Agents report increasing trend in GDS bookings

Average length of agency-GDS relationship is 19 years

Bigger numbers of travel agents are seeing an increase in bookings made via GDS channels, according to a new report on the topic released by the US agent association ASTA. The association concludes that this is a sign of a sustained economic recovery. Around 34% of agencies claimed that their GDS bookings were up; 24% said they were down.
In the process of renegotiating GDS contracts, 65% of subscribers said they valued their GDS for its ease of use, while 50% saw no viable alternative. The report also found that the agency-GDS relationship is extremely stable, with 19 years being the average length of time for such a relationship to be maintained.
[pictured: Sabre Agent Tools]


Check Also

Sabre, Red, Workspace, travel agent, technology, GDS, tool, roll out, languages

Sabre rolls out Red Workspace for agents

Following testing, Sabre’s next-generation travel agency desktop is now available in four languages.

SynXis, Sabre, Cendyn, hospitality, business, service, CRM, management, technology, personalised, guests

Sabre enhances “single source of truth” hotel tech

The travel tech company teams up with a customer relationship solutions provider to intensify personalised service.

Infare, Harald Eisenaecher, appointment, management, Lufthansa, Sabre, airfare, pricing, intelligence, technology

Top executive joins Danish airfare intelligence firm

Danish provider of intelligence worldwide appoints Sabre and Lufthansa veteran.

Pokémon Go, pokemon, mobile, smartphone, business, hotel, Sabre, guest, restaurant, food

Pokémon Go craze is opportunity for hotels

What hoteliers can do to boost business using the game

ba, british airways, iberia, GDS, technology, booking, fee, charge, website, online, amadeus

BA and Iberia to add booking fee

IAG-owned carriers follow direction of Lufthansa

germany, munich, expensive, cost, spohr, Lufthansa, fares, price, air berlin, domestic, flights, travel,

Lufthansa hits GDSs with extra fee

Group adds pressure to bookings via global distribution systems