Windsurfer by Sceptre Hospitality 2-Way GDS Interface

RDP is pleased to announce a new two way interface to the Global Distribution System [GDS] via Sceptre Hospitality’s Windsurfer suite of products and services. If already a customer of both RDP and Windsurfer, this interface eases the process of gaining more reservations by:

  1. Seamless availability interface between RDP and Windsurfer.  Properties with a two-way availability interface increase their GDS reservations significantly.
  2. Automatic loading of reservations booked through Windsurfer into the RDP software.
  3. Rate interface between RDP and Windsurfer. Manage rates in RDP and they will be updated on all your distribution channels.

If you are not currently a Windsurfer customer, please visit to learn more about their products and services.  Some of the ways they can help you book more reservations include:

  • Distribution of inventory to online travel agents such as: Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, etc.
  • Distribution of inventory to traditional travel agents.
  • Use of their website booking engine with add-on selling and other key selling tools.
  • Account Management to increase effectiveness of selling online.

Why Use the Windsurfer Interface?

  1. Increase revenue by having true last-room availability open to the Windsurfer distribution channels, or manage a Windsurfer room block within the RDP Software.
  2. Reduce manual data entry by having reservations loaded automatically into RDP via the Windsurfer system.
  3. Manage GDS cut-offs from within RDP to close out busy dates or holiday periods on the GDS.

How to Implement Windsurfer

  1. Contact Windsurfer for a Reservation Service Agreement for their GDS services. Please contact Windsurfer regarding pricing.
  2. Ensure you are on the latest version of RDPWin 2.x or 3.x.  The only other requirement for all two-way interfaces is the property must not be using RDP-DOS for reservations.
  3. The interface uses RDPWin Monitor to communicate and does not have any special hardware requirements. However, the property must have high speed internet access, but the only machine that needs this access is the machine running the RDPWin Monitor.
  4. Contact RDP to purchase the Windsurfer interface.
  5. Detailed information on GDS Integration here.

Technical Information
Configuration Details
Sample Booking Engine

Reservation Distribution Channels – GDS / OTA  Interfaces

The RDP reservation system is designed to provide true last room availability from a variety of channels simultaneously as illustrated by the diagram below.

For more information click on any box below or View All Reservation Channels