Ten factors to define a Global Distribution System [GDS]
Recently we have seen a spate of travel startups describing themselves as a GDS – Global Distribution System.
I am intrigued by TourAbout, a social GDS. Then there is Kumutu, an adventure and activity tour GDS.
So are they really a GDS? And what is a GDS anyway? Is this just semantics or are the legacy (they won’t like that) GDSs being taken on by new entrants?
Lets have a go to define what a GDS is. Perhaps this is an impossible task, like defining pornography, where the US Supreme court said it was tricky to define but you know it when you see it.
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