What is Global Distribution System (GDS)?

A Global Distribution System is a worldwide conduit between bookers and travel suppliers.

A GDS is typically defined an international computer reservation network that accesses many databases of suppliers and delivers this information along with reservation ability to a variety of sellers and bookers worldwide across a variety of different platforms.

The travel news blog, Tnooz, wrote an intriging article to try to define the factors that make up a GDS.