Alford, P., 2006. Global Distribution Systems. Travel & Tourism Analyst, May, pp. 1-46.
Full text not available from this repository.
The four Global Distribution Systems (GDS) – Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan – have been referred to as the backbone of the modern travel distribution system (Bear Stearns, 2000 – Internet Travel: Point, Click, Trip: An Introduction to the Online Travel Industry, London: 1-99). They have processed more than 1 billion air bookings each, and another 250 million for hotels, cruises and other non-air content, generating over US$6 billion in revenues. Sabre and Amadeus own the largest civilian data-processing centres in the US and Europe respectively. The volume of global transactions through the GDS has risen 4% year-on-year to 343 million. Worldwide, the GDS reaches some 230,000 points of sale.
|Subjects:||Technology > Business, Management and Marketing|
Social Sciences > Tourism
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Dr Philip Alford|
|Deposited On:||19 Jul 2010 09:00|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:34|
|Repository Staff Only -|
|BU Staff Only -|
|Help Guide -||Editing Your Items in BURO|