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In the pre-Internet years, the global distribution systems (GDSs) aggregated content primarily from airlines, hoteliers and car rental companies. Some included additional content, such as tours and cruises – but while the technology of the day supported booking, shopping was problematic. In that era, travel agents were dependent on the GDS, familiarization tours, brochures, and huge books listing hotels of the world. The dominance of GDSs resulted from of a number of factors
With a significant number of players in the marketplace, PhoCusWright felt an assessment of comparative features would be useful, particularly for those considering acquiring a multisource leisure-oriented platform in the next year or so.
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