The agreement sees the state-owned GDS share its accommodation content through distribution networks belonging to Abacus, the Singapore-based GDS which has 20,000 agents connected to its system across Asia-Pacific.
Hotel content on Abacus will be made available to TravelSky-connected agents in China, accounting for more than 100,000 hotel properties.
Around 30,000 hotels will flow back from the TravelSky systems for Abacus agents to search and book.
Beijing-based TravelSky controls airline distribution of state-owned airlines in China and processes more than 200 million passengers annually.
It is not the first time TravelSky has reached out to distribution providers outside of the country, with¬†Travelport signing a similar deal¬†in March this year.
Travel agents in China gained access to around 250,000 hotels via Travelport and, in return, Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo-connected agents are able to secure hotel content from TravelSky via the Rooms and More booking engine.
Abacus, of course, is a joint venture with Sabre, with the US-based GDS having a 35% stake in the company.