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Odoo OpenERP 7 Hotel Management & GDS System Integration

Global Distribution System(GDS) is a network operated by a company that enables automated transactions between Vendors and booking agents in order to provision hotel room booking services to the end consumers. A GDS can link services, rates and bookings consolidating products and services across Hotel reservations.


Importance of GDS in hotel industry :
For hotels seeking to tap beyond the local travel marketplace, global connectivity is vital. However, this isn’t easy. There are countless number of buyers (such as Travel Agents and Corporates) and sellers (your competitor hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, hostels, etc.) that are a part of the global hospitality niche.

In this competitive and confusing scenario, the GDS network has surfaced as the undisputed answer. Hotels that are plugged into the GDS are ensured of their room nights being distributed across the biggest hotel booking resource. However, the GDS interface can be very challenging for hoteliers. The sheer volume of Travel Agents and competing hotels means that managing your room nights across the GDS can be very time consuming. 

Pragmatic Techsoft Pvt. Ltd. has solved this issue too. Its uncomplicated interface ensures that your rooms are distributed regionally, nationally and internationally without any issues. GDS module of OpenERP shall connects you to the four, major GDSs: 

2.Sabre / Travel Network 
6. HRS
7. Travelocity
10. agoda

GDS Network Architecture:

Following are the features available in GDS system : 

1)Integration with OpenERP database & hotel management module
2)Secured login for OpenERP users

3)Ability to integrate multiple hotels in single database 
4)Room allocations to GDS for a stipulated date frame 

5)One interface to make your rooms visible on more than 4 top ranked GDS systems like Amadeus, Sabre, Travel Network, Travel port  
6)Exclusive room rent definitions for GDS allocated rooms 
7) Synchronization of room booking from GDS to OpenERP.  

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