GDS Services - World Reach with a Click
Complete GDS/IDS management with the convenience of the Distribution Manager front end
World wide distribution at a click
Don't miss the opportunity to supplement your direct booking strategy with a truly global distribution strategy. Bookassist brings you the Global Distribution System and Internet Distribution System (GDS-IDS) in one easy-to-use interface via our Distribution Manager.
- Get direct access to the world's leading GDS channels: Sabre, Amadeus, Travelport's Galileo and Worldspan systems, plus the Pegasus Online Distribution Database (ODD).
- Gain access to over 450,000 travel agents and internet distribution. Access consortia and negotiated rates quickly and save money with the lowest GDS-IDS service costs available.
- Carefully control your distribution to fine-tune your online strategy and get an accurate picture of your distribution costs, and complete control in determining how these are set up.
- We offer an easy solution at close to half the total cost of other providers, and a solution that works.
Transparent pricing, no catch
With Bookassist's GDS services there are no booking minimum requirements. Negotiated rates can be easily loaded for corporates, while travel consortia rates can be directly managed. Travel agent commission payment processing ensures you are now, and will remain, a priority for your travel agents. The system allows you to easily access and reconcile your invoices in one area - with just a click of your mouse you can review any commission claim and ensure prompt payment.
We offer GDS/IDS connectivity for a simple low commission on successful bookings only. That’s it. You will save money each and every month, as well as directly impact your GDS revenue with our system. We take the guess work out of choosing a provider and let results speak for themselves.
By connecting your hotel to GDS channels, we offer direct access to the Pegasus ODD. This distributes your rates to thousands of travel affiliate sites such as TravelWeb, Expedia, Hotwire and Orbitz. Superior technology, expert advice and a simple fee structure with no with monthly fees and no minimum requirements! It's that straightforward and it's that easy.
Full Control and Management
With our complete online distribution solution, you can now manage your description, images, rates, and availability across all your channels, while maintaining full control over your content at all times. Next generation seamless distribution technology works right alongside our Booking Engine to bring you a fast, reliable all-in-one solution...for a fraction of the expected cost.
We implement multilingual property descriptions so you can capture every audience available to you. We offer an individual hotel rate strategy with emphasis on management of various discount internet channels and GDS to maximize RevPAR during low and high demand selling periods. Our easy setup means your property is loaded and live in less than 30 days. Travel Agent commission processing is via our easy to use WPS interface. We don’t charge a per-booking cost for access to WPS, unlike other providers.
Consortia and RFP Processing
Bookassist uses RFPworX, the corporate and consortia RFP Processing tool by Nexus. This is perhaps the most advanced RFP solution in the industry. Using RFPworX, you can compete in the corporate and leisure travel markets by specifically targeting qualified travel agents with ease. RFPworX assists with automating and speeding up the RFP process for you and for the participating programs.
Each year Bookassist develops a detailed report with each program's benefits and costs for you to consider. We then develop an agreed plan of action with you that is suitable for your needs. The intuitive RFPworX application increases the chances of having bids accepted, which ultimately increases revenue. Consortia season is a breeze without having to enter and re-enter your hotel data as other systems require. In addition you can store and maintain current formats for all the major consortia and travel management companies, which decreases your odds of a bid rejection.
RFPworX manages every aspect of your hotel's contracting from the initial bid through rate acceptance and loading into the Central Reservation System.
Account Management and Local Support
Your account manager is your dedicated customer service agent who supports your property through the migration, implementation and ongoing use of GDS services. Your account manager will drive distribution for your property and make sure you are getting the maximum exposure through all channels, regardless of your hotel's size. Bookassist offers this account management service at no charge you. Bookassist has offices across Europe, with multilingual staff, so you don’t have to worry about being re-routed to another country's call center that doesn’t fully understand the challenges and benefits of your market or doesn't support you in your native language.
Our account management services include:
- On-going communication with quarterly performance meetings
- Ongoing review of rates and availability
- Recommendations on packages and rates that will best fit your hotel's clientele
- Expert advice on trends and rate strategies
- Assistance with marketing text and initial property load to ensure you are effectively using your descriptions and that they are viewable to all Travel Agents.
Fast, Worry-Free Commission Processing
With commission processing, included in the price, you can rest assured that your travel agents are receiving one consolidated payment in their currency, and receiving it on time, every time. Messy and more expensive manual billing is a thing of the past. You can access and reconcile your commissions with a click.
Your property will be clearly designated as using an electronic commission settlement program. Travel agents can see this, giving them the confidence they want to book your property knowing that they will get paid promptly.
Too often, travel agents pass over hotels for reasons relating to concerns about the commission payment process. Statistics show that when travel agents are paid on time, they generate a higher number of bookings. Bookassist will help to repair, solidify and improve your relationship with travel agents. With WPS Commission processing, we make life easier on you and on your travel agents.
Bookassist understands that no two hotels are the same, and their distribution strategies shouldn't be the same either. We dedicate tremendous time and effort to developing your marketing text and descriptions to make them as effective as possible, but we have also developed a few additional marketing opportunities for your hotel that are specifically tailored to your GDS channels.
We currently offer access to the following GDS marketing channels:
- SABRE Sign-in, promo spots, hotel spotlight program.
- AMADEUS Sign-in message, display message, weather message, broadcast message, instant preference.
- GALILEO Front page news, featured property, headlines.
- WORLDSPAN Primesine, accents, featured property.