About the Open Distribution
The Open Distribution
Network is a joint venture between Internet Merchandising Systems Inc
located in Canada and Tourism Distribution Systems Ltd located in New
With approximately 35% of tourism and travel product and services are on
larger server based global GDS
(Global Distribution Systems) networks, catering for airlines, major
rental car operators, major hotel and accommodation chains, etc, the
remaining 65% on tourism and travel operators and suppliers, consists of
small to medium size businesses, who can not affordable the cost of
distributing their product and services on larger GDS networks.
Both Internet Merchandising Systems Inc and
Tourism Distribution Systems Ltd, having similar beliefs in the the concept of open distribution,
having an 'Open' platform, allowing tourism and travel businesses
reservation and payment data from one system or more systems without
hindrance of proprietary systems.
With 55 years of collective knowledge and experience in computer
networking and internet marketing, Internet
Merchandising Systems Inc and Tourism Distribution Systems Ltd believes,
using an 'Open Distribution' platform, allows the small to medium size tourism and
travel business to distribute their products and services globally, on a
cost effective basis.
Merchandising Systems Inc is based in Canada and has been developing
reservation distribution software for the tourism and travel industries
since 2001. The owner of Merchandising Systems Inc, has had 30 years
experience in computer networks and systems before purchasing
Merchandising Systems Inc in 2001.
Tourism Distribution Systems Ltd is based in New Zealand and has been
involved in tourism e-commerce since 2007. One of the original founders
of Tourism Distribution Systems Ltd brought to the company, 25 years of experience in the travel industry ranging from
retail to wholesale marketing, product development, reservations and
distribution and developing niche markets. 17 years has been spent
in internet marketing and tourism product distribution through a network
of successful reservation marketing websites plus spent 12 years in
developing New Zealand's gay and lesbian tourism industry.
Both companies are committed to the ongoing development of innovate products and services
to meet ongoing needs of tourism and travel businesses, so they can improve
profitability and productivity thorough 'Open Distribution'.