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Hospitality distribution terms and initials

This section provides a list of terms and definitions related to hospitality distribution.

Alternative Distribution Systems (ADS). The terms ADS, Internet Distribution Systems (IDS), and e distribution refer to Internet based reservations networks that allow information to be instantly available worldwide, bypassing the GDS and its associated fees.

Brand Erosion. A potential decrease in the importance of brand and customer loyalty attributed to the intensive price based strategies utilized by online third parties.