Internet Distribution Systems (IDS)
Internet Distribution Systems IDS
The Global Distribution Systems (GDS) provides consumers the ability to book airline tickets, hotel rooms and rental cars through Internet gateways called the Internet Distribution System (IDS). The Internet Distribution System is a collection of more than 2000 internet reservation systems, travel websites, online reservation systems and travel portals which specialize in internet marketing of travel and related services directly to consumers. These online systems have distinctive features that can be used to drive potential travelers to a given destination and/or travel company. Unlike booking through a travel agent or tour operator, any consumer with access to the World Wide Web has the ability to book travel on their own.