Global Distribution System are worldwide computerized reservation network used as a single point-of-access for reserving airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel-related items by travel agents, and large corporations. The main global distribution systems are Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, and Worldspan. They are owned and operated as joint ventures by major airlines, car rental companies and hotel groups. 

I have no corporate clients at my hotel, it is not interesting for my hotel

GDS is still 50% leisure and 50% Business. From International clients that do not book on Internet, 2 out of 10 travelers still prefer travel agents. Varying your distribution multiplies your booking opportunities 

It is an expensive distribution channel with many actors to pay for a single booking

Not more than certain OTAs or tour operators. It helps to target business travelers and get new bookings. You can fully control your rate strategy and content from your Back office.

Do you have your own chain code?

We are administrator of your chain code ‘FG’ plus we maintain our own GDS gateway. 

This channel is old and does not produce a lot versus Internet

GDS represents 58 millions hotel bookings a year and increases by 5% each year. One third of the worldwide travel traffic goes via GDS and it represents 20% of hotel distribution revenue. It allows you to vary your distribution and also target new types of clients such as corporations.

It is complex to manage and I cannot control my distribution

We provide a back office which allows you to control both Booking engine and GDS channels at the same time, with the same functional features. This channel displays the same content as OTAs (description, images, rates and availabilities). The search format are just different in each system. For any questions or doubt about display, our expert team in each of office can help you and show you the end user screens’ result.

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Market study > online trip research, expectations, experience sharing

FASTBOOKING announces a major partnership with Hotix in Africa

Published on June 2, 2014

Paris - 2nd June, 2014 FASTBOOKING is stepping up the pace of its expansion in North and West Africa by signing… + Read More

Paris - 2nd June, 2014 FASTBOOKING is stepping up the pace of its expansion in North and West Africa by signing a distribution partnership agreement with Hotix, a leading PMS and IT solutions provider for the hotel industry. FASTBOOKING is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Hotix in North and West…

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Hungry? > acquires Viator, the tours and activities agency, for $200M

Pershing Hall, the Paris boutique 5-star luxury hotel, signs with FastBooking for combined GDS Consortia and Corporate services

Published on January 6, 2014

Paris, January 6, 2014 FastBooking, the world’s leading provider of digital marketing and technology solutions to increase hotel direct online reservations,… + Read More

Paris, January 6, 2014 FastBooking, the world’s leading provider of digital marketing and technology solutions to increase hotel direct online reservations, announces the signing of a long-term contract to provide Pershing Hall hotel with GDS services to optimize high-end corporate accounts and top-tier leisure business. FastBooking Consortia and Corporate Care program will…

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control 96% of 1st page booking listings on Kayak > Prestige Absent From s 1st Page

Fujita Kanko, Inc. signs with FastBooking for hotel booking engine, GDS, channel management and distribution services

Published on October 1, 2012

Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan; October 1, 2012 Fujita Kanko, Inc. hotel properties join well-known hospitality brand names such as Tokyu… + Read More

Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan; October 1, 2012 Fujita Kanko, Inc. hotel properties join well-known hospitality brand names such as Tokyu Hotels, Prince Hotels, Best Western Japan, Monterey Hotels, Candeo Hotels and  Wing Hotels, on the FastBooking client roster. Among the first projects are new website development and mobile sites for…

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FastBooking pumps up GDS services with its FG private label code

Published on November 24, 2011

Paris; November 24, 2011 FastBooking officially announces its new GDS connection solution. Built from the ground up, it extends the company’s… + Read More

Paris; November 24, 2011 FastBooking officially announces its new GDS connection solution. Built from the ground up, it extends the company’s existing GDS service with its own “FG” chain code, accelerating recognition of the company’s hotel clients on GDS channels. The new configuration also brings hoteliers a single-image platform and leverages…