Information technology and travel industry have
become indivisible these days. Gone are those days of paper airline tickets.
The evolution of electronic processing technologies has brought GDS API
integration that offers new IT solutions.
GDS system uses simple XML infrastructure and protocols to reduce the
costs sustained by the hardware and telecommunication system. Apart from these,
it also reduces the cost of support and development. Two major GDS APIs are
Amadeus API integration and Galileo API integration. Both of these two systems
are functioned through the commands that are cryptic to the general public as
well as the agents.
Galileo plays a significant role in the airline and
hotel booking system. It can connect to all airline booking systems of the
reputed airlines. It provides desktop solutions and XML services to connect to
the core database. Galileo GDS provides you access to the worldwide carriers at
a high speed and low-cost and multi-source content with a single API.
API integration takes your travel services to a unique
and individual marketplace where your business can meet potential clients from
different parts across the globe. It offers the biggest GDS and enables the
travel agency to compile a number of requirements of the travelers, budget-friendly
In both of the cases, the main purpose is meeting
the demands of the travelers. Both in Amadeus and Galileo
API integration, each trip planning starts with
searching prices flowed by the booking process and the actual issuance of
tickets including all the relevant complementary services such as the change
management, dealing with check-in and offering misc. services. What does matter
most for the travel agencies? Selling flight and hotel tickets matter most for
the travel agents while carriers attempt at maintaining the competitiveness.
There are certain remarkable differences in the
command entries of Galileo and Amadeus GDS API integration systems. Differences
can be seen in the ticket re-validation. GDS Amadeus enables the travel agents
to offer additional services such as local time airport orientation maps,
weather forecast, and metro maps. GDS Galileo, on the other hand, uses the last
name of the airline passengers and the booking code to provide the travel
agents with access to all the required information. Galileo is able to provide
access to its terminal through www.galileoterminal.com.
In conclusion, it can be said that Amadeus and
Galileo GDS API have some similarities as well as some differences. GDS Amadeus
is simpler than Galileo in displaying the flight class. It does not require
memorizing the entries, unlike the Galileo. Galileo GDS API is free, unlike GDS
Amadeus API. It provides easy online access to its services while Amadeus makes
a client SW to be installed.