What is the meaning / definition of HCD in the hospitality industry?
HCD stands for: Hotel Content Database. HCD, formerly (ODD - Online Distribution Database), is a content database service offered by Pegasus Solutions. It includes text, images, geocoding, contact information etc. from the hotels in multiple languages.
With his HCD Pegasus manages the largest repository of hotel descriptive content in the world.
It is most commonly used together with the Pegasus Switch, which delivers rates and availability for hotel rooms. The HCD is typically used to transmit content in a customized way to OTA websites eliminating the need for the hotel to maintain content manually in the Extranet. Hybrid-models are common as well.