Electronic Distribution: Understanding and Maximizing a Hotel's Electronic Distribution Options

Burns, John
October 2000
Hospitality Upgrade;Fall2000, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the importance of electronic distribution channels in the hotel industry and its options. It says that electronic distribution helps in gaining reservations through global distribution systems (GDS) and Internet. It states that GDS considers various factors including its availability, booking mechanism for consortia, and use of travel agents. Moreover, Internet web sites are specialty sales sites as the web sites use various models such as discounted prices and auctions.


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