Expand Your Reach and Consumer Base by Connecting to the GDS

GuestPoint has the pathway for you to tap into the unique market of the GDS. Allowing to maximise your exposure.

What is the GDS?

GuestPoint is here to assist you to tap into the huge potential market given by using the GDS distribution network. What is the GDS? The Global Distribution System (GDS) is a central reservation system which acts as a conduit between travel bookers and travel suppliers.  The GDS communicates live products, price and availability data to travel agents and online booking engines for automated transactions.

The GDS is used to access the corporate travel market because of its ability to present hotels, flights, and car rentals in one simple interface providing convenience for users.

Whether your hotel is struggling to attract enough attention from travellers, or the guests you’re attracting aren’t the correct audience group, or you’re experiencing gaps in occupancy, signing up to a global distribution system (GDS) might be a worthwhile option for your Motel/Hotel business. 

Despite the growth of third party online travel agencies (OTAs) like and Expedia, GDS systems remain the number one way to promote your hotel to the corporate travel market globally and attract travelers to your hotel.

How Can GuestPoint Help You Connect To The GDS?

Direct GDS Connection Within GuestPoint Channel Manager

Connecting to the GDS is widely beneficial for your properties distribution. The GuestPoint Channel Manager allows access directly to reconline which connects to over 460,00 travel agents who use the GDS on a daily basis. Additionally independent travellers also use the GDS for their travel arrangements.  This increases exposure for smaller to medium sized properties on a global scale.   

Unsure if the GDS will Benefit You?

Unsure if corporate travellers are your target market? Don’t see the benefit with the GDS?  Many motels/hotels have questioned how it could benefit them. For example one of our more remote properties in Miles Qld, currently uses GuestPoint Channel Manager, and just in August alone they had over 80 independent bookings coming from the GDS. Many other properties have similar experiences of significantly higher booking rates due to the GDS. Don’t fall into the mindset of I’m not a corporate property. Many companies such as Railways/Mines/Govt agencies etc all use the GDS for the company bookings.

What are the Major GDS Softwares?

There are several major global distribution systems that house and process the vast majority of data from hotels, airlines, and other distributors. These include Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan, Apollo, and Pegasus. However there are many technology providers that help hotels tap into these GDS’s and by extension the thousands of travel agents and travellers across the world.

How GuestPoint Channel Manager Connects to the GDS

GuestPoint has built a direct connection through a Global partner called reconline

How reconline Supports Your GDS Distribution 

Available on all channels with the reconline platform your hotel is bookable in the Global  Distribution Systemen (GDS) via Amadeus, Sabre, Galileo, Worldspan and Axess.  Your Property maintains full control of its distribution with a web-based Control Panel giving you live access to your online offerings, including availability, pricing, hotel descriptions and pictures. Your Negotiated Rates are in good hands with the team at reconline.  Not only are reconline known for loading your company rates and/or consortia agreements efficiently, they also make sure they’re set up properly.  All interfaces support the latest standards (Seamless Next Generation) as well as industry best practice programs like ‘Total Pricing’ or ‘Rate Assured.’

Features and Benefits

Simple, Yet Powerful

With the web-based Control Panel, you will always have access to your online offerings. There is no software to install or manual handovers required from your side. Changes you make in our system are immediately updated in all connected distribution Channels.

Consortia & Company Agreements

Your ‘rate loading instructions’ for company rate agreements are in good hands with us. Not only are we known for loading them efficiently, we also make sure they’re set up properly. reconline can also assist you in contracting Consortia agreements, including an interfaced third-party tool (Lanyon, Nexus) to automate the process.


You’re the one who defines how much commission you pay to travel agents (recommend 10%). The automated travel agent commission payment processing makes sure, your travel agent partners receive your commission in a in a timely manner.

GDS Experts

The team of GDS Distribution experts at Reconline make sure that your content is set up correctly based on the requirements of each individual GDS system, and the presentation of your content actively promotes bookings. If required, reconline can also assist you in defining a proper pricing strategy for your hotel.

For more Information Including Pricing

Reduce your GDS distribution costs: Request more information on the pricing  models and how you can reduce your hotel’s GDS distribution cost. Get in touch with one of our friendly team today!

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