The death of the global distribution system (GDS), as reported by some business media recently is – as Mark Twain once famously said – greatly exaggerated.
According to Sabre Travel Network, one among several major GDS companies, the first quarter of 2012 saw a significant rise in GDS bookings over the same period last year, a trend that has been steadily rising over the past few years, as GDS is increasingly used by both business and leisure travellers.
Hoteliers already running roomMaster 2000 hotel software from NFS Technology understand how this exceptionally powerful package handles reservations, sales ledger and point of sale. More and more, however, are seeing an increase in revenue from an investment in iQ-Worldlink.
iQ-WorldLink is the link between roomMaster 2000 and GDS reservation services. The interface automates the import of reservations from the GDS company, and in some cases uploads rates and availability. Among others, iQ-Worldlink offers a two-way interface with the following:-
With these and more, it is possible to automatically import reservations and upload rates and availability on a daily basis. In this way the module helps hotels manage availability from more than 1,200 popular internet travel sites such as Booking.com, Laterooms, Wotif, LastMinute.com, HRS, Venere and hotel.de.
Learn more about better ways to use roomMaster 2000 in roomMaster 2000 Review, the latest newsletter from NFS Technology telling hoteliers how to make best use of their roomMaster 2000 solution.