Pathway GDS is a B2B platform that gives Online Travel Agents and Tour Operators access to over 140,000 online bookable properties. All properties are health & safety checked and all suppliers are bonded for financial security.

  • 3* to 5* villas, apartments, chalets, gites & cottages
  • 95% instantly bookable
  • Access multiple suppliers through one connection
  • Earn generous commissions

Pathway GDS offers our distributor partners the ability to quickly increase their holiday rental inventory and offer their customers high quality and great value properties.

And all distributor property feeds can be individually customised to meet the exact requirements of their customers.

With agent desktop, XML and bespoke development integration solutions available, Pathway GDS works with all distribution models.

Pathway GDS offers three methods of integration:

The Agent Desktop
Price on Application
Agent Desktop

The Agent Desktop allows agents to access Pathway GDS via a secure web portal.

Users can:

  • Perform advanced searches across multiple locations at the same time
  • Create customer profiles and save searches and shortlists
  • Create branded PDFs and e-brochures in order to send property details to customers
  • Make and amend reservations directly with the supplier - no 3rd party log-ins required
XML
Free
XML

Pathway GDS can feed directly into an existing website or back-office system using our high-speed XML API.

The XML API organises all of the property data - photos, descriptions, bedroom numbers, prices, availability, amenities etc - in separate data feeds. This enables distributors to create properly structured & effective adverts and enables customers to easily perform advanced searches.

The XML API also enables reservation requests and cancellations and can pass through compulsory and optional extras.

Bespoke Development
Price on Application
Bespoke DevelopmentBespoke Development

Pathway GDS can custom build B2C websites for our distribution partners. Websites can be built using a variety of languages in order to slot into existing system architectures and can be hosted by Pathway GDS or by the client.

From portfolios with over 10,000 properties to specialist operators, we work closely with our bespoke website clients to ensure that the functionality and user-interface maximise the website visitor to purchase conversion rate.

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Are you a supplier looking for additional distribution for your properties?

If so then Pathway GDS can help drive incremental bookings.

Who we work with

From apartments to cottages to chalets to villas, we work with companies representing all types of holiday rental accommodation from 3* to 5* standards. We have formed partnerships with a range of suppliers some with less than 100 properties in a portfolio to others with over 10,000.

And in order to establish fast & efficient connections between suppliers and distributors we use XML technology - if you need to set up an XML capability then Pathway GDS can help.

Why they work with us

Our suppliers work with us because it means they can connect to multiple travel agents and tour operators using just one connection into Pathway GDS.
Gone is the time and cost incurred with multiple integration projects and with monitoring multiple connections.

Suppliers have full control over who they partner with so they know exactly where and how their properties are being advertised.
And Pathway GDS issues suppliers with booking performance reports and payment schedules for easy account management.

Talk to us about joining our panel of suppliers

If you are looking for a cost-effective route to gain additional distribution then you can get in touch with us here.

Are you a holiday home owner looking to rent out your property? If so contact us and we can connect you with one of our partner agents.

Distributor FAQs

As a distributor how can I access the properties using Pathway GDS?

There are three ways to access the properties: an agent desk-top system, an XML connection and through a bespoke B2C website design.
For more information on your integration options click here.

Does Pathway GDS connect distributor booking systems with supplier booking systems?

Yes. As well as giving distributors access to the property details, Pathway GDS connects the booking systems.
Booking requests are automatically passed through to the suppliers so there are no additional steps required for agents or customers to make a reservation.

Are the properties available instantly bookable or on request?

Over 95% of properties are instantly bookable therefore minimising the need to wait for on-request properties.

As a distributor how can I customise the property data feed?

Pathway GDS enables you to filter by all key criteria including geographical location, price, promotional offers, amenities (private pool, bedrooms, air-conditioning etc) and whether a property is instantly bookable or on request.

I'm a distributor but have not worked with XML feeds - can I join Pathway GDS?

Yes, we work with partners to integrate Pathway GDS into their websites.

I'm a distributor and would like to act as an affiliate rather than take payment and handle the booking - is this possible?

Yes. Pathway GDS also enables affiliate partners to connect to our suppliers.

Supplier FAQs

General FAQs

Pathway GDS came from a clear understanding of a complicated problem - a lack of connectivity in the holiday rental sector.

The holiday rental market is seeing strong growth and ever increasing consumer awareness yet the sector is highly fragmented. This fragmentation means it is difficult for distributors and supplier to connect. It is therefore difficult for distributors to access enough, good quality, online bookable product, in an efficient manner - and this is the problem that Pathway GDS solves.

We have one, very clear mission as a business : to put more holiday makers into more holiday rental properties.

If you would like to find out how Pathway GDS can help grow your business then please get in touch:

James Marchant
Managing Director & Co-Founder

James MarchantJames has over 8 years experience of running high volume e-commerce travel businesses across B2B & B2C sectors and of designing and managing travel software platforms. With a background in corporate finance and product & marketing management, James is a villa and holiday rental sector specialist and was previously general manager of Villarenters.com part of the Daily Mail & General Trust Plc. You can get in touch with James here.

Craig Mankelow
Technical Director & Co-Founder

Craig MankelowCraig has over 11 years experience of e-commerce and SaaS platform design and development and was most recently at Villarenters.com where he was head of the development and IT team. A specialist in XML connections and booking systems integration, Craig oversees all of Pathway GDS's client partnerships and is responsible for leading the systems design and build of our software services. You can get in touch with Craig here.

Stuart Nassos
Non-Executive Director

Stuart NassosStuart has over 18 years experience in the travel and technology industries. He spent 10 years at Sabre GDS where he was responsible for EMEA Sales, Marketing & Customer Services and spent 6 years at Holiday Autos where he was responsible for B2B & B2C operations for the UK, Ireland and Nordic markets. Stuart has held advisory board positions at Sabre Israel, DCS (Dillon Communication Systems), Sabre Middle East and Whipcar. Stuart now holds the position of COO at Totalstay Group.

Peter Marchant
Non-Executive Director

Peter MarchantPeter Marchant made his career in the IT industry with his last full time appointment as Chief Executive of AT&T ISTEL UK, the software and services subsidiary of AT&T Inc. He has subsequently worked with a number of venture capitalist firms and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to a number of invested companies on behalf of 3i and Warburg Pincus. From 2008 until mid 2012 he was a director and chairman of Black Tomato Ltd and retains a keen interest in advising early stage businesses in the travel, IT and software industries.

If you would like to arrange a webinar demonstration or would like more information
please call us on +44 (0) 203 5821 821 or email enquire@pathwaygds.com.

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