Skift – Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Eric Oppegaard

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By  Andrew Sheivachman

Skift Take: Agents may be placing more hotel bookings through global distribution systems, but the fact remains that hotels would like to move away from expensive distribution channels like these.

While the role of global distribution system (GDS) companies is shifting in a dynamic marketplace, they remain useful for travel agents around the world.

TravelClick and Phoenix Marketing International polled more than 900 travel agents using Sabre, Amadeus, and Travelport in 52 countries on their use of global distribution system platforms. Half of those surveyed said they are using a global distribution system more than they did two years ago, leading to an increase in the amount of hotel bookings placed on the platform.

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