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What is a ''GDS''?

Ever wondered what a GDS exactly is? You hear it quite often, but every time you hear the word ''GDS'' you have no clue what it is. Let us explain it to you!

Synonyms for the word GDS: Global Distribution System

Global Distribution System (GDS) is one of the many players involved in the sale of hotel rooms. Simply said, a GDS is a large collection of hotel prices, flight tickets and car rentals from which travel agencies, among others, can make the most favorable trip for their customers. So when you distribute (a part of) your rooms via a GDS, about half a million travel agencies worldwide can sell your hotel rooms to both leisure and business travellers.