Global Distribution System
A GDS is a worldwide conduit between travel bookers and suppliers, such as hotels and other accommodation providers. It communicates live product, price and availability data to travel agents and online booking engines, and allows for automated transactions.
The GDS is often used to tap into the corporate travel market because it has the ability to present hotels, flights, and car rentals in one simple interface which is convenient. Many companies organising trips for their staff will use the GDS as their preferred booking method.
The history of global distribution systems dates back to the 1960s when a more sophisticated method was needed to keep track of flight schedules, availability, and prices.
As early as the 1970s GDSs were some of the first companies in the world to facilitate business to business (B2B) electronic commerce (now more commonly known as ecommerce). Airlines realised that by automating the reservation process for travel agents, they could make the travel agents more productive and essentially turn them into an extension of the airline’s salesforce.
Four of the major legacy GDSs are:
The standard suites are comfortably sized en-suite bedrooms with either a double or two single beds, a wardrobe and all the amenities to make your stay relaxing.
Deluxe suites comprise of a large en-suite double or twin bedroom with fans for those balmy summer nights. These rooms ooze grandeur and sophistication.
The Superior suites are the grandest and largest of our bedrooms, fitted with a king-size bed, air-conditioning and your own tea/coffee station.
Self- catering units have 2 bedrooms each. We also have a standard room with built-in kitchenette.
The family unit is a superior but cosy room with an added ¾ bed for children on a third person sharing basis. Adjoining rooms are available.
For large groups, we offer a dormitory setting in our spacious loft. Each bed is closed off from the others by a curtain, for extra privacy.