Just after the introduction of the GDS or Global Distribution System in the aviation industry, it has weathered many hiccups. GDS is improving the global travel content distribution channel and empowering the various travel content suppliers to become the largest aggregator and distributor of travel services.Although, GDS has been initially introduced to serve the aviation industry, but later its market reach was extended and now almost all travel companies are taking the services of GDS to aggregate global travel content data from multifarious suppliers through a proper channel.
GDS is all about delivering the best service with the best edges and the best curves. It is giving the travel business an opportunity to have a sustainable growth in a market, which is competitive and fierce. The other reason why the industry is gaining rapid growth is its ability to increase resources by working together in a single platform. Among other GDSs, Galileo owned by Travelport, allows the travel booking network to get access to the in-depth data of the global travel content suppliers- airlines, hoteliers etc. it had 26.4% share on worldwide CRS airline bookings. It commands a lead position in the airline and other inventory software and connected to almost all leading travel content suppliers. It provides solution to travel agencies by offering the desktop solutions and web services XML to connect to the core database. It gives you access to the world of content and functionality through web service APIs and desktop connection. Some benefits of Galileo API Integration are as follows:
- It reduces the costs of both buyers and sellers
- It allows users to get access to the worldwide airlines and provide information on fares, current status, availability of seats, confirmation of tickets etc.
- Help in search for one way or round trip flights
- Filter search results
- Dealing with confidential tariffs
- Advance search departure/arrival time, airline, class
- Filter search by price, time of departure and arrival, airline, class, city and airport name
- Search for one-way, round-way and multi-city trip
- Book, cancel and reschedule flight
- Track airlines status via ticket no, PNR, name and carrier
Galileo is among the largest travel content providers and OTA or online travel agencies or companies are becoming more and more prominent in delivering their best services by implementing this strategy. Galileo API Integration enables travel companies to book flights, hotels, cruise, bus, rental car etc. Nowadays, travel companies are going online and only a handful of travel agencies are there who are running their business online. But in order to get access to the in-depth data of the global travel content, it is essential to go online and implement smart strategies to reach out to the customers easily. Galileo API enables travel portal get the best service providers by their side to display their efficient portal services, which in turn also bring massive traffic to the website. Galileo empowers the travel agency to become the largest aggregator and distributor and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions.