Corporate hotel bookings through GDS still vital – Travolution.co.uk

“Corporate bookings through global distribution systems remain vital to hotel chains despite the fact they now receive 75% of bookings through their own distribution channels, according to new data” from TravelClick.

“Bookings by travel agents through GDS suppliers accounted for 16.8% of corporate hotel bookings for the second quarter of 2012, compared to 9.1% through online travel agents.The remainder of bookings were all made through the hotel’s own channels: 21.3% through hotels own websites; 36.7% direct through walk-in trade or calls direct to hotels; and 16.1% through hotels’ central reservations offices.”

via Corporate bookings through GDS still vital – Travolution.co.uk.

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