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Distribution Systems for Travel Professional

Distribution Systems for Travel Professional

Code: TRA8PO051
Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: 1-7 semester
Language: English
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: professional studies
Type: free choise studies

Starting level and linkage with other courses

No prequisities, a basic course in Amadeus Distribution System which is used worldwide in travel business.

Learning objectives and assessment

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will

  • understand the basics of the air transportation, rules and regulations
  • be able to make basic reservations using Amadeus GDS
  • understand the basics of airfares

The course is evaluated on scale 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The Student understands the basics of the air traffic and different airlines. Knows the basics of the fares.
The Student can use Amadeus for making a basic reservation.
The Student lacks the means to independently start working/practicing in professional environment.

Grade 3
The Student knows different airlines and their differences. Knows different airfares and routes.
The Student can make a basic reservation and choose the right fare for customer.
The Student can work in professional environment with little assistance from professionals.

Grade 5
The Student understands widely air traffic business, routes and regulations and understands the difference between airfares.
The Student can independently make different kinds of reservations and offer different options for customers.
The student can easily start working /practicing in professional environment using Amadeus GDS.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.

Working life connections

Case studies from different Airline companies.


The course main subject is the INTERNATIONAL fare construction.


The course will familiarise students with passenger aviation and air transport essentials and Amadeus global distribution system used in travel agencies and airlines.

  • Information about air carriers and alliances
  • Basics of the fares in Amadeus GDS
  • Basic airline reservations
  • Agreements and regulations

Learning methods

Inquiry learning, case studies, lectures, laboratory sessions, exercises and assignmnts.


Written Individual Exam

Course teacher(s)

Alexandre Kostov, Porvoo

Learning materials

Amadeus materials

Instructor’s own materials