IDS – Internet Distribution System

What is the definition of IDS in the hotel industry?

IDS abbreviates for: Internet Distribution System.

This word is usually used to state the hotels distribution via Internet, Intranets, Extranets and other online facilities.

It is also recognized as a synonym for ADS (Alternative Distributions System).

IDS explains the distribution via 3rd party websites. This comprises online travel agencies (OTA), travel portals, travel search engines/ directories, online hotel consolidators, airline site with online reservation alternatives.