Integration with the GDS and OTA Services

Global distribution is vitally important for the hospitality market as more and more bookings are made online. Using the Global Distribution Services (GDS) andOnline Travel Agencies (OTA) systems will optimize your visibility promoting globally your property 24/7 and create incremental business opportunities. Thus the GDS/OTA service ensures to distribute your room nights across the world.

Studies have shown that simply having your property appear on any of these channels increases the hotel's visibility and bookings. Increase your room sales and generate more leads by selling your rooms via the Global Distribution Services and Online Travel Agencies.

With Frontdesk Anywhere you can manage your room inventory and rates with many of the top GDS and OTA providers. Your availability and rate changes are updated in almost real-time so you never have to worry about managing a channel or risk over selling your property.

 

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The Hotelier Problem

How does the property manager ensure that the same room is not booked twice when selling on multiple channels? How can rates be constantly up-to-date across all channels without requiring hours of tedious updates (or worse yet, forgotten or ignored)?

By integrating your different channels within Frontdesk Anywhere allows you to increase your online exposure keeping track of all your bookings. When a booking is made on one of your channels Frontdesk Anywhere automatically updates your inventory and shows the reservation on your tape chart so that you never have to worry about over-booking your property! When a rate is changed, all of the channels receive the update and ensures compliance with travel agency pricing guidelines.

Differences between OTA and GDS

What are OTAs? 

OTAs which stand for Online Travel Agents/Agencies are internet-based travel websites. They are basically online versions of the traditional travel agent or tour operator. Major OTAs: Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Lastminute...

Learn more about our FDx hotel OTA Channel Manager...

See the entire list of 130+ supported Online Travel Agencies...

What are GDS?

GDS or Global Distribution Systems were originally created by the airline industry to enable travel agents to make airline reservations. Over time, they increased their offer to include hotels, resorts, car rental, and cruise lines seeking to distribute their products to travel agencies. They can nowadays be considered as a travel marketplace used as a single point of access for reserving airline seats, hotel rooms, rental cars, and other travel related items. Major GDS: Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan.

Learn more about our GDS integration for hotel management...

Advantages of this integration
  • Optimizes your online exposure
  • Eliminates the risk of overbooking
  • Pushes instantly all reservations to your PMS
Interested in Connecting to Online Travel Agencies?

Frontdesk Anywhere offers you a powerful and easy-to-use channel management platform fully integrated to your PMS system to help you keep track of bookings coming from dozen of sources.

Learn about our connectivity to the Online Travel Agencies such as Expedia.com and Travelocity with the FDx OTA Channel Manager...

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